ShareBuilder Promotions

What are promotion codes?

From time to time, ShareBuilder may offer incentives to customers when opening a new account. Some promotional offers are available to all customers when opening a new ShareBuilder Account, while others are specifically offered to the users of a ShareBuilder partner. A promotion code is a series of letters and/or numbers that identifies a specific promotional offer.

Note: In addition to promotion codes, we also distribute tracking codes. They are similar in appearance, but are used to gauge the effectiveness of a particular partner or web site and are not tied to a promotional offer.

Are all ShareBuilder accounts eligible for promotions?

Many of our promotions provide bonuses for specific account types. Not every promotion that we offer will be eligible for every account type. Also, some promotional offers are only available to certain Customers. See the promotion disclosure for more details.

To be eligible for an account bonus, you will need to meet the promotion’s qualifications which usually involve transferring in a certain amount of money or securities from an outside source (not another ShareBuilder account) and may also have a trading requirement. You could be eligible for a maximum of one new account bonus as well as one existing account bonus. However, each promotion will require its own qualifying action (deposit, trade and/or transfer). You will need to set up two separate actions in order to receive two bonuses.

Please read all promotion details carefully (and keep an eye out for deadlines) to verify the terms of the offer and to make sure that your ShareBuilder account qualifies.

How do I apply for a promotional bonus for my account?

To receive an account bonus, you’d need to first enter a promotion code on an eligible account and then meet the promotion’s requirements. Where you apply the code depends on the kind of promotional offer; there are two main kinds:

  • New Account Bonus – Go to the Open an Account link and on the first page, there is a box to enter a promotion code. If you followed a link from an email or an online ad, this code will already be populated for you.
  • Existing Account Bonus – Since your account is already open, you can apply the promotion code after signing in and going to the Accounts tab, then Overview, then Profile & Settings. Look for the Enter Promotion in-page tab. Select the account that you want the promotion applied to, enter the code and go to Submit.

To be eligible for an account bonus, you will need to meet the promotion’s qualifications which usually involve transferring in a certain amount of money or securities from an outside source (not another ShareBuilder account) and may also have a trading requirement. You could be eligible for a maximum of one new account bonus as well as one existing account bonus. However, each promotion will require its own qualifying action (deposit, trade and/or transfer). You will need to set up two separate actions in order to receive two bonuses.

Not all ShareBuilder account types are eligible for each promotional bonus we offer. Please read all promotion details carefully (and keep an eye out for deadlines) to verify the terms of the offer and to make sure that your ShareBuilder account qualifies.

How long does it take to fulfill a promotion?

Generally, you must make an initial investment to qualify for the terms of a promotion. Once you have completed this step, it may take several weeks for the promotion to be fulfilled.

For specific information on the qualification and fulfillment rules for a specific promotion, please refer to the offer's terms and conditions.

Where can I get a promotion code?

If you do not currently have a promotion code, watch for promotions that may be offered in the future! Promotion codes are generally found in emails or through advertising links, but they can be distributed in many other ways.

Note: Our Customer Service Associates cannot provide promotion codes to prospective (or existing) ShareBuilder Account owners.