Wal*Mart is still cheaper. That sale is gone from Amazon. This deal from Wal*Mart is great because I can just go for a short drive and have it immediately, for five dollars less! Sorry Amazon, not this time.
I ordered from Walmart, but would have preferred Amazon. Very lame that they only had it up for a short time. I even checked this morning to see if they had price matched. I guess I missed it last night.
Back down to $35 is not enough for me. I ended up doing the Walmart Site-to-Store (for free) and snagged it for $30, mainly out of spite towards Amazon.com. $30 is a GREAT price for 12 months of online gaming! Thanks Wal-mart!!!! ;)
The original post was made January 15th. The cards were on sale then, but now they are no longer on sale. $40 is still a good discount from the $50 that MS charges. Anyone who pays $50 for a gold membership either doesn't care, or isn't trying.
So don't buy that one. Buy the one that is $39.96 or whatever the price is. I don't see why it's a problem. The 12 + 1 cards have been discontinued for quite some time. There are only a few of them, so they put some goofy price on them. Just like when there are no Wii's available, people selling them on Craigslist can charge more money for them. Supply and demand, though in this case no one buys them, so the logic doesn't quite hold. Maybe they are hoping to snag some suckers who will buy them and keep them as collectibles. :-)