Jump to content


* * * * - 3 votes

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Deal

Deal

#121 XSpark210X   Yeah... CAGiversary!   640 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2020 - 05:21 AM

Reached out to support after still not getting mine almost 24 hours later they told me to wait upto 48 hours to get mine. Since they're aware in a delay of these orders being processed.

#122 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8611 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:24 AM

Damn I wish now that I had ordered some from Target to get the extras ;).  Meanwhile my one store pickup order for a physical card at Best Buy is still pending from yesterday.  That's OK - I wouldn't be heading up there any time soon anyway.

 

I guess it's just as well I didn't get the extra Target codes.  As I said before, I wouldn't be able to enter them for months and by then who knows if the codes would be valid.

 

Likewise, I thought the same when I first heard about it.  It sounded really bad for me since I don't play that many different games.  But then when I found out about the gold conversion a few weeks ago after I got my Series X, I decided to give it a shot.  And now I've gotten my son (who lives in a different town - I'm already gamesharing with my other son at home) signed up for 3 years too.  It's already changed how I play games.  Now instead of just playing one game all the time (Destiny 2), I'm giving a variety of indie games a shot now.

 

As an added bonus, I've been able to sell off a few physical games that I got for my boys to pay for some of the sub too.  Just sold Forza Horizon 4, Outer Worlds, and Jedi Fallen Order - cleared about $80 for them.  Hopefully my buyers don't see how cheap Forza and Outer Worlds are for BF!  I sold them just before the BF prices came up.
 

Speaking of indie games, I've actually discovered some great indies from using Game Pass too.  Hotshot Racing is my new favorite racing game.  I also enjoy Demon's Tilt, Forager, and Neon Abyss.  So, yeah, that $6 a month or so is totally worth it.



#123 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:38 AM

So all three of my 'extra' codes say they've been deactivated when I tried entering them just now.



#124 SoulessSamurai  

SoulessSamurai

Posted 28 November 2020 - 11:53 AM

Hi there, I got my pro subscription today. Do u have any idea when will the monthly $5 reward be sent? Like in a day or a week?


Should be on the bottom of your receipt.

#125 drawingboard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   905 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

drawingboard

Posted 28 November 2020 - 03:41 PM

I got my emails from Target, but when I go to claim them, the site doesn't load. Anyone else having this problem?



#126 Flash15   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6694 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2020 - 05:53 PM

I got my emails from Target, but when I go to claim them, the site doesn't load. Anyone else having this problem?

Yeah, it took me multiple attempts to get it to load. I waited a bit, too.



#127 drawingboard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   905 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

drawingboard

Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:17 PM

Yeah, it took me multiple attempts to get it to load. I waited a bit, too.

Thanks, I'll keep trying.



#128 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3317 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted 28 November 2020 - 07:14 PM

I bought 4 physicals from GS for 19.99 each.  Just activated no issues.



#129 redonkalous  

redonkalous

Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:30 PM

Just a heads up. My GPU expired yesterday but I added EA Play codes from shopto before it expired. Although it says I have 2 years of GPU on my subscription management, it’s not registering I have GPU on the GamePass app. I’m unable to get check in points from the GamePass app and console. It says “Not Active” and wants me to join GamePass on the app. It’s weird because I can access all the GamePass games and GwG Xbox One games but not the 360 GwG games. I’ll wait a couple days and contact MS and see what’s up. It did glitch out and gave us 1 year of GPU instead of 4 months from the shopto EA Play codes, so that’s probably why it’s glitched now.

#130 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2020 - 09:58 PM

Just a heads up. My GPU expired yesterday but I added EA Play codes from shopto before it expired. Although it says I have 2 years of GPU on my subscription management, it’s not registering I have GPU on the GamePass app. I’m unable to get check in points from the GamePass app and console. It says “Not Active” and wants me to join GamePass on the app. It’s weird because I can access all the GamePass games and GwG Xbox One games but not the 360 GwG games. I’ll wait a couple days and contact MS and see what’s up. It did glitch out and gave us 1 year of GPU instead of 4 months from the shopto EA Play codes, so that’s probably why it’s glitched now.

It's prob just a lag in it updating. I would think you would still have access to 360 GwG though. 



#131 SackAttack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   927 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

SackAttack

Posted 29 November 2020 - 04:40 AM

I ended up only receiving two codes, and got two "you've been charged 21.xx" notifications. Cool.

I'm curious about y'all who doubled up. How many "you've been charged" emails did you get?

#132 Sonic9jct   Wubba lubba dub dub CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Sonic9jct

Posted 29 November 2020 - 07:33 AM

I ended up only receiving two codes, and got two "you've been charged 21.xx" notifications. Cool.

I got the three for my valid ones.

I'm curious about y'all who doubled up. How many "you've been charged" emails did you get?



#133 thundarr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   760 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

thundarr

Posted 29 November 2020 - 01:36 PM

I ordered 3 in one order but received 6 email codes and only one charge email. I never got a disregard email but I redeemed them right away. I wonder if the ones who waited had theirs revoked?

#134 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:10 PM

I ordered 3 in one order but received 6 email codes and only one charge email. I never got a disregard email but I redeemed them right away. I wonder if the ones who waited had theirs revoked?


That's what happened with the yoshi switch digital codes for $1. I didn't get in on that ons but read that anyone who was sitting on them to sell lost them when they started deactivating the codes that hadn't been redeemed, bur the ones that were redeemed didn't get revoked.

#135 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7952 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:35 PM

Is there a trick to getting my Ultimate subscription to work on my sons Xbox? He is able to use my basic XBL stuff but if he goes to Game Pass to download a game it prompts him to subscribe to it before he can download any games. I have already made his console the “Home” console while under my Gamertag but while he’s under his Gamertag he can’t do anything accept play online. Am I missing something? Would he always need to be under my Gamertag on that console before he could download any Game Pass games and than switch to his to play them?

#136 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 29 November 2020 - 03:15 PM

Is there a trick to getting my Ultimate subscription to work on my sons Xbox? He is able to use my basic XBL stuff but if he goes to Game Pass to download a game it prompts him to subscribe to it before he can download any games. I have already made his console the “Home” console while under my Gamertag but while he’s under his Gamertag he can’t do anything accept play online. Am I missing something? Would he always need to be under my Gamertag on that console before he could download any Game Pass games and than switch to his to play them?


I assume you've already set up "Family sharing" and family settings in the Xbox accounts' settings?

Usually I install the game and then my son can launch it. I haven't tried to let him install a game but I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't work that way and your account needs to be the one to do the install.

#137 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2752 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2020 - 03:22 PM

I ended up only receiving two codes, and got two "you've been charged 21.xx" notifications. Cool.

I'm curious about y'all who doubled up. How many "you've been charged" emails did you get?

I only bought 2 as I picked up 2 from BB the day before.  I didn't get any doubles.  I did have problems trying to receive the codes through the email links.  Next morning the links were loading.

 

I didn't get charged tax though.  So with redcard I only paid $19, good enough for me.



#138 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1553 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 12:17 AM

Is the upgrade the rest of your gold for a $1 deal dead?

#139 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 30 November 2020 - 01:22 AM

Is the upgrade the rest of your gold for a $1 deal dead?


Nope, but you can only do it if you've never had GPU on your account. If you haven't had GPU yet, you should buy 2 to 2.5 years of gold and convert instead of going to GPU directly. It's so much cheaper for that first 1:1 conversion.

#140 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 01:27 AM

Is there a trick to getting my Ultimate subscription to work on my sons Xbox? He is able to use my basic XBL stuff but if he goes to Game Pass to download a game it prompts him to subscribe to it before he can download any games. I have already made his console the “Home” console while under my Gamertag but while he’s under his Gamertag he can’t do anything accept play online. Am I missing something? Would he always need to be under my Gamertag on that console before he could download any Game Pass games and than switch to his to play them?

My son's Xbox is set up as my home one.  But, yeah, see below...

 

I assume you've already set up "Family sharing" and family settings in the Xbox accounts' settings?

Usually I install the game and then my son can launch it. I haven't tried to let him install a game but I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't work that way and your account needs to be the one to do the install.

Yeah, I think I needed to download stuff using my account.  Once it's there, he can play it no problem (even when I'm not logged onto his Xbox).
 



#141 taomaster99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   83 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

taomaster99

Posted 30 November 2020 - 02:31 AM

My son's Xbox is set up as my home one. But, yeah, see below...

Yeah, I think I needed to download stuff using my account. Once it's there, he can play it no problem (even when I'm not logged onto his Xbox).

Don't think there is a way around this, you have to download it for him. Except for free to play games, he should be able to download those.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk

#142 electricsleep  

electricsleep

Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:56 AM

Just a heads up. My GPU expired yesterday but I added EA Play codes from shopto before it expired. Although it says I have 2 years of GPU on my subscription management, it’s not registering I have GPU on the GamePass app. I’m unable to get check in points from the GamePass app and console. It says “Not Active” and wants me to join GamePass on the app. It’s weird because I can access all the GamePass games and GwG Xbox One games but not the 360 GwG games. I’ll wait a couple days and contact MS and see what’s up. It did glitch out and gave us 1 year of GPU instead of 4 months from the shopto EA Play codes, so that’s probably why it’s glitched now.

I had a similar problem, but I was completely locked out of the app and games after my original subscription ended even though I added 2 years on the EA glitch. Tried to get some help from MS support but they were pretty worthless. Had me power cycle and remove and readd my main account. After that I decided to get a 3 month code from Target, and it ended up converting the 2 years of EA I added (showed up as gamepass ultimate on my MS account page) at 1:1. I'm not sure if the deal is still live, but you should pick one up in case you end up getting locked out like I was.



#143 lwh1993   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2020 - 01:16 AM

I've tried but have never got the extra month for turning on auto-renew



#144 Sonic9jct   Wubba lubba dub dub CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Sonic9jct

Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:04 AM

For those wondering, I just noticed an email I missed from target telling me about the error and that I'm not being charged extra, jsyk

#145 marineal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

marineal

Posted 01 December 2020 - 01:56 PM

Put an order for a 3 month ultimate code from target about 9 hours ago. Still haven't gotten a code. 



#146 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10559 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2020 - 05:36 PM

Is there a trick to getting my Ultimate subscription to work on my sons Xbox? He is able to use my basic XBL stuff but if he goes to Game Pass to download a game it prompts him to subscribe to it before he can download any games. I have already made his console the “Home” console while under my Gamertag but while he’s under his Gamertag he can’t do anything accept play online. Am I missing something? Would he always need to be under my Gamertag on that console before he could download any Game Pass games and than switch to his to play them?

Go to “My games & apps,” down to “full library” then you can select Game Pass or EA Play and download the games from there.

I don’t think I had to set up any family sharing settings

#147 Cornelius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1040 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2020 - 06:47 AM

So my subscription ends on December 6, 2020.  I have several 3 month codes to use.  Any reason to hold off until my sub ends before I use the codes?  Any chance for a $1 resub once it expires?

You won't see another $1/month or "1:1 carry-over" deal for any existing GP account.  As a Game-Pass user, your backend profile switched from XBL to XGP, and it's a 1-way trip, assuming the news is true they're about to close down the "Live" brand, or at transfer XBL-Gold benefits (just multiplayer, not free stuff) to all XBL accounts (what has been the XBL-Silver level).  The purpose of those deals was to copy more information about you to the new GP database with your consent, not just to be nice.  :D/



#148 scottman   The ORIGINAL smiley blank face. CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

scottman

Posted 02 December 2020 - 08:46 AM

You won't see another $1/month or "1:1 carry-over" deal for any existing GP account.  As a Game-Pass user, your backend profile switched from XBL to XGP, and it's a 1-way trip, assuming the news is true they're about to close down the "Live" brand, or at transfer XBL-Gold benefits (just multiplayer, not free stuff) to all XBL accounts (what has been the XBL-Silver level).  The purpose of those deals was to copy more information about you to the new GP database with your consent, not just to be nice.  :D/

 

Shouldn't he let it lapse, then fill up on gold, then take advantage of the just announced 3 month for $1 GPU?

 

This is what I see on the GPU FAQ:

Note The upgrade of any prepaid time to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can’t be reverted back to Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, or EA Play, and you can’t receive a refund for these subscriptions. You can, however, rejoin Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, or EA Play when your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription ends.

 



#149 JoeyLYCAN   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2020 - 05:01 PM

Just giving everyone a heads up, it took Target 4 days to send me my codes for Ultimate. I didn't email or call just decided to give it a week since I was in no rush to get them.
However, there may be a glitch in their system cause I was sent double the codes I bought?
Just paid $60 for 18 months of Ultimate but with the auto renew deal got 2 years out of it. I'll take it!



#150 redonkalous  

redonkalous

Posted 02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM

I added a 14 day trial of GPU. And my GPU sub went from expiring on 11/27/2022 to expiring on 1/10/2023. But on my Xbox it does say GPU will expire on the amount of days I just redeemed and that’s the 14 day trial. So it’s still not registering the EA Play shopto correctly. Also it looks like the trial code I redeemed gave more than the 14 days, pretty odd. I’ll see if Target still got codes for sale but I’m pretty sure once the Target codes are used up, the glitched EA Play shopto codes will still be glitched. It’ll just use up the proper codes first.


I had a similar problem, but I was completely locked out of the app and games after my original subscription ended even though I added 2 years on the EA glitch. Tried to get some help from MS support but they were pretty worthless. Had me power cycle and remove and readd my main account. After that I decided to get a 3 month code from Target, and it ended up converting the 2 years of EA I added (showed up as gamepass ultimate on my MS account page) at 1:1. I'm not sure if the deal is still live, but you should pick one up in case you end up getting locked out like I was.