Prorating a current Gold Subscription to a Family Gold Sub?

" Can I add existing Xbox LIVE Gold members to my Family Pack? For example, my kids are already Xbox LIVE Gold members.

A: Yes. When an existing Xbox LIVE Gold member is added to a Family Pack, the remaining time on their Gold membership benefits the whole family! For every two months remaining on their current Gold membership, the entire family receives an extra month of Xbox LIVE Gold."

My family is currently on 3 separate Gold accounts. We think this service is a better option, but my son just received a 3 month gold subscription code as a gift. He hasn't activated it yet, but if he does and THEN we add him to the family account. Does he get to keep the full 3 months on HIS account while the rest of the accounts are prorated for 1 (or 1.5) month(s)? My point is, lets say he adds it prior to the family account activation. Will he be granted a 15 month subscription or will it dilute those 3 months into the family pack as the prorate to the other accounts?

Basically is it even worth using? 

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 13 Applies to:

For the family plan, if the main account is gold, you will get a prorated price for the Family Pack. If you add a gold member, then whatever time they have left as a gold member will extend the Family Pack a specific amount of time (it's not a one to one extension ratio).  The same will go for your son's 3-month card. If he's in the Family plan, the three month card will extend the family pack expiration date as a whole probably a month (I don't know the exact ratio though).

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Adding to what Mistress Sara said, existing gold members have their subscription halved and spread across all members of the family.  So if your son adds the 3 month card to his account and then gets added to the family pack everyone in the family will receive an additional month.  I do believe in the case of odd numbers the remaining gold subscription going into the family pack is rounded down so instead of an extra month and a half it'd be just a month for everyone.

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"existing gold members have their subscription halved and spread across all members of the family" was exactly the info I was looking for.

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