Not had gold for a month or two as i have been waiting for a £1 a month deal coming up on the dashboard but it never happened.
Anyway, did a search on here and saw that if you go to dashboard and choose internet explorer without gold it will take you through to ordering gold.
Click to see what gold packages are available, mine came up at full usual gold prices so i clicked no thanks.
Soon as i clicked no thanks, a new window came up asking me if i wanted a 1 month free trial... obviously I clicked yes.
No Idea if this will work for everyone, but i would assume it does, maybe it's a bit of christmas cheer microsoft is spreading?
Anyway, good luck with it.
P.S. it will switch your account to recurring billing after the 1 month is up at £5.99 so make sure you turn automatic renewal off.