Game Pass is becoming more valuable by the day, with hot titles hitting the service every month. Luckily, you can still get one month of Game Pass Ultimate for $1, available at the Microsoft Store. This only works once per user, so if you haven’t tried it yet make sure you understand the deal below before you subscribe.
Microsoft put a giant cherry on top of the deal—when you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, your prepaid time from Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass will be converted to extend your Ultimate membership (redeemable for up to 36 months).
Slickdealer Funkinyourface gave us an example of how it worked out for them. “Just did it and had Gold thru 2/2022 and Game Pass thru 10/19. Paid $1 now I have both thru 6/22!!! That’s 3 YEARS of Game Pass [Ultimate] for $1! ” Slickdeals user araczynski confirmed that this still works and snagged this deal December 2.
And to prevent being charged full price, you can cancel your subscription at any time and still keep the converted Game Pass Ultimate extensions. You can learn more about this offer at xbox.com/gamepass.
When Microsoft offered this deal in 2019, it was limited to one use per account. However, for this promotion it looks like the ticker has reset, so you can cash in on the deal even if you’ve already enjoyed the “first month of GPU for $1” offer. However, this offer is only valid for inactive subscriptions, so if you’re currently a Game Pass Subscriber, you’ll need to lapse before you can save.
Major retailers like Best Buy are also carrying Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can currently get three months of Game Pass Ultimate for $44.99 at Best Buy.
If you’re looking to try out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for even less, you can do so with a 14 or 30-day free trial code found in certain Kellogg’s products. Slickdeals user SmartyPant shared this new GPU deal, which is available for qualifying purchases through March 31, 2021. If you are looking to stock up on snacks while you game, this might be the GPU deal for you.
Making the Most out of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
The new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is an all-encompassing service that can save you quite a bit of money. The package includes:
- Xbox Game Pass PC – Includes access to more than 100 PC games (Reg. Price: $9.99 per month)
- Xbox Game Pass Console Games – Includes access to more than 100 Xbox games (Reg. Price: $9.99 per month)
- Xbox Live Gold – Grants access to online multiplayer games (Reg. Price: $9.99 per month)
So at the regular price of $14.99, you’ll save around half off on all these services. And at the $1 promotional price, you’re getting quite the bargain.
The Slickdeals community has agreed that the best thing to do is to load up on XBL Gold before upgrading to Ultimate if your total prepaid time is shy of 36 months. Funkinyourface also chimed in again with advice for those who have expired subscriptions or who have never used one of the services:
“Best way to do the deal is this if you’re starting from scratch. Buy [3 Years of Gold]. Get the Ultimate for $1. Then when you look at your active subscriptions it will show Xbox live under the cancelled subscriptions section: Xbox game pass ultimate – $15 every month, next charge on 6/9/2022 [or whatever is three years from purchase date].”
Using this method and purchasing XBL Gold through the Microsoft Store brings your total to $180.97, which is much better than paying the $540 for a full three years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. And with 12-month subscriptions of Xbox Live Gold going on sale so often, you may be able to take advantage of this conversion deal for even cheaper.
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