With the start of the new year (yeah... we know it is late January), always seems to bring a seaonal sale on video game subscription cards. With new console owners firing up their system, and existing owners re-newing at around the same time, it makes sense.
With the release of the Sunday ads today, we found BestBuy jumping into the cheap Xbox 360 12 Month card dealness. They Sunday ad revealed their cards are slashed to $34.99 (while they last). The 12 month Xbox LIVE membership runs you $59.99 typically. While Microsoft would love it if you auto-renewed, if you snag one of these cards while they are on sale, you can save some serious coin. Not only are the cards good for new memberships, you can use them to load onto your existing membership (they even stack).
Update: Not to be outdone by BestBuy, Amazon has price-matched the $34.99 price as well...
Source: Amazon - Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership