4 accounts for the price of 2 (or less…)
Must go through the Spotlight dashboard to get this introductory offer
Probably common knowledge about the new Gold Family packs but I saw on Spotlight the other day a bonus 1 month + 800 MS points only if you sign through that link, effectively making it $9.99/month for 4 accounts (or $2.50/month per person!) plus you get 800 points, which doesn't come in for about 4-6 weeks.
- From my research (it's long, bear with me!), you can make this even cheaper if you can source cheap prepaid cards because you get credited ~$6.99 per month if you have existing months on your Live membership. If you have 20 months, the Family pack is FREE.
eg. 6 months left = 129-42 = $89.99 for 4 accounts
Note: they must round up the final figure because I ended up with exactly $89.99 somehow. 24 mth prepaid is ~$100 but I was too lazy.
- In addition to that, the members you add to the family that have remaining months extend the overall subscription by a month for every two they have.
eg. 6 months left = 3 months extension, 5 months left = 2 months etc
To add family members, you have to recover all your friends Gamertags onto one Xbox, then add them to the family (I had to wait a few hrs), then they can recover them back on their own console, then voila…cheap Gold Live.
The only con for me doing it this way is that I am the account holder and I can control the content the rest can see and only I can purchase points, which I can allocate to the family.
I'm not sure how long the deal will stay on Spotlight, and it will only appear if your not currently apart of another promotion. Even without the bonus, if you can find a cheap deal on prepaid cards, this is by far the cheapest way to get Gold Live (…if you have 4 friends)