Update - Read replies for arguably better deals.

Just tested this today and thought I would share. Proof is at the bottom (notice how it ends on May of next year)

Go here and buy one month of Xbox Live Gold for $1.

Then, go here and buy one month of Xbox Game Pass for $1.

Finally, go here and buy three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1.

In the end, everything will be converted to Ultimate and you'll end up with 5 months total. This is the best deal I found for Ultimate (not counting region-exclusive offers such as the junk food stuff).

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Dang, you're probably right. But I only managed to open the game pass for xbox through this link. Yours just redirects me to the game pass for pc.

1 week ago*
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Oh, you're right (wrong link)

1 Month Xbox Game Pass for Xbox $0.89
https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships/1-month-xbox-game-pass-xbox-one-360

accordingly the correct sequence of actions
1) activation key one month of Xbox Game Pass for Xbox
2) one month of Xbox Live Gold
3) one month of Xbox Game Pass for PC
4) three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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This should give 7 months if you enable recurring when activating code.

Also I think in US you may get Discord Nitro code from xbox dashboard (console not PC), and redeem 3 month xbox game pass (pc or xbox). You can ask support to send them via email, but it takes 10 days and offer expires before that. (end of this month)

So this for 9 months for $3:

1) activation key one month of Xbox Game Pass for Xbox, enable recurring (2 months)
2) one month of Xbox Live Gold
3) one month of Xbox Game Pass for PC
4) three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
5) redeem either discord nitro code, convert to 2 months of ultimate [you don't have time to wait for expiry]

Alternative tip: Some crap food in US (iirc, I don't live in US so I don't know specifics) comes with 7+7 days codes of gold+game pass, if you have access redeem tons of those befe ultimate conversions too if you have access. (converts to 5 days of ultimate, so better to do before if possible).

Myself, maxed out 3 years. For less than price of one month.

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How does converting discord nitro to 2 months work? Can it be done in other regions than the US? Or will they not send me a code if I'm not in the US?

Edit: never mind, found out. I'm contacting support to see if I can get them to send me the codes.

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don't got mine, could you get lucky???

6 days ago
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I've seen people saying they got support to send them the codes through email. But I didn't get so lucky, and they told me to wait up to three days for a follow up through email. It's been one day. If I don't get anything, I'll have to contact them again.

6 days ago
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PSA: Once you upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate, the offer for 30 days free when you enable recurring billing is gone

1 week ago
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I'm not sure how this works. Every purchase I made was already set as a recurring billing, even the first one. All I could do was deactivate it. Or are you supposed to deactivate it and then activate it again before getting ultimate?

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There was a promo running; when you redeem a code, it would offer you a free extra 30 days if you had a payment method and checked automatic billing option.
It worked with any code, including stuff like 7 day codes. It also worked with all the codes from Alienware.

Once you upgrade to Ultimate, this offer does not come up anymore. (except possibly with Ultimate codes, as I think madjoki is saying)

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You still do get it with ultimate codes (not via conversions).

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So it's still offered when you redeem a code that is actually Ultimate?
Not converting other codes to smaller amounts of time.

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Yup.

6 days ago
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Attention!!! Unavailable for russian credit cards and Paypal with russian contacts.

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Here is what I did myself a couple of days ago to get 36 months of Game Pass Ultimate:

  1. Buy the 1-month Game Pass (Beta) for 1€
  2. Buy 16 1-month codes (I purchased mine on gamivo, check root777's post below for some advice on that)
  3. Disable automatic renewal
  4. Add code for 1 month and say yes to "automatic renewal", it will give you an extra month
  5. Disable automatic renewal
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you redeem all codes
  7. Buy the 3 months of ultimate pass for 1€

When you get the Ultimate Pass (which you should get last) you can convert 36 months of regular Game Pass at most. Int the end I got: 1 + (16 x 2) + 3 = 36 months, I'm good until November, 14th 2022...

EDIT: To clarify step 2.

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Wow!

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Step 2, where can you get cheap 1month codes ?

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the keys from two giveaways (in August and October)
https://eu.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/2079495/boards/contest-and-giveaways-global/Giveaway/xbox-game-pass-for-pc-one-month-key-giveaway

if you missed the giveaway,then private sellers(g2a,kinguin, plati-market) can sell the key from $ 3

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I would love to know too.

1 week ago
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Bought mine from Gamivo, but as root777 pointed out, you should be able to trade or buy them somewhere else.

I'm not very familiar with the Microsoft subscriptions so I don't really know if all "one month" coupons are the same, I just know where I got mine, that they worked, and how I did it (the steps I explained in my message). I'm just saying that you might want to check that you're buying/getting the correct "one month" coupons.

6 days ago
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Thanks a lot to both!! Kudos!

5 days ago
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Thanks very much for the heads-up on this. There's around 25 PC games that I genuinely want to play (Outer Worlds, Dead Cells, Wolfenstein 2, RAGE 2, etc.), and plus I'll get to keep 10 Xbox 360 games after my subscription ends. For $3 too? Xmas came early. :)

6 days ago
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Make sure to read the replies for potentially better deals. I skimped on at least two more months for $1 (activating game pass for console and getting the recurring billing thing). The info on these deals is too scattered around. I wish someone had made a thread like this before I bought it.

6 days ago*
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Does a PayPal attached to your bank work for a subscription, or does it need to be a credit card?

6 days ago
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That I don't know. But I do know a digital PayPal card works.

6 days ago
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paypal works

6 days ago
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But attached to bank or with enough wallet?

I mean i got bad experiences with the first, but if that's the only way i have to think about it.
I can imagine with a subscription they want to see you keep having enough money but OP above says a digital one would work, so i don't know.

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oh i dont know if enough wallet works. connected to a bank account works tho. i am using the service for 9 months now and i have to say its the best videogame subscription based model out there.

4 days ago
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Thanks, but cdkeys prices already tripled and the game pass posted on top of this thread is now already 10,
Dunno if it's still working, and so if cdkeys are tripled plus gamepass for 10 euro, it will be about 45 euro now for 3 years?

I am afraid if i decide to attach my account i still do something wrong and it's becoming useless.

4 days ago
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but i dont have an xbox :/

4 days ago
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Does anyone know what happens if you get a few months of Ultimate and afterwards use a code for the Standard pass? (like those promotional codes that go with GPUs etc.)

Does it get converted to Ultimate as well or just gives you Standard starting from the date your Ultimate pass runs out?

4 days ago
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Nice, thanks a lot!

4 days ago
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Sea of thieves is awesome

(with a crew of course)

4 days ago
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Any way to use this without a US credit card or bank account? I have wallet on my Microsoft account, but it won't let me buy any of the subscriptions without a valid US card...

EDIT: I contacted xbox support, and they bought the 3 month ultimate pass for me using the wallet funds. I probably could've gotten them to go through a few more of the steps, but didn't want to push it. Got 5 months of Ultimate for about $6, which is nice. :)

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