Noob question, but still, noob question. My Gold Account is going to expire at the end of this month and I have a 12 month card to keep going. My question is, if I use it today, will it just tack on to the prior membership or will it be 12 months starting today? Or should I wait until I'm close to the prior membership ending before I redeem it? Some services when you renew starts it when you redeem the code, while others just bank it so it just adds to your remaining time left as a member. Just to make it absolutely clear, let's say person A gets his Xbox with a 12 month Gold Membership in January. In June, he gets another 12 month card. If he uses it June, will his membership expire in January 2 years from the start or will it expire in June the next year?