How does the New User Free Stock Program work?

  1. Sign up for Public.

  2. Open an approved brokerage account with Open to the Public Investing (“Public Investing”).

  3. Deposit funds into your account.

  4. Claim your free slice of stock from the button on the top right of your home screen!

How do I know if I am eligible to participate?

To be eligible to participate, you must have an approved Public Investing brokerage account and have initiated at least one deposit into that account. For more eligibility requirements, see the “Terms and Conditions” below.

How does Public choose the free stocks and how much value can you claim?

Public Investing designates nine stocks or ETFs from Public Investing’s inventory of settled shares. Stocks are chosen from the top 50 most popular stocks on Public and have a large market capitalization of $10 billion or more.

The value of the slice of stock you receive varies from $3 to $300 and may change from time to time based on market movements. Approximately 92% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $3, approximately 4% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $5, approximately 2% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $10, approximately 1.5% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $50, and approximately 0.5% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $300.

How can I claim my free slice of stock?

Public will alert you as soon as you are cleared to claim your free slice of stock. Tap on the notification or the “Free Stock” button on the top right of the home screen and choose from one of the nine stocks or ETFs available.

Once you have claimed your free slice of stock, the cash value of the free slice may not be withdrawn for 90 days.

Terms and Conditions

  • As a thank you for opening a brokerage account and initiating a deposit with Public Investing, you can claim a free slice of stock ranging in value from $3 to $300, which may change from time to time based on market movements. Approximately 92% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $3, approximately 4% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $5, approximately 2% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $10, approximately 1.5% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $50, and approximately 0.5% of participants will receive a free slice of stock with a value of $300.

  • The value of the free slice of stock you receive is random. Stocks are chosen from the top 50 most popular stocks on Public and all have a large market capitalization of $10 billion or more.

  • Public will alert you as soon as you are cleared to claim your free slice of stock. Tap on the notification and choose from the nine stocks or ETFs available for selection.

  • The offer is limited to one redemption per person and Public reserves the right to disqualify any claim, change the stocks and number of stocks offered, and terminate the offer at any time, each in its sole discretion.

  • If you want to share the good news with your friends, then your friends can earn a free slice of stock and you can earn more free slices too. See here for details on the Public Referral Program.

  • Public Investing will use best efforts to credit your brokerage account with a free slice of stock within 5 business days of qualifying for the offer. You have 60 days to claim your free slice of stock. Your free slice offer will expire after 60 days. Expired offers cannot be revived. The cash value of the free slice of stock you receive cannot be withdrawn for 90 days after it is claimed. Any account that incurs an ACH reversal fee may be disqualified from the offer.

  • You may not publicly advertise the purchase or sale of any free stocks. Any accounts found to be in violation of this condition will be terminated and any referrals voided in Public’s sole discretion. This program is only available for personal use and may not be used for commercial purposes. This offer is not transferable or saleable.

  • The receipt of a particular stock through this program or the identification of a particular security in communications related to this program does not constitute an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities or open a brokerage account in any jurisdiction where Public Investing is not registered. All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns.

  • The cash value of an offer may be required to be reported as “Other Income” on a Form 1099-Misc. Any gains or losses on the sale of the stock are reported as capital gains or losses. Public is not responsible for any taxes related to this offer. Customers should consult with their tax advisor if they have any specific questions relating to tax treatment and tax implications associated with this offer.

  • This program is only available to U.S. residents residing within the United States and who are otherwise qualified to open a Public Investing brokerage account. Employees or contractors or people affiliated with Public or members of their household are not eligible for this offer. Employees of any securities or regulatory organization or exchange are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions may apply as determined from time to time by Public in its sole discretion and without notice.

  • There is no guarantee that the offer will be paid and Public reserves the right to change or terminate the New User Free Stock Program or these Terms and Conditions at any time in its sole discretion and without notice.

  • If a customer requests the cancelation of their brokerage account with Public but is restricted from doing so due to an unsettled offer, then the customer may forfeit the free stock offer in writing. Public will then revoke the face value of the offer and/or revoke the offer credit itself. If an account is closed due to violations of Public’s community guidelines or Terms of Service, Public will revoke the face value of the offer and/or the offer itself from the customer’s account in order to close it. In cases of forced closure, a formal request in writing from the customer is not required, and Public reserves the right to revoke an offer at any time.

Public Investing is a Member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”). SIPC protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). More details, including an explanatory brochure upon request, are available at www.sipc.org.

At Public, our mission is to open the markets to all. Trades are commission-free, meaning $0 commission trading on self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities placed online. Other fees may apply. See Public’s Disclosures to learn more.

If you have any questions related to the New User Free Stock Program, please contact support@public.com.

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