Hey friend! I‘m Steve, an avid gamer and Xbox expert. I know how expensive Xbox Live Gold can be, so I‘ve put together this ultimate guide to help you get free Xbox Live Gold trials in 2023.
There are several legit ways to enjoy up to 14 days of Xbox Live Gold without spending a dime. I‘ll walk you through how to get free trials as a new user, by converting Xbox Game Pass, using reward points, and more.
Follow these steps and you‘ll be playing online, chatting with friends, and enjoying free games in no time!
New Xbox Account Free Trial
The easiest way to get 14 days of free Xbox Live Gold is to create a brand new Xbox account.
- When you first signup for Xbox and create a new gamertag, Microsoft gives you a 14-day free trial of Xbox Live Gold.
- Just sign in on an Xbox One or Series X/S console with the new account and accept the free trial prompt.
Keep in mind:
- This only works when creating a new account, not with an existing one.
- You can convert the trial to a paid membership anytime to keep the benefits after 14 days.
Convert Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Here‘s a clever way to turn Xbox Game Pass Ultimate into free Xbox Live Gold:
- First buy and redeem 12 months of Xbox Live Gold membership.
- Sign up for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate $1 deal for your first month.
- When you do this, Microsoft converts your 12 months of Gold to 12 months of Ultimate!
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes all the Xbox Live Gold benefits
- You just converted 12 months of Gold into Ultimate for just $1!
Find Free Trial Codes
Keep an eye out for free 14-day trial codes for Xbox Live Gold:
- Check inside new Xbox console boxes – they often have codes.
- Follow Xbox on social media for giveaways.
- Ask Xbox support nicely if they have a code to provide you.
- Check Reddit or other deal sites for giveaways.
When you find a code, just enter it in your Xbox account subscriptions section to redeem the free trial.
Join Microsoft Rewards and earn points for free Xbox gift cards:
- Get 500 points daily just for using Bing searches
- Earn points when you make Xbox purchases
- Complete weekly gaming quests and check for special promotions
Once you earn enough points, redeem them for a free 1-month Xbox gift card. Use it to get 1 month of Xbox Live Gold.
Share Gold with Home Xbox
You can share an Xbox Live Gold subscription with other gamers:
- Set your "Home Xbox" on the shared console
- Other gamertags on that console now get Xbox Live Gold too!
By splitting a 12-month Gold subscription between 2 people, you each get 6 months free.
Check for Credit Card Promos
Keep an eye on credit card and PayPal promotions:
- They sometimes offer statement credits for trying subscriptions
- For example, get $10 back on a new Xbox Live Gold monthly sub
- Cancel after getting the credit to avoid future charges
Tips to Maximize the Free Trials
Here are some tips to get the most out of the free trials:
- Set reminders to cancel before you get charged.
- Enable auto-renew so your Gold doesn‘t expire after the trial.
- Claim all the free Games with Gold during the trial.
- Play online multiplayer to test out Xbox Live gaming.
- Stack multiple 14-day trials back-to-back.
So there you have it! With this guide, you can enjoy free Xbox Live Gold trials in 2023. Just follow the steps to play online, get free games, and access all the Gold benefits without spending a dime. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Detailed Breakdown of Xbox Live Gold and Trials
To help you better understand Xbox Live Gold, here‘s a more detailed breakdown:
What is Xbox Live Gold?
Xbox Live Gold is a premium subscription with these benefits:
- Online multiplayer gaming – Play games online with friends and Xbox Live members. Most games require Gold for online play.
- Free Games with Gold – Get 2-4 free Xbox games each month that are yours to keep. The titles rotate monthly.
- Exclusive discounts – Get special member pricing in the Xbox store on games, add-ons, and DLC with discounts up to 50-75% off.
- Parties and messaging – Chat with friends and other gamers using voice, text, and video in Xbox parties.
Normal Xbox Live Gold Pricing
The regular pricing for Xbox Live Gold is:
- 1 month – $9.99
- 3 months – $24.99
- 12 months – $59.99
So it can get expensive fast if you want an annual membership.
Details on 14-Day Free Trials
Here are more details on redeeming a 14-day free Xbox Live Gold trial:
- Trials are available for new Xbox accounts or inactive previous accounts.
- You need to provide credit card details even though you won‘t get charged.
- The trial auto-renews to a paid monthly subscription after 14 days unless you cancel.
- Make sure to cancel at least 24 hours before the trial ends if you don‘t want to pay.
- Play online and grab that month‘s free Games with Gold during the 14 days!
Converting Longer Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
As mentioned before, you can convert up to 36 months of Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1.
Here are the conversion rates when you signup for Game Pass Ultimate:
- 1 month of Gold = 20 days of Ultimate
- 3 months of Gold = 50 days of Ultimate
- 6 months of Gold = 79 days of Ultimate
- 12 months of Gold = 4 months of Ultimate
- 24 months of Gold = 8 months of Ultimate
As you can see, the best value is to redeem the full 36 months of Gold then convert it to 36 months of Ultimate with this method!
Microsoft Rewards Point Values
Here is a breakout of Microsoft Rewards point values and redemptions:
- 500 points per day from using Bing searches
- 1,500 points for a $5 Xbox gift card
- 4,800 points for a $10 Xbox gift card
- 7,200 points for 1 month of Xbox Game Pass
So in about 18-20 days of maxing out your daily searches, you can earn enough for a 1-month Xbox gift card.
Let me know if this detailed breakdown helps explain everything! I‘m happy to help fellow gamers get Xbox Live Gold for free.