How our offer works

Get up to 500 commission-free trades, plus up to a $600 cash credit.

Open an account

E*TRADE sometimes provides its customers with cash credits or special offers related to the opening or funding of accounts or other activities. E*TRADE credits and offers may be subject to U.S. withholding taxes and reporting at retail value. Taxes related to these offers are the customer's responsibility. Cash credits for Individual Retirement Accounts are treated as earnings for tax purposes.

Here's how to get your free trades:

  • Deposit at least $10,000 into your new account.

  • You will receive up to 500 free trade commissions for each stock or options trade executed within 60 days of the deposited funds being made available for investment in the new account (excluding options contract fees).

  • You will pay $6.95 for your first 29 stock or options trades (plus 75¢ per options contract) and $4.95 thereafter up to 500 stock or options trades (plus 50¢ per options contract).

  • Your account will be credited for trades within a week.

  • Account must be funded within 60 days of account open with funds from outside of E*TRADE.


Here's how to get your cash credit:

Credits for cash or securities will be made based on deposits of new funds or securities from external accounts made within 60 days of account open, as shown in the chart below. Your account will be credited within one week of the close of the 60-day window, as follows:


Deposit or Transfer

$2,500 + free trades $1,000,000+
$1,200 + free trades $500,000–$999,999
$600 + free trades $250,000–$499,999
$300 + free trades $100,000–$249,999
$200 + free trades $25,000–$99,999
Only free trades $10,000–$24,999

More important information

Offer valid for one new E*TRADE Securities non-retirement brokerage account opened by 12/31/2017 and funded within 60 days of account opening with $10,000 or more.

You will not receive cash compensation for any unused free trade commissions. Excludes current E*TRADE Financial Corporation associates, non-U.S. residents, and any jurisdiction where this offer is not valid. This offer is not valid for business, Custodial, Estate, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, Unincorporated Organization or E*TRADE Bank accounts. New funds or securities must remain in the account (minus any trading losses) for a minimum of 6 months or the credit may be surrendered. One promotion per customer. E*TRADE Securities reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time.