Can I use promotional credits to purchase Reserved Instances?

Promotional credits can't be applied to upfront costs for Partial or All Upfront Reserved Instances (RIs).

However, the hourly rate you pay for running instances when you have Partial or No Upfront Reserved Instances can be covered by your credits.

Check that your credits apply to usage for the service in the Credits pane of the AWS Billing and Cost Management console.

Note: Credits might be applied differently if your account is in an organization. For more information, see How is the pricing benefit of a Reserved Instance applied across an organization's consolidated bill?


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Published: 2016-03-17

Updated: 2019-02-06