Does DigitalOcean have a gift card or other promo code product?

Posted December 20, 2016 6.2k views

So, this is going to sound like an odd question, but I have a nerdy gift to give for Christmas, and one thought was a VPS hosting credit/gift card of some kind bundled with some other appropriately geeky items.

Does DigitalOcean offer anything like that, or alternatively, does anyone know of options with other, lesser hosting providers? ;)

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MattIPv4 May 6, 2020
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We currently offer a $100, 60-day Free Credit for new accounts that you can get by signing up here:

LINK: If you know someone already using DigitalOcean, get their referral link, or use this one:

Frequently asked Questions:

  • How do I get the credit? If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean. You will need a credit card or valid paypal account so that we can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.

  • Who is eligible? New customers to DigitalOcean with a valid credit card or paypal account are eligible. You are eligible if you have not previously signed up for the free trial.

  • How does it expire? 60 days after the credit was added, any remaining credit will be zeroed out. If you continue to use our paid services after the 60 days your credit card will be charged at the beginning of the following month.

  • What products can I use the credit on? You can use it on any services provided by DigitalOcean, for example all Droplet plans, Spaces object storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers. NOTE: We offer this Free Trial to help make building amazing things on DigitalOcean as easy and accessible as possible. Mining cryptocurrencies doesn’t fit that criteria and will result in removal of credits.

As far as I know there are no prepaid/credit cards for DigitalOcean.

However, there are promo codes. You type it in billing settings and you get some credit (usually about $10).
There exists one problem with promo codes - you are required to add credit card or if you go with PayPal you need to pay in advance minimum $5.

You can get promo code ($10) for subscribing to DigitalOcean Newsletter and give it to friend.

If you want something more specific, or you want to get around problem with first payment, you can contact DO or even their sponsorship team.
Contact DigitalOcean, or via email -
You can get in touch with sponsorship team over email -