What is a Stockpile Gift Card?

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A Stockpile gift card is the quickest, easiest way to give someone a gift of stock!

When the recipient redeems your gift card, they get a whole or a fraction of real stock in a real brokerage account.  

How Does It Work?

Buying a Stockpile e-gift is as easy as buying a book at Amazon!  Just choose the stock and dollar amount you want to give (say, $50 of Apple stock), tell us who the recipient is, and pay for your purchase using your debit card or a Visa/Mastercard credit card. Unfortunately, we can not accept American Express credit cards.

Once you have chosen your delivery method, your recipient will then just need to redeem their gift. If they haven't already thought they will need to sign up for a free Stockpile account first.  Fractional shares of real Apple stock (worth $50 the day the gift card is redeemed) show up in the account and go up and down with the market starting the next trading day.

Does the gift card have an expiration date?

No, not at all. Stockpile gift cards don't have an expiration date. You can redeem it anytime. 

What if I’m under 18 years old?

Kids and teens can own stock by having an adult on the account with them. This kind of account is called a custodial account. The minor (referred to as the beneficiary) owns the stock, while the adult (the custodian) has legal responsibility for the account until the minor turns 18.

The minor can set up his own log-in (separate from the adult’s) so he can see how his stocks are doing anytime on his own. In addition, young people can place stock trades with the adult’s consent. For example, if a 15-year-old wants to buy $20 of Facebook stock, he sets up the transaction, which is routed by email to the custodian (say, mom) for approval.  If mom approves, an order to purchase $20 of Facebook stock is placed and sent to the market to execute.  Otherwise, no order is placed.

Stockpile gift cards are refundable to the purchaser with proof of purchase.

*Stockpile Gift Cards are not available for purchase in Connecticut (CT)

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