$75 Cash Bonus from ShareBuilder

ShareBuilderThere's a somewhat secretive offer making it's way around the investing community; ShareBuilder is offering a $75 cash bonus for new account holders that deposit just $100 into their account before the turn of the year.  The standard bonus offered from ShareBuilder is $50 (with restrictions) but this new bonus has absolutely no rules or trade requirements of any-kind, making it one of the most lucrative I've ever seen.

In order to qualify for the $75 cash bonus, which can be withdrawn 120 days after it is added to your account (which takes 4-6 weeks on it's own) you must do the following:

  • Open a ShareBuilder trading account before 12/31/2011.
  • Fund the account with a minimum of $100.
  • Manually enter promo code EXTRA75 into your ShareBuilder application.  The landing page for ShareBuilder will show a $50 bonus but don't be fooled.  The promo code guarantees the $75 bonus.

Just to make sure I'm giving you all of the pertinent details, here's the official rules from ShareBuilder:

You must open a new ShareBuilder account and deposit $100 or more to be eligible for this promotion. Initial deposit must be completed by 12/31/11. Capital One 360 Investing will deposit a $75 bonus approximately 4-6 weeks after your first $100 deposit. The $75 bonus offer is available for Individual, Joint and Custodial accounts only. Offer not valid for IRAs or ESAs. The $75 bonus is not available for withdrawal for 120 days after it is awarded to your account. This offer is not valid with any other offers and is non-transferrable. Limit one ShareBuilder account bonus per unique customer or custodial beneficiary. We reserve the right to terminate this offer at any time and to refuse or recover any promotion award if we determine that it was obtained under wrongful or fraudulent circumstances, that inaccurate or incomplete information was provided in opening the account, or that any terms of our Account Agreement have been violated. Offer expires 12/31/11.

A $75 cash bonus for a deposit of $100 is about as good as you'll ever get in terms of free money from online discount brokers and without requiring a single trade, this is a must use for any potential investor.  Sign up your wife, kids and anyone else that could benefit from the bonus but make sure that the account is NEW, or the promo code will be rejected.

ShareBuilder continues to offer automatic investing trades a $4 a pop and is owned and operated by Capital One 360 Investing; a consumer favorite year in and year out.  Visit ShareBuilder.com and secure your $75 cash bonus before the new year w/ promo code EXTRA75

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Last Edited: July 25, 2017 @ 7:22 pm
About Michael Pruser

After spending a ton of money to go to the private University of Miami, Michael now enjoys spending time at home, writing personal finance articles for the world to read. His journey out of debt continues 500 words at a time.


  1. My $75 was deposited today – thanks so much!

  2. There was mention about $75 bonus requiring three trades, but I strangely got an e-mail before I performed any trades… so it sounds like the $75 bonus has no trade requirements… only the $100 deposit and waiting 4 months before you can pull the money out. Still, its a confusing proposition.

    Do you know if ING has any in-house funds you can trade for free?