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Scottrade About Us Scavenger Hunt

By  Ben W., Social Media Intern and Guest Blogger

This month is our 31st anniversary of being in business, and we thought a scavenger hunt would be a fun way to celebrate. You can learn more about Scottrade and win free stuff! So, what do you have to do to win?

  1. Read this blog post daily for a new clue each day.
  2. Watch our instructional video.
  3. “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed to get reminders when the clues are posted. You want to be the first to see them, don’t you?
  4. We’re mad-libbing it, so fill in the blanks of each clue and keep track of them throughout the week. Don’t give away your answers – keep them confidential!
  5. On Monday, May 23, no later than 8:30 a.m. CT, submit your answers in one submission through the comments section below. We’ll be moderating the comments, so they won’t be posted until after 8:30 a.m. CT that day.

How do you win?

  • When submitting your answers, be sure you enter your full name and a valid email address in the fields provided.
  • The winners will be randomly selected and emailed on Monday, May 23.
  • Want more chances to win? Check into a Scottrade branch location on Foursquare and shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #AboutUs. You’ll be entered in the drawing one time for each check-in using this hashtag. When submitting your answers, be sure to let us know how many times you checked in!
  • Use the template below as a helpful guide when submitting your answers:

What can you win?

First place: $100 and seven free trades - Sylvia McCroskey
Second place: $50 and five free trades - John Raymond
Third place: $25 and three free trades - Gregory Boivin


THE CLUES:

Monday: In the year ___, CEO Rodger Riney and a partner formed ____ ______. http://bit.ly/ivgweB

Tuesday: CNBC Stock Correspondent ____ ____ visited Scottrade Headquarters to collect _____ for a segment on ____ _____. http://bit.ly/kw50uj

Wednesday: Scottrade recently launched 15 new ___ and celebrated by ringing the ____ ___ ___ for the first time. http://bit.ly/jtBUWB

Thursday: Mr. H opened his Scottrade account in ____ and was _____ years old. He started saving for retirement in the year ____. http://bit.ly/jJhTor

Friday: Scottrade executive _____ handed out ____ ____ to associates to celebrate Scottrade making FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for the _____ year in a row. http://bit.ly/ipXnoI

OPTIONAL CLUE: If you have a smartphone, using a QR reader app (standard data rates apply), scan this QR code to find the the answer to this clue: How many social media pages does The Chad Ridgeway currently have? You'll be entered into the drawing twice if you answer correctly!

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Free trades offer valid for Scottrade customers only with eligible account types. The account must be in good standing. Custodial and employee accounts are not eligible, including any account jointly held with an employee. Free online trades (equity or option, market or limit, GTC or day orders) and any cash prizes will be credited to the winning customer’s specified account within five business days. Free trades will automatically be applied to the next trades made. If a winner does not have a Scottrade brokerage account, any cash prize will be paid to winner in such form and at such time as determined by Scottrade in its sole discretion. In such a case, Scottrade will contact the winner via the e-mail address provided during the contest to determine the form of delivery of the cash prize. If such winner does not confirm the form and method of delivery of the cash prize within five business days of the e-mail notification by Scottrade, such winner will be deemed to have forfeited the cash prize, and Scottrade will have no further obligation or liability to such winner. Offer is not transferrable and not valid with internal transfers or other offers. Free trades may not be transferred to another account. No substitutions. Limit one offer per customer. A maximum of seven free trades will be credited to a customer’s account through this offer. All unclaimed free trades will automatically expire if not used within six months. Taxes related to the Scottrade offer are your responsibility. Scottrade reserves the right to modify, restrict or remove this offer or modify or amend any rule or other information regarding this contest at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation would be illegal or unauthorized or where we are not authorized to do business. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Please refer to the Scottrade Privacy Statement on scottrade.com for information on how we collect and protect your personal information. Any use of a free trade obtained through this offer is governed by your Brokerage Account Agreement Terms and Conditions and the applicable terms of use of any Scottrade trading service.



Ben W. is a Social Media Intern at Scottrade. He's a part-time sports writer and a full-time student when he's not helping the Public Relations Department.

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May 23, 2011 8:13 AM

Monday-1980, Scottsdale Securities
Tuesday- Bob Pisani, footage, online trading
Wednesday- Morningstar ETF's, NYSE Opening Bell
Thursday- 2002, 94, 1923
Friday-Mary K, Kudos Bars, 4th

I don't live near a Scottrade office but I check my account on my phone all day!

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May 23, 2011 1:04 AM

Monday: 1980, Scottsdale Securities
Tuesday: Bob Pisani, footage, online trading
Wednesday: Focus™ Morningstar ETFs, NYSE Opening Bell
Thursday: 2002, 94, 1923
Friday: Mary K., Kudos Bars, fourth

The Chad Ridgeway has 3 social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

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May 23, 2011 1:02 AM

Monday- 1980, Scottsdale Securities
Tuesday- Bob Pisani, footage, online trading
Wednesday - low-cost ETFs, NYSE Opening Bell
Thursday - 2002, 94, 1923,
Friday -Mary k., Kudos Bars, fourth

optional clue: 3, facebook, youtube, twitter

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May 22, 2011 11:50 PM

Monday: 1970, Scottsdale Securities
Tuesday: Bob Pisani, footage, online trading
Wednesday: low-cost ETFs, NYSE Opening Bell
Thursday: 2002, 94, 1923
Friday: Mary K. Kudos Bars, fourth

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May 22, 2011 11:23 PM

Monday answers: 1980 Scottsdale Securities
Tuesday answers: Bob Pisani footage online trading
Wednesday answers: Focus™ Morningstar ETFs NYSE Opening Bell®
Thursday answers: 2002 94 1923
Friday answers: Mary K. Kudos Bars fourth

The number of social media pages The Chad Ridgeway currently has = 2

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