If you are buying used game titles from EA, and plan tp play online get ready to hand over few bucks more. So the discount you get is 10 buck, better reach for a new game. Even if you have the Online Access code on the game manual, if it has been used before, you will have to pay. In most cases, you will only be able to verify the validity of code after coming home.
So be carefull because if you are buying used games, you are looking to save some bucks.
Does one Online Pass give me online access to all EA SPORTS titles?EA Sports via engadget
In order to access online features and bonus content for a specific title, you need to activate or purchase Online Pass for each title. A code to activate Online Pass is found on the back of the manual of each EA SPORTS title purchased new.
How do I buy online access or get a code if I do not have a one or my code has already been used?
If you have purchased a new game, your code is printed on the back of the manual included inside your game packaging. If you have purchased a used game and the code originally included has already been activated, you will need to purchase EA SPORTS Online Pass access from within your game by choosing PURCHASE ONLINE ACCESS from the Code Redemption screen.
Can I buy my code from ea.com or is it only available via Microsoft and Sony?
An Online Pass needs to be purchased through Xbox LIVE Marketplace or PlayStation®Store. You can purchase Online Pass access from within your game by choosing PURCHASE ONLINE ACCESS from the Code Redemption screen.