I bought an Xbox over the weekend for $99 and signed up for a 2 year 14.99 a month deal. The code that they printed out for me did not work. I established a "microsoft user account" signed into my email and saw the confirmation. I can't remember if the email said it would enter the code automaticly just by clicking on the link or if it was the salesman at best buy, but I no matter what I did it just wouldn't work. I took the included one month free card included with the Xbox and entered it. It worked just fine.