Two deductions from Credit Card
I received a promo code. So I went through the process of creating ads and made the required deposit by Credit Card and I am now awaiting the Promo amount to show up. My question is regarding credit card payment .... I had two deductions from my credit card for Google. One for the amount required and another for a much smaller amount. why?
Re: Two deductions from Credit Card
As Joe said, this is usually a test charge and should disappear from your statement within 15 days. Our system does this to make sure the card is chargeable before submitting the request for the actual payment.
Additionally, to caution you about the promotional code, these usually require you to spend the mount stipulated before you get the promotional credit. Just depositing the money in your AdWords account may not meet the eligibility criteria (as credit balance can always be refunded).
You'll need to activate your campaign and actually accrue costs of the stipulated amount after applying the code, to be eligible. Once this is done, you should receive the credit within 7 days. Please do reach out to our support team for further details on the promotional code you've applied to your account.
Hope this helps.