Well worth the price, as it includes 'free' online time now (due to no charges) AND also an additional one months free play when charges do kick in.
If you feel this is out of your present budget, do keep in mind that when regular monthly fees are started (soonish), the monthly would be (significantly) more than the price of this game at this time.
I'll give you a small suggestion. Look through the thread topics on the first page of the main forum and see if anybody else asking for a buddy pass has had luck in getting one before asking yourself. If you need help, see thread http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1322531414280759117. It's been over a year people. Those of us who still have buddy passes aren't going to give them away to random strangers! Give up already! /end rant.