Just thought i'd let you know that I just got an email from Xbox saying:
"To celebrate the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2s epic new multiplayer add-on content, we're giving you FREE Gold level access to Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer for this weekend only! (12 March 5pm GMT - 15 March 4pm GMT.) Play Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer and Special Ops with friends on Xbox LIVE.
Lock, load and experience the global phenomenon thats become the best-selling Xbox 360 game ever."
So some free multiplayer gaming this weekend for you people without gold membership! :)