Just wanted to share this without making a new thread:
Back on Black Friday, I bought six 3 month Xbox Live memberships for something like $7 each. It was time to enter a couple of them and one of them registered as a year. My Xbox Live will now be good through March of 2014 and I still have a couple 3 month passes left. I likely won't have to buy another pass ever again, and should be good until the next generation systems come out.
XBox: Mr MacGruber