Purchasing Savings Plans - Savings Plans

Purchasing Savings Plans

You can purchase Savings Plans in the AWS Billing and Cost Management console, or directly launching the AWS Cost Explorer. You can add your selection to your Savings Plans cart from the Recommendations page or from the Purchase Savings Plans page. We suggest you use the Recommendations page to see customized Savings Plans recommendations based on your past usage.

Purchasing a Savings Plans from Your Recommendations Page

You can visit your Recommendations page to see the Savings Plans recommended to you by AWS, to help you save on eligible usage. These recommendations are automatically calculated to make it easy for you to purchase the optimal Savings Plans that helps you save. You can directly add any of the recommended Savings Plans to your cart. For more information about how to view your Recommendations page or learn how recommendations are calculated, see Understanding Your Savings Plans Recommendations

To purchase Savings Plans from the Recommendations page

  1. Sign in to the AWS Cost Explorer console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cost-reports/home#/.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Savings Plans.

  3. On the left pane, choose Recommendations.

  4. In the Recommendation Options section, choose your preferred Savings Plan type, Savings Plans term, Payment option, and lookback period.

  5. In the Recommended Savings Plan table, choose the checkboxes next to the Savings Plans you want to purchase.

    Note

    The recommended commitment is the Savings Plans rate, and not the On-Demand spend.

  6. Choose Add selected Savings Plan(s) to cart.

  7. To complete your purchase, choose View cart.

  8. In the Cart page, review your order and choose Submit order.

Purchasing a Savings Plans from the Purchase Savings Plans Page

You can directly purchase Savings Plans from the Purchase Savings Plans page.

To purchase an EC2 Instance Savings Plan

  1. Sign in to the AWS Cost Explorer console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cost-reports/home#/.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Savings Plans.

  3. On the left pane, choose Purchase Savings Plans.

  4. Under Savings Plans type, choose EC2 Instance.

  5. Choose Term, choose Region, and then choose Instance Family.

  6. In Hourly commitment, enter an amount.

    Note

    The Hourly commitment is the Savings Plans rate, and not the On-demand spend.

  7. Choose Payment option.

  8. If you chose Partial Upfront payment in the previous step, enter the Partial Upfront payment amount.

  9. Choose Add to cart.

  10. In the Cart page, review your order and then choose Submit order.

To purchase a Compute Savings Plan Type

  1. Sign in to the AWS Cost Explorer console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cost-reports/home#/.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Savings Plans.

  3. On the left pane, choose Purchase Savings Plans.

  4. Under Savings Plan type, choose Compute.

  5. Choose Term.

  6. In Hourly commitment, enter an amount.

    Note

    The Hourly commitment is the Savings Plans rate, and not the On-demand spend.

  7. Choose Payment option.

  8. If you chose Partial Upfront payment, enter the Partial Upfront payment amount.

  9. Choose Add to cart.

  10. On the Cart page, review your order as follows:

    • Savings Plan Type: The type of Savings Plan. Choose Compute or EC2 Instance. For more information, see Plan Types.

    • Term: Your term commitment in years. Choose a term of 1-year or 3-years.

    • Instance Family: The instance family (for example, M5, C5, R5, C5d, etc.) that you are committing to (only applicable to EC2 Instance Savings Plans).

    • Hourly Commitment: The hourly commitment associated with your Savings Plan and term at the Savings Plan rate.

    • Upfront Cost: The upfront portion of the payment you will be charged at checkout, in accordance with your selected payment option.

    • Monthly Payment: The monthly charge amount for your Savings Plans. This amount will be billed each month over the plan's term.

    • Term Commitment: The total commitment for the Savings Plans over the selected term. This includes the upfront payment and recurring monthly payments over the length of your term.

  11. Choose Submit order.

If you encounter any error messages or unsuccessful attempts when you're completing your purchase, contact AWS Support. For details about how to contact, see Contacting Customer Support About Your Bill in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.