With Xbox Live Gold, join the best community of gamers and play with friends on the fastest, most reliable multiplayer network.* Get free games to play every month, worth up to $700 a year, and save up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store. With millions of gamers worldwide, and so many games to play, now's a great time to go Gold.
The greatest community of gamers:
With Xbox Live Gold, you’re part of the greatest community of gamers around the world. Share game clips, play together in multiplayer matches, watch a game stream or broadcast your own.
With millions of gamers, and tons of community events, there’s always something epic going on.
The most advanced multiplayer network:
Get maximum performance, speed, and reliability with dedicated servers and experience better matchmaking with less waiting.
Exclusive deals and discounts:
With Games with Gold, get 2-4 free** games every month, and with Deals with Gold save up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store.
This physical card contains a 25-digit code for a 3-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold and it will be mailed to your shipping address.
To activate your membership, follow the instructions on the back of the card. If you have a Microsoft account or Xbox Live profile, simply log in to your account on xbox.com/redeemcode and enter the 25-digit code.
If you need an account Go to xbox.com/live, follow the steps to create a new account, then enter the 25-digit code. For more information on how to redeem codes on your Xbox console, visit xbox.com/howtoredeem-console.
* Network claim: Independent IHS Markit study, June/July 2017. Tested on Xbox One S v. PlayStation 4 Pro on top 5 selling games with matchmaking; results may vary, not an endorsement. Visit www.xbox.com/betternetwork.
** Free Games Offer: For paid Gold members only. Includes Xbox One games and backward compatible Xbox 360 games; http://www.xbox.com/backcompat. Active Gold membership required to play free games you’ve redeemed.
Restrictions Apply. Savings based on retail value of games. Requirements and available features vary across consoles; Download required.
A:AnswerI just (Nov. 2020) purchased one (digital) of these. And that was after reading one of the responses above, claiming it converted theirs into GPU. I was able to redeem mine for the stated 12 months of XBL (no GPU). I think there would be an uproar if these were selling as one thing and redeeming as another, without at least explicit warning of such. You should be safe.
I'm assuming that you have a xbox store download code for your game as part of the combo deal? If so, the code is valid as soon as your register receipt is printed and should work immediately without activating your newly purchased time. However, why not just activate it? All it will do is push out your renewal date by amount of time your bought for the combo special. That way you don't lose your time by misplacing the card you bought. Just my two cents! Have a great day!