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optionsXpress $500 bonus for opening min $500 account by 11/30/08

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shallot
11/29/08 7:16 PM
Received email to open an optionsXpress accont with a min of $500 and receive a $500 bonus after 6 months. This is a brokerage account and you must make at least one trade during the 6 month period and maintain an average balance of $500 during the period. $500 bonus is paid at the end of 6 months.

Here's the info on the account.
*Offer limited to one $500 bonus for each newly activated, funded optionsXpress account meeting the terms and conditions of the offer. To qualify for the $500 bonus, the account must be opened through https://www.optionsxpress.com/new_account.asp?asid=2854&cmpid=em... by 11/30/08, a per account average balance of $500 must be maintained for 6 months, and the account must trade at least once. The $500 bonus will be deposited into the account on May 15th, 2009 if terms and conditions are met. A customer can only qualify for the $500 bonus a total of one time. Deposits of new funds or securities from existing optionsXpress accounts are not eligible for this offer. Qualified (IRA), linked and shared accounts are not eligible for this offer. This offer is not valid for optionsXpress associates, non-U.S. residents, and where otherwise prohibited. Customers can not exchange the $500 for other offers, cash or credit. We reserve the right at our sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this offer program at any time without notice.
WikiPost
11/29/08 7:16 PM
Shoved the old news down. Below my name, place your username if you signed up, then when you get the bonus, add that info!

Signed up                | Received Bonus
------------------------- ---------------
drexelbit                | $500 Posted 5/28, traded on 5/18, chat on 5/27
Technologist             | $500 posted 5/15, multiples trades starting Jan 09
2stepsbehind             | Posted to account (5/15 or 5/16)
gwu1986 #1               | $500 Posted a/o 5/22
gwu1986 #2               | $500 Posted a/o 5/26
habibbijan               | $500 Posted to account (5/15)
floydian                 | $500 posted 5/15 or 5/16, one expiring option bought in Feb 09
aarongyes                | Not yet (5/14)
didNOTsearch (4 accts)   | $500 Posted to ALL 4 accounts (5/22), all accounts traded in late April
Lurkingbong ( 2accts)    | $500 Posted a/o 5/26
sackoloot                | $500 Posted to account (5/15) (Bought stock on 4/15)
mrlandlord               | $500 Posted to account (5/15) 
mrslandlord              | $500 Posted to Account (5/15)  
supertrooper99           | $500 Posted to Account (5/25)
kami333                  | $500 Posted to Account (5/15)  
ohhenry1                 | Not yet (5/14)
akbrush                  | $500 posted to both accounts
jadespy                  | $500 posted 5/23 on 2 accounts
dutchtroll #1            | $500 Posted (5/15)
dutchtroll #2            | $500 Posted (5/15)
dutchtroll #3            | $500 Posted (5/15)
brainguy #1              | $500 Posted (5/27)
brainguy #2              | $500 Posted (5/28)
anxietykl                | $500 Posted to my account (5/15)
patch96 (2 accts)        | $500 Posted to All Accounts (5/15)  QQQ puts bought in 4/09
mauricer                 | $500 Posted to All Accounts (5/15)
rst113 #1                | $500 posted 5/16 
rst113 #2                | $500 posted 5/16 
rst113 #3                | $500 posted 5/16 
rst113 #4                | $500 posted 5/16 
rst113 #5                | $500 posted 5/16 
ryan431101111            | Posted  (5/16) WOOHOO!
radagastmod (2 accts)    | Oh YEAH
bzcat                    | $500 Posted to Account (5/16)
BruteForce               | $500 Posted to Account (5/15)
szhang6                  | $500 Posted to Account (5/16)
Venturion                | $500 Posted to 2 Accounts (5/23)
Kempman                  | $500 Posted to Account (5/15)
govenar                  | $500 Posted to Account (5/15 or 5/16)
canismajor (3 fam accts) | $500 Posted to All Accounts (5/15)
hepennypacker            | $500 posted to account (5/15) | trade executed 02/05/09
Dawhim                   | $500 Posted (5/16)
Peppe1                   | $500 Posted (5/16) (2 Acccounts) | Traded March
Deglass                  | $500 Posted (5/16), 2x trades 12/15/08
woodsley                   $500 posted (5/15 or 5/16)  trade dexecuted middle Dec.08 
Lucif4                   | $500 Posted (5/15)  Deposited money 12/9/08.  Trade executed 1/20 & 1/28.
Dreamkrusher             | $500 Posted (5/15) (2 accounts) (option trade 4/15)
johnnybs                 | $500 Posted (5/15)  Trade executed (bought on 1/02 and sold on 1/05)
trexkerry                | $500 Posted (5/15)  Trade executed (bought on 1/02 and sold on 1/07)
calwatch                 | $500 posted (5/15) - bought 2/6, sold 3/30
lefty331 (2 family accts)| bought index fund (dec 2008) bonus posted 5/15
sportsfan33 (2 family accounts) $500 posted (5/15) - Bought stock on 2/23, never sold.
Rogee                    | $500 posted 5/15 or 5/16
Wasin                    | $500 posted 5/15. Traded 03/20
sensia                   | no bonus yet (5/18). Trade date 5/11 for useless C put
rab75                    | funded 12/3/08, trade executed 12/8/08, $500 bonus credited 5/15/09
umafuaba                 | $500 posted 5/16, trade executed April 20, 2009
invisible (2 accts)      | $500 x 2 (5/26). Traded both end of April for a stock
damnoit                  | $500 posted 5/18ish - one trade in Jan
noodlz                   | $500 posted 5/15 - several penny stock trades (up $300 on that as well) during the promo
livedog                  | $500 posted 5/15 - 1 share of FNM purchased in December!
sieglerc                 | $500 posted 5/15 - traded on 3/19 & 3/25
redpomidor               | $500 posted 5/16 - traded December 2008 & April 2009
manuvns                  | $500 posted 05/15 - traded Jan 2009
Uso & Wife               | $1000 posted 05/16 - traded Jan 2009
Acura03                  | $500 posted 05/16 - traded Feb 2009
dfobmw                   | $500 posted 5/21 traded 1/09
par38lamp                | $500 posted 5/21 traded 5/15.  By all rights, I should of been denied.
Cameron2003              | $500 posted, withdrawn, and currently collecting interest
biturbomunkie            | $500 posted 5/22, traded 4/30
mahleria (4 accts)       |$500 two posted 5/16, two 5/23
randalsw                 | $500 posted 5/21 funded 12/08 traded 5/12
verbalk                  | $500 posted 5/15 funded 12/02 traded 3/05 (rec'd $100 bonus on 1/11/08 as well)
thinwallet4d             | $1000 posted 5/15  
meatballs (2 accts)      | posted 5/24 funded 12/02 traded 4/29
fokatkamaal (2 accts)    | $500 posted on 5/15 and other $500 posted on 05/22 trading dates  - 04/22 & 04/02
alexs                    | $500 posted 5/22 opened 11/30 funded 12/6 traded 5/6 CS chat 5/18
tbpt (2 accts)           | $500 posted on 5/22, traded on 4/30
jaideemak (2 accts)      | $500 posted to each 5/22
puddonhead (2 accts)     | Checked on 5/20 - bonus was there for both.
 
hussein1 bonus on 5/15 $500 I have new news on this now. If your account was opened on/by 11-30-2008 then you'll have until Dec. 15th to get funds settled into the account to then be eligible for this special offer. via online chat If you opened account on 11/30, verified electronically but account number assigned on 12/1, you are safe. Just confirmed with Jesus (CSR) In short, you have to submit ALL account opening materials (electronic or paper) by 11/30, then even if you receive the account number/activation email on 12/1, you are safe. But if there is any problem, like verification failed etc, then you need to ARGUE with optionsExpress. also please remember it is NOT a $500 average daily balance, per transcipt with CSR, the account must never be less than $500 at end of any day thru May.
FloorsMat
11/29/08 7:52 PM
Wow this is hot...any idea why you received this e-mail?

Edit: Googled optionsxpress $500 and this was the first sponsored link:

http://www.optionsxpress.com/promos/500_reasons.aspx

This is SMOKING hot!

Just opened an account, I already have an account so I hope that does not disqualify me (terms don't mention it). FYI, I would suggest depositing $500 + whatever commissions you expect to pay since you need to maintain a $500 balance AND make one trade.
DreamKrusher
11/29/08 8:18 PM
This does look hot


Here is the small print from google ad. link in url is slightly different

*Offer limited to one $500 bonus for each newly activated, funded optionsXpress account meeting the terms and conditions of the offer. To qualify for the $500 bonus, the account must be opened through https://www.optionsxpress.com/new_account.asp?intcmp=lplb500ppc&promo=113 or with promo code C3 by 11/30/08, a per account average balance of $500 must be maintained for 6 months, and the account must trade at least once. The $500 bonus will be deposited into the account on May 15th, 2009 if terms and conditions are met. A customer can only qualify for the $500 bonus a total of one time. Deposits of new funds or securities from existing optionsXpress accounts are not eligible for this offer. Qualified (IRA), linked and shared accounts are not eligible for this offer. This offer is not valid for optionsXpress associates, non-U.S. residents, and where otherwise prohibited. Customers can not exchange the $500 for other offers, cash or credit. We reserve the right at our sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this offer program at any time without notice.

optionsXpress, Inc. makes no investment recommendations and does not provide advice, including, but not limited to, financial, tax or legal advice. Content and tools are provided for educational and informational purposes only. Any stock, options, or futures symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.

Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading. Products and services intended for U.S. customers and may not be available or offered in all jurisdictions.
shallot
11/29/08 8:30 PM
FloorsMat said:

Wow this is hot...any idea why you received this e-mail?


I have no idea. It may be because I trade options alot with another firm.
PorStaker
11/29/08 8:37 PM
Just signed up, but when I click to transfer funds ACH it says please call cashier... I don't see a time at which I have to fund the account by? Anyone else having this problem?
anxietykl
11/29/08 8:40 PM
does ave account balance over 500 mean that if the stock you purchased drops and your balanced falls under the 500 dollar mark for most of the 6 months then you might not get the bonus, so would the best option is to open with around 550 or 600 then buy a low priced stock to keep total cash balance over 500? I have never done one of these bonus offers so I would like to make sure I qualify for the bonus.

The reason I ask is I have an brokerage account elsewhere, and primarily doing this for the bonus. So would the option I suggested above qualify for the bonus based on your experiences. Thanks!
DreamKrusher
11/29/08 8:43 PM
I just signed up and added ach funding info without any issues.


Note: Based on the last offer account bonus I did with OX, It was only a soft pull if you open a "cash" account. Margin accounts were hard pulls.
therivler1
11/29/08 8:44 PM
DreamKrusher said:

Based on the last offer account bonus I did with OX, It was only a soft pull if you open a "cash" account. Margin accounts were hard pulls.

You have more than 1 account?? I already have one with them, so if I can open another one, that would be wonderful.
pyro123
11/29/08 9:01 PM
To qualify for the bonus, Do we open a cash, cash/margin or Portfolio margin account? the ad mentions one trade so i guess is a cash/margin account?
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