This time of year, Turbine and other companies have offered limited-time LOTRO deals that can be lucrative. I haven't seen anything yet, but you should keep your eyes open for any that might be good for you. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a traditional time for big sales.
Last year, I got the Moria expansion pack for $5 (regular price $20). Although I had purchased the quest pack years earlier, the expansion pack added 2 character slots and the ability to create wardens and rune-keepers. One character slot alone would have cost more than that price.
Also last year, Gamestop was selling the LOTRO Mithril Edition for $5 (regular price $20). It includes the quest packs for Trollshaws, Eregion, Moria, and Lothlorien, plus 2,000 Turbine Points. The TP alone are worth more than the regular price, so at 75% off, it was a bargain.
Two years ago, Turbine offered a free one-month trial of VIP. For Premium or Free players, that let you get some upgrades and swift travel routes that you kept even if you cancelled after the free trial. Free accounts were upgraded to Premium. I upgraded all my "free" crafter accounts.
We don't yet know what, if any, deals will be offered this year. I recommend checking the LOTRO forums regularly, since players are likely to talk about them there. Post anything you find here, as will I.
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