Updated with a few new codes 2014. Thanks to all who have contributed in the comments.
Here are some promotion codes for ShareBuilder investment accounts. ShareBuilder is a discount brokerage now owned by the same folks behind Capital One 360. Real-time trades are now $6.95 and automated trades are $4. They give out codes for various promotions, and like coupon codes they often work in your account even if you weren’t given the code directly. Sometimes they don’t though, so have reasonable expectations.
Don’t have an account yet? Get a $100 opening bonus if you deposit $5,000 or more by 12/31/2014 with promo code 100LSQ4, and then add the promo codes below afterward. You can often double-dip on codes if you have both a individual account and joint account. Sharebuilder also offers custodial accounts for kids.
How To Use
To enter the codes into your account, log in and go to the Accounts tab > Overview > Profile & Settings > Enter Promotion tab shown below.
In the marked box, enter a code. If it works, you should see a confirmation that says something like:
Thank you for referring ShareBuilder to your friends! Your 2 real-time trades have been credited to your account and are available to use immediately.
Active Codes (Possible Success)
SWEEP600 (1 free real-time trade)
BDAY14AU (1 free automatic investment)
Expired Codes (Very Unlikely Success)
BDAY12AL or BDAY12MR
TAF5ANL*073t0C TAF2RA*2VvUQt TAF2RD*c48Ugc TAF5AR*2AsFg5 TAF5AW*1FkJgR
TAF2RG*2VvUQt TAF5AC*2AsFg5 TAF2RM*2VvUQt TAF5AZ*2AsFg5 TAF5AA*t9sUKs
How To Verify
To see how many free automatic trades you have, click on the top Trade > Automatic Investing and look for “You have XX Automatic Investment credits”. If you click on it, you’ll note that these may have different expiration dates. You can verify free real-time trades by going to Trade > Trade Now and selecting your account in the order box.