Why isn't my credit or promotional code applying to my AWS bill?
Last updated: 2021-10-18
I added a credit or promotional code to my account, but it hasn't applied to my AWS usage. Why?
To view the active credits on your AWS account, do the following:
- Open the Billing and Cost Management console.
- Choose Credits in the navigation pane.
Common reasons that credits don't seem to be applied to the usage on your account include the following:
- The code isn't active on your account.
- The code has expired.
- You added the code to your account after the current billing cycle ended. The billing cycle begins on the first day of each month. Check the start date of the promotional credit. AWS applies the credits to your usage starting from the calendar month of the credit start date.
- The code has been used up already. Check your bill for previous months to make sure that the credit hasn't already been used up.
- The code doesn't apply to services that you're being billed for. Each credit applies to specific AWS services. The Applicable Products line in the Credits pane shows you what services the code applies to.
- The code was applied recently. Recently added credit codes might take a few hours to be visible in the Billing and Cost Management console. Credits might take up to a week to be applied to your bill on the Bills page of the Billing and Cost Management console.
- You were recently added to a new organization, and the credits are still applying to your former organization. Credits can only apply to one account per billing cycle. For more information, see How are credits and promotions calculated in an organization in AWS Organizations?
- If you recently joined an organization, any credits applied the month you join won't apply to that month's bill. Credits applied in the month that you join will apply to the next month's bill.
Example: If you joined an organization on March 15 and applied a credit the same day, then the credit has the start date of March 1. Because the credit start date is prior to the date you joined the organization, the credit is applied to your April bill.
- Credit sharing isn't turned on for your organization. To share credits among all the accounts in your consolidated billing family, make sure that credit sharing is turned on. For more information, see Sharing AWS credits.