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#31471 easper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   926 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2021 - 11:57 PM

Okay. I ordered three years of Gold. My Ultimate expires today. I’ll wait the weekend then see if I can convert it to 3 years. Wish me luck.


Success! I waited until I made sure I couldn’t launch any GamePass games on my account, then redeemed all three years of Gold. After confirming I had Gold until 9/18/2024, I used 12,000 rewards points to get a month of Ultimate (I didn’t get an offer for $1 and I’d rather spend points than $15). Redeemed the Ultimate code. Got the message saying that upgrading to Ultimate would convert my Gold to GPU up to 36 months. Clicked okay. Now I’ve got Ultimate until 9/18/2024.

$150 plus 12,000 rewards points for 3 years of Ultimate. Feels good!

#31472 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1659 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 12:55 AM

I’m sure some of you guys have had to reach out to support about missing bing rebates. I’m missing rebates for a GameFly purchase from last week. I’m not sure who to contact though. I don’t see any support option on the bing rewards page. Do you just go to the Microsoft main page and contact support that way? I don’t think that’s the right answer, but hopefully someone here knows. I should have about $11 pending for my purchase but I have nothing

#31473 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8643 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 01:14 AM

I’m sure some of you guys have had to reach out to support about missing bing rebates. I’m missing rebates for a GameFly purchase from last week. I’m not sure who to contact though. I don’t see any support option on the bing rewards page. Do you just go to the Microsoft main page and contact support that way? I don’t think that’s the right answer, but hopefully someone here knows. I should have about $11 pending for my purchase but I have nothing

Bing Rebates is a joke.  The last time that I had an amount pending, I waited a week for it to let me cash out.  Then, it just randomly fixed itself.  Now, I have a dollar and some change pending right now, but it's been borked for at least the last three days.  



#31474 RiPPn  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 01:38 AM

I’m sure some of you guys have had to reach out to support about missing bing rebates. I’m missing rebates for a GameFly purchase from last week. I’m not sure who to contact though. I don’t see any support option on the bing rewards page. Do you just go to the Microsoft main page and contact support that way? I don’t think that’s the right answer, but hopefully someone here knows. I should have about $11 pending for my purchase but I have nothing

I did a Bing Rebate and was supposed to get $2, they gave me .20.  I contacted support and showed them the rebate that said specifically that it was supposed to be $2 and it was still active and provided them the proof of purchase.  They came back and said I was compensated correctly.  Can't trust them which makes It a trash rebate service and I wouldn't use it unless the retailer isn't supported by TCB or any of the other rebate sites out there.



#31475 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1216 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 03:17 AM

Bard's Tale Trilogy and Wasteland Remastered are both on sale this week for $3.74 each, but they're both on Game Pass at the moment, so I thought that I would try them out before purchasing them.  Both games are rather difficult by today's standards, and I can't see how much replay value there would be in either even though the games are considered to be classics.  So, I don't know if I'll buy them or not.

 

Wasteland is one of those games that I drooled over when I saw it in my dad's PC magazines as a kid.  By the time I was able to play games like that, Fallout was out.  Bard's Tale games were also a little before my time - the later Ultima games were my intro to RPGs.

 

As far as Bing Rebates, I've never gotten any credit for anything I've bought through it.



#31476 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   701 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 04:00 AM

Reminder, a new season of Xbox Ambassadors starts in 10 days:

 

On top of Xbox Rewards that we all use to save and be CAGs, you may be able to join Xbox Ambassadors as well. Xbox Ambassadors has simple community quests to earn points towards sweepstakes and Game Pass Ultimate. Every 3 months you can earn 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate, if you get enough points.

 

https://ambassadors..../xbox/dashboard

 

I could use some help getting 3 more people to follow my gamertag to finish off the latest season: x 2nd Opp x

 

Here are the current sweepstakes:

 

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#31477 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1206 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 20 September 2021 - 04:03 AM

Success! I waited until I made sure I couldn’t launch any GamePass games on my account, then redeemed all three years of Gold. After confirming I had Gold until 9/18/2024, I used 12,000 rewards points to get a month of Ultimate (I didn’t get an offer for $1 and I’d rather spend points than $15). Redeemed the Ultimate code. Got the message saying that upgrading to Ultimate would convert my Gold to GPU up to 36 months. Clicked okay. Now I’ve got Ultimate until 9/18/2024.
$150 plus 12,000 rewards points for 3 years of Ultimate. Feels good!


So Gold and GPU both expired then you redeemed?

#31478 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3523 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 05:29 AM

Reminder, a new season of Xbox Ambassadors starts in 10 days:

 

On top of Xbox Rewards that we all use to save and be CAGs, you may be able to join Xbox Ambassadors as well. Xbox Ambassadors has simple community quests to earn points towards sweepstakes and Game Pass Ultimate. Every 3 months you can earn 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate, if you get enough points.

 

https://ambassadors..../xbox/dashboard

 

I could use some help getting 3 more people to follow my gamertag to finish off the latest season: x 2nd Opp x

 

Here are the current sweepstakes:

 

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How do you earn XP?



#31479 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   701 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 06:17 AM

How do you earn XP?


You can earn most the weekly XP by just clicking links. Higher amounts of XP are available for the monthly quests which include sending GG messages to other players, joining games through the "looking for group" page, people following your gamertag, and adding friends.

#31480 SackAttack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   950 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

SackAttack

Posted 20 September 2021 - 06:51 AM

So Gold and GPU both expired then you redeemed?


Reasonably sure that if Ultimate expires, you aren't Gold any longer, either. That's the point of the conversion.

So once Ultimate expires, it sounds like you should be good to start the party again with a fresh conversion.

#31481 The Ebbtide   Hi. CAGiversary!   1795 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

The Ebbtide

Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:26 AM

You can earn most the weekly XP by just clicking links. Higher amounts of XP are available for the monthly quests which include sending GG messages to other players, joining games through the "looking for group" page, people following your gamertag, and adding friends.

There's a reward for sending positive messages? I already do that, but I didn't know there was a program that actually encourages and rewards it. 



#31482 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8643 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 10:22 AM

I've been wondering about these but I think MS owns the studio so they should always be on GP.

I just checked, and The Bard's Tale Trilogy is only on Game Pass as a part of EA Access, so I assume that means that Microsoft doesn't own it.  I downloaded both games to see if I would like them, and I enjoyed Wasteland Remastered more than The Bard's Tale Trilogy.  These are games from back in the day when you had to draw your own maps, and it seemed like The Bard's Tale was just a lot of randomly opening doors and encountering enemies.  Wasteland Remastered was pretty much a narrative that reminded me a lot of Fallout which it inspired.



#31483 easper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   926 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 10:36 AM

So Gold and GPU both expired then you redeemed?


Correct. I haven’t had Gold by itself since Ultimate started. Before I redeemed the Gold codes yesterday I didn’t have an active subscription to Gold or Ultimate.

After I redeemed the Gold codes, I had a Gold-only subscription good until 9/2024. Added the Ultimate 1-month code, it converted all three years of Gold to three years of Ultimate. All I lost in the process was that “extra” month of Ultimate.

#31484 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   682 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 20 September 2021 - 02:29 PM

Reminder, a new season of Xbox Ambassadors starts in 10 days:

On top of Xbox Rewards that we all use to save and be CAGs, you may be able to join Xbox Ambassadors as well. Xbox Ambassadors has simple community quests to earn points towards sweepstakes and Game Pass Ultimate. Every 3 months you can earn 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate, if you get enough points.

https://ambassadors..../xbox/dashboard

I could use some help getting 3 more people to follow my gamertag to finish off the latest season: x 2nd Opp x

Here are the current sweepstakes:

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Gave you a follow. Thanks for the info, too.

#31485 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11752 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 20 September 2021 - 04:18 PM

I just checked, and The Bard's Tale Trilogy is only on Game Pass as a part of EA Access, so I assume that means that Microsoft doesn't own it.  I downloaded both games to see if I would like them, and I enjoyed Wasteland Remastered more than The Bard's Tale Trilogy.  These are games from back in the day when you had to draw your own maps, and it seemed like The Bard's Tale was just a lot of randomly opening doors and encountering enemies.  Wasteland Remastered was pretty much a narrative that reminded me a lot of Fallout which it inspired.

The product page for the games mentions EA Access, but that has to be a typo because Microsoft bought InXile Entertainment in 2018 so it should be a permanent fixture in GPU, but who knows.



#31486 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   1665 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 20 September 2021 - 08:03 PM

Reminder, a new season of Xbox Ambassadors starts in 10 days:
 
On top of Xbox Rewards that we all use to save and be CAGs, you may be able to join Xbox Ambassadors as well. Xbox Ambassadors has simple community quests to earn points towards sweepstakes and Game Pass Ultimate. Every 3 months you can earn 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate, if you get enough points.
 
https://ambassadors..../xbox/dashboard
 
I could use some help getting 3 more people to follow my gamertag to finish off the latest season: x 2nd Opp x
 
Here are the current sweepstakes:
 
lgeMt6x.jpg


Added you.

#31487 easper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   926 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2021 - 08:33 PM

Reminder, a new season of Xbox Ambassadors starts in 10 days:

 

On top of Xbox Rewards that we all use to save and be CAGs, you may be able to join Xbox Ambassadors as well. Xbox Ambassadors has simple community quests to earn points towards sweepstakes and Game Pass Ultimate. Every 3 months you can earn 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate, if you get enough points.

 

https://ambassadors..../xbox/dashboard

 

I could use some help getting 3 more people to follow my gamertag to finish off the latest season: x 2nd Opp x

 

Here are the current sweepstakes:

 

lgeMt6x.jpg

I think I did it, too?  



#31488 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11977 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 20 September 2021 - 10:27 PM

I predict a great sale tonight.

#31489 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3404 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Xfactor19990

Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:07 AM

The Xbox ambassador program is pretty cool. If you do everything you usually have enough to hit the 20,000 points in two months; maybe a few tasks in the third month. Essentially 4 "free" months of Game Pass Ultimate a year.

#31490 galaknight   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:17 AM

https://www.trueachi...ember-21st-2021



#31491 wjgillespie602   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   139 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

wjgillespie602

Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:56 AM

Gave you a follow. Thanks for the info, too.

Followed you

#31492 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1216 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:04 AM

Don't know if this was posted, but Alienware Arena is giving away codes for 5000 Microsoft Rewards points.

 

You have to be Level 15+.  There were less than 200 keys left when I redeemed mine.

 

https://na.alienware...lusive-giveaway



#31493 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1897 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2021 - 09:18 AM

Wasn't the ambassador program just an excuse for Microsoft to let go of its salaried customer service reps and dump their workload onto Xbox fans for practically nothing?

#31494 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7167 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2021 - 10:56 AM

That sounds about right.

#31495 MalakianXVII   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

MalakianXVII

Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:14 AM

I predict a great sale tonight.

...Well, I bought one game.  :-



#31496 Sielanas  

Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:30 PM

I see people getting emails about the Halo Infinite flights, and I see they say they're sending "preselection" emails, but they also say all registered Insiders are eligible. I guess we find out Thursday when downloads go live.


Minion Masters has a new expansion and here's the free deck,
https://www.microsof...lc/9nffjpk1tmw5

#31497 DemonsMaster   Jrpg Addicts Anonymous CAGiversary!   1760 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

DemonsMaster

Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:53 PM

I see people getting emails about the Halo Infinite flights, and I see they say they're sending "preselection" emails, but they also say all registered Insiders are eligible. I guess we find out Thursday when downloads go live.


Minion Masters has a new expansion and here's the free deck,
https://www.microsof...lc/9nffjpk1tmw5

As long as you're registered before Sep 13 you are fine



#31498 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:53 PM

The Xbox ambassador program is pretty cool. If you do everything you usually have enough to hit the 20,000 points in two months; maybe a few tasks in the third month. Essentially 4 "free" months of Game Pass Ultimate a year.

I've been an ambassador for maybe a year, how do you get game pass ultimate from it?



#31499 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 21 September 2021 - 04:03 PM

Just went to Dollar General they have Xbox, PlayStation and GameStop gift cards 15% off.


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#31500 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   16024 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 21 September 2021 - 05:20 PM

Well, the new XBox Game Pass reward challenges don't suck this time. Play that DnD game (which is on XCloud) and gain a level in Steep.

 

And I still keep thinking I'll get into Night in the Woods before it leaves Game Pass, but I'm now over 40 hours in Yakuza 7 with no real stopping.