Today, ShareBuilder gave me the $50 I earned simply by using the promotion code ENTERTAIN50 when I opened my second brokerage account there. However, I’m still waiting for ebates.com to credit me with the $20 for using their site to open my account, but I did receive the $5 for opening the ebates account.
In a few weeks, I should receive another $50 in free money for opening my third ShareBuilder account with a similar promotion code. Here are some more promotion codes that will earn you a free $50, but if you open too many accounts, look for a nastygram from ShareBuilder. Legally, they have to honor the bonus, but they may close your account(s).
November 10, 2009 update: ShareBuilder’s current promotional code is 25WO10.
Here are the complete details on how to get a free $75 by opening a brokerage account at ShareBuilder.
Updated September 2, 2011 and originally published September 14, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.