Every once in a while Microsoft becomes generous and gives non-subscribers of Xbox Live a chance to experience the full package for free. This event is referred to as the Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend. Recently, Microsoft announced that another one of these free weekends will being on March 8th and extend through March 10th.
This event gives non-subscribers the ability to play their favorite multiplayer games online (such as Black Ops 2 and Halo 4), check out the latest entertainment apps, and much more. It’s basically a teaser to hopefully sway those that are either sitting on the fence or not for the idea of paying for Xbox Live into becoming a fully subscribed member.
Along with the event gamers will have the ability to sign up for free trials of services such as Netflix, LOVEFiLM Instant, and NOW TV. Each of these services offers a 30 day free trial for new members during the duration of the free Xbox Live weekend. This way, if you decide to stick with the Gold subscription (for $9.99/month or $49.99 per year) you’ll be armed with a free month of entertainment.
Also keep in mind that if you partake in the free weekend of Xbox Live (or stick with it afterward) you’ll get the chance to take advantage of the weekly deals on games, movies, music, TV shows, and much more.