Woke up this morning and switched on my Xbox to find my subscription had expired. I went to renew it and it offered 12 months for £39.99. I decided to just revert back to the Free membership and purchase it off Amazon for £30, but under the Spotlight header was an offer for 33% off a gold subscription, which made it £26.50. This does mean you enter an automatic renewal subscription which you would have to call up Microsoft if you want to cancel. I cant guarantee it will be there for long, but I imagine a lot of subscriptions end around Christmas time so might be worth a try.