How to Get Free 300$ AWS Credit? 

Most people who would like to test new ideas or start an online business may hesitate because it cost money.

Therefore, when it comes to having free credits you can use on one of the biggest cloud platforms, is a great thing for small business owners or idea holders.

Today, I will explain to you in detail how to apply for a free 300$ AWS credit which is given under the AWS Proof of Concept Program. 


The credits can be used to benefit from various services provided by Amazon to help you develop, test and deploy your application on the cloud:

  • Web Development and Hosting
  • Software Development
  • DevOps
  • Business Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Gaming
  • IOT (Internet of Things)
  • Learning and Certifications
  • Migration
  • … and much more.

Prerequisites to apply

First, you will need to check the prerequisites required to benefit from the offer:

  • A valid AWS account
  • Not previously received > $200 of free AWS credit.
  • A good business case and proof of concept to test using AWS services
  • No linked accounts
  • Credits valid for 6 months

Process to apply

Below are the steps to follow to apply for the free AWS credits:

1. Go to the following link:

2. Fill out the form

You should  take enough time to fill the form correctly and provide a good business case you would like to test.

So, the business case should be real. It can be very simple and not necessarily unique, but it should be a real case.

Below is an example of how you can fill out the form to increase your chance to get approval:


Project details

Project Description:
First, you should give a clear explanation of your idea and how you expect to achieve it. It is important to mention the cloud services you may need to use. Also, if possible, try to provide a link to a webpage describing your project.

We are building a new web application for invoice generation and management.
In fact, our goal is to make a SaaS business, which provide our customers the ability to generate their invoices, store and manage them in one place and share them with their clients through email.
As per our current requirements, we expect to use the following AWS services: Amazon Lightsail, Amazon Route 53, and Amazon Simple Email Service.
More details about our project can be found here:

Project Intent: Development and Testing

Implementation Timeframe:  4- 6 Months

Budget Range: <50$/Month  

Workload Type: Websites and Webapps 

Personal details :

First Name: FirstName

Last Name: LastName

Business Email Address: (it should be the same email used to access the AWS console) 

AWS Account ID: (12-digit number, it can be found in the AWS console under My Account) 


Job Role: IT professional or Technical Manager

Company Name: CompanyName

Company Size:  1 – 19 employees

Phone Number:  Provide a valid phone number

Industry:  Software & Internet

Country / Region:  No countries are excluded from this offer

Postal Code: 20000

Step2 : APPLICATION under review

Once, you submit the form, you should receive an email informing you that your application is under review.

Step3 : APPLICATION Confirmation

If you meet all the program prerequisites and take into consideration our recommendation, Amazon will add a $300 AWS Credit to your account (valid for 6 months).

So, you should receive a confirmation email like the one below.

Generally, Amazon replies Shortly. In my case, it takes 6 days to get the approval.

Finally, you can check the credits under your AWS account.
Go to Billing Dashboard > Credits

In case you have an issue reproducing the above steps, or you would like to have more details about any part, leave us a comment and we will bring you the best response.

Good luck!

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