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[XB1] 12 Months Xbox Live Gold - $39.59 @ CD Keys (VPN Needed, Instructions inside)

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A good price drop over this deal


1.) Download & install the following VPN trial software on your phone / pc / mac > zenvpn or hotspotshield
2.) Select your location as Brazil (using Brazil ip) and click connect
3.) Visit the Xbox.com website in incognito mode on your browser and login using your Xbox Live details
4.) Redeem the code!

And these steps for best swapping XBL to Game Pass Ultimate (for new users to Ultimate):

1) Buy 12m Brazil Live Gold code via Cdkeys. $46.09
2) Using TunnelBear VPN set to Brazil log into Xbox app/Microsoft Store/Redeem code. Code should then redeem for 12m Live Gold.
3) If 2 successfully applied repeat steps 1) & 2) ONCE (max 2 Brazil codes). Note: Once 1, 2 & 3 complete you can switch VPN off.
4) Purchase 1m Ultimate (inc 2m free) for $1 via XBOX app/website/console.
5) Once 4 complete check via XBOX App/settings that you are now up to 27m ultimate.
6) Once 5 confirmed, buy 1 x 3m game pass from Cdkeys $15.99.
7) Apply code to your XBOX account via app. Extends ultimate by 2m.
8. if 7 successful repeat steps 6 & 7.
9) If 8 successful repeat steps 6 & 7.
10) if 9 successful, repeat steps 6 & 7 once more.

And a note for those already converted, 12 months Xbox Live Gold equals 4 months Game Pass Ultimate

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  • +1 vote

    How long does it take for codes to arrive? I just tried it 1/2 hr ago nothing yet.

    • +3 votes

      With the corona? Jeez, that might take a while, postal services are delayed!

      :ppp <3

    • +1 vote

      CD Keys usually delivers within 1-2mins after purchase.
      You should probably try to contact them if you haven't received your key.

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      CDKeys can be a little hit and miss - id follow them up.

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        Never had a problem with them. And I'd always expect it to take a few hours at least.

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          I haven’t either but I’ve seen plenty of others have eg game codes being purchased and then showing “already redeemed” etc

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            @TightTerry: I’d guess that cdkeys would issue you another if that happened. They probably get kids claiming that all the time so ymmv if you’ve a brand new account or no purchase history with cdkeys maybe?

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      Click on the link of your confirmed purchased email and it will take you to the page with the Keys or log into your Cdkeys account.

    •  

      same here … its been 30 mins … no email …

      did u get yours yet?

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      It should be immediate. However I have used PayPal and it's sent to my nominated PayPal email address. Once you received your email from CDKeys.com, there is a link at the bottom to "Access my Code"

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        I have not received any emails from cdkeys … thats the issue. I can see in my account profile that order was processed and completed, when I lick on details it doesnt show me the key.

        no email with any other info …

        over 3.5hrs now

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          still nothing, also used Paypal to pay and am registered with same email add on the CD keys website

  •  

    Ok thanks

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    Can you still merge 1:1 to gamepass hack?

    • +3 votes

      Yep… as long as the previous GPU (if applicable) has expired.

      This deal and steps 1-5 in the second lot of instructions will give 27 months of GPU for $81.

      •  

        Perfect! Mine is expiring in a couple weeks, this popped up at the best time!

        Once expired will it revert or should I contact MS support to do it for me?

        • +1 vote

          If auto renewal is turned off, it will expire naturally.

          Otherwise, you can contact Microsoft to force the cancellation.

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        shouldn't I buy gamepass first and then activate GPU so that XBL and GP both get stacked up? say XBL 26mths + 6mths GP = 33mths GPU?

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          The $1 upgrade turns LIVE into GPU.

  • +1 vote

    Can this be added to regular gold subscription?

    • +1 vote

      Yes.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks OP, i managed to get 2 more years added using my phone with the vpn and Chrome with a incognito tab

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          I use tunnel bear extension for desktop browser. Probably can’t be trusted but it has Brazil and is free.

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    Hm, is this a good deal if you have already converted? Looks like it's too much for just 4 months Game Pass.

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      Not a great deal. Just wait for your Ultimate to finished and do it. I don't think there is an expiry date on the Brazilian Key? Maybe buy now and activate it later?

  •  

    I see GPU is about $3 each month using this deal. If I just want XBOX Game Pass for PC only, would it be even cheaper?

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    Damm it's cheaper than PS and I noticed half the games selling used are much cheaper than PS too!

  • -2 votes

    Be mindful when buying Brazilian key.as much as i love a good xbox gold deal this unfortunately not worth getting banned at worst and losing your money at best for code not getting accepted.even if everything goes ok you will always be subject of deals and promotions targeted for Brazil.you may dont mind it in the beginning but it will annoy the hell out of you after some time

    • +6 votes

      You're not making any sense. Its working fine you'll not get banned once you have redeemed it. What is this you're talking about promotions targeted for Brazil. You only need to use VPN to redeem your 12 moths Xbox Live Gold. Once redeemed you can log into you Xbox as normal. Stop making shit up. Its a 5 minutes job to save $40. I redeemed 2 Xbox Live Gold using my phone while taking a shit. Cost me $99 for 27 months of Xbox Gamepass Ultimate.

      • +1 vote

        They worded it a bit wrong, but the Brazil ones are a bit sketchy

        I don't remember or care enough, but some dude explained it on here in the past fine. Long story short they don't really crack down on international Gold codes on any country other than Brazil, because there it's so much cheaper sometimes they do crack down, or something. I'm not making sense either tbh, maybe Google it, I'm not too busy to be on OzB, but too busy to do that right now.

        But AFAIK it was a bit iffy.

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        Well it appears that you dont have a basic skill to simple fact check via google .I am not really going to explain it to any kid who recently discovered VPN but if you really want to pretend you are not as ignorant and dumb as you sound you can take a look at below link .no one said you cant redeem it and you clearly dont have any idea about geographically targeted advertisement.enjoy your $40 save , buy yourself a 6 pack (if you are not uderage! ) and chill a little

        https://beta.support.xbox.com/help/subscriptions-billing/man...

        • +1 vote

          There's a reason why your comments got negative votes. You're in Ozbargain, a $40 saving is a lot of money.

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          I think the risk is very low, but there is a risk.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks, it works using Nordvpn set at Brazil. Purchased 2y.

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      Just converted my 33 months of live gold membership to 34 months of Game Pass Ultimate using the $1 promotion to join for the first time.

      • +1 vote

        Enjoy :)

  • +1 vote

    Thank you. Tried it. Got an email from CD keys pretty much instantly with a link to the code down the bottom. All worked fine, and am now paid up to 06/2021 with the free month I got from the console I bought last week and the free month it gave me for setting up automatic renewals.

    Being new to this, I'm not keen to pay several years in advance, but for those concerned it definitely worked as instructed.

    • +1 vote

      Being new to this, I reckon you should buy 3y worth of live gold membership, then convert it to "Xbox Game Pass Ultimate" for $1.

      This way, you can have over 100 games to play for 3y for only $120.97.

      But you may need wait until 06/2020 before you are able to add up to 3y of live gold membership.

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        Can I know why we have to wait until June before adding up to 3y?

        edit: I'm pretty new to this

        •  

          You can only add up to 36m prepaid membership.

          Your current membership expires 06/2021. So you can only add up to 26m prepaid ending on 06/2022.

          Until 06/2020, it is when you can add the last 12m membership to bank up to 36m live gold membership.

          On 06/2020, If you don’t mind to lose the $1 one month XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE. You can also transfer 1:1 ratio of the 36m LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP to GAME PASS ULTIMATE.

          Otherwise, you can wait until 07/2020 to transfer for GAME PAS ULTIMATE and maintain 35m transfer + 1m ultimate membership for $1.

  •  

    were about on the site for step 4?
    4) Purchase 1m Ultimate (inc 2m free) for $1 via XBOX app/website/console

    •  

      not sure if you need to do this step with the vpn on.

      but check this link : it says join for 1 dollar

      https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-game-pass#join

      •  

        when i click there it goes through to the next screen and its AU$15.95/month

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          dont know tbh, may be you already had ultimate in the past ?

          still shows 1$ for me when i click through.

          More
          AU$15.95/month
          Original price was AU$15.95, current price is AU$1.00
          AU$1.00
          94% off

        •  

          Same problem, still worth it for $15.95 I guess as I presume you get the full 24+ months.

          I had Ultimate before which expired last October. Maybe if I wait a while it will go back to $1 (for 1/3 months?)

          Alternatively CD keys has 14 days for $3.99 which I guess should convert too (not tried)
          https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships/14-day-xbox-gam...

          Still 25 or so months for under $90

          Anyone resolved this?

  • +1 vote

    Obrigado

  • +9 votes

    If you already have converted your membership over to Ultimate, be aware that trying to put Gold credits onto it won't convert at 1:1.
    They reduce your 12 month Gold down to even it up rough value wise.

    If you wait till your Ultimate expires, THEN credit your account with Gold… you'll have the monthly Gold credits put on as full months (ie 12 months Gold will give 12 months membership). THEN sign up to Microsoft's Ultimate (normally they have a 3 months for $15 or something like that).

    Doing that will convert all Gold over to Ultimate month for month in full.

    Also, using a VPN on its own and setting it to Brazil sometimes doesn't do it right.
    I use Chrome Browser in incognito mode to sign in to the Microsoft account… and that's the only thing I use Chrome for.
    No traceable cookies to get you unstuck.

    Microsoft may try a "this is a suspicious log in" security email sent to you. DON'T click on the link to verify!
    Either verify by 'other means', or manually copy the link in the email into Chrome's incognito mode and do it that way.
    M$ starting to get clever with this whole 'VPN set to Brazil' thing, and sometimes it doesn't work because cookies left in your usual browser.
    Private Window (in usual trusted browser Firefox) doesn't cut the mustard for me sometimes. Chrome Incognito mode has never failed me yet.

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      I am trying to redeem via incognito mode on a chrome book as you have suggested. I have logged into my Microsoft account and gone into redeem code and it comes up with my email address and (Australia) next to it. So I am not sure I am doing the right thing, I did not actually put in my code just in case. Any help appreciated thanks

      •  

        Are you using a VPN set to Brazil?
        Chrome incognito on its own won't work.

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          Ah no I am not, I will sort that out and try again, cheers

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            @patthecat: Now that you've gone to the Xbox website 'in Australia'… I'd strongly suggest you delete all cookies before trying 'in brazil'.

            If you leave footprints to Australia, it could just force you to use the Australian log in area preventing you Brazil log in.

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              @UFO: Thanks for your help will delete cookies as suggested, I have previously logged on to Microsoft on my devices as the chrome book automatically brought up my password. Microsoft definitely know my email address is in Australia. I have never signed on to Microsoft on my phone though so might try via there and use phone data instead of wifi. iI wonder if it would be better for me to wait til my current Xbox subscription runs out next month and then create a new microsoft account under a brand new email? Cheers

  • +3 votes

    Great deal op.

    Don't need VPN though. Change xbox region to Brazil > xbox will restart > claim code > change region back to Australia > xbox will restart

    • +2 votes

      Just wished to update that this method did not work for me tonight so used
      - tunnelbear
      - Brave browser incognito
      - 10minutemail.net for trial registration
      - redeemed via https://redeem.microsoft.com/

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP just bought and got the code faster than PayPal could email me about the transaction.

  •  

    I have been reluctant to upgrade to ultimate but if this true that i reckon worth a try?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/fwqcn2/converting_...

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    Thanks OP!

  • +1 vote

    which VPN did you use? Both Zen and hotspotshield don't have Brazil options on their free plan?

  •  

    man I'm dumb

    Just bought 2 years and managed to redeem via VPN

    Log in to xbox and confirm I now have a gold account for 2 years

    Notice I already have a Ultimate Game for Console expiring 6/2/2020 (that's June 2nd NOT Feb 6th).

    Left in upgrade limbo

    •  

      hey dumb! I'm dumber! lol!

    •  

      You can ask Microsoft support chat to force the cancellation of GPU. I did mine the day before it was due to expire. :)

  •  

    Ok, I want to jump on this & get the maximum I can. btw, I've never had game pass & my existing gold sub has expired.

    So I do steps 1-5, then not sure about step 6, ie

    6) Once 5 confirmed, buy 1 x 3m game pass from Cdkeys $15.99.

    I can't find this on the CDkeys site, which extra 3 month code do I buy or is this something I can/should do later & just be happy with 27m for now?

    •  

      I didn’t worry about the extra months and left it as 27 months. Adding the extra to get to 35 months will increase the monthly cost from $3. There’ll probably be another deal in a couple of years.

  •  

    So I managed to get Zen on the phone - on the PC it restricts me to France / Netherlands. But on the phone the xbox site detects I'm in Australia even when using icognito mode. Getting pretty frustrating!
    The method of switching location to brazil on the xbox didn't work

    •  

      I had the same issue. I was able to redeem the code through Firefox. Chrome wouldn't work.

      •  

        Is that firefox on the phone? The phone always defaults back to australia - no matter what. The zen client on the pc doesn't allow anything other than france/netherlands?

        •  

          Pretty sure it's your VPN. I used tunnelbear, worth a try.

          btw, long shot but keen on my code? lol accidentally bought 3y instead of 2y :/

          •  

            @Ch Rs: tunnelbear + brave incognito worked for me on win10

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            @Ch Rs: Thanks for the offer mate…but splashed out earlier today on a code in the hope of redeeming..

  •  

    Thanks, bought 2 x 12 months gold subscriptions. Worked perfectly

  •  

    There was a time I used to be bothered to do all of this. Now I'm old enough to pay extra for convenience.

    •  

      That's against the OzBargain way… and against known logic :). Everyone knows when you get older you get stingier!
      I'm so stingy {insert good joke about diamonds from bottom here}.

      • +1 vote

        I would have to agree. I think my bargain hunt is more driven by finding ways to hack life rather than actually saving money. When the hack becomes too much of work sometimes I avoid it so probably I don't care so much about being stingy I just want to enjoy hacking something.

        But I have to agree this is not the way of the OzBargain. I am deviating from the righteous path, I must pray. Oh Stingy Spirit of OzBargain, guide me so I shall not lose my way. Wherever you lead me, I will go (Go to deal). Whatever you forbid me, I will renounce (paying full price at the checkout). Whatever you command me, in your strength, I will do (Install VPN, create multiple accounts). Lead me unto the fullness of stinginess. Amen.

        • +1 vote

          Amen :)

  • +1 vote

    Legend, Live expired yesterday, 2 years + game pass hack! Thanks OP!

    •  

      Can you confirm, did you add normal game pass first then activate ultimate? Or ultimate then normal game pass?

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        2 * 12 month gold, then did the $1 UGB. My first charge is April 2022.

  •  

    What is the normal price for 12 months?

    • +1 vote

      Gold $80/yr
      Ultimate $180/yr
      You can effectively get ultimate $121 for 3 years here

      •  

        Thanks. Just trying to weigh up whether to do this or not for the $40 saving via a questionable source, and risk of Microsoft getting a sniff of behaviour they wouldn't agree with… and the possible repercussions.

        What's the cheapest these generally become locally when on sale, and where from?

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          I honestly could not say I've been doing it this way for years but have a browse here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/product/xbox-live-gold . Both xbox and psn are done on international accounts. I also have USD credit on my xbox account. I just added increased my 2nd xbox account up to 3 years and converted it to ultimate

  •  

    bought it for gold, thanks.

  •  

    Thx so much for this

    bought it and it worked fine

  •  

    I think the price just went up to $47.99 now after 12am

  •  

    So I'm not entirely following if this is a deal for me or not. I have GPU (PC and XBOX1X).

    Can I extend my already running membership (11/21) or is this not for me?

    • +3 votes

      This deal allows people buy gold or extend their existing gold for about half the price locally. They can then optionally convert any period they have to GPU for an extra $1. So 1 year of gold for $40 could become 1 year of GPU for $41.
      If you are on an existing GPU subscription there really any benefit here for you. Based on what I read above you could buy 1 year of gold and xbox will convert that to 4 months of GPU. Works out cheaper than full price $15.95/mth but given your long expiry I would recommend waiting on future deals

  • +1 vote

    Thanks. Did it on an account that has never had any online services and got the 24 months. Then converted to Game Pass but only got an extra 1 month. Still, I'm happy with 25 months Gamepass :)

  •  

    So for the second steps, how many months in total will I get ultimate for? (lets say if i get 24 months xbox gold?)

    • +1 vote

      If you buy 24 months Gold, then buy a month GPU for $1 (for example), it'll convert your Gold to GPU giving you 24 months.

      If GPU has a 3 month offer (say for $15.95 or whatever), then you'll get 27 months GPU

      (assuming you're new to GPU)

  • +1 vote

    Back to the deal price

  •  

    So far unsuccessful for me. CD Keys keeps marking my order for security review, requiring Brazilian ID. Even when ordering over VPN in incognito browser.

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    i cant change region to Brazil

  •  

    Is the Xbox $1 a month (Inc 2m free) still on? I can only see the 1 month for $1 at the moment.

  •  

    can someone explain to me. really confused with this.

    do i do both sections. i.e
    1) Download & install the following VPN trial software on your phone / pc / mac > zenvpn or hotspotshield
    2)
    3&4) and

    1) Buy 12m Brazil Live Gold code via Cdkeys. $46.09
    2)
    3 to 10)

    or is each section just an option?
    whats the difference between the two sections?

    •  

      and what/where is the code in section 1, step 4?

  •  

    To clear this up, if I did not want to do any of the VPN dramas, there is still potential to get good value for money by buying Xbox Live Gold through game pass, and then converting it to ultimate via the $1 deal?
    Am I understanding this right?