Another bit of good news from Linden Lab!
They've just reduced the cost of a monthly Premium membership from $9.95/mo. to $9.50/mo. This is not a limited time or one-time promotion, like their occasional "half off the first month" or "half off the first quarter" deals. This is an actual 5% cut to your Premium payment each and every month.
In addition, LL is no longer charging VAT tax on Premium memberships. If your country imposes VAT, this can be quite a sizable savings.
And lastly, they are now giving Premium members access to Concierge level live chat tech support. This was formerly only available to members who paid more than $100 USD per month in land fees. I can report from experience that Live Chat is very helpful and responsive, much more satisfactory than filing a written Support Case.
Here is the Official Word: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Cheaper-Monthly-Premium-amp-the-End-of-VAT-Charges/ba-p/2961072