You may be able to get SL for free if you've got the time.
Raptr are currently offering the game+expansion+30 days sub. Basically you need to play with Raptr running in the background until you play enough hours to reach the reward level. If you run out of characters to level to 20 under the current f2p trial restrictions, you could always start up a new character on a different shard, then transfer them back once you get the reward.
There are a couple of rewards that don't take as long to get but they're just silly cosmetic items that you can't equip anyway as a trial player. If I was in Australia I'd go for the EB deal though: I just haven't seen an offer as good in the UK.
Editing this to add that you only get the sub if it is a new account - previous Rift owners like me get a free copy of SL and no extra game time. So the main benefit you'll get is access to the newer souls. Didn't read the small print!
SW:TOR Red Eclipse:
Tarava - Sniper, Lerayima - Mercenary, Zeporah - Juggernaut
Jessila - Scoundrel. Qui'kk - Jedi Shadow, Corama - Trooper
Last edited by quickthorn; 23rd May 2013 at 07:19 PM.