ShareBuilder Promotions

ShareBuilder was sold by ING Bank to Capital One a few years ago. Capital One has revamped services and promotions after the acquisition. See the review of ShareBuilder for the experience I’ve had with them. ShareBuilder is currently offering four signup promotions.

I currently have all of my children’s investment accounts with ShareBuilder. They are perfect for someone who like to buy-n-hold your stocks and/or dollar cost average every month. ShareBuilder was awarded five stars from SmartMoney Magazine in 2012 for Commissions and Fees.

Choose from one of the four special offers listed:

  1. Get Up To A $600 Signup Bonus
  2. $50 IRA Bonus
  3. Transfer Your Account, Get $100
  4. Costco Lower Trading Fee
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ShareBuilder’s Up To $600 Signup Bonus

This promotion is available for Individual, Joint, Custodial and IRA accounts. To qualify for this offer you must deposit at least $5,000 in cash, or transfer from another brokerage account. Deposits must be done no later than 90 days after opening your account.

You must keep the deposit within the account for at least six months. This offer ends before December 31st, 2014. For more details, click on the link below. For a lower deposit requirement, optionsXpress $100 Signup promotion is a better deal.

Open Account Cash Bonus
$125,000 or more $600
$50,000 – $124,999 $300
$25,000 – $49,999 $200
$10,000 – $29,999 $100
$5,000 – $9,999 $50

ShareBuilder $50 IRA Bonus

You need to deposit $5,000 into a ShareBuilder Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The deposit must be done before the end date of February 17th, 2015. After 60 days of the deposit, ShareBuilder will add $50 cash into your account.


Transfer Your Account, Get $100

The requirements for this offer are pretty simple. Transfer from another brokerage and ShareBuilder will give you a $100 bonus. All you need to do is transfer $500 or more from a competing broker. This offer is only valid for Individuals, joint and Custodial accounts only. More details about the promotion is on their web site. This offer ends December 31st 2014.


Costco Lower Trading Fee

This offer is exclusive to Costco customers who have Executive membership. Instead of paying $6.95 per trade, with this promotion it’s now $5.95 per trade. See below for the other details and comparison to their regular commissions. It is also possible to get a $50 signup bonus as well. Offer expires by December 31st, 2014.

With the Advantage plan, this puts the pricing and bonus in competition with TradeKing’s promotions.

Investments ShareBuilder Rates Costco Rates
Basic Program $6.95/trade $5.95/trade
Advantage Program $6.95/trade $4.95/trade
Automatic Investments $4.00/trade $2.00/trade