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Free Xbox Live Gold Subscription - Can you Get Free Xbox Live

Updated on September 3, 2011

Free Xbox Live - Can You Really Get a Free Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Can you really get a free xbox live subscription and get free xbox live gold? Thousands of people every month ask this question or something along those lines.  In this article I am going to say whether you really can get free xbox live membership or whether it is just a myth or a scam.

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Free Xbox Live Code Generators

You often hear talk of xbox live code generators and there are many searches every month for that exact thing. The truth is this simply don't work and are not worth trying.

Many sites claiming to give you free xbox live gold subscriptions are actually phishing sites and use your details and can get your credit card details and other private information. I also often hear of many people's xbox live accounts being stolen and their hotmail addresses through these sites.

The message here is never enter your personal details on a site claiming free xbox live gold membership. You may even receive an email from a friend saying that these sites are genuine but normally this is the hackers using their email address to try and get even more people to fall for their scam and use your personal details. If you really want to try one of these sites out and think your friend recommended it - ring them and I bet you they have not received a free Xbox live membership!

That is just one problem another is if you have to download software these types of things often have viruses and spyware which can spy on what you do.

After all that you will find even if you have no viruses you will find that the code does not work and you will have wasted your time.

And even if you had none of these problems this would be illegal and you could be prosecuted for it!

As I am sure you can see it is really not worth it - when you think about it if these people really could get unlimited xbox live memberships why would they give them away to you for free and why are they not selling them for £30 or $50 each! I sure know if I could get unlimited free xbox live codes I would not let anyone have them for free and I am a nice person!

Picture of an xbox Live gold 12 Month membership/subscription From
Picture of an xbox Live gold 12 Month membership/subscription From

Free Offer Sites

I also sometimes see things like complete three offers and refer two friends and you will get a free xbox live membership.  This is not the case and often the only people earning anything are the referrers and that probably is the only way of getting free xbox live - by tricking others!

The only genuine site I know that gives away things for doing things like answering questions, watching videos, referring friends is Lockerz.

Be Safe and Just Buy From A Trusted Retailer!

The best thing is to do is to buy online even if not from a massive retailer. There are people who will email you the codes and can offer you a cheaper price for xbox live. However the best thing is to buy off somewhere like Amazon and get quite a good deal and know it is safe!

I would not actually recommend buying off the Xbox dashboard as it really is quite expensive.

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Summary (if you are really lazy you can just skip to this bit though you will lose out a little!)

In short you really should not trust sites that offer free xbox live codes because:

  1. There is always a catch
  2. Often these sites are just trying to get your personal details
  3. You might have to download software to get the "free xbox live codes" and then that software might contain spyware.
  4. It will not work
  5. Think about it - why would someone give away thousands of free xbox live codes to you - they must be gaining something from it
  6. Even if it did work it would be illegal and your xbox account can be banned
  7. It is a load of hassle

I know this is NOT what you want to hear but there is no such thing as free xbox live codes unless they come from Microsoft directly or you recieve a prepaid xbox live membership from a friend or someone.
The best bet really is finding a genuine seller who sends emails with cards on them (click the link for a review of one of these guys) or getting a cheap Xbox live membership from Amazon.
So the summary is there is no such thing as a free xbox live gold membership.


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      ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England

      Yes, well this hub is really aimed at English speaking audiences in countries like the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland. Also it is not "crap" - in Indonesia do they have game stores, if yes then get it from there! Sorry but I don't see why I should have to defend very good advice!

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      FGambler 6 years ago

      "be safe and buy online"

      It will mostly work, but only at specific country like US, UK, CA, or maybe Australia. But, what if you're from somewhere like Indonesia? "be safe and buy online" will sound like a load of crap, it won't work because if the currency. And there's nothing i could do about it. Unless someone is nice enough to e-mail me a code, that that thing is just a load of bullshit

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      ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England

      Fair enough, Pirate and glad to hear one of those sites worked but there are a lot of scams out there. And good for you however I doubt you never buy anything using real money! In general I would not recommend these sites - you can earn more through other sites as well.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      pirate1122 6 years ago

      dude ik ur tryna look out 4 people but ur dead wrong. I have an xbox and not only did i get that free but 7 games plus xbox live. its unfair for u to post this. some sites like prizerebel, reward 1, and especially my main man Points2shop are sites that are teamed up with AMAZON! a trusted retailer! Anything on amazon is free at points2shop. Ive made 50 bucks for paypal plus 3 xbox games and a 3 month membership. I would never buy anything from a store with real money. dam i dont even buy food. i get free walmart gift cards!

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      ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England

      I always approve nearly any comment unless it is not spam so I approved your dudly. I have now changed it to a trusted retailer - and what I meant in the first place is not a dodgy site who may or may not email you a code.

      And yes buying online is perfectly safe if you are sensible and use good websites, search about a site to see it is a scam, look for the padlock, use your common sense and you get things much cheaper than in shops.

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      dudly 6 years ago

      "be safe and buy online", that is the biggest load of bull i have ever heard.

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      adonai 7 years ago

      i dont know