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Some Perky Blinders for You. The Extra Benefits of Owning Some Golden Shares.

By Malcolm Stacey | Friday 6 October 2017


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


Hello Share Screechers. It was a bonus when I bought some Whitbread (WTB) shares and found I could wangle hotel accommodation at half price. Well, actually, the deal for shareholders is you and yours get a free Sunday at a Premier Inn if you stay on a Saturday night. Up to two rooms are on offer. Here are some other share perks you might like.

I bet you didn’t know that buying just one share could get you more than a third of all books published by Bloomsbury (BMY). You need to buy from its website.

Character Group (CCT) may only be listed on AIM, but you can a fifth off stuff on its website. It makes toys, so that would be nice for Christmas. Especially if the children you have in mind like Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and Doctor Who.

For the sartorially-minded among us, Moss Brothers (MOSB) sends share holders a 20% off voucher every spring.

I’ve just set-up a house insurance policy with one of my favourite share winners, Legal and General (LGEN). Sadly, I did it through a comparison website, so the company would not allow me a shareholder discount. But if you deal directly with them and you own shares you should be entitled.

That other insurance giant, Aviva (AV.) also knock money off car, house and some other policies.

Every year, Marks and Sparks (MKS) investors get a goody bag of money-ff voucher, a cafe voucher and some Save and Spend coupons.

You can find a load more companies doing share perks in my low-cost book Share Attack, which might come in handy for your Christmas presents this year. It also has all the very best strategies for successful share trasding. 

But, of course, you should never be tempted to buy into a company if you’re not convinced that the share price won’t rise, too. It’s no good getting a freebie or two, if a thousands pounds or more eventually goes up in smoke. None of the list above seems to me a company without prospects, but these should be regarded as today as specific tips.

See you in the Punter’s Return. God bless.

 


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