Today I have gone through the process of setting up my AWS with billing notifications, I have set it up in a way so when my balance goes over 0.01 USD I will receive and email that will let me know I have now used all of my remaining credits in AWS, or my free tier has expired.
First I had to create a bucket for my reports to be stored in
To enable billing and cost management to be delivered to this bucket I had to add a bucket policy
I then had to create a report, choosing the time unit eg. Hourly or Daily and then choose the bucket for the reports to be stored in.
Now I have set up my reporting backbone I can now set up notifications when my billing reaches a specific point it will email me, in my case when the free tier runs out or my credits do, Which ever comes first.
Now with everything setup I can sit back and know that I will get an email if something were to happen. But in any case it’s still best practice to monitor your spending and in the Bills tab I can see exactly where my money/credits is going.
I have underlined where it lists how many credits have been used for that month, and if you click on ‘view products’ it will display exactly what service you have been billed for.