I’m adding an account with active credits on it to an organization as a member account. How will the credits apply to the organization's consolidated bill?

By default, accounts in a consolidated billing family share the benefits of their credits.

If you want credits to only apply to usage on the accounts on which they were redeemed, sign in to the master account and turn off credit sharing.

Note: Credit sharing settings apply to all accounts in a consolidated billing family. Either all accounts in the consolidated billing family share credits, or none of the accounts share credits.

Credits can only apply to one account per billing cycle. Consider the following scenarios:

  • If an account with credits joins an organization as a member account in the middle of a billing cycle, the credits apply to the month-to-date bill for the account before the account was linked, and not to the master account’s consolidated bill.
  • If an account with credits is removed from one organization and joins a different organization as a member account, the credits on the member account will continue to apply to the bill of the former master account until the end of the billing cycle. Beginning with the first full billing cycle after an account joins an organization, all AWS credits under that account are applied to the consolidated bill.

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Published: 2016-04-25

Updated: 2018-01-30