According to Xbox support, there are three ways to receive an Xbox Gold trial membership. The first being when a new Xbox live account is set up. The second is for Xbox Live members without an active Gold membership. The third is through a prepaid code or token included in a game or a console bundle.Continue Reading
Xbox support states that when setting up a new account, there is an option to access Xbox Live Free membership features. When the account creation process has been finished, there is an opportunity to upgrade to an Xbox Live Gold membership. If the upgrade is not selected, then there is opportunity for a free one-month trial membership.
Members that have an Xbox Live account, but do not have an active Xbox Live Gold account, may be eligible for a one-month free trial membership. A valid payment method must be provided in order to purchase the one-month trial, as the membership will be automatically renewed monthly after the free month has expired.
Xbox Live Gold trial memberships can be found in some game and console bundles, but are not offered in all bundles. Trial tokens cannot be used to renew a membership, but can be redeemed after the current subscription has expired.Learn more about Gaming Consoles