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It's Time For A Giant Bomb Premium Membership Sale!

'Tis the season...to lock in the very lowest prices of the year for a Giant Bomb Premium membership.

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It's that time of year again! Well, one of those times of year, at any rate: another Giant Bomb Premium membership sale is upon us. For the next week, you can extend your current membership for the low, low cost of $35 or, alternately, if you don't currently have a membership, you can nab a year's worth of fantastic Premium content while also kicking display and video ads to the curb for the low³ price of $29.95. You can find out more information here, or just head over here to sign up.

Thrill to the espionage-y exploits on display in Metal Gear Scanlon! Witness the defeat of the forces of evil in VinnyVania! Gasp at the antics of the Unprofessional Fridays gang (seen above)! Or catch up on over five years' worth of Premium content in our archives. This sale will be over before you know it, so sign up now!

Note: sale memberships do not come with the normal store discount code. That's what enables us to reduce the price! Note two: We do now have Paypal available for new memberships! Unfortunately it cannot be used to extend memberships, though, due to the way our payment processor works. Note three: you can purchase gift codes over here, but only if you currently have a subscription. (Our payment processor is pretty weird!) If you want to buy someone a gift of premium access but that link doesn't work for you, get in touch at the support email address below and we'll work something out.

If you have any questions about this sale, or have any issues taking advantage of it, please get in touch with me at support@giantbomb.com; that'll get you a much quicker response than any other method of reaching out. We get a high volume of support emails during sales, so please have a little patience as I work my way through them.

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Right after you drain everyone's bank accounts with Extra Life, just gotta twist the knife, huh?

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Damn, just had to refresh my sub a week or so ago

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wow there are so many premium sales lately i can't understand why anyone would not be a subscriber at this point!

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Maybe when my membership ends in May 2017! I would bite if it was $25 though.

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Price should be other way round, $30 for loyal members and $35 for new.

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It's so easy to join!

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low³

Is there a footnote I can't find? It's driving me crazy

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I'm tempted even though I already extended with the last sale

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Just renewed mine.

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Thanks! Resubbed :D

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Perfect timing, done :)

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My membership is due 2017, guys. Should I re-up for another 2 years?

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Four more years! Er- one more year!

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Well, I'm already good until 2018...

Should I extend until the next decade?

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Right after Extra Life and on the same month a bunch of games came out, damn you!

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I'm good until 2017 - best to stock up a couple of years at a time in the sales, to avoid the "I just topped up yesterday at full price" blues.

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Yeah, why are new people getting charged less than people who are already customers? Like, I get it, but I don't like it. But I don't like comparing Giant Bomb to my ISP in terms of low entry price and then jacked up second year price.

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Says $29.95 in the article, charged me $29.99. I want my 4 cents back dammit =p

I missed the sale last year so been waiting for this day to come around. Can't wait to dive into Metal Gear Scanlon.

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Price should be other way round, $30 for loyal members and $35 for new.

What he said. I get that it's to entice those who are on the fence, but why not reward loyalty? @rorie ?

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@iconmaster: Earlier in the post it's "low, low" think this is "low" cubed

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Great, I just wanted to renew my subscription and somehow I ended up with a baby girl.

HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK?!

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@graf1k: *ingmar from velvet sundown voice* IT'S REAL SEXY

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I thought I was paying for my sub for the past 2.5 years, but I guess I wasn't due to some error. I just fixed my free-loadin' ways through this sale!

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@thelegendofmart said:

Price should be other way round, $30 for loyal members and $35 for new.

What he said. I get that it's to entice those who are on the fence, but why not reward loyalty? @rorie ?

They probably have no problem getting people to resub, and $5 off is something to try to get new subscribers. They're running a business, "rewarding loyalty" if that means losing $5 on every resub if that's generally not needed to get people to resub makes no financial sense.

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Thinking; maybe I should extend now for this low price?

Go to billing, notice that my subscription is due tomorrow.

Instant win!

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@rorie FYI, I resubbed and it seems like I also received a store code, despite the article saying I shouldn't have. Wanted to let you know in case there's a glitch in the system.

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Got my premium like two days ago, I'm not even mad :)

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Gotta get it while they still have it!

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@hargrimm said:

Right after you drain everyone's bank accounts with Extra Life, just gotta twist the knife, huh?

That's what I was about to say, admittedly in a much more sarcastic and cynical fashion.

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As a loyal viewer I purposely don't renew during the sales, I'd rather pay regular price to support the site.

I mean, seriously, it's five bucks..

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@amyggen: Bahaha so good. Thank you for that.

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So honest question here:

For the current members who renew their membership through these sales, do you duders not frequently buy items from the GB store? Because this sale is savings of $15 from the normal price, but it doesn't come with a $15 GB store promo credit. And it seems that every year GB releases new members T-shirts that cost $15.

So for me, since I always buy the T shirts, this sale isn't worth it to me.

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I'm gona skip this one, purely because my account currently expires in 2018.

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@wonderva said:

So honest question here:

For the current members who renew their membership through these sales, do you duders not frequently buy items from the GB store? Because this sale is savings of $15 from the normal price, but it doesn't come with a $15 GB store promo credit. And it seems that every year GB releases new members T-shirts that cost $15.

So for me, since I always buy the T shirts, this sale isn't worth it to me.

It's the "same" price for me too in that regard. I usually forget to use my promo codes when buying merch though :P

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@johnham said:

@rorie FYI, I resubbed and it seems like I also received a store code, despite the article saying I shouldn't have. Wanted to let you know in case there's a glitch in the system.

Hmm, odd! We'll look into it. Thanks for the heads up.

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@frankiebeanz: If you buy now im pretty sure it just adds on to your time at the end..

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Hmm, I think I've got about three years queued up...decisions decisions.

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Will the "Yearly Membership NO SHIRT-Paypal" be available in the new price for the length of the promotion?

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And done.

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@hargrimm said:

Right after you drain everyone's bank accounts with Extra Life, just gotta twist the knife, huh?

Then there's all the storefront Sales. Give till it hurts!

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PSA: If your account auto-renews during the sale, as mine did, it will still charge you the normal $50 and include credit at the store.

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The audio that plays when you renew makes me smile every time!

"WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!?"

"YOU REALLY DID IT!!!"

"IT'S A GIRL??"

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It's getting more difficult to pull the trigger, every time. The on-camera stuff is still good, but everything else has really changed and I refuse to be part of a community (and therefore am not) where I have to constantly walk on eggshells for fear of setting off some weird obsessive trigger that some random individual with powers has.

It used to be, I couldn't imagine a time when I wouldn't bulk-buy subscriptions every chance I ever got. Bought them years in advance. Now, I really have to hem-and-haw over it. Maybe I'll just start rolling a dice and when it stops being favorable, I stop subscribing. :/