The Twitter advertising solution is offering $100 in free ads to eligible American Express card members and merchants that enroll.
American Express card members and merchants can try the Twitter advertising program for small businesses to gain more followers for your Twitter account and to extend the reach of your Tweets to find and engage with new customers.
American Express will give $100 in free Twitter advertising to the first 10,000 eligible card members and merchants that register.
Just enroll in this Twitter Advertising $100 Free Ads promotion.
This program is open to American Express Card members and merchants who use Twitter to Tweet business news and updates to your followers and who actively engage with and respond to other Twitter users through Mentions, Retweets, and Replies.
This program is only available to businesses with a U.S. billing address that have never advertised on Twitter.
You must register the Twitter account for your business to be considered for the free Twitter advertising.
If your business has more than one Twitter account, you must register each account separately.
Advertising credits will be made available while supplies last.
Not every business that registers will be eligible to receive credits.
In order to receive the credit, you must enter valid billing information and begin advertising on Twitter before 11:59 PM PST on December 31, 2012.
You will be charged automatically for any advertising charges beyond the $100 credit.
Credits cannot be combined with other offers.
All unused credits (or any remaining portion of credits) will expire at 11:59 PM PST on December 31, 2012.
This special offer is being promoted via Small Business Saturday from American Express.
One major issue with this promotion is that not every business that registers will be eligible to receive the credits.
This means that there is no way of knowing if you are eligible to receive the credit unless you start advertising, at which point you are either going to pay for the advertising or receive the credit, so you’re committed either way.
I personally signed up for this promotion several weeks ago to test it out for my @MaximizingMoney account, and although I have incurred some advertising charges on Twitter, my American Express card has yet to be charged.
Twitter only charges your card for advertising on a periodic basis, so it’s hard for me to know if I just haven’t been charged yet, or if American Express has been covering the charges with credits.
As soon as I know for sure, I will update this article accordingly, but even if I don’t personally receive the credits, there would still be no way for me to know if the promotional cap of 10,000 enrollees has been met or if I just didn’t qualify for whatever reason.
However, the promotion is still being displayed on the Small Business Saturday Facebook Page, so it seems like it is still available and the 10,000 maximum enrollees have not yet been reached.
Try out this Twitter advertising promotion for American Express card members if you would like to advertise your business on Twitter.