you can easily upgrade your account from free to trial and get a $1200 credit in IBM Cloud at the same time.
For this, open an account in Cognitive Class, using your IBM Id.
Then register for a class, whichever you want. How to build a chatbot for instance. You can now claim your Gift.
You now have a trial account with $1200 credit. You cannot see this credit by itself in the Account page as it is in the Trial account itself.