Right now & until August 1, 2016, you can purchase a 3 month Premium account for half price. That’s $ 11.25 for 3 months. Since you get a weekly stipend of $L 300 (about $US 1.20) with this and $ 1000 (about $ US 4) after 45 days if you’ve never had a Premium account, this works out to be effectively free. The only caveat is that if you don’t want to pay $ 22.50 for the next 3 months, be sure to downgrade back to the free Basic account level before your 3 months are up.
If you don’t spend the linden dollar stipend, you can exchange it for real money when your 3 months are over or save it for the next half price sale. Free SL Premium accounts. Woo-hoo!
I’m trying to add a link, but not able to make it work. Go to the Second Life website, then either click on the article about the half-price sale or the link that says Premium. You’ll find the $ 11.25 price for a quarterly account there.