August 17, 2022
When retail investors discover TiiCKER, some have questions about how stock perks work. So the editorial team thought it would be worthwhile to dig into our mailbag and answer some common questions about TiiCKER. Periodically, we will answer these questions and give individual investors a few tips and tricks so they can get the most out of the platform that rewards shareholders for simply owning stock in their favorite companies.
Question: “My portfolio is diversified, and I qualify for a number of perks on TiiCKER. I’ve already benefitted by redeeming several perks from the stocks I already own. The perks I’ve received prompted me to dig around on the TiiCKER website where I discovered several other companies that have tickled my investing interest. As an added bonus, a few of the companies I’m thinking about investing in also offer perks. So I have a couple of questions: How many perks can I redeem from TiiCKER? And if I buy stock from my brokerage that qualifies me for additional benefits after I’ve already established my TiiCKER account, how do I update it so it shows my stock ownership and the additional perks I’m due?” – FRANK K., Naperville, Ill.
Answer: Frank, thanks for the great question and thanks for supporting TiiCKER. The TiiCKER team is so happy you have linked your portfolio to the platform and that you are already reaping some of the benefits. We love that you are not only collecting perks as a retail investor for the stocks you already own, but that you are using TiiCKER to discover other public companies that want to reward you as a shareholder.
Let’s tackle your question about number of perks first (partly because we love the answer). Simply put, TiiCKER has no limit on the number of perks you can redeem, dear shareholder. Trade away and keep coming back for more perks. That being said, some of our brand partners might have a limit to the number of perks you can enjoy. Don’t worry. What you will find when browsing the brands on TiiCKER is that all of them are very generous with what they offer shareholders just for owning their stock. The brands on TiiCKER deeply understand the importance of rewarding individual investors and the worth of your loyal stock ownership so all of them offer something of real value.
Though you didn’t ask this specifically, Frank, here’s a TiiCKER insider tip: As an individual shareholder there are generally two ways to get the most out of your perks – own more stock or hold it for a longer period. For example, you only need to hold 100 shares of Real Good Foods (Tii: RGF) stock for one week to get its Real Good Perk – a $50 digital gift card for Realgoodfoods.com + $25 Visa Gift Card. Perks go up from there, depending on the number of shares you own. Retail investors holding 3,750 shares of Real Good Foods for at least a week are eligible for its VIP Perk – the chance to sample the company’s new innovations each month and a $500 Visa Gift Card. There are two other perk levels in between, again, depending on the number of shares you own.
Other brands on TiiCKER let individual investors pick their perk once they reach a certain level of ownership. Willamette Valley Vineyards (Tii:WVVI) is a good example. Retail investors who hold at least 100 shares can pick between perks like 25% off wine, discounted admission to exclusive events or priority to purchase limited-production wines, new releases, discounted items and wines with personalized labels.
Your second question is even easier to answer, Frank. If you are browsing TiiCKER and discover a stock that you end up buying through your brokerage, your linked account will automatically update to show changes to your holdings. That usually happens quickly, but can take up to 24 hours, depending on the brokerage you use to trade. Your TiiCKER account will show any additional perks you might be eligible for after your trade is executed and your account updates.
Have a question for us here at TiiCKER? Reach out to Managing Editor Rob Kirkbride at firstname.lastname@example.org with anything that’s on your mind. We will do our best to answer all your questions. Until then, keep on earning those perks with TiiCKER!
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