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Old 06-12-19, 08:41 AM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

Yeah it is totally worth it. No downside at all. Unfortunately for me I had over-stocked up on subscriptions previously so I couldn't maximize the deal and yet it was still worth it. The closer you are to a total of 36 months (without going over) of Live + Game Pass before converting the better. Nobody knows how long this deal will last but I wouldn't wait too long in case it changes.
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Old 06-12-19, 09:03 AM
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Yeah, I wasn't planning on it, but I basically paid $100 (2 yrs of live at Costco), which when added to my existing game pass and live, it got me 2 yrs 11 months. Basically paid $50 year for it. smoking deal.
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Old 06-12-19, 10:32 AM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

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^ You would get 31 or 32 months of GPU. The max you can combine is up to 36 months, so you're right near the limit, which is good.

Put another way, if you pay just $1, your Gold and GP (combined as GPU) will expire Feb or March 2022.

Absolutely worth it, IMO.

Note: I THINK I did the math right: You have 29 months of Gold and 2 months of GP remaining. Combine those for 31 months, and I think the GPU deal adds 1 more month for that $1 you pay.

edit: Hell, if you found a cheap 3 month Gold card (or cash in MS points for free months of Gold or GP), you could redeem that first, then pay the $1 for GPU, and it would bring you right near the max of 36 months.
Thanks for the info Dan, looks like everything went through correctly. I was sitting on a free month of Game Pass from that challenge they had last month, so I redeemed that and turned on reoccurring billing to get an additional month. So now I have Ultimate until 5/6/2022

Now I'm hoping they put some sort of yearly fee in place before then, because I'm not too hot on paying $15 a month for that service since we've been getting yearly deals on XBL Gold for around $40 and the Game Pass subscriptions were down to $60 to $70 over the holidays.
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Old 06-12-19, 10:38 AM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

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Yeah, I wasn't planning on it, but I basically paid $100 (2 yrs of live at Costco), which when added to my existing game pass and live, it got me 2 yrs 11 months. Basically paid $50 year for it. smoking deal.
My Live subscription ended last November, mainly because my Xbox One is pretty dormant. I still had a one year code lying around for when there was a game I actually wanted to play online, and when this came out did the same thing, added the two years from costco and converted. I wasn't even all that interested in Game Pass because my backlog keeps me busy, but this hooked me back in.
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Old 06-12-19, 11:49 AM
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Thanks fujishig! Here are the last 5 minutes of my life:

Read this thread. Opened new browser tab and checked Xbox account. I had live for 23 more months, until May 2021. Opened new tab and searched for cheapest year code. Bought a year from cdkeys for $50. It was emailed instantly. Added the year. Turned on recurrent billing to get a free month, so good to June 2022. Clicked your link. Paid the $1. Now have ultimate until June 2022. Turned off recurrent billing.

The preceding unnecessary detail provided in hopes of preventing multiple queries from Oldboy.
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Old 06-12-19, 12:16 PM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

I have a suspicion that Game Pass and Gold will eventually merge into on subscription service, rendering this smoking deal somewhat pointless. We'll see if my guess pans out.
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Old 06-12-19, 12:31 PM
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I had $3 in Xbox credit, so I grabbed the $1 offer. Now Im good until 3/20 for both Live and Game Pass. No brainer since my Game Pass was due to renew next month.
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Old 06-12-19, 12:39 PM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
I have a suspicion that Game Pass and Gold will eventually merge into on subscription service, rendering this smoking deal somewhat pointless. We'll see if my guess pans out.
Yeah, they might call it something crazy like... like... Game Pass Ultimate.

Actually, I do get what you mean. The thing is, "Gold" titles will always have to be available to members who claimed them, while "Game Pass" titles are a rotating library. They may combine them all into one easily-defined thing, but they have to be extremely careful about how they go about it... to avoid push-back from anyone who claimed a "Gold" title thinking it wouldn't disappear from their digital library.
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Old 06-12-19, 12:47 PM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
I had $3 in Xbox credit, so I grabbed the $1 offer. Now Im good until 3/20 for both Live and Game Pass. No brainer since my Game Pass was due to renew next month.
Well it would have been a lot better for you if you had first upped your Live subscription for a year or two and then done the conversion. As Trevor mentioned, had you first bough two years of Live Gold for $100, then you would have gotten a subscription for Game Pass Ultimate for $101 total until 3/22. Now after 3/20 you will have to pay $15/mo (or essentially $361 for the same duration of service). Live and learn


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Old 06-12-19, 12:52 PM
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I have a suspicion that Game Pass and Gold will eventually merge into on subscription service, rendering this smoking deal somewhat pointless. We'll see if my guess pans out.
The only way this becomes pointless is if they lower the combined subscription to at or below what Gold costs now. Which would still be an insane value.
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Old 06-14-19, 08:31 PM
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Re: Convert your remaining Xbox Live sub (up to 3 years) to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a buck

I was gonna run out in November, so I added two years to my live (costco) and I had a 6 month game pass credit I hadn’t used (plus extra month fby picking autorenew which I’ll turn off). Now I’m good until June 2022 for the extra buck. Especially happy at getting basically 7 months of live for the game pass.

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