Capital One Sharebuilder Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions: Up to $1,000

Online stock brokerage firm Capital One Sharebuilder announced a few Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions this year. Please note the valid dates on the promotional codes below. I’m full of tryptophan so I’m just going to pretty much copy and paste the press release I got. Real-time trades are $6.95, automatic scheduled trades are $4.

New non-IRA Account Bonus with Promo Code BFSB2013

  • $150 bonus for new customers who open a ShareBuilder account between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, 2013, and execute at least three trades by Dec. 27, 2013.

The other current promotion is a $100 bonus for $5,000+ deposit with no trade requirement, using promotional code 100LSQ4. Must open account by 12/31/13 and deposit must be completed by 2/14/14.

IRA-only Bonus with Promo Code BFIRA2013
Investors who open a new IRA account between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, 2013, and fund it (deposit, transfer and/or roll over into) by Jan. 31, 2014 are eligible for $75 to $1,000 in bonuses based on rollover size:

  • $1,000 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $250,000 or more
  • $500 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $100,000-$249,999.99
  • $500 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $100,000-$249,999.99
  • $350 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $50,000-$99,999.99
  • $150 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $10,000-$49,999.99
  • $75 bonus for deposit/transfer/rollover of $5,000-$9,999.99

Selected fine print:

Assets deposited or transferred into the account to qualify for this promotion must remain in the account (minus any losses related to trading or market volatility) for at least nine (9) months or your award may be reclaimed by Capital One ShareBuilder.

Cyber Monday (Dec. 2 only) Custodial Account “Gift of Stock” Bonus, Promo Code GIFTSTOCK13

  • $100 bonus for investors who open a new custodial account on Dec. 2, 2013, and execute at least one trade by Dec. 31, 2013.

Comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Since you mentioned Sharebuilder for the first time in awhile (seems that Capital One has been stingier than ING was on promos), wanted to bring this deal to your attention:

    Sharebuilder has a Costco account special, where you may open a new account and received discounted commission costs ($2 automatic, $4.95 for regular trades). Must be an Executive level member. http://www.sharebuilder.com/costco

  2. I forget exactly how it works but I would first get the best upfront bonus possible, and then add your Costco discount for the ongoing cheaper trades. That’s what I did. I’m not sure if you can just add the discount on an existing account or if you just have to open a new account. You can have multiple accounts, but just one bonus officially. So I have a few dormant accounts and would only trade on my Costco-discounted one (although I don’t really use any of them currently).

  3. Any idea if they charge for dividend reinvestment? Schwab currently provides for free but if Sharbuilder charges every month then the amount could be huge in the long run.

    Also what would be the fees to transfer out after 9 months (partial or full)?

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