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Title: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 12, 2017, 06:13:02 PM
They have a promotion going on now.  Open an account from a referred friend and they give you both a free stock.  I couldn't find anyone mentioning it so figured I'd pass it along.  Ask your friends who use it if they have a referral link!

If you don't, welcome to use mine.  "Join Robinhood and we'll both get a share of stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free. Make sure you use my link. http://share.robinhood.com/kylec189"

Seems like the app is slowly improving and features are getting added.  So far so good.  :)

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: daverobev on May 12, 2017, 06:18:20 PM
Available to Americans only, I believe - you may want to put that in the title.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: chuffly on May 12, 2017, 09:03:15 PM
I've been interested in opening up an account with Robinhood, as a I want to buy a share of baby Berkshire to get be able to attend the shareholder meeting next year.  Also, there are a few ETF's I'm interested in that aren't available elsewhere commission free.  So maybe this is the impetus I need to jump in ...

I guess the things hold me back are the following (feel free to try to mitigate my concerns here):
I might open an account anyways, but the 1st and 3rd bullet points are kinda sticking points for me right now.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Hargrove on May 12, 2017, 10:36:57 PM
RobinHood has crap-all for features and tools, but it really is free. It's only on your phone, and doesn't support account transfers in, which is all a PITA. But it's free.

Viable long-term? Well, no free platform has held on very long to my knowledge (so far).

But you could do worse than free stock. The tax implications if you get a $3 stock and sell it are... 0. :p
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 13, 2017, 10:30:33 AM
I've been interested in opening up an account with Robinhood, as a I want to buy a share of baby Berkshire to get be able to attend the shareholder meeting next year.  Also, there are a few ETF's I'm interested in that aren't available elsewhere commission free.  So maybe this is the impetus I need to jump in ...

I guess the things hold me back are the following (feel free to try to mitigate my concerns here):
  • Is the business model viable? - I don't want to end up with a situation where they are forced to sell to another brokerage that doesn't have as favorable of a commission scheme (although I suppose it wouldn't be the end of the world ... these ETF's would be "hold forever" types).
  • How is their tax documentation? - I don't want it to be a headache gathering tax information when the time comes to render unto Caesar.
  • Integration with Mint and SigFig? - I checked today and there doesn't appear to be a way to import into those apps.  Are there plans to make that available anytime soon?
I might open an account anyways, but the 1st and 3rd bullet points are kinda sticking points for me right now.

They now offer Robin hood "Gold" as margin to invest.  So they do have a way to make money now.  (I'm using it)

I'd you use TurboTax your trades import with a click.

Other features and tool?  Minimal to none, but as mentioned above it really is free.  That has made it worth it to me.  Super easy and simple to use.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: bassman2003 on May 13, 2017, 11:41:21 AM
I use Robinhood for my fun money brokerage account.  It's been great thus far.  We use Vanguard for our 'serious' brokerage account.  Robinhood has super minimal features, on phone only.  Trading really is free.  Taxes are really easy if you use TurboTax, it's a one click import (just like many other main brokerages).  Since the features are so limited, I 'pair' it with the data/research from Morningstar.  I think a yearly subscription to Morningstar's full site is $200+, but I am able to log in for free using the institution access my library has using my standard library card number/password (from my home laptop).  So I get free top level data/research and free trading using the Robinhood/Morningstar combo.  All this free stuff could really encourage someone to over trade, which could really hurt returns....thus we just use for our fun money.  It doesn't have integration into Personal Capital yet, but since we don't factor our fun money into our net worth, it's not a huge deal.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on May 13, 2017, 11:50:30 AM
Hubby has Robin Hood for his own investment account. He likes doing individual stocks and it is a small percentage of our investments. The tax form was identical to the one I got from Wealthfront (yes, I moved most of my accounts from there to Vanguard). We use tax act so it took some data entry, but nothing too bad.

There is no Mint integration yet, we just log it as cash and update monthly.

Robin Hood does have a $50 withdrawal fee, so don't put money in there that you will need any time soon.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 13, 2017, 01:32:06 PM
Hubby has Robin Hood for his own investment account. He likes doing individual stocks and it is a small percentage of our investments. The tax form was identical to the one I got from Wealthfront (yes, I moved most of my accounts from there to Vanguard). We use tax act so it took some data entry, but nothing too bad.

There is no Mint integration yet, we just log it as cash and update monthly.

Robin Hood does have a $50 withdrawal fee, so don't put money in there that you will need any time soon.

Are you sure about the $50 fee?  I've pulled money out several times and never had a fee charged.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: OneCoolCat on May 13, 2017, 03:02:25 PM
Robinhood makes interest on the non-invested money its users keep on their platform.  It adds up.  I love the app.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Hargrove on May 13, 2017, 08:48:48 PM
Historically, the non-invested money doesn't take them far enough. Most of these services don't offer DRIP, in order to hold your money as long as possible. I kind of wish they would charge $1 a month to a debit card if they needed to get rid of the forgotten micro accounts that get abandoned on these platforms all the time.

Robinhood is only different in its margin features. They have great margin rates and instant margin access and sale settlement, which is a source of revenue nobody else in the free-broker sphere uses. Stockpile sells giftcards at outrageously marked up prices but has very low commission otherwise.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on May 13, 2017, 08:54:03 PM
He has had the account for about a year, and I think the fee was there when he signed up. He has never withdrawn anything though, so they may have changed their policy.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: chuffly on May 13, 2017, 09:06:37 PM
Appreciate all the feedback from the denizens of this forum. 

Not a huge fan of the fact that they have said they were going to integrate with Mint for the past two years, and it doesn't sound like they are anywhere close to making that a reality.  At the same, I realize their business model probably has them running pretty lean as far as staffing goes.  So I suppose one can't have it all.  At least with SigFig, I can manually create a portfolio and add stock shares for tracking.

I went ahead and took the plunge, using the OP's referral link - I guess we'll see what share Robinhood seems fit to gift me with.  Anyways, I figure it can't hurt to have an account, especially since I probably won't be holding much more than one share of BRK.B for the next few months. 

At the very least, I must say that I like the user interface, very slick and aesthetically pleasing.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: OneCoolCat on May 13, 2017, 09:21:48 PM
Appreciate all the feedback from the denizens of this forum. 

Not a huge fan of the fact that they have said they were going to integrate with Mint for the past two years, and it doesn't sound like they are anywhere close to making that a reality.  At the same, I realize their business model probably has them running pretty lean as far as staffing goes.  So I suppose one can't have it all.  At least with SigFig, I can manually create a portfolio and add stock shares for tracking.

I went ahead and took the plunge, using the OP's referral link - I guess we'll see what share Robinhood seems fit to gift me with.  Anyways, I figure it can't hurt to have an account, especially since I probably won't be holding much more than one share of BRK.B for the next few months. 

At the very least, I must say that I like the user interface, very slick and aesthetically pleasing.

Let us know which free stock you got!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: taiwwa on May 14, 2017, 05:40:39 AM
Odd.

I checked my robinhood app. I don't see this offer from my referral screen.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 14, 2017, 09:08:12 AM
Odd.

I checked my robinhood app. I don't see this offer from my referral screen.

It seems not everyone is getting the offer.  I don't know what the rules are for who gets it.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 14, 2017, 09:09:10 AM
Appreciate all the feedback from the denizens of this forum. 

Not a huge fan of the fact that they have said they were going to integrate with Mint for the past two years, and it doesn't sound like they are anywhere close to making that a reality.  At the same, I realize their business model probably has them running pretty lean as far as staffing goes.  So I suppose one can't have it all.  At least with SigFig, I can manually create a portfolio and add stock shares for tracking.

I went ahead and took the plunge, using the OP's referral link - I guess we'll see what share Robinhood seems fit to gift me with.  Anyways, I figure it can't hurt to have an account, especially since I probably won't be holding much more than one share of BRK.B for the next few months. 

At the very least, I must say that I like the user interface, very slick and aesthetically pleasing.

Yes, very interested to see what they give you as well!   
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: zazpowered on May 15, 2017, 03:26:52 PM
That offers sounds a little too good to be true. A free stock? Can anybody post once they receive their free stock? Curious to see what they are handing out. And Robinhood makes money from interest, selling deal flow and Gold membership which starts at $10 a month and is basically margin on a fixed price. They also raised $100m+ at a 1.3B valuation. I think they will do really well.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on May 15, 2017, 04:10:35 PM
That offers sounds a little too good to be true. A free stock? Can anybody post once they receive their free stock? Curious to see what they are handing out. And Robinhood makes money from interest, selling deal flow and Gold membership which starts at $10 a month and is basically margin on a fixed price. They also raised $100m+ at a 1.3B valuation. I think they will do really well.

I tested by having my wife open an account.  Within 24 hours I had a new share of Xerox in my account.  She also received a similarly priced stock.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: chuffly on May 15, 2017, 08:35:21 PM
Appreciate all the feedback from the denizens of this forum. 

Not a huge fan of the fact that they have said they were going to integrate with Mint for the past two years, and it doesn't sound like they are anywhere close to making that a reality.  At the same, I realize their business model probably has them running pretty lean as far as staffing goes.  So I suppose one can't have it all.  At least with SigFig, I can manually create a portfolio and add stock shares for tracking.

I went ahead and took the plunge, using the OP's referral link - I guess we'll see what share Robinhood seems fit to gift me with.  Anyways, I figure it can't hurt to have an account, especially since I probably won't be holding much more than one share of BRK.B for the next few months. 

At the very least, I must say that I like the user interface, very slick and aesthetically pleasing.

Yes, very interested to see what they give you as well!

And my lucky stock is ... S (Sprint).

Well I suppose I can't look a gift horse in the mouth, still a free $7+.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: chuffly on May 15, 2017, 08:42:28 PM
That offers sounds a little too good to be true. A free stock? Can anybody post once they receive their free stock? Curious to see what they are handing out. And Robinhood makes money from interest, selling deal flow and Gold membership which starts at $10 a month and is basically margin on a fixed price. They also raised $100m+ at a 1.3B valuation. I think they will do really well.

Yeah, I saw when reading around the last day or two that they just hit the mythical unicorn status with their latest round of funding.  Makes me feel a bit better about their survivability.

And as of this afternoon, I can vouch for this offer being true.  While it's a nice bonus, it should be noted that my $7.87 share of Sprint likely won't be breaking the bank for Robinhood.

On the topic of brokerage signup bonuses, brokerage advertisements dangling some sort of carrot for opening an account isn't all that uncommon of an occurrence.   I did receive a cool $100 for opening a TD Ameritrade account about 3 years ago.  Granted I funded it with quite a bit more than the measly three figures I threw into this Robinhood account.   
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: BreakTheChains on May 17, 2017, 11:09:28 AM
I got Staples, around $9 bucks. Robinhood has a high enough valuation and have been around long enough for me to not be too concerned about them being fly by night. Can't wait to have my wife / parents sign up too, maybe we'll hit the lotto and get an AAPL share =) .Of course I'm planning on cashing these in ASAP .
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: threefive on May 17, 2017, 11:38:10 AM
I assume these multiple referral threads will be taken down eventually, or at least combined. But ... I went ahead and signed up with Robinhood for the purpose of buying 1 share of BRK.A for the annual meeting passes.

Here is my referral link: http://share.robinhood.com/jamesm1336

Let's let some others get in on the referrals.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Vindicated on May 17, 2017, 12:02:24 PM
I assume these multiple referral threads will be taken down eventually, or at least combined. But ... I went ahead and signed up with Robinhood for the purpose of buying 1 share of BRK.A for the annual meeting passes.

Here is my referral link: http://share.robinhood.com/jamesm1336

Let's let some others get in on the referrals.

I spread the love around by using your referral link threefive!

I haven't received my free stock yet.  How long does it take?

http://share.robinhood.com/danielg954 (http://share.robinhood.com/danielg954)

Now someone use mine! :D
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Vindicated on May 17, 2017, 12:08:14 PM
Oh, you have to select the card on the homepage for your free stock.  I got Xerox too.  Better than nothing!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: BreakTheChains on May 17, 2017, 12:19:44 PM
Might as well post my referral link as well if anyone is feeling like doing a referral chain, its a nice idea to spread around the referrals instead of one person getting all of them.

http://share.robinhood.com/toml67 (http://share.robinhood.com/toml67)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Sean Og on May 20, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
Thanks for this thread!  I signed up using BreakTheChains link.

Here is mine: http://share.robinhood.com/johnd875
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Westward on May 20, 2017, 01:55:31 PM
I'm a newbie who has been lurking for quite some time.  I used Sean Og's link if anyone would be willing to use mine:

http://share.robinhood.com/sarahm144
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: RetirementDreaming on May 21, 2017, 08:47:24 AM
I used Westward's link.  I got HPE at 18.36. 

Here is my link if anyone would be willing to use mine: 

http://share.robinhood.com/melanir17


Thanks.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MaaS on May 22, 2017, 12:54:59 PM
Clever promotion and cool thread. I'm loving the simplicity of Robin Hood.. I can definitely see the appeal.

If anyone is in the mood to "pass it on" here's mine:

http://share.robinhood.com/austins495

May the odds forever be in your favor and cheers to getting Apple!

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: nawhite on May 23, 2017, 03:35:09 PM
I used MaaS's link. I got one share of Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) ($8.62)

Pass it on :-)

http://share.robinhood.com/nikw1
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on May 24, 2017, 07:49:16 AM
I used MaaS's link. I got one share of Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) ($8.62)

I used nawwhite's link, also got a share of CUZ.
Here is mine:
http://share.robinhood.com/sajendn
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: nawhite on May 24, 2017, 11:25:49 AM
I used MaaS's link. I got one share of Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) ($8.62)

I used nawwhite's link, also got a share of CUZ.
Here is mine:
http://share.robinhood.com/sajendn
Holy cow! Thanks CanuckExpat, I got a share of Exxon with that ($82.05)!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Vindicated on May 24, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
Woohoo!  Congrats!

I made about $33 between 4 referrals, and sold my shares today.  It says I can't withdraw them for 5-6 days of sitting in cash though.  Oh well, $33 I didn't have before :).
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Heroes821 on May 24, 2017, 11:51:14 AM
They have a promotion going on now.  Open an account from a referred friend and they give you both a free stock.  I couldn't find anyone mentioning it so figured I'd pass it along.  Ask your friends who use it if they have a referral link!

If you don't, welcome to use mine.  "Join Robinhood and we'll both get a share of stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free. Make sure you use my link. http://share.robinhood.com/kylec189"

Seems like the app is slowly improving and features are getting added.  So far so good.  :)

Used your referral and just signed up, it is pending approval.... we'll see what I get.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on May 24, 2017, 11:51:48 AM
I used CanuckExpat's referral, here's mine. http://share.robinhood.com/jinnav I also got CUZ.

Thanks. I got Office Depot ($5) :(
It's not Exxon, but I'll take it haha.

This was mainly for fun, can I have these sit in my account and collect the few pennies every quarter in dividends? Where do the dividends go?
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Heroes821 on May 24, 2017, 12:06:36 PM
I got VER (8.16$) a REIT company. Nice.

Got my referral link if anyone is willing: http://share.robinhood.com/michael1545
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: jdhansen on May 24, 2017, 12:09:04 PM
I used CanuckExpat's referral, here's mine. http://share.robinhood.com/jinnav I also got CUZ.

Thanks. I got Office Depot ($5) :(
It's not Exxon, but I'll take it haha.

This was mainly for fun, can I have these sit in my account and collect the few pennies every quarter in dividends? Where do the dividends go?

Dividend just go into a cash account on the app.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Roboturner on May 24, 2017, 12:23:40 PM
I got VER (8.16$) a REIT company. Nice.

Got my referral link if anyone is willing: http://share.robinhood.com/michael1545

Thanks Heroes,

HAHA I got Chesapeake Energy :( garbage natural gas weighted company at $5.60 haha

here's mine http://share.robinhood.com/matth232
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: witzig on May 26, 2017, 09:35:52 AM
I used Roboturner's link and got CUZ (8.57)

My link if anyone wants to use it:  http://share.robinhood.com/jennifd109
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: joejac88 on June 14, 2017, 07:03:11 AM

 I  use robinhood also. I mainly invest in monthly stocks and funds. My main focus is VTSAX index fund,
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on August 15, 2017, 09:00:10 PM
How is the free stock handled taxes wise? Capital gains for the whole amount when you sell?
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Platypuses on August 16, 2017, 09:41:27 AM

I just signed up using Witzig's link. If anyone would like to use mine http://share.robinhood.com/ryanm1948
Got a share of SIRI (5.58)

Thanks
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Dollar Slice on August 16, 2017, 01:18:39 PM
Honestly though, does 10-15% of $4 matter to... anyone?

I'll be more annoyed at having to fill out an extra tax form or something... :-)

I signed up a week or two back with someone's link here and got Groupon. Not a big win but I'll take it! Referral link in my sig if anyone wants to use it.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: martyconlonontherun on August 16, 2017, 02:15:46 PM
I've been interested in opening up an account with Robinhood, as a I want to buy a share of baby Berkshire to get be able to attend the shareholder meeting next year. 

Are you actually the shareholder on record or is Robinhood? Not sure if you have enough proof of being a shareholder to get a credential.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on August 16, 2017, 03:29:47 PM
Honestly though, does 10-15% of $4 matter to... anyone?

Not quite the amount, but for planning purposes. First year controlling my income to be whatever we want for tax purposes so being extra careful. Probably wouldn't be the straw that broke the camels back, but it would be funny if something like this put us $4 over ACA subsidy threshold or something..
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on August 16, 2017, 03:56:56 PM
I signed up using a referral link from someone in another thread. I got Zynga ($3.62). Definitely not a stock I would normally buy considering their EPS is $0.01. I put a couple hundred bucks in there and might play around a bit but I learned some expensive lessons with individual stocks about a decade ago when I was heavily weighted in financial stocks. I'm happy with a couple of index funds now.

http://share.robinhood/michaes3703
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: mc6 on August 17, 2017, 11:55:15 AM
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: nawhite on August 17, 2017, 01:07:58 PM
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

I'm happy with the fact they've given me $150 in free stock. :-) Does that count?

Seriously though, I'm really annoyed with the fact that they don't have a webapp. I can only access my account with a cell phone which is god-awfully stupid. They also don't put units on their price graphs which make them worse than useless. They'll do push notifications for earning reports and earnings calls which is cool if you're into that sort of thing but meaningless if you're not. Overall, I used them to buy a single Berkshire share because the buy order was free and I could get a discount on my Geico insurance but I'll be selling all of the shares they've given me.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: martyconlonontherun on August 17, 2017, 02:36:29 PM
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

Its an entertainment ap that is free. Me and a few friends/coworkers each put in $25 a month and we compete who has a better portfolio daily/multiple times a day. I'm not ego-tistical enough to put any real money into random stock that I pick, so it is only a small amount I use for fun. It's like fantasy football, but everyone comes out ahead in the end.

The earnings call alerts are pretty cool to listen to.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on August 17, 2017, 03:25:49 PM
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

It's kind of a gimmick. It's obviously oriented to people who will swipe left/swipe right to buy or sell a stock. There's little information aside from a simple daily/weekly/monthly/annual chart and some very basic financial information and news links. I bought a share of Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares today for about $175. 20 minutes later it had gone up $0.50 and I was half tempted to sell it and just lock in the gain knowing that there was no transaction fee. However, treating it like that is little more than gambling.

It's free to trade which is a big plus as even a $5-7 commission adds up if you're only working with a few thousand dollars. If you do your research elsewhere (like with a free Morningstar subscription through your local library) it can certainly make sense.

And hey, getting a few dollars of free stock isn't bad for the 5 minutes it takes to setup an account. 

http://share.robinhood.com/michaes3703
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on August 17, 2017, 03:32:15 PM
Satisfied enough to take the free stock (http://share.robinhood.com/sajendn)
Otherwise, not my cup of tea.

It's a neat app, could be dangerous if you had an addictive personality, but all my money goes (or at least went) into index funds straight from Vanguard
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: mc6 on August 21, 2017, 10:22:38 AM
Thanks, I used a referral upstream.  My referral code is in my signature.  Just got my account up, should be entertaining if nothing else. 
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on November 30, 2017, 10:38:05 AM
Since reading this thread back in August my $250 has grown to about $277, or about 11% growth in 3.5 months. About half of that has been from free stock and the rest has been gains/dividends. I received a share of Zynga ($3.63) when I signed up using someone else's referral code then another share of it a few weeks later when someone used mine. Then yesterday I got a free share of Groupon ($5.67) when April (thank you whoever you are) used my referral link.

They've added a web interface finally but it's still a closed beta. It's supposed to open up to the public in early 2018 and will hopefully have some better information. However, if you have a library card you probably have free access to Morningstar research through your library account and that's a pretty powerful tool. One thing I have noticed is that when I go to execute a trade the price I see usually differs from the execution price by a penny or so. How much of that is just the typical buy/sell spread and how much is Robinhood possibly front-running and shaving off a penny here and a penny there I don't know. The latter seems like it would be a risky business model so I'm will to accept that I'm missing the best price by a few cents in exchange for not paying a $7-10 commission.

Referral code in my signature if anyone is interested in giving it a try. At the very least you'll get a free share of stock that's probably worth a few dollars for the five minutes it takes to setup. You might get lucky and be one of the 1% or so that gets a stock worth $100 or more.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: vertkurt on January 01, 2018, 02:17:09 PM
Holy shit haha! I just got apple as my free stock. My GF and I were shocked!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on January 11, 2018, 09:49:28 PM
Dang, nice!   Was worth the sing up for you!   I think its also worth noting Robinhood will be adding free options trading this year as well. 
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on January 12, 2018, 03:12:59 PM
Thanks to Kathryn for using my referral code. Got a share of Sirius XM (SIRI) at $5.33 and it's already up to $5.48.

Also Jeffrey, got another share of Zynga (ZNGA) from him worth $3.97.

RobinHood says that they choose the free stocks from popular ones that are trading a lot and I've got two free shares of Zynga now which means apparently people think Farmville is worth big bucks. I've got to say I'm a bit less optimistic since Q2017 was the first time it looks like they even made a profit. With  $0.01 per share of earnings a $4.00 share price seems a bit rich. Oh well, it was free so I'll sell it off in a few days. It's actually gone up a decent amount since I got a free share back in September which I immediately sold off.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: johnj on January 14, 2018, 02:54:50 PM
Thanks, I used a referral upstream.  My referral code is in my signature.  Just got my account up, should be entertaining if nothing else.

I just joined with your link, will be interesting to see what stock I did.

My link: https://share.robinhood.com/johnf1460

Edit: I ended up with a free share of Sprint.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: jc4 on January 16, 2018, 09:29:03 AM
My signup share was Chesapeake Energy.

My link:
http://bit.ly/2E6NfgH (http://bit.ly/2E6NfgH)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: jc4 on January 16, 2018, 09:32:39 AM
So are folks reasonably happy with Robinhood?  I'm intrigued.

Its an entertainment ap that is free. Me and a few friends/coworkers each put in $25 a month and we compete who has a better portfolio daily/multiple times a day. I'm not ego-tistical enough to put any real money into random stock that I pick, so it is only a small amount I use for fun. It's like fantasy football, but everyone comes out ahead in the end.

The earnings call alerts are pretty cool to listen to.

I like this idea.
Title: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: eaknet on January 17, 2018, 02:38:09 AM
I signed up using Maas link. I got Zynga at $3.80.  Yay for free money!

The app is something I’d not heard of before, so I appreciate this thread. It’s intriguing to have truly free trades, although as has been mentioned it might make it a bit too easy. I didn’t seed the account with any funds (you don’t have to put in any $ to get the free stock), and I don’t know if I will. Maybe $50 I was given for Christmas. It might be fun to see what I could do with that.  Who knows.

If anyone would like a free stock and would be kind enough to use my link, just follow:

https://share.robinhood.com/erick779

Thanks!

One other thing; someone just commented about the lack of a web app. I just saw within the app that there is now the ability to access via the web. I have no idea what or how refined that is, just wanted to mention it.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: anycolour on January 21, 2018, 12:40:51 PM
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Ocelot on January 22, 2018, 07:30:57 AM
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

Tried yesterday to use your referral link via the apparently-now-working web page, everything was going swimmingly until I tried to link my bank account, which rejected my correct password repeatedly.  Not quite ready for primetime....

Today i tried to pick up where I left off on the mobile app, but it asked me enough questions that it seemed to be starting the whole process again. Actually worked this time though, but no idea if the referral link was still in effect. Future Robinhood noob advice  - just do the whole thing on mobile.

Now I gotta figure out how to get these free stocks...
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on January 22, 2018, 10:53:20 AM
Happy new year guys! Thanks for the free stock! I got SIRI :)

Below is my link so YOU can get free stocks too! May you get a high priced stock! Thanks and good luck :)
https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

Tried yesterday to use your referral link via the apparently-now-working web page, everything was going swimmingly until I tried to link my bank account, which rejected my correct password repeatedly.  Not quite ready for primetime....

Today i tried to pick up where I left off on the mobile app, but it asked me enough questions that it seemed to be starting the whole process again. Actually worked this time though, but no idea if the referral link was still in effect. Future Robinhood noob advice  - just do the whole thing on mobile.

Now I gotta figure out how to get these free stocks...

I've received five so far, presumably all from this thread. They do limit you to $500 total in free stock if you read the fine print. Since the average stock I've received has been about $4 per share I'm in no danger of hitting that anytime soon. Still, since August my initial $250 has grown to a bit over $300 based on those free shares plus dividends and growth. Overall about a 20% return for five months.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Ocelot on January 24, 2018, 01:43:02 PM
All went through including the referral link - I got SIRI at $5.72.

Just throwing my link in the chain, get us both free stock.... https://share.robinhood.com/ricohr (https://share.robinhood.com/ricohr)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on January 24, 2018, 04:04:13 PM
I signed up with my DH's referral link. I got Chesapeake Energy and he got Zynga, so about $4 each.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: DrumAllDay on January 25, 2018, 09:41:57 AM
I used anycolour's referral and I got Zynga. Hopefully you got a good one anycolour!

Here is my referral for anyone else interested: https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352 (https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352)

So far I like the app and I will use it more for fun. My main investing is still with Vanguard.

Just do your more in depth research on a different site and take advantage of the easy and free trades/transactions.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on January 25, 2018, 12:06:58 PM
I used anycolour's referral and I got Zynga. Hopefully you got a good one anycolour!

Here is my referral for anyone else interested: https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352 (https://share.robinhood.com/scotts1352)

So far I like the app and I will use it more for fun. My main investing is still with Vanguard.

Just do your more in depth research on a different site and take advantage of the easy and free trades/transactions.

My main reason for opening the account was so I can transfer my old account from Scottrade and sell off some individual stocks without paying commissions.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Dollar Slice on January 25, 2018, 12:13:53 PM
I'm not personally a crypto-investor/speculator, but I was interested to see that Robinhood is adding bitcoin and other crypto-currency trading to the app in February. You can sign up now to get early access if you are interested: https://crypto.robinhood.com/  (This is not an affiliate link, for a change...)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on January 25, 2018, 05:18:37 PM
I'm not personally a crypto-investor/speculator, but I was interested to see that Robinhood is adding bitcoin and other crypto-currency trading to the app in February. You can sign up now to get early access if you are interested: https://crypto.robinhood.com/  (This is not an affiliate link, for a change...)

Yes, very interesting indeed.  It's strange to think I could sell stocks one minute, then turn around and buy cryptocurrency immediately afterward in the same account.  I do have a small amount, so I will be transferring it over to Robinhood as soon as that option is available.  Free trading 24 hours/day is enticing! 
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: EliteZags on January 25, 2018, 11:41:49 PM
used Ocelot's referral

here's mine for anyone to use:  https://share.robinhood.com/josephz239
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: eaknet on January 27, 2018, 12:43:05 AM
I seriously wonder if Robinhood adding crypto will bump that market at all. It would be pretty crazy if it did.


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Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: missmodular on January 30, 2018, 08:28:53 AM
Used Elitezag's referral and got Chesapeake Energy ($3.89) as well. Here's mine: https://share.robinhood.com/michelc591
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: kamehameha on January 30, 2018, 09:34:10 AM
Seems like they are rolling out cryptocurrency trading signups starting with California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire.

For what it's worth, I managed to get an AMD stock when I signed up with a referral.

Here is mine if anyone wants to use it: https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc (https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: sergeysagan on January 31, 2018, 07:29:02 PM
I noticed a couple unanswered questions, so I looked them up in their Helps:

So far I have received 2 stocks for referring friends but there are a few of them that seem to be "stuck" in the Pending / "Reminded" deal and I personally watched my friends register... almost makes me out to be a liar to them as they are still waiting on their free stock as well. I saw them receive their approval email and they downloaded as well as registered and were using the app. Not sure what gives there... I've contacted support, hopefully there is a simple resolution. In any case if you want to drop some love my way, you could use my referral url: http://share.robinhood.com/sergeys27 (http://share.robinhood.com/sergeys27)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: mtn on February 01, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
Seems like they are rolling out cryptocurrency trading signups starting with California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire.

For what it's worth, I managed to get an AMD stock when I signed up with a referral.

Here is mine if anyone wants to use it: https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc (https://share.robinhood.com/chialuc)

Just used your code, got CHK at $3.47. Thanks!

My code is https://share.robinhood.com/michaen1639

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: doneby35 on February 02, 2018, 04:55:55 PM
Not sure which referral I used but I got Sprint.

Here you go:
https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

Good luck!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MoolahLula on February 03, 2018, 06:10:58 AM
I received a free Chesapeake Energy and a Zynga, thanks you guys.  The referral code I used originally never came through and dealing with customer service was too tedious for me.  My referral code is here if anyone else wants to try it.

http://share.robinhood.com/jennifc287
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: gutts on February 05, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
Got SIRI (Sirius XM), 6$. Well, my first individual stock to own lol.

Here’s my link:

https://share.robinhood.com/romans133
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Ya_Yeet on February 06, 2018, 03:15:07 AM
Thanks for the information, guys. It feels like now is a good time to jump into stocks.

Also, feel free to use my referral code as well.


https://share.robinhood.com/jeremyw802

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: jc4 on February 06, 2018, 06:45:46 AM
ANOTHER REFERRAL: BITLY!

I'd recommend using bitly to post your referral links. It gives you a new url, so that you don't have to post your personal name. There's also a modify option on the forum if you want to retroactively use the bitly link in your old forum post.

Normal site: https://app.bitly.com (https://app.bitly.com)
My robinhood referral: http://bit.ly/2n9yP7l (http://bit.ly/2n9yP7l)

Full disclosure: I get nothing if you decide to use bitly.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: eaknet on February 06, 2018, 01:51:19 PM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

I've found Robinhood a good way to get the feel for a few stocks, and the bonuses over my normal Fidelity account are a) no transaction fees and b) no waiting 3 days for sales to settle before being able to buy again.  It's been kind of fun.  Most of what I have is sitting (relatively) safely in index funds, and watching a little bit of cash gain (and lose) in Robinhood has satisfied my urges to own a few individual companies.

I do appreciate the couple of people who have used my referral link.  I have no way to thank you individually, so if you're reading this please take it as such.  This thread is a great way to spread the wealth around the community.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: gutts on February 06, 2018, 07:52:45 PM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: eaknet on February 07, 2018, 12:57:36 AM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: gutts on February 07, 2018, 08:01:57 AM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4)

Now it is the official gambling topic

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: eaknet on February 07, 2018, 08:15:55 AM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4)

Now it is the official gambling topic
LOL. Biopharm? That’s my professional industry. We’ve gotten very hammered recently. But whatever. We’ll recover, our drugs are still expensive.

So I think we’re way off-topic at this point. To summarize: Robinhood is a very easy way to trade, and zero cost trades can lead to the option to gamble. Or you can just get in and buy VIX to hold. Don’t gamble with your NW, but if you want to dabble it’s a great way to try playing with the market.

Good luck to everyone coming in to RH today. It’s a fun way to work with different stocks that doesn’t cost a thing. If you sign up, use the referral links in this thread and you’ll get a free stock. My link is in my sig below. Someone posted that they got Apple, that’s awesome!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on February 07, 2018, 01:40:53 PM
As others have said in this thread, Robinhood provides a great temptation to gamble.  Yesterday before the close I gambled and bought UVXY, then sold at the market open today for a gain of 66%.  (I posted this confession in another thread)  That being said, it was a small amount of $ and I'm fully aware it could have gone the other way. 

Lol, I had the same idea in mind. Already transferred 1000$ of fun money to see how that goes for me. Brokerage commissions were a stopping power for me b4, but with 0 commission, well, gonna give it a shot.
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in law. Small exchanges were overridden with brokerage fees in the past. When we signed up for RH, that just goes away. Five bucks on a penny stock? Why not?  :)

Like I said, we’re having fun with it; most real funds are parked in indexes (after my win last night I just bought VTI and Apple for the day), and we’ll see what happens next with the markets.

If anyone out there has been doing the same, it would be interesting to hear your stories.

Penny stock it is!
Betting on BPMX today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4)

Now it is the official gambling topic
LOL. Biopharm? That’s my professional industry. We’ve gotten very hammered recently. But whatever. We’ll recover, our drugs are still expensive.

So I think we’re way off-topic at this point. To summarize: Robinhood is a very easy way to trade, and zero cost trades can lead to the option to gamble. Or you can just get in and buy VIX to hold. Don’t gamble with your NW, but if you want to dabble it’s a great way to try playing with the market.

Good luck to everyone coming in to RH today. It’s a fun way to work with different stocks that doesn’t cost a thing. If you sign up, use the referral links in this thread and you’ll get a free stock. My link is in my sig below. Someone posted that they got Apple, that’s awesome!

I started on Tradeking to learn how to trade.  It was slow and painful trying to make money with the fees and a small amount of money.  Robinhood made it possible to ACTUALLY test some trading strategies and see if I could beat my own retirement fund's index.  At first, I was unsuccessful.  (no surprise)  However recently I have been outperforming, to the point that my "fun" money is rapidly catching up to my actual retirement account and expected to surpass it.  Tempting it is, as in the last few days I have seen a few people get taken out hard by margin and leveraged funds on Robinhood.  (Both of which I do use, but do so cautiously!)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Mr. Frugal Pharmacist on February 09, 2018, 03:47:02 AM
I used jc4's link (you're welcome!) and scooped up a free share of Sprint! Thought I was going to have to throw a 1000 count bottle of phenytoin across the room but no it really works!

Sharing the wealth: http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: doneby35 on February 09, 2018, 08:59:15 AM
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on February 09, 2018, 10:54:54 AM
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

For the most part it's only costing them $3-5 each. That's pretty cheap to acquire a customer in any industry. If they can convert some of those users to Robinhood Gold which is $10 a month then it's worth it. Let's say they spend $5 on free stock to get 100 customers or $500. If they can convert 5% of those to Robinhood Gold for just one year they'll earn $600, or a $100 profit. If their conversion rate goes up to just 6-7% then it's hundreds more in profit. Not to mention if that customers continues to pay $10/month for a few years.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: doneby35 on February 09, 2018, 12:18:02 PM
I wonder how much longer they can keep giving out free shares, how is this even profitable for them?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211

For the most part it's only costing them $3-5 each. That's pretty cheap to acquire a customer in any industry. If they can convert some of those users to Robinhood Gold which is $10 a month then it's worth it. Let's say they spend $5 on free stock to get 100 customers or $500. If they can convert 5% of those to Robinhood Gold for just one year they'll earn $600, or a $100 profit. If their conversion rate goes up to just 6-7% then it's hundreds more in profit. Not to mention if that customers continues to pay $10/month for a few years.

Makes sense, not that most of us would switch to Gold anyway. I'm good with the free stocks from the referral link.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: coldestcat on February 09, 2018, 01:02:31 PM
I used ^the last posted referral. I got a FitBit, heres hoping I get one more

https://share.robinhood.com/paulr830

Thanks for posting about this.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: OneStep on February 09, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
I used coldestcat referral. Here's my link below.

https://share.robinhood.com/lucass450

Thanks.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: vanwilder on February 10, 2018, 10:20:53 AM
Worked great here is my code:

https://share.robinhood.com/stevend923
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: doneby35 on February 10, 2018, 11:57:29 AM
What is "reminded"? Does anyone see that in the free stocks tab in the app? Looks like someone used the referral link to get a free stock but it's in a pending state?

https://share.robinhood.com/christk2211
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Mr. Frugal Pharmacist on February 10, 2018, 03:20:07 PM
The person probably didn't complete something during registration.

http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: DocD on February 19, 2018, 05:04:33 PM
Thanks to the advice on this thread, I signed up with Robinhood.  I like this referral train and am now adding my own car - hopefully not a caboose!

I was confused by it not asking for the referral name, but I trust it will all work out for both of us.

https://share.robinhood.com/caseyt163

Good luck!

* I got GRPN (Groupon).  Better than nothing!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: rxmurphy on February 20, 2018, 07:53:26 PM
Sure, why not? Thanks Eric K!
Her is my code:
https://share.robinhood.com/richarm1362
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: SupaNova on February 21, 2018, 07:06:56 AM
Sure, why not? Thanks Eric K!
Her is my code:
https://share.robinhood.com/richarm1362


Used your link! Now waiting for the application to clear... fingers crossed we both get a good stock! :)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: appleshampooid on February 21, 2018, 08:20:29 AM
Dang, I opened my Robinhood account years ago. No free stock for me :(
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Grordon1010 on February 21, 2018, 06:09:10 PM
so cool, i got zynga!

here's my link for the next rider on the train: http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs

hope we get a good one!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Unity on February 24, 2018, 08:17:38 AM
I just started investing not too long ago and I was hesitant to use Robinhood. I actually download the app and deleted it before I opened it for the first time as I was going back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to use it. After reading some more, watching videos with the founders, and seeing that Google Ventures believed in it, I decided to jump on and it's been fairly good so far. Not much info but they said people use outside research anyways so they plan to keep it simplistic although a web desktop interface is planned if I remember correctly. I find the graphs don't show very accurate movements but I'm also using thinkorswim which has been amazing. Morningstar is also available for free through my local library card so that's just great. I'm off to a good start so far so that's nice XD. I added a Vanguard account to my investment plan for their ETF's and although TD Ameritrade denied my application, I think I have a fairly good toolset to start off so far. I didn't put in my bank credentials when linking my bank account on Robinhood because I didn't feel comfortable doing that so I had to wait about a week doing it manually but I read it's instant if you sign in with your bank credentials.

Here is my link: https://share.robinhood.com/carlosc1027 (https://share.robinhood.com/carlosc1027)

BTW both my friend and I got ZNGA currently @ $3.58
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: PMG on March 01, 2018, 12:54:31 AM
Thanks Unity.

Here's my link http://bit.ly/2F0RE8G
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on March 06, 2018, 01:49:49 PM
My account has just been updated and I've been granted Options approval!  I have never traded options before and wanted to learn, but have been put off by fees, etc.  I'm finding some smaller stocks and giving it a shot.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on March 08, 2018, 08:46:27 AM
Another update!  I was granted web access finally, so I can use the PC for trading as well as the App.  It doesn't have options setup online yet, but I'm glad to have a few more features.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Epor on March 30, 2018, 02:16:08 PM

Finally given this a shot! Slow day at work, why not? Took only a few minutes to sign up on my laptop, then I downloaded the app on my phone, checked History and found my share: GRPN ($4.34).

Here's my link goo.gl/ifD5Mj (http://goo.gl/ifD5Mj).

Playing with the app now, so far so good.

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on March 30, 2018, 05:37:26 PM
My account has just been updated and I've been granted Options approval!  I have never traded options before and wanted to learn, but have been put off by fees, etc.  I'm finding some smaller stocks and giving it a shot.

I've received a few emails saying I'm approved for options trading but every time I click the link to update my app it never works. It says I need to newest version of the app so maybe I should just uninstall it and reinstall it. Need to make sure I've got my username and password copied down somewhere first though.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: WhatFreshHell on April 03, 2018, 06:59:49 AM
Signed up with someone’s link above and got the free stock.

Here’s my link for the next person https://bit.ly/2uPPYKL

Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: PJS on April 04, 2018, 09:21:06 AM

Finally given this a shot! Slow day at work, why not? Took only a few minutes to sign up on my laptop, then I downloaded the app on my phone, checked History and found my share: GRPN ($4.34).

Here's my link goo.gl/ifD5Mj (http://goo.gl/ifD5Mj).

Playing with the app now, so far so good.

Used your link to sign up.

Here’s mine for anyone who is interested.

https://share.robinhood.com/johnh3772
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Epor on April 04, 2018, 03:13:40 PM

Finally given this a shot! Slow day at work, why not? Took only a few minutes to sign up on my laptop, then I downloaded the app on my phone, checked History and found my share: GRPN ($4.34).

Here's my link goo.gl/ifD5Mj (http://goo.gl/ifD5Mj).

Playing with the app now, so far so good.

Used your link to sign up.

Here’s mine for anyone who is interested.

https://share.robinhood.com/johnh3772

OMG! Thank you for using my link! I received a share of Chesapeake -  I read it quick as "cheapskate". Fitting.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Mr. Frugal Pharmacist on April 17, 2018, 05:43:56 PM
Just got web access today too. Pretty excited about that.

Keep the chain going, people: http://bit.ly/2sk1sVs
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Radagast on April 18, 2018, 12:46:37 AM
4S&G!
This feels a bit like playing a roll of nickels in a 5c slot to get a free drink while soaking in the second hand smoke. Actually it feels comparatively wholesome.

I tipped mr frugal pharmacist, I hope someone will tip me! I have no desire to be the caboose.

http://bit.ly/2qGATGF

BTW I got groupon. Yay.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: kdinosaur on May 10, 2018, 12:50:08 PM
Thanks Radgast, I used your referral code. I just signed up today, I got Sprint! Awesome! I hope you get your free stock.

In case anyone is still reading and wants to keep the train going, my referral code is: https://bit.ly/2KaSOwl
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Radagast on May 10, 2018, 02:43:37 PM
Thanks! Groupon again, doh!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MustacheDeStig on May 11, 2018, 01:50:29 PM
Thank you guys for the free stock! While mine wasn’t great, I got Siri.

Please use my link:

https://share.robinhood.com/ianm1022
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MetalCap on May 14, 2018, 10:10:26 AM
Groupon for me.  Glad to see this keep going!

https://share.robinhood.com/danielg3538 (https://share.robinhood.com/danielg3538)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: anycolour on May 15, 2018, 05:21:03 AM
I got Apple! Hope you get the same (or something better!) with my link: https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Epor on May 15, 2018, 12:40:08 PM
I got Apple! Hope you get the same (or something better!) with my link: https://share.robinhood.com/jeffrea395

Apple?! Wow, that is a nice score, congrats!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: captinsnow on May 16, 2018, 11:02:28 AM
I got groupon after using metalcaps's link. https://referral.robinhood.com/kyled1205
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on May 16, 2018, 09:43:28 PM
Another share of Groupon, thanks Justin.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Zebulon on May 18, 2018, 08:31:20 PM
Long time reader. I managed to get JC Penny. Thank you guys! Let's keep it going.

Here's my link: https://share.robinhood.com/michaec7716
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: mountain dentist on May 21, 2018, 08:47:59 AM
Robinhood has a very easy to use platform, and....free trades? Can't beat that. Thanks for sharing the link above!
I got Sprint stock.

I'll leave my link so someone else can get a free stock.  Keep the chain going!
https://share.robinhood.com/crossd1
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: rokel on May 21, 2018, 04:56:00 PM
I used Cross D's referral and I got Groupon stock ($4.80). This is my referral code if anyone wants to use it: https://share.robinhood.com/rachaer66 (https://share.robinhood.com/rachaer66)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: AlphaMike on May 22, 2018, 05:07:40 PM
I already have an account so rokel's link is still in play. 

Once that one is used, here is my referral link:  http://share.robinhood.com/annemas4
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: thunderchikin on May 23, 2018, 07:03:59 AM
I used rokel's link and got Sprint at $5.17. Here's my link: https://share.robinhood.com/davidg3535
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Knapptyme on May 23, 2018, 12:40:59 PM
I used mountain dentist's link (yesterday) and got Chesapeake.

Keeping the chain going, here's my link.  https://share.robinhood.com/stevenk900
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: midwestmoney on May 23, 2018, 01:48:44 PM
Keeping the train rolling! https://share.robinhood.com/jamess4610

EDIT: Got Zynga as well using Knappytyme's referral.  Cool!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: PPP2018 on June 16, 2018, 10:32:52 AM
Just gave it a try. It works well. I got a share of Sprint (S).
I registered through a link above (James...). After the account registration was approved, log in the Robinhood app to check which stock you got in your account.

Here is my share link:

https://share.robinhood.com/phalkuc


Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on June 16, 2018, 07:22:40 PM
Has anyone been able to get the options or crypto trading platform working on their mobile device? I received invitations to both months ago but when I clicked on the email link from Robinhood it never downloaded a new version of the app like it was supposed to that had those features enabled. I don't really care about the latter but access to options would certainly make things more interesting. My current index fund and another single stock are a bit boring to check daily. Throwing some options in the mix would make it a bit more exciting - and since my balance is only a few hundred dollars I can afford to take a bit more risk than if it were actually a significant part of my portfolio.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on June 19, 2018, 04:35:50 PM
Has anyone been able to get the options or crypto trading platform working on their mobile device? I received invitations to both months ago but when I clicked on the email link from Robinhood it never downloaded a new version of the app like it was supposed to that had those features enabled. I don't really care about the latter but access to options would certainly make things more interesting. My current index fund and another single stock are a bit boring to check daily. Throwing some options in the mix would make it a bit more exciting - and since my balance is only a few hundred dollars I can afford to take a bit more risk than if it were actually a significant part of my portfolio.

Try just uninstalling and reinstalling the app.  I have both on mine.  I believe crypto is rolling out by states, so check to make sure it's available. 
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: bobcobb7 on June 26, 2018, 11:21:42 AM
Just gave it a try. It works well. I got a share of Sprint (S).
I registered through a link above (James...). After the account registration was approved, log in the Robinhood app to check which stock you got in your account.


Just signed up although waiting on the free stock. How long does it take to show up? Read somewhere you may have to fund the account first. Not sure if that is true.

Edit - Just got the free stock - Groupon. Didn't need to fund the account and overall it took less than 30 minutes.

Here is my referral link to keep this going.

https://share.robinhood.com/scotts2022
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: ponzu on July 18, 2018, 01:06:10 PM
Just signed up although waiting on the free stock. How long does it take to show up? Read somewhere you may have to fund the account first. Not sure if that is true.

Edit - Just got the free stock - Groupon. Didn't need to fund the account and overall it took less than 30 minutes.

Here is my referral link to keep this going.

https://share.robinhood.com/scotts2022

I got Zynga using the above link. Thank you. Here is my link.

https://share.robinhood.com/elizabk349
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: bobcobb7 on July 18, 2018, 01:58:14 PM

I got Zynga using the above link. Thank you. Here is my link.

https://share.robinhood.com/elizabk349

Thanks for using the link ponzu. I received zynga as well for the referral. I think the pick a card game is fixed. I imagine they are all zynga, yes?
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on August 03, 2018, 12:45:50 PM
Thanks to whomever used my original link recently.  I got a free share of Facebook, sweet!  $$$
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: pressure9pa on August 09, 2018, 02:32:00 PM
Just jumped in with the link above and got Zynga.

If anyone wants to keep it rolling, here's mine. 

https://share.robinhood.com/jeffers286
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: thedigitalone on August 09, 2018, 04:27:50 PM
Signed up with the link above, appears to be pending approval, but here's my referral link: https://share.robinhood.com/dans643
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: ponzu on August 10, 2018, 06:07:50 PM
Just jumped in with the link above and got Zynga.

If anyone wants to keep it rolling, here's mine. 

https://share.robinhood.com/jeffers286

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: nadroj1485 on August 12, 2018, 08:11:19 PM

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.

I used yours. Hope you got the new stock this time. I received Groupon.

https://share.robinhood.com/jordanw1385
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: ponzu on August 12, 2018, 08:18:56 PM

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.

I used yours. Hope you got the new stock this time. I received Groupon.

https://share.robinhood.com/jordanw1385

Yes, I did. I got AKS (AK Steel). Thanks!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: bexrayx91 on August 24, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
My first referral was a share of AAPl. Got me hooked.
https://share.robinhood.com/brennar58
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Mr. Frugal Pharmacist on August 28, 2018, 05:25:37 PM
Just got an email earlier today about being able to trade global stocks!

Now I can toss 1000 count bottles of ibuprofen internationally!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: nwmohio on September 03, 2018, 06:48:41 AM

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.

I used yours. Hope you got the new stock this time. I received Groupon.

https://share.robinhood.com/jordanw1385

I used your referral - thanks!

https://share.robinhood.com/georgeg666
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: tysg14 on September 07, 2018, 01:49:36 PM

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.

I used yours. Hope you got the new stock this time. I received Groupon.

https://share.robinhood.com/jordanw1385

I used your referral - thanks!

https://share.robinhood.com/georgeg666

I used your link. Thank you! I will add mine as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: tysg14 on September 08, 2018, 09:14:46 AM

Did you use my link? I did not receive a new stock.

I used yours. Hope you got the new stock this time. I received Groupon.

https://share.robinhood.com/jordanw1385

I used your referral - thanks!

https://share.robinhood.com/georgeg666

I used your link. Thank you! I will add mine as soon as possible.

Here is my code: https://share.robinhood.com/robertt2021
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: k-vette on December 13, 2018, 11:37:17 AM
Robinhood is stepping up their game!   3% checking and savings accounts announced with no fees.

Check out Robinhood Checking & Savings! Earn 3% on your money & pay no fees. Make sure to use my link so we both get priority access. http://share.robinhood.com/kylec189 (http://Check out Robinhood Checking & Savings! Earn 3% on your money & pay no fees. Make sure to use my link so we both get priority access. http://share.robinhood.com/kylec189)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: CanuckExpat on January 09, 2019, 10:23:35 AM
Similar offer from other start up, free stock from Webull (https://act.webull.com/i/odLaZZVvqeuN)
Expires January 15th
Got a free $5 stock. Bit of a pain to download another app, but I'm going to get the free stock and close app anyways.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Monkeybones on January 13, 2019, 01:39:01 AM
If we're still doing this, please use my link, I got S as my sign
Up share.

https://share.robinhood.com/ericb3637
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrMath on January 13, 2019, 08:16:18 AM
I used Monkeybones' link. Application is processing :) Here is my link:
https://share.robinhood.com/robertm7423
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Monkeybones on January 13, 2019, 08:46:29 AM
I used Monkeybones' link. Application is processing :) Here is my link:
https://share.robinhood.com/robertm7423


Hmmm, that's odd I did not receive any free shares, I hope you got something nice!

If anyone else wants to give my link a go since apparently it didnt work, feel free.
https://share.robinhood.com/ericb3637
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: WhiteTrashCash on January 13, 2019, 08:50:01 AM
I did a very thorough, very careful analysis of Robinhood and I have determined that it is a company run by the fratboys I remember from college who did kegstands and then puked and passed out while wearing a lampshade on their heads. Pass.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrMath on January 13, 2019, 08:56:10 AM
I used Monkeybones' link. Application is processing :) Here is my link:
https://share.robinhood.com/robertm7423


Hmmm, that's odd I did not receive any free shares, I hope you got something nice!

If anyone else wants to give my link a go since apparently it didnt work, feel free.
https://share.robinhood.com/ericb3637


I just got the stock: ZNGA for $4.31. Thanks!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Monkeybones on January 19, 2019, 11:23:25 AM
I used Monkeybones' link. Application is processing :) Here is my link:
https://share.robinhood.com/robertm7423


Hmmm, that's odd I did not receive any free shares, I hope you got something nice!

If anyone else wants to give my link a go since apparently it didnt work, feel free.
https://share.robinhood.com/ericb3637


I just got the stock: ZNGA for $4.31. Thanks!

Strange I still didnt get anything. Oh well, it probably wouldn't be anything to write home about.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: thedayisbrave on January 23, 2019, 03:27:35 PM
I can't believe it's taken me so long to do this! Love the interface and UX.

For anyone wanting to create an account and get a free stock, feel free to use my referral link: https://share.robinhood.com/tiffana295

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Justin1911 on January 23, 2019, 08:40:54 PM
Checks out! Keep sharing the love. Thanks for starting this generous chain!

Join Robinhood and we'll both get a stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free. Make sure you use my link.
https://share.robinhood.com/justini246
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: thedayisbrave on January 25, 2019, 08:48:22 AM
Checks out! Keep sharing the love. Thanks for starting this generous chain!

Join Robinhood and we'll both get a stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint for free. Make sure you use my link.
https://share.robinhood.com/justini246

Did you use my link? I haven't gotten anything yet but maybe it takes a while?
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Derion on January 27, 2019, 09:46:49 AM
I can't believe it's taken me so long to do this! Love the interface and UX.

For anyone wanting to create an account and get a free stock, feel free to use my referral link: https://share.robinhood.com/tiffana295

Thank you in advance!

I used your link, thanks! Here is mine: https://share.robinhood.com/nathanm3261
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Cardinal12 on February 07, 2019, 11:22:48 AM

I used your link, thanks! Here is mine: https://share.robinhood.com/nathanm3261

I just used your link.

Here is mine: share.robinhood.com/josephw3147 (http://share.robinhood.com/josephw3147)
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: wild forest on February 07, 2019, 11:35:49 AM
Heya guys,

Is it safe to link your bank account with them? I'm skeptical about this. I already signed up but not complete whole application yet because i'm worry about linking my bank account with them.

I'm thinking about link account, transfer the money, and then delete it. Is there an option for that?

Thanks
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: daverobev on February 08, 2019, 12:13:24 PM
In case anyone from the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, or Italy wants to spin the roulette wheel of free shares, they could sign up for Trading 212 with my link, and we both get a free share www.trading212.com/ref/3s7lNK6
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MustacheAndaHalf on February 08, 2019, 11:25:08 PM
I view this as "get $10 to start an account with us".  The random gamble makes it seem more lucrative, but most people get stocks under $10.  So try and take the gambling aspect out - that isn't a good thing to enjoy in the stock market, anyways.  Try and view this as $10 (probably less) to open an account.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: Michael in ABQ on February 12, 2019, 08:28:58 PM
Heya guys,

Is it safe to link your bank account with them? I'm skeptical about this. I already signed up but not complete whole application yet because i'm worry about linking my bank account with them.

I'm thinking about link account, transfer the money, and then delete it. Is there an option for that?

Thanks

Financial service companies are highly regulated. I would say you've got nothing to worry about. You could always setup a new account with another bank (possibly one that provides some sort of sign-up bonus) and use that. In my case I linked my account to an old credit union account that I rarely use. I keep it around because I have a CC with them with a 15+ year history which is good for my credit score.
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on March 19, 2019, 06:06:36 PM
Robinhood now integrates with Mint!!!!
Title: Re: Free stock from Robinhood
Post by: primozaj on March 20, 2019, 10:00:58 PM
Here's my link...

https://share.robinhood.com/anthonp3752 (https://share.robinhood.com/anthonp3752)