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Year of Xbox LIVE Gold discounted $20 at two online retailers

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If you are looking to gift someone an Xbox LIVE Gold membership or just need one for your new Xbox One or Xbox 360 console, a pair of retailers have taken $20 off the price of the subscription Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Both Newegg and Rakuten (formerly have the 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription card on sale for $39.99. The two deals are for physical card and not the online code. Free shipping is available but sales tax may be applicable depending on the state you live in.

If you prefer the online code for an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription, Amazon may be your best bet. The retailer has the card available for $49.99.

An Xbox LIVE subscription is required for online play on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 plus access to other features like streaming video services Netflix and Hulu Plus, social apps like Twitter or Facebook and music apps like

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