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Shareholder benefits, discounts and perks

While investments should be chosen for their potential dividends and capital growth, shareholder perks can be a welcome bonus.

While we don't believe you should buy a share purely for the perk, the addition of the perk can make owning the share more desirable. Buying shares couldn’t be easier through our award-winning stockbroking service which lets you invest online from just £11.95 per deal (or as little as £5.95 per deal for frequent traders). Your account can be opened in minutes so you can be free to enjoy the perks and potential returns from your shares by the end of the day.

The information below is believed to be correct as of December 2018 for investors holding shares in a Hargreaves Lansdown Account, with the exception of BT Group perks which are not available to shareholders in a nominee account. However, the companies concerned reserve their right to change their rules and regulations regarding shareholder perks, or withdraw any concessions at any time. There is normally a period of time before new shareholders become eligible for concessions. We have included the name and telephone number of the Registrars with each entry so you can check that the terms have not changed before investing.

The value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of investing in shares please seek advice.

If you wish to claim any discount or perk you are entitled to, or have a query regarding any shareholder perk, please do not hesitate to phone us on 0117 900 9000 or email us.

Company Sector Registrar Shares required  
Adnams PLC Travel & Leisure Capita
0871 664 0300
1 share Perks
Privilege Card issued May each year. 15% discount on Adnams Store purchases and on meals and accommodation at Adnams Hotels
Aviva PLC Life Insurance Computershare
0870 889 4096
All shareholders Perks
There are no standard perks offered although special offers are made from time to time.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Media Capita
0871 664 0300
All shareholders Perks
Eligible shareholders are entitled to 35% off the recommended retail price of all Bloomsbury books.
BT Group PLC Fixed Line Telecommunications Equiniti
0808 100 4141
Shares held in a HL account are NOT eligible for shareholder discounts and offers. To qualify, shares must be held in the shareholder's own name (e.g. certificated form) and not in the name of a nominee company such as Hargreaves Lansdown Perks
BT offers shareholders discounts on various products and services. With the February and September dividend and May AGM (and Annual Accounts) mailings, there are special offers for shareholders on telephones, TVs and computing equipment from the BT Shop, as well as for BT's Total Broadband services and with Apollo Travel. For "e-shareholders" there are further benefits from, amongst others, Hertz and The Insurance Club. E-shareholders are able to buy all year round from the BT Shop at shareholder discount prices. Details of current offers can be found at and Discounts also available now for a variety of cruise and hotel bookings.
Carnival PLC Travel & Leisure Equiniti
0371 384 2030
Open to all holders of 100 or more shares Perks
The benefit is an onboard credit, the amount of which will depend on the duration of the cruise. To claim the credit shareholders must provide their name, reservation number, ship and sailing date, along with proof of ownership of Carnival Corporation or Carnival PLC shares (Hargreaves Lansdown can supply a letter confirming ownership) and the initial deposit to the travel agent or to the cruise line selected. Please note that this will be required at least 21 days in advance.
Chapel Down Group PLC Beverages Capita
0871 664 0300
2,000 shares Perks
33% discount on the standard list price of wines and vine leases, and 25% off our Curious range of beers. One free tour and tasting for two when you come to visit us at Tenterden (worth £20.00). A 25% discount voucher on a meal for two at our newly refurbished restaurant, The Swan at Chapel Down. Periodic discounts that we are able to negotiate with our restaurant customers.
Character Group PLC General Retail Neville
0121 585 1131
All shareholders Perks
Shareholders will receive a 20% discount for any products purchased online at A promotional code is required and can be obtained from the Company on request.
Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC Travel & Leisure Computershare
0870 889 4096
500 Shares Perks
Qualifying Shareholders can receive a Shareholder Indulgence Card which gives the holder a 15% discount on food and drinks in any of Fuller's managed Pubs & Hotels and the Brewery Store in Chiswick. The Card also offers a 10% discount on the Best Available Rate in any of Fuller's hotels.
Greene King PLC Travel & Leisure Capita
0871 664 0300
Minimum 100 shares Perks
Shareholder vouchers will be issued at the beginning of September to holders on the register. The vouchers offer discounts on food and drink at Greene King pubs, Loch Fyne Restaurants and Local Pubs.
Inchcape PLC General Retailers Computershare
0870 707 1076
100 shares (not available to SIPP clients) Perks

Eligible shareholders are entitled to the following discounts:

  • 15% discount on service, parts and accessories
  • £100 off the retail price of used cars
  • £100 off the retail price of new cars

These benefits exclude the Porsche businesses and other exclusive vehicles where availability is limited. In order to qualify for these discounts, shareholders must provide suitable evidence of their status as an Inchcape shareholder prior to the commencement of any negotiations.

Irish Continental Group PLC Transport Computershare
00 353 1216 3100
1,000 shares Perks

Eligible shareholders are entitled to the following discounts with Irish Ferries:

  • 20% discount on passenger and car ferry services between Ireland and Britain.
  • 10% discount on passenger and car ferry services between Ireland and France (direct sailings only).
  • 5% discount on Irish Ferries inclusive package holidays (incorporating travel with Irish Ferries).

These are the maximum discounts available and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount scheme. Bookings must be made through the website For further information on the terms and conditions of the scheme, please refer to the investor relations section at

Legal & General Group PLC Life Insurance Capita
0871 664 0300
All shareholders Perks
Shareholders receive a number of discounts including up to 15% off home insurance, 25% off landlord insurance, 17.5% off pet insurance and 10% off over 50s life insurance.
Marks & Spencer Group PLC General Retailers Equiniti
0845 609 0810
All shareholders (those holding shares in a nominee account should contact their nominee company, who should in turn contact Equiniti). To qualify shareholders must maintain a holding at the dividend record date that normally occurs in November for the dividend that usually pays in January each year. Qualifying Hargreaves Lansdown clients will receive the vouchers automatically in January each year Perks
Shareholders are currently sent vouchers each year, offering discounts across Marks & Spencer product ranges. These are normally distributed with the January dividend.
Marston's PLC Travel & Leisure Equiniti
0371 384 2030
500 ordinary shares Perks
Eligible shareholders are entitled to a Marston's Inns and Taverns Privilege card which entitles the holder to a 20% discount on food and accommodation at participating Marston's inns and taverns.
Merlin Entertainments plc Travel & Leisure Computershare
0870 702 0003
317 shares held on the annual qualifying date, which will be around the anniversary (7 November) each year of the Initial Public Offering Perks
Qualifying Shareholders are issued a discount code. The Discount code entitles the holder to 40% off either 2 adult Merlin Annual Passes or 1 Family Merlin Annual Pass.
Mitchells & Butlers Travel & Leisure Equiniti
0371 384 2030
1 share Perks
All shareholders of Mitchells & Butlers at the record date receive a discount voucher booklet containing 12 vouchers. The record date for receipt of the shareholder voucher booklet varies each year in line with the production of the Annual Report but is usually around early December. Each voucher entitles the shareholder to 20% off the total bill when purchasing a main meal in any Mitchells & Butlers pub or restaurant. The vouchers are valid every day, except Christmas day, and can be used for up to 10 people. The vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other money-off voucher.
Moss Bros Group PLC General Retailers Capita
0871 664 0300
All shareholders Perks
Shareholders are entitled to a 20% discount on full price merchandise at the company's retail outlets. A voucher can be redeemed against a number of items on one transaction.
Mulberry Group PLC General Retailers Computershare
0870 702 0003
500 ordinary shares Perks

Shareholders can benefit from a 20% discount in the following stores: New Bond Street, London; Gees Court, St Christophers Place, London; Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London; North Piazza, Royal Opera House Arcade, London; Spinningfields Shopping Centre, Manchester; 7 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh; Unit 2, 204-207 Ingram St, Glasgow; 3/5 County Arcade, Leeds; 275 Rue St Honore, Paris; PC Hooftstraat 46, Amsterdam; Storchengasse 4, Zinnengasse 6, Zurich; Neuer Wall 69, Hamburg; 134 Spring Stree, New York; Westfield Valley Fair, Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara; 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto; Yorkdale Shopping Center, Toronto.

Please note: A valid discount card must be presented at the time of purchase and may be used by the named cardholder only. 20% discount is permitted on up to £5,000 of product per annum (net of discount). Discount is not available on sale items; purchases of gift vouchers; and online purchases via Shares held via a SIPP, or any other personal pension, do not qualify for a discount card due to HMRC rules.

The minimum shareholding to qualify for a shareholder discount card is 500 shares for new shareholders as of 8 October 2018. A discount card can be requested as soon as the minimum holding is met. Shareholders who held the minimum 250 shares pre-8 October 2018 will qualify for a discount card until 31 March 2020, if they still hold their shares. From that date, the new 500 share minimum will apply. Cards are renewed annually in April to shareholders with at least 250 shares on 31 March.

From 1 April 2019, Shareholders who hold their shares through a broker/nominee will need to provide proof of their shareholding from their broker, including the shareholders name, address and number of shares owned, and send it by email to or by fax to +44 (0)1761 234 567. Shareholders discount cards are generally issued within seven days from date of request.

National Grid PLC Gas, Water & Multiutilities Capita
0871 664 0300
1 (not available to SIPP clients) Perks

National Grid operates a Shareholder Networking programme, the aim of which is to allow shareholders to gain a better understanding of the business.

The programme runs over two days and includes visits to operational sites and presentations by senior managers and employees. Participants also have the opportunity to meet and question Directors during the programme, the costs of which (including shareholder travel to and from the event) are covered by National Grid. The programme normally operates during early December. Participants will be selected by ballot from those applying, with priority given to those who have not recently attended.

Newbury Racecourse PLC Travel & Leisure Capita
0871 664 0300
100 shares Perks
Shareholders who own between 100 and 4,999 shares are entitled to a voucher for two day member badges on the day of their choice. Holders of a minimum of 5,000 shares are entitled to a single annual metal badge which allows entry into the Members Enclosure on each race day at Newbury. Holders of 10,000 or more shares are entitled to a double (i.e. two people) annual metal badge.
Next PLC General Retailers Equiniti
0871 384 2164
100 ordinary shares Perks
The Company offers a discount voucher to holders of 100 or more Next PLC ordinary shares as at 1 April each year. The voucher entitles holders to a 25% discount against most purchases at any one time of full price merchandise in Next Retail stores. The voucher has no monetary purchase limit and expires on 31 October of the same year.
Renishaw PLC Electronic & Electrical Equipment Equiniti
0871 384 2169
All shareholders Perks
Shareholders are entitled to discounts on package holidays booked through the company's subsidiary Wotton Travel (WTL)
Restaurant Group PLC Travel & Leisure Equiniti
0371 384 2030
250 Shares to be held on qualifying date, which is normally in April each year Perks
Qualifying Shareholders are given 12 vouchers of 25% off food and drink for tables up to 10 people. Vouchers are valid in Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkel's, Coast to Coast, Filling Station, Restaurant Group Pub restaurants and Concession outlets.
Safestore Holdings PLC Real Estate Investment & Services Capita
0871 664 0300
100 shares Perks
25% off storage cost plus 25% off all boxes and packing materials. No minimum stay required. New customers only. Only one offer per customer. Offer can be amended or suspended by Company, and will be reviewed at the end of each year.
Shepherd Neame Travel & Leisure Computershare
0870 702 0000
100 shares held at the qualifying date, which is normally in September each year Perks
Privilege cards will be issued to holders of Shepherd Neame shares in October of each year until further notice. Holders of 100 shares and up to 2999 shares will be issued with a Gold Privilege Card and holders of 3000 or more shares will receive a Black Privilege Card. The cards will entitle holders to a discount at participating pubs and hotels and the visitor centre shop. Full details of the available discounts can be found at the Company’s investor relations area at here.
Stanley Gibbons Group General Retailers Capita
0871 664 0300
1 (not available to SIPP clients) Perks
All shareholders holding Stanley Gibbons Group shares through Hargreaves Lansdown are entitled to a free annual subscription to the Gibbons Stamp monthly magazine.
Telecom Plus PLC Fixed Line Telecommunications Capita
0871 664 0300
1,500 shares held in own name or nominee account (non-corporate shareholders only) Perks

Shareholders who hold 1,500 shares can receive a 10% discount off services subject to terms and conditions. Please click here for more information.

Whitbread PLC Travel & Leisure Capita
0871 664 0300
64 shares on the qualifying date, being the date the Annual Report is issued, which is normally in May each year Perks

Holders of 64 or more shares not registered at the last qualifying date to receive the latest Shareholder Discount Card may register their interest with HL at any time in order that a Shareholder Discount Card is issued on the next qualifying date. Any HL client registered with HL at most recent Discount Card qualifying date will be automatically registered for next annual Shareholder Discount Card issued provided they maintain a holding of 64 or more shares at the next qualifying date.

Young & Co's Brewery PLC Travel & Leisure Computershare
0870 707 1420
All shareholders Perks
Details of shareholder discounts and offers are mailed to shareholders from time to time.