FYI - XBOX live 12-month Gold cards are on Ebay today for $42.99

https://www.ebay.com/p/Microsoft-Xbox-12-Month-Gold-Membership-Card/2142147932?iid=172693342873&_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured

Actual cards w/free shipping.

I have no affiliation, and wish I could have found one of these last month when mine expired.