How to Get a Free Facebook Ad Coupon

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Can you get free advertising on Facebook, Google, or Bing?

The answer is “sorta” yes. All the companies just mentioned want to encourage new companies to start advertising and, from time to time, run promotional campaign which offer free advertising credits. There seems to be a trend towards reducing the amount of the free advertising credit or requiring some spend on the part of the new advertiser to use the credit. (Want to know more about Facebook advertising?  Go here.)

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Before we discuss how to get a free Facebook Ad Coupon or Adwords coupons, lets discuss the limitations of using these coupons:

  • Coupons range in value from $25 to $100.
  • You can only use one coupon per account. In other words, if you have five $50 coupons, you will not be able spend $250 advertising one website.
  • If you been advertising for a while, for example a few weeks, generally speaking the companies will not allow you to apply the credit to your account.

There are three main ways in which you can get free advertising:

  1. Directly from the companies.
  2. Through your website hosting company.
  3. Via resellers on sites like Fiverr

Google and Yahoo! / Bing Both Directly Offer Free Advertising Credits

The free adwords advertising credit is very generous at $75. However, there is one small catch. You need spend $25 of your own money to get the credit.  For more on how to advertise your business on Google go here.

Free $75 Google Adwords Credit

Yahoo! and Bing sell their search advertising product together. They do offer a free small advertising credit of $50.

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Currently, I am not aware of any program offered directly by Facebook.

Most Major Hosting Companies Have Deals With Google, Facebook, and Bing!

If you already have a website and are paying for hosting services, then you probably are eligible to receive credit for free online advertising. Your hosting company will provide you with a Facebook ad coupon code and adwords coupon code, which will you will be able to redeem for an advertising credit.

While the deals change from time to time, here are one that are currently being offered:

  • Google – $100 Adwords Credit Which Becomes Active When You Spend $25
  • Facebook – Free $50 Facebook Ad Coupon
  • Yahoo! and Bing – Free $25 Ad Coupon

If you have not yet chosen a hosting company we recommend GoDaddy.

Other Methods For Getting Free Facebook Ad Coupons

Facebook has issued thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of coupons in the past. Many of them were not actually redeemed and are available for sale on sites like Fiverr for a small amount, like $5 for a $50 coupon. When a buy a coupon, there is a risk the Facebook coupon may have expired or have been used by too many people, and as a result, you want to be careful who you buy the code from.

Here is a list of quality sellers from IM Promocoders.

How To Redeem A Facebook Ad Coupon

  1. In the settings of your Facebook account, click on on “Manage Ads”
  2. On the left hand navigation, click on “Billing” then “Funding Source”
  3. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, click on “Add New Funding Source” and click on “Facebook Ad Coupon” and input your Facebook ad code.

To use the Facebook Ad Coupon credit, you will need to enter credit card information.  Facebook will always first use the advertising credit up fully before charging your credit card.

Here are Facebook’s F.A.Q.s regarding ad coupons if you have further questions.  For more on how to get the most out of Facebook advertising see our free guide on the topic here.

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More Ways To Market Your Business On Facebook

Facebook Advertising Guide
How Much Does Facebook Advertising Cost?
Facebook Quizzes
Free Ways To Get Likes
Create A Facebook Page


Comments (34)

  1. said on

    Glad to see somebody else enjoys the responsive theme for word press as well as I do :) I like your article. Very informative. Also, my hosting provider, HostGator offers 100 towards Google, none for facebook while as my old provider, GoDaddy offered Bing, Google and Facebook. However my google credit is just a credit, I do not have to pay any part of it. Good times!

    -Mike

  2. said on

    Knew there would have to be a catch mate, thanks for the info… Good job on the article. Im thinking bribes might be cheaper than adwords. Might offer an ipad or tablet is swap for likes comments and shares

  3. said on

    And with the free $50 in Facebook credits I’m using now it’s gaining me one facebook like per $0.95 = 16 likes over 2 days. Of course that can vary a lot on your ad and audience, I’m promoting a small niche business in one province to a target audience of just over 1100. As mentioned I appreciate FB’s specific targeting ability.

    • David Waring said on

      Hi Kevin,

      My apologies for the delay in reply. I would say that’s pretty good for that small of an audience. We can get likes for the FSB page for around 30 cents but we are targeting millions of small business owners. I would say anything less than a dollar is good for such a small sample size.

      Best Regards,
      Dave

    • David Waring said on

      Hi Naljainfo,

      My apologies for the delay in reply. No unfortunately you cannot use more than 1 Facebook ad coupon on one account. If you have any other questions let us know!

      Best Regards,
      Dave

  4. Christian Soriano, CEO, Infinity Solutions said on

    David, there is a way to get free coupons for add on facebook without making any expense.

    • said on

      Hi Christian,

      The only way to get a “free” one is to get it through a service provider like your web hosting company. If your hosting company does not offer this then if you know someone else who has a website you may want to ask them if they have one that they have not used from their hosting company.

      What type of business are you planning on advertising?

      Best Regards,
      Dave

  5. said on

    Can i use multiple coupons for the same facebook page and campaign. Suppose i have used 1st coupon for my facebook campaign and i want to continue the same campaign should i able to add another coupon ?

    • said on

      The short answer is there is a maximum of one coupon per advertiser. (Which is why you want to find the biggest possible coupon to start.) If you are marketer for several businesses, you could open up different account for each business and use one coupon for each advertiser. (Although, I imagine logging in and out of different campaigns would be annoying.)

  6. said on

    Actually,I can not understand it well! if there is app on facebook,that some one like our page,then will get a discount about our products or discount card.But this is done by facebook.I can not find it!

      • Carine said on

        hey,David.Thank you for your timely reply.I do according to your link.BUth then find that there is just a web page about my business page.And no steps to lead me to do “create offers”. So I do not know how to make that.
        PS:Several days ago,I have changed the version of my business page.However,I find that I can not get used of it. How can i change it to my last version.

        Early reply will be appreciated.

        Carine

        • said on

          Hi Carine,

          When you are on your page go to your ads manager (should be under “build audience” or other button in the upper right hand corner of your business page). After clicking create ad a window will appear with some different options. Here you can select “create offer”.

          Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way to switch back to the old version of the page.

          Hope that helps.

          Best Regards,
          Dave

  7. said on

    Hey, I have one doubt regarding building fb campaign Can i use fb coupon after running campaign with credit card? Lets say I have started campaign with credit and now i want to use coupon so is that possible to use coupon after using credit card ?

    • said on

      Hi Kunal, Better safe than sorry. Ideally, you should put in your coupon code before you start spending money. However, the FAQ’s suggest that you should be able to redeem the facebook “Shortly” after you start advertising (provided your a new advertiser.) I was not able to find out what shortly exactly meant.

      THe following is from https://www.facebook.com/help/243807179069441/

      There are many reasons you may not be able to use a certain coupon code. Here are a few common scenarios:

      The coupon code is invalid or has expired
      The coupon code has already been used, either on your account or on an account that shares a credit card with your account
      The number of free promotional uses for the coupon has been reached
      Your account has used a coupon in the past
      The coupon code is for new advertisers only, and your account is too old to redeem the code

  8. said on

    Hi,

    I am sure there would be a very easy method to get a trial $50 FB ad coupon credits. Else how come Resellers sell those for just $10??

    If I would know, I will share the method for the sake of small business owners like us..

    Thanks

    • said on

      The reason for Facebook coupons being so cheap lies in the fact that there is a limited audience for them. You have to be new to advertising in Facebook to be able to use the coupon which rules ten of thousands of marketers. Best, Marc

  9. Molly said on

    I just started a business page a few weeks ago, but I have already started promoting it. Would I still be able to use this since my page is still new?

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