How do I redeem Promotional Code from firstname.lastname@example.org: Gives Error Message[ Edited ]
October 2012 - last edited October 2012
So I check my e-mail this morning and I got an e-mail from Google (email@example.com) saying they want me to try Places Ads with a $400 promotion code.
I click on the link and it takes me to AdWords, where I go to
Billing > More Actions > Apply Promotion to for AdWords Customer ID: xxx-xxx-xxxx > Promotion Code ID: xxxxx-yyyyy-zzzzz (provided in the e-mail) > Submit
Then I get the following Error message:
Sorry, you are not eligible for this promotional code for the following reason(s): The length of time since your account was created.
I then realized after re-reading the offer that offer was "valid for new customers only". But if thats the case, why in the world am I getting these e-mails with $400 promo codes?
When I clicked on google.com/ads/placesguarantee I am taken to my AdWords account. When I click on "Run an online ad" I am taken to my AdWords account. So I'm confused I’m confused where to put the promotion code.
I am aware of http://www.google.com/local ads. However, cpc on local was rediculious (10 visitor clicks costed $80, for search terms I did not want, 0 conversions, 100% bounce rate, yuck!- wheras AdWords I have 5-16 leads for $80)
In fact, everytime I visit google.com/ads/placesguarantee I am redirected to my AdWords account.
I then opened a new browser instance and cleared all cookies and proxy IP. And then visited http://www.google.com/ads/placesguarantee/
Which contained the following content:
The customers you’re looking for,
are looking for you — on Google.
Sign up before December 31st, 2012, and get up to $400 back with our limited guarantee if you’re not happy with the results of your campaign.
Get up to $400 back
when you spend $25
3 easy steps to redeem your credit
- Click “Start my Ads Trial Now”
- Create your ad, following the step-by-step instructions
- Enter your unique code from the top of your gift card
after entering your billing information (codes are case
sensitive, and be sure to include the dashes)
Need more help? Check out our sign-up tips
Start my Ads Trial Now
Or call 1-800-903-0288 for free setup support.
Benefits of advertising on Google AdWords Express
Effective: Show your ad to people who are interested in what you have to offer
Measurable: See exactly what you're getting for your money
Flexible: Change, pause or stop your ad at any time
No Risk: You only pay when prospective customers click on your ad to get more information
This is the contents of the e-mail: (Linked, Images and Image Links not attached)
Hello from Google.