I was looking for a legit free way to get a free month of Xbox live. Gold is actually required to watch online video services for which you pay for. Anyway, leave it to Cheap Ass Gamer to have someone from their awesome community to post a working free month link.
XBL DirectLink: https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Subscriptions?Campaign=gff-live-welcome-offer&cid=gff-live-welcome-offer&ru=https%3A%2F%2Flive.xbox.com%2Fen-US%2FCampaign%2Fgff-live-welcome-offer%2FBillingInformation&aru=https%3A%2F%2Flive.xbox.com%2Fen-US%2FCampaign%2Fgff-live-welcome-offer%2FBillingInformation
What is the catch? Just link a payment method to the account, which is setup automatically to re-new after a month.
Make sure you cancel right away, simply log in to http://live.xbox.com and change your auto renewal to off.
Credit also goes to my great friend who followed the Cheap Ass Gamer folks and got me some GREAT deals on Xbox games 360 games, back when they were relevant. See my last post about resolving the Red Ring E37 issue .