Signed up on Easter - Account still pending

Hello,
I signed up on Easter this year using the Promotional Code 777e11. As of today, my account is still pending.
How do I find out what is taking so long?
Is it because I haven’t paid the $9.24 for the 1st year of Hosting?
Do I need to change my DNS Servers now while my account is still pending?

In the process of completing the signup info - my last screen indicated:

Welcome to DreamHost!
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGING YOUR DNS SERVERS TO:


Your free trial will begin as soon as your account is approved!  We will send you and email with your FTP/shell password when this happens.

In the meantime, please continue to https://panel.dreamhost.com/ to further configure your account.
Thank you for choosing DreamHost!

Hello, I have the same problem, but I have paid the $9.24 on 19th April and my account still pending.
I have a message on left sidebar that says:
“Account Information
PLEASE NOTE
This account is currently pending.
Please have us call you now for immediate approval!”

What’s happening?

It is nothing to do with the promo code. I’ll suggest you to contact DH support via DH panel --> Support --> Contact Support. They will be glad to help you.