August is over. In fact, September, along with March, is the month when many companies offer special benefits to shareholders. This year, all you have to do is buy the stocks that are eligible by September 28. Be sure to check the list carefully to get the best benefits.
From among the September special benefit stocks, we have prepared three courses according to your budget: 100,000 yen, 300,000 yen, and 500,000 yen. (Please choose the one that best suits your budget.
The “100,000 yen course” is relatively easy to get into, requiring an investment of less than 100,000 yen. However, the benefits they offer are still very attractive. In this category, experts recommend Yamada Holdings, which operates home electronics retail stores such as LABI. Asuka Minami, a shareholder benefit navigator at Matsui Securities Co.
Asuka Minami, a shareholder benefit navigator at Matsui Securities, says, “If you hold at least 100 shares, you can get a shareholder benefit certificate worth 1,000 yen that can be used at the store. The minimum investment amount is less than 50,000 yen, making it easy to get started. The company has a wide range of stores across the country, from urban centers to suburbs, making it easy to use.
Even if the investment amount is not large, there are stocks with multiple products to choose from. There are some stocks where you can choose from multiple products, even if the investment amount is not large,” said Ayaki Hoshino of Kokoro Trade Research Institute.
“You can choose from five different products, including a 500 yen QUO card, a 1,000 yen meal coupon for a restaurant in Shizuoka City, and 12 liters of natural water from Mt.
There are also some great brands for those who enjoy golf. Some of the brands are great for golf enthusiasts,” said Tomoyuki Fujimoto, director of corporate research at Property Net.
“I recommend Golf Do, which specializes in the purchase and sale of used golf clubs. If you use a discount coupon, you can get a 20% discount on one golf club only. You can also purchase golf equipment at a 10% discount.
There are some amazing stocks that offer special benefits just by owning one share, as explained by Money & You representative and money consultant, Mr. Taiki Yorifuji.
“Just by owning one share of JOSHIN DENKI, you can get a gift certificate worth 5,000 yen (25 x 200 yen) that can be used at JOSHIN’s stores and online stores. You can use one of these coupons for every 2,000 yen you spend, so you would have to spend more than 50,000 yen to get the full 5,000 yen. However, since the company offers a wide range of products such as home appliances, computers, furniture, and daily necessities, it would not be so difficult to use them all. Another company that offers special benefits for as little as one share is Shofu. Here you can purchase their nail products at a special price. I recommend it as a gift for your wife or daughter.
The price of one share is 2525 yen for the former and 1945 yen for the latter (as of August 30). You can receive special benefits for a small amount of money, so don’t miss out.
For those with a little more budget, there is a “300,000 yen course” with a minimum investment of 100,000 to 300,000 yen. Not only will the level of benefits be much higher, but the stock prices themselves are expected to grow in the future. Mr. Hiroki Takeuchi, a representative of Life Partners, said.
“Toridor Holdings, which operates Marukame Seimen and other restaurants, offers a discount coupon worth 3,000 yen. The company has about 1,000 stores in Japan, so there are many opportunities to use the coupons. The company is also expanding overseas and opened a Marukame Seimen in London in July this year. Even with the Corona disaster, our stock price is holding steady.”
The “500,000 yen course” is recommended for those who are okay with a budget of over 300,000 yen. Some of them have a minimum investment of nearly 600,000 yen, but the benefits are outstanding. Katsumi Sato, a stock analyst, explains.
“I think Anrakutei, which operates the Anrakutei yakiniku restaurant chain and Steak no Don, is a good choice. In addition to 13,000 yen worth of shareholder coupons that can be used at the group’s restaurants, you can get six 20% discount coupons. In addition, the shareholder coupons can be exchanged for gift sets such as ‘beef variety set’ or ‘branded rice set’.
I am glad that even people who want to avoid eating out due to the Corona disaster can do so.
Don’t overlook regional companies that are hard to spot in the light. Securities journalist Hiroaki Konno tells us.
If you own at least 500 shares, you can get 5 kg of brand-name rice or 2,300 yen worth of Tohoku specialties.” “Senkon Logistics, a logistics company based in the Tohoku region, is also worth watching.
Yamaura, a general contractor headquartered in Nagano Prefecture, is also giving away local sake from Nagano, but only this year.
With the Corona disaster making it difficult for people to go out and travel far, the various preferential tickets and products delivered to their homes will be an irreplaceable pleasure. Takuro Morinaga, an economic analyst, said.
“There are some people who are against investing in stocks for the sake of special offers. But I don’t think so. There are times when you can get the service you want or a new product you can’t buy anywhere else. If that’s satisfying to you, that’s fine.
I hope that you will choose the stocks that suit you best while staring at these two charts.
From the September 17, 2021 issue of FRIDAY
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