A long time ago I wrote a post about how anyone could get Facebook advertising coupon codes to start their promotions campaigns with a head start from Facebook themselves, by getting a $50 Facebook ad coupon.
Afterward, Facebook has tightened its belt and partnered only with certain online services providers, who gave their new users a $50 coupon. I wrote about these services in this blog post here. However, most of these partnerships have expired last year, and those that haven’t will require you to spend some money on the service first.
The other options I’ve encountered were not directed specifically to new advertisers, but rather to everyone, including old and existing advertisers. I’ll outline them below;
1. The first way I got a coupon was a satisfaction survey FB ran for existing advertisers. I participated in the survey and got a $75 ad coupon towards future advertising.
2. The second coupon came from an ad that Facebook ran on right sidebar offering me to spend $10 on ads and get an additional $10 as a bonus. Unfortunately, I didn’t capture the ad image to show you, but here’s a proof of the added credit I received. So it’s worthwhile looking at ads every once in a while. I’ll add that this was offered to me when I had a long pause in my FB ad campaigns, so this is obviously a hook for previously active advertisers, and I wouldn’t expect this to be offered to you if you currently have an active campaign and also if you never ran one before.
Update – End of 2018 Facebook offered me this coupon on my Facebook feed;
3. The third way to get a FB coupon is a series of events FB started to run, named Boost Your Business. These events are designed to help small business owners get the max out their Facebook advertising or general activity. There are two types of events. The event I took part in was a short, 2 hours gathering in West LA. These short events are called 2-hour pop-up events and a handful of participants received $500 worth of Facebook advertising coupons. The other sort of gatherings are the half-day events. These occur less often and carry a symbolic participation price. However, all participants leave with a $50 FB ad credit. The latest events in my area were on October in La Palma, CA ($100 coupons will be handed to some participants) and also one in Malibu where $500 coupons will be handed to three winners. To view the upcoming months Boost events, head here.
4. Fourth FB coupon method, though likely relevant only to a small portion of my readers, is the promotion that Facebook is offering mobile start-ups and app developers. If you’re one of them, head to the FbStart program, where you will need to apply, and if accepted, you will be offered with up to $80,000 in various tools and services, including $500 in free advertising credits. As per the report here, more than $100 million in benefits were distributed during the first year.
5. The Fifth FB coupon method- Facebook is occasionally holding holiday creative challenges/contests, (the last one I saw was at the beginning of the year), where you can win anywhere between $300-$1,000 worth of Facebook ad vouchers, plus Amazon gift cards. You will need to create a successful and creative campaign to win this one as you will be evaluated for your creativity, improvement over time and quality of ads, and we recommend you get a cost-effective professional help for that. Make sure to read the terms and condition of the promotion to see that you qualify.
An alternative option, relevant only to business owners with products/services of their own (rather than affiliates or small websites/bloggers) would be checking platforms like Yelp (Get $300 in free Yelp ads here). True, it’s not quite like Facebook ads, but it’s probably the best advertising platform for small, local business and this link can provide your store with some significant, free advertising.
Also, you can get a never-ending trial account on Shopify, until you make your first 50 sales (which is a great way to save, as it can take a while for new entrepreneurs to reach 50 paying customers).
Are you a content creator? If you create high quality videos, Facebook will pay you to create up to four monthly videos, via their Facebook for Creators program.
And what if you don’t fit into any of the promotions above? I can suggest a few options.
First and foremost, you’re invited to subscribe to our newsletter. We update whenever there are new advertising coupons given away on many ad networks, not only Facebook but also Bing Adcenter, Google Adwords, Yahoo and other leading advertising platforms.
Second, up until last year, the best place to find Facebook coupons was Fiverr.com (Fiverr is the most successful outsourcing marketplace startup, reviewed by TechCrunch, The New York Times and many others, recently received another round of $60M in funding). You can usually count on them to find anything you can imagine.
Previously, I listed the best coupon sellers on Fiverr, however, I want to recommend some other super sellers that will help you with your FB ad campaigns. Look at some of these, and go from there to wherever your search might take you. Other than that you could probably use more fans or likes and etc.
I will try to keep this list updated. However, if the above doesn’t suit your current needs, have a look at the online marketing gigs or the business promotion gigs or use the search to check for whatever you are currently in need of.
If you find someone who is selling Facebook ad coupons on Fiverr and not listed above, please do share it with us.
So, as opposed to what some might say, Facebook coupons are still out there, even in 2018. The system may not be as loose as it was with giving out the advertising coupons to anyone, anytime, but there are plenty of events and occasions worldwide where the coupons are issued and handed out.
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