BioWare: Level 50 character + Sub = Free time..
Brian: Wait! I'm not 50 yet! Crap, I better get some leveling done this weekend.
Rest of Internet: BioWare is teh suxxors.
The problem is this, Brian.
As a thanks for being one of our most valued players, every active account with a Level 50 character as of April 12th, 2012 at 12:00PM CDT / 5:00PM GMT, will receive thirty (30) days of game time** in appreciation for your support and loyalty.
So you had to have a 50 by the time they made this announcement.
See, I READ the official post this morning Phil.