I received a google adwords coupon in the post. I registered a new account on adwords and updated the billing section but can anyone tell me how to credit my account with the adwords coupon ?
Redeeming promotional codes
You may have received a mailer or email from your web hosting company or bank introducing you to Google AdWords and offering a promotional credit to help you sign up for the program. If you’re a new AdWords advertiser, please follow these steps to create an AdWords account and redeem your credit:
Visit the AdWords homepage at https://adwords.google.com. Click Sign up now. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create and verify your AdWords account. Sign in to your new AdWords account. Click theBilling tab. Click Billing Preferences. Follow the steps to enter your billing information. Be sure to enter your promotional code in the field labeled Promotional code. (The mailer or email you received may have given you a URL to use when setting up your AdWords account and indicated that the credit would apply automatically to your account. If this is the case, you can leave the promotional code field blank, and the credit will be applied automatically to your account.) Click Save and Activate to complete the billing setup process.
If you’ve already entered your billing information, follow these steps to redeem a promotional code.
The activation fee will appear as a service adjustment for the current month on your Billing Summary page.
Important note on promotional codes
You must enter valid payment information in order to activate your AdWords account and run your ads. In most cases, a small activation fee will be charged to the form of payment you specify:
If your account is on prepay, you must make a prepayment before your ads will run. The activation fee will be deducted from this prepayment. If your account is on direct debit, the activation fee will be charged to your bank account. If your account is on credit card postpay, the activation fee will be included in your account balance when you’re charged at the end of your first billing period.
Once the promotional credit has been exhausted, your campaigns will continue to accrue costs for which you’ll be billed. If you don’t want to accrue costs in excess of your promotional credit, pause your campaigns at any point to stop advertising activity.
Promotional code rules
If you’ve received a Google AdWords promotional code offered by a Google partner, remember to review the promotional information provided by the partner. Unique rules may apply to each offer, in addition to the following:
Promotional offers are limited to one per customer. An expiration date often applies, so keep in mind that you may only have a certain amount of time to use your credit. Often, the code is only valid for 14 days from the date your new account is created. If you are about to sign up with a service offering you an AdWords promotional credit, be sure to confirm that the service has a relationship with Google. If you have any questions about an offer, please contact us before committing. If you receive a promotional code from a service that you have no business relationship with, please be aware that the code may be invalid.