Don't want to dish out $60 a year for an Xbox Live Gold Premium membership? You don't have to! Years ago Microsoft bumped up the cost of this membership from the original $50 a year to $60 a year. If you purchase the membership at local brick and mortar stores like Best Buy or you decide to just sign up directly through your Xbox you will have to pay the full $60 fee. Luckily, many online retailers have discounted Xbox Live memberships so we can all cash in on the savings!

I don't know about you guys, but I'd much rather save a couple of bucks and order the membership card or code online even if it means in some cases I may have to wait a couple of days for the card to be shipped to me. In Amazon's case you can order a digital code for the discounted price that will be instantaneously sent to your email as soon as the order is placed. This means no waiting and immediate access to your Xbox Live Gold membership!

Don't believe me? Check out the retailers below who all offer the same $60 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership for less than $60!

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