Microsoft - Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Membership

With Xbox Live Gold, join the best community of gamers and play with friends on the fastest, most reliable multiplayer network.* Get free games to play every month, worth up to $700 a year, and save up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. With millions of gamers worldwide, and so many games to play, now's a great time to go Gold.
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  • Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Membership Card

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3128 out of 3210)

Features


The greatest community of gamers:

With Xbox Live Gold, you’re part of the greatest community of gamers around the world. Share game clips, play together in multiplayer matches, watch a game stream or broadcast your own.

With millions of gamers, and tons of community events, there’s always something epic going on.

The most advanced multiplayer network:

Get maximum performance, speed, and reliability with dedicated servers and experience better matchmaking with less waiting.

Exclusive deals and discounts:

With Games with Gold, get 2-4 free** games every month, and with Deals with Gold save up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store.

This physical card contains a 25-digit code for a 3-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold and it will be mailed to your shipping address.

To activate your membership, follow the instructions on the back of the card. If you have a Microsoft account or Xbox Live profile, simply log in to your account on xbox.com/redeemcode and enter the 25-digit code.

If you need an account Go to xbox.com/live, follow the steps to create a new account, then enter the 25-digit code. For more information on how to redeem codes on your Xbox console, visit xbox.com/howtoredeem-console.

* Network claim: Independent IHS Markit study, June/July 2017. Tested on Xbox One S v. PlayStation 4 Pro on top 5 selling games with matchmaking; results may vary, not an endorsement. Visit www.xbox.com/betternetwork.

** Free Games Offer: For paid Gold members only. Includes Xbox One games and backward compatible Xbox 360 games; http://www.xbox.com/backcompat. Active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve redeemed.

Restrictions Apply. Savings based on retail value of games. Requirements and available features vary across consoles; Download required.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 3208 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox live

    Posted
    Perryboy
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Gotta love online gaming. Card worked just fine. Best Buy does need online delivery of Xbox live card. Boy online and just give me a code.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Have to have for Gold

    Posted
    Amiibro
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased a 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership for the first time on Amazon a couple years ago and I love the convenience. I typically use the "Online Game Code" option which provides you with a code you enter on your Xbox or within your Xbox Live account. This allows me to make the purchase and basically instantly redeem the code on my Xbox Live account. It's great if you need to quickly start, reactivate or extend membership without waiting for a physical card to arrive in the mail or without needing to run to the store to buy one. I also like using these prepaid cards or codes to pay for Xbox Live over paying with a credit card or debit card. If you pay with a credit/debit card Microsoft typically automatically renews it when your subscription is up. As a single dad I may not always have the required funds where they need to be when that happens. I don't like surprises and the associated fees that come with them. ;) I prefer not having a credit card linked to my Xbox anyway because it helps prevent fraud and the kids can't "accidentally" purchase something. WHICH MEMBERSHIP LENGTH SHOULD YOU PURCHASE? Xbox Live membership pre-paid cards/codes are available in 3 month, 12 month or 24 month subscriptions. I typically buy the 12 month and I'll explain why in a minute. The 3 months option is good if you're on a tight budget or if you're not sure you'll like Xbox Live. I typically avoid the 3 month option because it costs you much more in the long run. If you pay for 12 months of Xbox Live using the 3 month option at $24.99 you'll pay $99.96 for a year of Xbox Live. For 3 cents more you could have purchased a two year subscription card! (Currently $99.99 That's crazy! I purchase the 12 month subscription because I know we'll want. . . no NEED . . . Xbox Live all year in our household. The 12 month card saves me money over a monthly Credit Card billed subscription or the 3 month options. In fact if you're patient, I know at least the 12 month memberships go on sale from time to time. I think I scored my first one on Amazon for $39.99 which is about $20 off the normal price. If you've got extra cash burning a hole in your pocket you can also pony up the dough for a 24 month Xbox Live Gold membership and take advantage of the discount it offers. I'm a bit too cheap and try to hold our household to too much of a budget to justify buying the $99.99 24 month subscription card/code. It does save about $20 vs. buying two 12 month cards but the $19.99 it currently saves me isn't enough to justify the expense. If your'e lucky enough to find these Xbox Live Gold membership cards/codes on sale you can always buy and redeem multiples. You can add them at any time and Microsoft allows you to stack them. I believe you can redeem up to 3 years worth of Xbox Live Gold membership credits on your account at any one time. Since many parents/grandparents/adults may be considering buying this as a gift they might have questions. The information below should be helpful in these cases. If you're not new to Xbox Live Gold, just skip the rest of this review! WHAT THE HECK IS XBOX LIVE GOLD?: To any parents, grandparents, adults and gamers that don't know what Xbox Live Gold is: it's basically an extra service that allows video game players to play with other players via the internet. Most of today's games are made to be enjoyed by playing them with and against other players online. The days where you sit on the couch and play with 1-2 other people are pretty much gone. The sad truth is to get the most of their video games, Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers need Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Live also allows players to access other features like online video etc but the main focus and benefit is online multiplayer gaming. A word of caution: Parents, adults, guardians. PLEASE monitor what your kids are doing. Just like you shouldn't turn your impressionable child loose on the internet without any supervision or guidance, you shouldn't turn them loose on Xbox Live. People can chat and interact with each other via Xbox Multiplayer games, messages and more. Many games allow players to create their own emblems, logos etc. It should be no surprise that many people (adults and children) can't behave themselves. Online interactions on Xbox Live Gold are largely out of the control of Xbox and the game developers. There are rules governing the actions of players online, but for the most part things are on the honor system. Things ARE moderated to a certain extent but for the most part any disciplinary action is reactionary and comes long after violations of the Xbox Live terms of service. For example, if they receive enough complaints, Microsoft/Xbox will take action against anyone who is acting inappropriately. Unfortunately this action is typically taken long after your child has been exposed to language or images you didn't want them to be exposed to. Just know if your child plays online multiplayer games they WILL eventually hear adult language and sometimes worse. If you aren't comfortable with this do NOT let them use Xbox Live Gold. You can supervise your child, change settings to reduce risks slightly, but in the end you can't control what other players say or do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT DEAL ON XBOX GOLD MEMBERSHIP

    Posted
    ILIKETURTLES
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    during the B'Buy Black Friday event bought 3 physical cards (online limit) & 1 digital code (online limit) for $9.99 each!! w/ normal 3month at $24.99 & 1year at $59.99 retail this was a great find if you want to extend your Xbox gold membership

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    CeciP82
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you have young kids, this is the best way for them to play Xbox live. Cheaper than just paying the 10 every month for your child you have Xbox live.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox live is the best

    Posted
    Shoey
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Xbox live is he best. The servers almost always work. Go team.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my teenager

    Posted
    Themonalisa
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Unlimited playing time, watching videos or shopping

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter product

    Posted
    Turbocruze608
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Gives you enough time to decide if you want the online devices or not. I did and would recommend to anyone. Xbox over everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox Live

    Posted
    Sigx
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My son loves Xbox and the entire Xbox Live experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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