My £30 Adwords Temptation

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I’m a sucker for vouchers, if they’ll really save me money that is. I generally read the small print just in case I have to “subscribe for 12 months to take advantage of this deal” and it’s a good thing I read the ones attached to this offer from Google. They’ll give me a £30 Google Adwords voucher to try out Adwords, but according to the terms and conditions written in dark grey on light grey below the main body of the email:

The promotional credit will be automatically credited to your new Google Adwords account once you have entered your promotional code and billing preferences. If you choose the post-pay payment method, the account activation fee (currently £5) will be deducted from the promotional credit before this is credited to your account. If you choose the pre-pay payment method, you must make an initial minimum payment (from which the account activation fee will be deducted) to activate the account before the promotional credit can be credited to your account. You will be charged for any advertising charges that exceed the promotional credit, and you are solely responsible for the payment of any taxes incurred.

Still, if I was interested in advertising my blog I’d go for it. I may yet advertise one of my other sites as I have a few months to redeem the voucher. They’ll have me hooked then! Damn you Google! (Raises fist to air in theatrical fashion and shakes it in anger at the burning sun)

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

6 thoughts on “My £30 Adwords Temptation”

  1. Stupid bollixes sent me one and then told me I don’t qualify when I tried to apply it. When I tried to email to complain, I couldn’t find an email address, so I had to fill in a poxy form. I swear to christ, they’re becoming more and more like Microsoft by the day. And by all accounts MS are actually starting to get it in some areas.

    (Not the OS area, obviously!)

  2. Something like that Donncha, yeah. They have the data and they’re supposed to be experts with it, the invites shouldn’t have gone out to people for whom it wasn’t applicable.

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