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[Microsoft Store] Upgrade XBox Live Gold to Gamepass Ultimate at 1:1

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I got in on the Costco deal last week for 3 x 3 month XBL (+3 bonus months) @ 17.49. I just redeemed the codes and converted to GPU. Worked out better than I expected...

My current XBL sub was due to expire in Feb 1 2020.

Redeemed the 18 months from Costco deal + 3 months for turning recurring payments off/on. 21 months total.

Tried the 1 month PC Game Pass beta for $1 but no-go as I'm in Quebec. Price for me was $5.99 so I skipped it.

To my surprise, I had no problem getting the 3 month GPU for $1. I expected this to be priced at $16.99 being that this promo is generally not available to Quebec. 24 month total now.

Finally, I had a 14-day GPU code from McD Monopoly. This was my back up plan if the 3 month GPU sub was only available to me at $16.99 ... The 14-day GPU code could have converted my XBL sub. A final surprise was redeeming this code triggered another 1 month free for turning on recurring payments. More than made up for missing out on the PC Game Pass month at $1. Final tally at 25.5 months of GPU.

Extended to March 17 2022 now. That's $53.47 before tax for 25.5 months of GPU. Or $2.10 per month. Not too shabby! Also was able to use the $20 off $100+ promo on the Costco purchase but I won't factor that in as I bought another item to reach the threshold and not many people would have been able to get it to apply to the XBL codes.
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So I have 23 months of live left and wanna convert what's left to ultimate. If I do the 3 months for $1 offer on my Xbox one will it upgrade all 23 months. Sorry I'm struggling with how to do this on the console.
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camby wrote: So I have 23 months of live left and wanna convert what's left to ultimate. If I do the 3 months for $1 offer on my Xbox one will it upgrade all 23 months. Sorry I'm struggling with how to do this on the console.
Yes, it will.
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camby wrote: Thanks for the answer. I will do that then.
Just note that if you want to extend to the maximum available, you should do it before upgrading.
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Worked like a charm... Thanks OP mine doesn't expire till Feb 2023 now.
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Sorry for the spam guys - but I am confused by this offer.. I am already subscribed to GPU via the $1 promo.. Am I still able to this or will it not work? Or should I wait until my 3 months are up? Or.... am I screwed and is https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/xb ... 65&irgwc=1 the best deal I can get now..

Thanks, guys
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boojew wrote: Sorry for the spam guys - but I am confused by this offer.. I am already subscribed to GPU via the $1 promo.. Am I still able to this or will it not work? Or should I wait until my 3 months are up? Or.... am I screwed and is https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/xb ... 65&irgwc=1 the best deal I can get now..

Thanks, guys
You got to wait till it expires in order to try and take advantage of this.
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SwaunyJones wrote: You got to wait till it expires in order to try and take advantage of this.
ah thank you... and is this the normal Costco price for 12 months of XBL? Thanks!
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SwaunyJones wrote: You got to wait till it expires in order to try and take advantage of this.
Why do you need to wait for the current subscription to expire? I also bought the 3-month ultimate for $24.99. I already subscribed to the ultimate promo $1, and mine will expire on July 2,2020. Wouldn't be it will just add 3 months from July 2nd if I redeem it now and expires on Oct 2nd?

Thanks
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Sort of unrelated to GPU deal specifically, but Rockstar Games just surprise released GTA V for the subscription service. Great treat for anyone who has never played, especially this game that took years to drop in price.
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boldventure wrote: Why do you need to wait for the current subscription to expire? I also bought the 3-month ultimate for $24.99. I already subscribed to the ultimate promo $1, and mine will expire on July 2,2020. Wouldn't be it will just add 3 months from July 2nd if I redeem it now and expires on Oct 2nd?

Thanks
Yes, since you bought 3-month ultimate, your membership will extend to Oct 2nd. They were talking about after their current ultimate expires, they can buy live gold member again and transfer to ultimate which will cost less. But the question is no one know whether the 1:1 transfer will be still hold in the future.
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Feb 1, 2009
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Did anyone buy from costco a 3 month Xbox live Ultimate code and get a bonus one for free? My bonus code isnt working at all and gives me an error.
" Check the instructions that came with your code. You might need to redeem it on a different web page."

Does not work on the console, desktop or phone.
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Jan 31, 2015
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I just redeemed my costco xbl codes for ultimate and got 50 days for each 3 month code. no free month though.
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Nov 28, 2010
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Alright so rookie mistake here. I had just bought a Xbox this Christmas, I was in such a rush to play forza that I just clicked yes as fast as possible, hence upgrading 1 month of free gold to ultimate game pass.

I assume I can't take advantage of the 1:1 upgrade ratio anymore can I ?
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slitcher wrote: Alright so rookie mistake here. I had just bought a Xbox this Christmas, I was in such a rush to play forza that I just clicked yes as fast as possible, hence upgrading 1 month of free gold to ultimate game pass.

I assume I can't take advantage of the 1:1 upgrade ratio anymore can I ?
Not until you let it expire first.
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Raimond wrote: Not until you let it expire first.
Redeeming your Prepaid Xbox Live Gold 12-Month code will automatically convert to 4 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
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Raimond wrote: Not until you let it expire first.
For clarity, are there two scenarios?
1. Active Gold account, add game pass ultimate for $1 and your remaining subscription to Gold will convert to ultimate 1:1.
2. You have game pass ultimate active already: Every subsequent addition of xbox live Gold to the account will convert 3 months of Gold:1 month of ultimate.

I'm new to the whole eco system and contemplate game pass ultimate. My only hesitation is the crazy backlog of games on other platforms.
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I've never used Game Pass ultimate before. For the games you download, can you still play them after it expires?
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wanton007 wrote: I've never used Game Pass ultimate before. For the games you download, can you still play them after it expires?
No, you can think it as a rental service.

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