How to save money on Xbox Live Gold

If you pay for Xbox Live Gold to use on your Xbox One, you may well be spending too much. The service is basically a necessity to get the most from your console, but if you just sign up and give Microsoft your money you're probably not getting the best deal.

The good news is that deals on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are fairly common, you just need to know where to look. Here, we've rounded up some tips on where to look to save some money.


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CDKeys is a reputable source of discount codes for both PC and Xbox gamers, and cheaper vouchers for Xbox credit and Live Gold subscriptions can often be found here.

The page to keep an eye on is linked below. You'll probably have to act fast when deals appear, as they're pretty popular!

Xbox Live codes on CDKeys



The site that sells everything is also a great place to find discounted codes for Xbox Live Gold. For example, this current deal will see you save $9 on a 12-month subscription over buying direct from Microsoft.

Find Xbox Live Gold deals on eBay



G2A is a service in a similar vein to CDKeys, in that you can usually find great prices on codes for games, DLC and more.

One big difference is that G2A allows its members to sell codes to others, and so long as you make use of the G2A Shield buyer protection, you're covered if you get a code that doesn't work.

Find Xbox Live deals at G2A

Those are just some of the great places you can use to save yourself money on an Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you've got your own gem to share that usually helps you save money, be sure to drop it into the comments below.

Richard Devine
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