$10 free AWS credits

As part of a special 3-way arrangement among Strawberry Canyon LLC, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), we’re thrilled to offer to anyone who purchases the Kindle Edition of ESaaS a promotional code for $10 of credit for Amazon Web Services, providing a convenient option for getting started with the courseware right away! 

We have created an Amazon CloudFormation script that will let you get up and running in no time.


The promotion starts March 6, 2014.  AWS, KDP, and Strawberry Canyon LLC reserve the right to discontinue the offer at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the $10 AWS credit promotion

Who is eligible to receive the $10 credit?  Anyone who either purchases the Kindle Edition separately, or acquires it via MatchBook after purchasing the hardcopy edition, starting March 6, 2014, from amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, or amazon.ca.  (amazon.in purchases are redirected to amazon.com, so those also count.)  At this time, Amazon isn’t able to offer the promotion on other sites such as amazon.de, amazon.es, or other Kindle stores.

How will I receive the promotional code?  Within 24 hours of your purchase of the Kindle Edition, you will receive a separate email from Amazon containing a promotional code that you can apply to your AWS account. The subject of the e-mail will be “Your Amazon.com Promotional Code”, and it will be sent from account-update@amazon.com. Please note that this e-mail is different from the Order Confirmation e-mail that is immediately received after your purchase. 

How do I redeem the credit? The promotional code can be redeemed for AWS Credits at https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ (You will need to create a free AWS account if you don’t have one already.)

By when must I redeem the credit?  The voucher must be redeemed by 28 February 2016, and the credit in your account will disappear if not used by 28 February 2016.

I purchased the ebook prior to the promotion start date—can I get the credit retroactively?  Sorry, you have to have purchased it on or after the promotion start date.

I purchased the print book prior to the promotion start date, but haven’t purchased the ebook yet.  If I now purchase the ebook via Kindle MatchBook, will I get the promotional credit?  Yes, provided your purchase the Kindle ebook on or after the promotion start date.

I received the ebook as a gift from someone on Amazon.  Can I get the promotional credit?  Yes, but the promotional code will be sent to the e-mail address of the purchaser, not the gift recipient. The gift order must be placed on or after the promotion start date.

I purchased the print book from an outlet other than Amazon.com.  Can I get the promotional credit?  If you purchase the Kindle Edition from Amazon after the promotion start date, you will receive the promotional credit.

I obtained the Kindle Edition ebook from somewhere other than Amazon.  Can I get the promotional credit?  Of course this could never happen, since Amazon is the only authorized distributor/seller of the Kindle Edition.  But the answer is no.

How long will this promotion be offered?  This is a pilot program so the terms of the offer are subject to change or be canceled at any time. However, since Kindle Edition owners receive free ebook updates for life, there’s no downside to buying now, since your Kindle Edition will never be out-of-date.

Other questions or problems regarding this offer that aren’t answered above?  Please contact Amazon Support directly.

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