Follow these 4 easy steps to begin. Be sure to have the coupon code you received in your email offer handy
. Set up your account. Click on "Sign up now," and create your AdWords account
. Log into your AdWords account and follow the step-by-step guide to create your first campaign.
Get your USD$100 credit. In your AdWords account, fill out your "Billing Preferences" under the "Billing" tab. Enter your coupon code exactly as it appears on your mailer. Click "Redeem."
Note: After September 30, 2009, your coupon drops in value to USD$75 and remains valid until November 30, 2009
Once you've opened your account, make sure you link it to your Google Analytics account. Click the Reporting tab and then "Google Analytics" on your AdWords dashboard and follow the instructions to link your accounts.
Promotional credit must be applied to a new AdWords account within 14 days of creating the account and is valid only for new Google AdWords customers with self-managed signup accounts and with billing addresses in the US. Advertisers will be charged for advertising that exceeds the promotional credit. Advertisers will need to suspend their ads if they do not wish to receive additional charges beyond the free credit amount. Subject to ad approval, valid registration and acceptance of the Google AdWords Program standard terms and conditions. The promotional credit is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered. Offer may be revoked at any time for any reason by Google Inc. One promotional credit per customer. Advertisers with self-managed signup accounts in the US are subject to a USD$5 activation fee that will be deducted from the promotional credit. Expires 9/30/09.