How to use github promo code (student developer pack)

Posted January 27, 2015 66.2k views

Hi guys, I just received $100 from github student pack and now I am struggling to the Billing phase.. The credit card form requires to be filled and I am really confuse because I don’t have any credit card and the $100 credit is noted in the promo code tab. So i just wonder if there’s a button to use the promo code credit instead of filling out the Credit Card and pay. Thanks for the help and sorry for my grammar.

  • Active students can get $50 in credits to use on DigitalOcean via the GitHub Student Pack, but we still require you to either make a minimum $5 Paypal payment or add a valid Credit/Debit Card to prevent abuse and fraud on our platform..

      Student Developer Pack - GitHub Education
    Github Student Pack Learn to ship software like a pro with access to resources including $50 12 month credit for DigitalOcean Get your pack

    Student Developer Pack Eligibility requirements (set by GitHub)

    If you’re a student aged 13+ and enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study, the GitHub Student Developer Pack is for you. All you need is a school-issued email address, valid student identification card, or other official proof of enrollment.

    How to Redeem the $50 DigitalOcean credit

    Go to and click “Get Your Pack” and signup. Once confirmed you will receive an email with a unique $50 text promo code that can be redeemed in the DigitalOcean control panel on Billing page.

    NOTE: DigitalOcean only allows one promo code per account. This one-promo limit includes the referral program: In order to redeem the $50 github code, you must not have used a referral code or different promo code in the past.

  • I got the GitHub Student Pack but I never got the email with the code. How do I get the code?

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Students should be able to input the code without having to enter credit card info.

this is a really shady tactic. Won’t use your platform.

but I receive my 5$ back?

In order to activate any new account you will need to set up a billing profile. This method of payment would not be used until your $100 credit is used up. You can set up your billing profile either by adding a credit card or by making an initial PayPal payment of at least $5.

the sad thing is I don’t even have a paypal.. and the initial payment is somewhat painful.

paypal is really convenient ,it’s a good choice if you don’t have or don’t want to add a credit card.

yes but it is a small price to pay to ensure your a real person with good intentions and not someone just trying to use a credit to spam people (has happened, does happen else where) its just a lil added validation that your a real person and you intend to keep things on the up and up and there is a validated link to who you are in case you don’t. It is frustrating in some cases but worth it for everyone as a whole.

I did not know about the GitHub program and at the time I used a referral promo. Can I no longer use the GitHub code? Are you going to force me to create a new DigitalOcean account to take advantage of it or is there some way to use the code?

It Says :To add a promo code, please first link a credit / debit card or add PayPal credit.

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