Remember those arcade claw games, like the one in “Toy Story?” We’ve all played some version of it, where you’re not sure what prize you’re going to get — but you’re going to get something.
With an investing app called SoFi, that something may be up to $1,000 in free stock, just for signing up and playing its digital version of the claw game.
How to Get up to $1,000 in Free Stock
Who couldn’t use $1,000 in free stock? When you sign up with SoFi Active Investing and download its app, you’ll get to play its digital claw game*. You control the claw arm and grab a piece of free stock worth anywhere from $5 to $1,000.
Then you use the app to get started investing. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, SoFi makes it easy. Even better? No commissions. SoFi lets you buy and sell stocks and exchange-traded funds (bundles of stocks) without paying any commission fees at all. (You can buy and sell cryptocurrencies* too, but there’s a small fee for that.)
It also lets you purchase “fractional shares,” or pieces of stocks, so you can invest in stocks like Netflix, Amazon, Apple,Tesla and Disney — even if you can’t afford to buy a full share.
In fact, you can open an investment account with as little as $1. It takes just minutes to sign up, link your bank account and drop a little money in there to invest.
SoFi even lets you start a retirement account, like an IRA or a Roth IRA. This is especially important if you don’t have an active 401(k) account through work, or if you want to supplement your 401(k).
See How Much Free Stock You Can Get
You might be thinking there’s some catch, or that this will be complicated. But here’s the thing: There’s no catch, and SoFi’s mobile app and its desktop platform are super easy to use.
Once you’re signed up, it’s simple and intuitive to look up the historical data and past performance of each stock or ETF you might be interested in.
Finally, the investing app and desktop platform are linked to all of SoFi’s various financial products — including mortgages, personal loans, student loans, an online cash management account, an automated robo-investing platform and home equity loans. It’s like one-stop shopping for all your financial needs.
All of that can come later, though. For now, let’s return to the claw game.
All you have to do to get started is download the app, and see how much free stock you can win.
Mike Brassfield (email@example.com) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He can’t stop quoting “Toy Story” now. “The claw, the claaaaawwww…”
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*THE SOFI INVEST CLAW GAME PROMOTION. No purchase necessary to play or win. Visit sofi.com/invest/clawpromotion/rules to view Game Official Rules for further details, including eligibility requirements and prize details. Void where prohibited by law.
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SoFi Active IRAs are not eligible.
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