Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Gold will be free over the May bank holiday weekend, from midday on Friday May 3rd until 23:59 on Sunday May 5th. Online multiplayer will be unlocked for all Xbox 360 games, which is probably a more fun use of your time than going down to the garden centre and buying some Ronseal to finally do that fence. You know, the one you've been meaning to do for weeks now.
Stuff the fence, play some games instead. Assassin's Creed 3, Gears Of War: Judgment and Far Cry 3 will be running Double XP events to celebrate.