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#1 lightsup55

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:47 PM

NOTE: If you already have an Xbox LIVE Gold or Gold Family subscription, this deal does NOT apply to you as you will not find it on your dashboard. This deal applies only to Xbox LIVE Free (Silver) accounts.



Just spotted this on one of my other gamertags:

If you have an Xbox LIVE Free (Silver) account, head to the Spotlight channel and find the "Wheel of Fortune" like wheel to spin that says "Special E3 Savings" at the bottom.

Press the A button on your controller to enter it, then press A again to start the wheel. Press the A button again to stop.

Don't like the offer? Press the X button to spin again and then press the A button to stop. You can keep spinning it over and over until you get the deal you want. There aren't many, so your odds are pretty good on getting what you want (or can afford).


Offers:
  • 1 month of Xbox LIVE Gold for $1
  • 2 months of Xbox LIVE Gold for $2
  • 3 months of Xbox LIVE Gold for $3.33/month


I'm not 100% sure, but I believe this is a U.S. only deal.


The fine print:
* Offer valid only through this in-dash signup with credit card (pre-paid token not eligible). Your membership auto-renews to a monthly membership at the then-current price (subject to change), unless cancelled. Limit 1 offer per account. Not valid on prior subscription purchases and not combinable with other offers. Additional subscriptions may be required for some features, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and ESPN.

Edited by lightsup55, 09 June 2011 - 09:54 PM.

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#2 jimrome27

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

good deal. Thanks for heads up. Girlfriend will be happy since she's been a silver
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#3 0_0

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

"3 months of Xbox LIVE Gold for $3.33/month"

lol what a big increase in price compared to the other 2

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

Just make sure you cancel that ASAP so you don't get slapped with a monthly recurring fee as soon as it ends!

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

I have xbox live free.

"what? how'd you get xbox live for free?"

I stopped paying...

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#6 Indiana

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

Hmmm 2 months for $2 is way cheaper than $10 for 3 months... that's a weird deal.

#7 rob6021

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

I got in on the $2 deal, but there is a catch, they make it difficult to stop the process of recharging you after the alloted time ends. You can't edit your your billing details to prevent them from charging either.

So here are the steps to turn off auto renewal for Xbox live:

On Xbox.com
Go to the account page
Go to Billing Account Information and change the address to somewhere in Illinois
Back on the account page, go to Manage Payment Options
Edit the credit card's billing info to be somewhere in Chicago
Back on the account page, click Upgrade/Manage Account
Under your avatar where it says Automatic Renewal: On, the On should be a link, click it.
You are going to have to click next quite a few times but eventually it will give you the option to turn auto renewal off.
Profit

#8 Brenex

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:52 PM

I got in on the $2 deal, but there is a catch, they make it difficult to stop the process of recharging you after the alloted time ends. You can't edit your your billing details to prevent them from charging either.

So here are the steps to turn off auto renewal for Xbox live:

On Xbox.com
Go to the account page
Go to Billing Account Information and change the address to somewhere in Illinois
Back on the account page, go to Manage Payment Options
Edit the credit card's billing info to be somewhere in Chicago
Back on the account page, click Upgrade/Manage Account
Under your avatar where it says Automatic Renewal: On, the On should be a link, click it.
You are going to have to click next quite a few times but eventually it will give you the option to turn auto renewal off.
Profit


Heh, thanks it worked. I got in on the multiple gold months for $1 each and was set to autorenew in november.

#9 doctor_payne13

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:57 PM

You CAN get this deal if you're a gold member as well! From another site:

How to extend your current gold membership with this offer:

If you have a gold subscription and want to extend your membership simply sign in a silver profile as player one, sign your gold account in as player 2.
Select the offer on the dashboard for the silver member, then sign the silver account out.
Now press A on the controller which has your gold account signed in and you will be able to purchase the two months.



I just did this and can confirm it works. Now, the question is whether you can do it multiple times...

#10 Darknuke

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:27 PM

Hmmm 2 months for $2 is way cheaper than $10 for 3 months... that's a weird deal.


Yeah wtf? Even if it was $3.33 for 3 months, that's still a worse deal than $2 for 2 months... Maybe it's because $10 for 3 months is cheaper than $2 for 2 months and like $10 for 1 month (or whatever it costs per month for XBL) to equal the 3 months. I dunno...

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#11 Kenshindono

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

I got in on the $2 deal, but there is a catch, they make it difficult to stop the process of recharging you after the alloted time ends. You can't edit your your billing details to prevent them from charging either.

So here are the steps to turn off auto renewal for Xbox live:

On Xbox.com
Go to the account page
Go to Billing Account Information and change the address to somewhere in Illinois
Back on the account page, go to Manage Payment Options
Edit the credit card's billing info to be somewhere in Chicago
Back on the account page, click Upgrade/Manage Account
Under your avatar where it says Automatic Renewal: On, the On should be a link, click it.
You are going to have to click next quite a few times but eventually it will give you the option to turn auto renewal off.
Profit


or you could.. you know, call them near the end of the time period and cancel your account =P much less hassle than screwing with your account details to this degree. I did the 1 month free for 1 buck thing a long time ago and did that. it was like a <10 minute phone call

i may go for the 2 month for 2 bucks thing. Not sure, i havent used my 360 in a few weeks, and my ps3 has been kinda dead for about a month now. Ive been just old school gaming lately

#12 lightsup55

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:49 PM

Yeah wtf? Even if it was $3.33 for 3 months, that's still a worse deal than $2 for 2 months... Maybe it's because $10 for 3 months is cheaper than $2 for 2 months and like $10 for 1 month (or whatever it costs per month for XBL) to equal the 3 months. I dunno...

The regular price for 3 months is $24.99 (or $8.33/month).

OR
$9.99/month
59.99 for 12 months ($4.99/month)
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#13 Vekou

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:09 PM

That's funny, I have gold right now and it gave me the $1 for 1 month offer a few days ago anyway. I didn't have to jump through any hoops.

#14 Brenex

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:22 PM

or you could.. you know, call them near the end of the time period and cancel your account =P much less hassle than screwing with your account details to this degree. I did the 1 month free for 1 buck thing a long time ago and did that. it was like a <10 minute phone call

i may go for the 2 month for 2 bucks thing. Not sure, i havent used my 360 in a few weeks, and my ps3 has been kinda dead for about a month now. Ive been just old school gaming lately


Not to be a dick or anything but this process may hace taken a max of 8 minutes but at least there are options for people who are forced to wait on hold or just don't want to deal with a person trying to get them to cancel their autorenew ;)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:32 PM

I got in on the $2 deal, but there is a catch, they make it difficult to stop the process of recharging you after the alloted time ends. You can't edit your your billing details to prevent them from charging either.

So here are the steps to turn off auto renewal for Xbox live:

On Xbox.com
Go to the account page
Go to Billing Account Information and change the address to somewhere in Illinois
Back on the account page, go to Manage Payment Options
Edit the credit card's billing info to be somewhere in Chicago
Back on the account page, click Upgrade/Manage Account
Under your avatar where it says Automatic Renewal: On, the On should be a link, click it.
You are going to have to click next quite a few times but eventually it will give you the option to turn auto renewal off.
Profit


Much simpler than waiting on hold for 30 minutes, answering the same amount of questions for an Indian customer service representative...Then telling them "No", just as many times as I had to click "Next" during the last step.

Thank you so much. So much simpler than calling M$oft!

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#16 ooga

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

You CAN get this deal if you're a gold member as well! From another site:




I just did this and can confirm it works. Now, the question is whether you can do it multiple times...


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#17 hero913

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

Can someone please clearly explain how to get this if you already have a gold membership?
Do I do this from the console or xbox.com or a special link?


I see it on the console dash board but how do I sign in w/ player 2 account?

I turned on my second remote controller and saw the ring flash on the "2" part but don't know how sign that controller into my profile....

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No, the dumbest people on CAG have a username that starts with "C", ends with "s", and has "onfoosiou" in the middle. Can you guess who they are?

 


#18 ooga

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:24 AM

Can someone please clearly explain how to get this if you already have a gold membership?
Do I do this from the console or xbox.com or a special link?


I see it on the console dash board but how do I sign in w/ player 2 account?

I turned on my second remote controller and saw the ring flash on the "2" part but don't know how sign that controller into my profile....


Hit X to sign into live with 2nd controller and choose the profile that has gold.

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#19 hero913

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:32 AM

Hit X to sign into live with 2nd controller and choose the profile that has gold.



Gotcha!!!

1. Hit the silver xbox button
2. Sign into your profile
3. Go to wheel of fortune using player 2 remote

Thanks!!!

Gonna pass these instructions down to some friends.

I bought a couple 12 month cards for $30 so I'm not forking over CC info and risking auto renew just to save $4 but I know gamers that are tight on cash that would love this.

Thanks again guys for the info!!

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#20 KPunk

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:44 AM

Awww I don't think it's worming anymore...just tried doing this and get a status error now :(

#21 WyldRyce

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:45 AM

Was already on the 2 months for $2 so that deal didn't work. However, I did get a extra month for $1 which worked fine.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:09 AM

I got in on the $2 deal, but there is a catch, they make it difficult to stop the process of recharging you after the alloted time ends. You can't edit your your billing details to prevent them from charging either.

So here are the steps to turn off auto renewal for Xbox live:

On Xbox.com
Go to the account page
Go to Billing Account Information and change the address to somewhere in Illinois
Back on the account page, go to Manage Payment Options
Edit the credit card's billing info to be somewhere in Chicago
Back on the account page, click Upgrade/Manage Account
Under your avatar where it says Automatic Renewal: On, the On should be a link, click it.
You are going to have to click next quite a few times but eventually it will give you the option to turn auto renewal off.
Profit


Thanks for these instructions. I was semi-worried about the auto renewal, but now I'll just fire on the $2 for 2 months option. I think Xbox offered 1 month for $1 and missed/passed on it because of the auto renewal

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#23 Mega Man

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:12 AM

Can you make a silver account friend add it, refer a friend and both get 400 MS points?

#24 Blade

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:24 AM

Much simpler than waiting on hold for 30 minutes, answering the same amount of questions for an Indian customer service representative...Then telling them "No", just as many times as I had to click "Next" during the last step.

Thank you so much. So much simpler than calling M$oft!


Really? Because I called Xbox Support at 3PM EST on March 1st, and some cool (although tired-sounding) guy answered immediately. I told him to cancel my girlfriend's auto-renewal, and he did it within 5 minutes without any hassle whatsoever. Then he said, "Thanks for calling us, dude. Take it easy."

I remember that call because it was the best corporation-consumer call I've ever had. And thanks to the OP, I'll look forward to doing it again in two months.
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#25 prtx

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

Thank you!!!

#26 sonicsam

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:48 PM

The trick didn't work for me. Just kept taking me to either my own membership page or to the Silver accounts billing to add the months into that account.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

Don't forget if you add a pre-paid card after a deal like this it will diable auto-renew too.

My phone call was CRAZY easy to cancel auto-renew. I just said it was a secondary account. 4 minutes at worst, mostly menus. Some CAGs even reported being offered 12 months at $36 during their calls
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#28 Darkwormer

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

These deals stack. You just cannot add the same sub back to back. I was a current gold subscriber with 11 months left. Using wifes account (silver) to select the deal I then logged myself in. Attempting to buy with my account (controller 2) it defaulted to her account to purchase with. Logging her account off allowed me to purchase with my account. it will then dump you back to dash. sign out and sign back in using silver. Select deal again. Log gold account in. Sign out silver account. Spin until you get a deal different from the previous one (mine was $2 for 2 months, second run I had to pick $1 for 1 month). Purchase and repeat until you have desired amount of time. I now have 20 months that I have paid $35 for ($25 BB 12 month card deal from a few months ago, 10 months added for $10). Plan is to turn this into a (now) free Family Gold account, adding in 2 accounts that have 11 months each on them. Now I will have 4 gold accounts with 23 months on each for the low low low price of $35. Now time for the Happy Dance!!!!

Just wanted to pass on how to do this, since it was causing people problems. I did get a "cannot connect to xbox billing" message a few times, just wait a few minutes and it should work again.

#29 LIFECYCL3S

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:26 AM

I also did this with the Kinect since I only have one controller.

Sign onto gold account on the Kinect (make sure it's controller 2). On the controller sign in with silver, do the E3 spin, sign out. Accept the offer you want, your avatar of gold membership should then pop up, from there do as needed and it will stack. Same as method above, just a little more time consuming.

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#30 IronZombie

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:12 PM

Save yourself the hassle, buy a 12 month card. I am extremely against handing out credit card information to M$, especially when they make you jump through hoops just to turn off an automatic renewal thing which they use to charge you for something without your consent. This is thievery at it's best. Must've taken them quite a handful of lawyers to figure out they can keep charging you for something without your permission, especially when the normal bloke doesn't even know how to back out of the deal.