Tiicker: Link Your Brokerage Account, Get Shareholder Perks

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TiiCKER is a new app that helps promote certain brands and companies by encouraging people to become shareholders and investors. Tiicker? 😝 Obviously, “Tickr” was already taken. (They say “ii” stands for individual investor.) In the past, Wrigley used to give out free packs of gum to shareholders, Dial used to give out soap coupons, Colgate-Palmolive gave out discounts on toothpaste, and so on. They are still somewhat popular in Japan, from baseball tickets to bags of rice. Found via DoC. Here are the perks currently available:

  • Link a brokerage with $100 worth of ANY stocks held inside, get $11 Amazon gift card or Visa virtual prepaid debit card.
  • Link a brokerage with $50 worth of Amazon (AMZN) stock held inside (partial shares allowed), get $10 Amazon gift card or Visa virtual prepaid debit card.
  • Link a brokerage with $50 worth of Real Good Foods (RGF) held inside, get $50 Instacart gift card. Limited quantities.

Sometimes they require a minimum holding period, but the perks above currently do not. A few screenshots:

In order to prove your ownership, you must link your existing brokerage account via the Plaid service. Plaid says it does not save nor share your username and passwords with anyone, and with many brokerages, you now log in directly on your brokerage website for authentication.

I can report that I was able to sign-up, link my account via Plaid, and grab the first two bonuses in under 5 minutes. Since this is not a brokerage account, no SSN was required. Gift card redemption was instant and easy. Now, 10 shares of RGF costs about $60 and the perk is a $50 Instacart gift card, so you could technically buy the shares for a while just to get the perk. You may need to refresh or unlink/relink your brokerage account after buying the shares for it to recognize a new purchase, or possibly wait up to 24 hours. In addition, I have noticed this “RealGood” brand at Whole Foods and may try it now, so hey, this marketing may actually work…

Tiicker has a referral program, although the reward is vague: “Spread the word and help others discover investor perks. Refer 5 friends and receive a free TiiCKER perk!” If you wish, you can use my my referral link. Thanks if you do.

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Comments

  1. Something is bothersome here. Gathering names and financial information from the gullible for resale, Dark Web could end up with this stuff. I cannot see the advantage of legitimately running this “program,” it reminds me of a shadowy MLM making promises of things it may only deliver to a select few and the rest get referred to Nigeria.. Only more invasive as your brokerage is disseminateable. .

    • Joe Vanderhagen says

      Take a look at the FAQs. Seems legit. They are using industry standard financial validation tools like Plaid which means they don’t have access to your logins.

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