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Microsoft.com [Xbox News/Info] is offering their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription currently at $1 valid for New Subscribers. Microsoft is allowing those who upgrade to the new Ultimate Game Pass Membership to convert all of their Xbox Live Gold/Game Pass time (up to 36 months) to the new Ultimate Membership to a 1:1 conversation rate. To get the most out of your Subscription, please follow the steps listed below. Thanks cbfannin & other contributing SD members

Note, this will not work if you have already upgraded to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription previously.
  1. Click this link here to locate your main Microsoft Account page
  2. Locate the "Services and Subscriptions" tab at the top of the page — this will showcase which subscriptions you currently have on your account.
  3. Before applying the "One month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1 promotion" deal to your account, extend your Xbox Live Gold subscription at your discretion (by buying additional months; up to 36 months allowed)
    • Note, you do not have to extend your subscription but to get the most out of this deal, we would suggest you do that, otherwise, any left over active membership will be converted when you proceed on.
  4. You can get 12 months of Live Gold for $59.99 or go a la carte for $9.99 per month or you can purchase a subscription elsewhere (B&M/online store)
  5. Now, once you've extended your Xbox Live Gold subscription to the desired length, it's finally time to add the "One month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1" deal to your account.
  6. Once that deal is applied to your account, your current Xbox Live Gold subscription will be converted to Game Pass Ultimate and will be available for the length of your Live Gold subscription.
    • Note, joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass membership(s) into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months total. All conversions are final; conversion ratio subject to change.
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Please keep in mind that pricing will vary depending on how much you currently have in your account/how much you're willing to extend your account too. However, the pricing for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is $1/month for new subscribers and you will be charge $14.99 every month after your subscription ends (ex; your account has 36 active months in 2019, you will then be charge $14.99 in 2022).

Please refer to the forum thread for additional details/extending additional months w/ auto-renew & more - Discombobulated

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Microsoft is allowing those who upgrade to the new Ultimate Game Pass membership for $1 to convert all of their Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass time (up to 36 months) to the Ultimate membership at a 1:1 conversion rate. (see photo) This will not be the case AFTER you upgrade to Ultimate. You can see post upgrade conversion rates here: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass#faq [xbox.com]

Ultimate Game Pass combines PC Game Pass, Console Game Pass, and XBOX Live Gold. If you are not a PC gamer, this will still come out to be cheaper than not upgrading to Ultimate.

Disclaimer. Microsoft has not announced when they will stop doing this so I would take advantage of it ASAP.
  1. Start at your main Microsoft account page [microsoft.com].
  2. Go to the "Services and Subscriptions" tab at the top of the page — this will show which subscriptions you currently have on your account. If you're current subscriptions are on auto renew, turn auto renew off before you proceed.
  3. Before applying the "one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1" deal to your account, extend your Xbox Live Gold subscription by buying additional months. You can top up at sites like cdkeys.com for a discount or if you have a Costco membership (This is where I got my 24mo card).
  4. Now, once you've extended your Xbox Live Gold subscription to the desired length, it's finally time to add the "one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1" deal.
  5. Once that deal is applied to your account, your Xbox Live Gold subscription will be converted to Game Pass Ultimate — and Game Pass Ultimate will be available for the length of your Live Gold subscription.
  6. If you are prompted to enable auto renew, do it, you will be given another additional month for free each time you do this. Just be sure to turn it off after each case.
For additional free months do this: https://slickdeals.net/f/13459018-3-years-of-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-ymwv-4-42-mo?p=131091445#post131091445

Your exact numbers will vary. It depends on what you were paying and how many months you had prior to the upgrade and what you pay to extend your XBOX Live Gold. But here is what I ended up with. I received 34mos of Ultimate Game Pass for $4.42/mo. I had 2 months that converted, purchased 30 months for $135.77 from discount sites, received 1 month for enabling auto renew, and got the 1 that came with the upgrade for $1. I probably could have squeezed an additonal free month out of the upgrade but I think I forgot to disable auto renew after I submitted my Xbox Live Gold cards Frown Anyway, that is ~70% savings off the Ultimate membership, and ~48% off of what I was paying for Live Gold and Game Pass memberships separately using discount sites. For me, those together averaged $9.16/mo. My $4.42/mo cost also includes a couple months I lost from the Game Pass since only Live Gold or Game Pass is used for the conversion, not both.

source: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/...-ultimate/

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Here's the post-upgrade conversion chart

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They offered this upfront for a while. No one I told believed me. I stocked up. A lot of slicksters got it too. If the dollar upgrade converts then it will be up for 2 weeks as per usual with deals I'm sure.
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One thing I did the first time this came around was to get multiple 3-month codes and add them one at a time to my MS account. You then edit the subscription and set to auto-renew, which adds 1 month free to the expiration. Then go turn it off, add the next 3 month, lather/rinse/repeat. If you're adding a year like that you get 4 months free.

Do all these then do the conversion to Game Pass Ultimate for a super deal overall.
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more info on everything here:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3...e-tip.html
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They offered this upfront for a while. No one I told believed me. I stocked up. A lot of slicksters got it too. If the dollar upgrade converts then it will be up for 2 weeks as per usual with deals I'm sure.
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more info on everything here:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3...e-tip.html [pcworld.com]
FYI: That article states that Live Gold AND Game Pass converts. However, that didn't seem to be the case for me or accurate to what the official site states.
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What was the Rockstar deal? I must of missed that one.
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If I already upgraded my gold for a dollar and got game pass to match my gold subscription. Can I add additional free months of game pass with this method?
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They offered this upfront for a while. No one I told believed me. I stocked up. A lot of slicksters got it too. If the dollar upgrade converts then it will be up for 2 weeks as per usual with deals I'm sure.
I have alerts on slickdeals and on reddit about xbox memberships but still missed this Smilie
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If I already upgraded my gold for a dollar and got game pass to match my gold subscription. Can I add additional free months of game pass with this method?
From the sounds of it no. That was the same before, too. I know a lot of dofuses who clicked their free month to ultimate and lost out 😆 lol
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If I already upgraded my gold for a dollar and got game pass to match my gold subscription. Can I add additional free months of game pass with this method?
As long as you have never been an Ultimate Game Pass member, any Gold and Game Pass time (up to 36mos) should convert per their site. I posted an image straight form their site that states this above with the article.
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I have alerts on slickdeals and on reddit about xbox memberships but still missed this Smilie
The dollar buy in was visible. The conversion was in the fine print.
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If I already upgraded my gold for a dollar and got game pass to match my gold subscription. Can I add additional free months of game pass with this method?
You mean you upgraded *to* Gold for a dollar? Then yes, because it sounds like you still have two separate subs.
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From the sounds of it no. That was the same before, too. I know a lot of dofuses who clicked their free month to ultimate and lost out 😆 lol
OH...I answered contrary. However, I see I may have misread it. I was thinking he meant they took advantage of the $1 Gold membership. Which of course meant he hadn't upgraded to Ultimate yet.
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