A list of discounts and other miscellaneous benefits that companies offer their shareholders. These discounts can change without notice, so check with the company that the discount is still current. I get emailed all the time with info on other discounts to include, frankly there are too many to put them all here, it would be a full time job just keeping track of which shares carry which perks anyway. Consider this a representative sample list, the sort of thing sometimes you can get with shares. At any rate it would be a rare individual who takes advantage of a company's services so much that this by itself would justify owning the shares. The Coles-Myer discount scheme is extremely popular with tens of thousands of Australians, but I doubt even this by itself can justify purchasing CML stock - not that CML is a bad investment or anything, but probably 80% of retail shareholders in this stock bought just for the card, I doubt it pays for itself in all that many instances.

This page was submitted by Jamie Grahame.

Discounts at Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Formule 1 hotels

Amalgamated Holdings (AHD)
Entice ski enthusiasts by offering four discount coupons with each bi-annual dividend payment. The coupons can be used for a 25% discount on one day, or five day ski passes at Thredbo. Further discounts can be obtained at the company's Thredbo Alpine Village Resort and any of the hotels in the Rydges Hotel Group in Australia and New Zealand. Discounts at Greater Union Cinemas.

ANZ Bank
Range of discounts off standard fees and charges in its banking, travel, funds management, insurance and stockbroking divisions.

Australian Tourism Group
Shareholders get a 10% discount pn accommodation at Country Comfort Hotels and a 50% discount on the cost of a shareholders own meal at the hotel restaurant.

Exemption on credit card fees

Shareholders get an extra 0.25% interest on Term Deposits. Make sure you tell them you are a shareholder when you open the term deposit

Fee free banking with the Ultimate Plus a/c
3% cash back on travel booked
5% - 10% discount on car, house and travel insurance
40% discount on loan application fees

Blackmores (BKL)
25% Discount on all Blackmores and VitaGlow Products.

Brian McGuigan Wines Limited (MGW)
Offers shareholders a discount on wine purchases, access to limited release show stock, as well as the opportunity to participate in "shareholders dozens" offers throughout the year.

Discount on wine orders for overseas Christmas gifts

Bristile Ltd
Discount on Paving bricks available to West Australian Shareholders until 24/12/97.
This may be the first of regular discounts so suggest you contact the company before buying any of their products to see if a discount is available.

B T Hotel Group
Meal and accommodation discounts. Minimum 2000 shares

Cable and Wireless Optus:
Those who took up shares at the float received a $20 voucher to take off their next Optus account. Similar offers may continue.

Club Crocodile Holdings (CCH)
Appeals to the investor who likes holidays. Shareholders with a holding of at least 10000 shares receive three free nights per year at each of the two Whitsunday resorts owned by the company, as well as lunch for two on a paddle wheeler that operates on Brisbane river.

10% discount on wine ordered through twice-yearly mail-out.

Coles Myer Limited (CML)

Bi-Lo**/Bi-Lo Mega Frrresh**/
3% on all purchases. Discount not available on home delivery and some non merchandise fees and facilities.
Coles Supermarkets 5% on most purchases. 7.5% on variety purchases.
Fosseys 7.5% on most purchases, including meals. 5% in food halls and for take away food with a $5.00 minimum purchase. No discount on tobacco purchases.
Grace Bros/Myer 10% on general merchandise (including restaurants). 5% on all large and small electrical appliances, audio and video equipment, home office, furniture, rugs, decorator and curtains. 5% on food purchases over $5.00, on hampers and gift foods. 10% on cleaning services provided by Myer Cleaning Services (not Myer Carpet Cleaning) and Grace Bros Cleaning Services. (Licensees). Discount not available at GoodBuy Warehouses.
Katies* 10% on all purchases.
Kmart* 7.5% on general merchandise and 5% on tobacco purchases.
Kmart Tyre & Auto Service/Tyremaster 7.5% on tyres and service. Discount not available on petrol purchases.
Liquorland/Vintage Cellars 5% on all purchases. Discount not available at Quaffers Stores.
Myer Direct* 7.5% on most purchases. 5% on selected items.
Officeworks Superstores 5% on all purchases.
Pick n Pay Hypermarket 5% on all purchases.
Red Rooster 5% with a $5.00 minimum purchase. Red Rooster franchisees are excluded.
Target  7.5% on all purchases. No discount on Target card payments, utility payments and real estate payments.
World 4 Kids 7.5% on all purchases.

* also in New Zealand. ** Western Australia and Tasmania excepted

Crown Ltd.
Discounted accommodation, food and beverage, and merchandise.

Dream Haven Bedding & Furniture Limited (DHB)
Do not generally sell directly to the public, however will make exceptions to shareholders.

Fosters Brewing Group
Discounts on premium wines & spirits from Mildara Blass cellars. Mildara sends shareholders a discount price list every 6 months.

Futuris Corpoation
Shareholders are entitled to a 20% discount off any Australian Fine China Product. phone 1 800 800 058 for details

Gowing Brothers
10% off merchandise

Harris Scarfe
10% off merchandise for owners of 1000 shares

Kamayan Hotels and Leisure Ltd.
Discounted room rates

International distillery holdings
15% off wine, 10% off spirits and 5% off beers at all Andi's liquor stores.

Meals and accommodation discounts at Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Koala Corporation (KLA)
Offers shareholders discounts of between 10-30% at the various resorts that they own.

Mirvac Limited (MRV)
Offer varying discounts at the Marriott chain to shareholders throughout the year, relating to both hotel accommodation and car-parking services. Varies from 25% to 50%.

National Australia Bank
Package to those with mimimum 500 shares including fee savings and bonus interest rates.

Norman Wines Limited (NMW)
Offer discounts to shareholders via its Shareholders' Wine Club.

OPSM Protector
Shareholders get a voucher with their annual report which gives them a 12% discount on OPSM and Protector safety products.

Pacific Dunlop (PDP)
Offers a Shareholder Card, with discounts and special offers applying to the company's automotive products. Applicable at Goodyear, Checkpoint, Repco auto parts, Beaurepaires and Dunlop

Pacific Magazines & Printing Limited (PMP)
Offers to shareholders a 25% discount on yearly subscriptions for selected publications.

Palmer Corporation (PLC)
Offers to shareholders a 20% discount off all purchases in JAG stores.

Petaluma Limited (PLW)
Offers shareholders, with a minimum of 1,000 shares a selection of wines at a 20% discount.

Port Douglas Reef Resort Limited (PDR)
Offers shareholders discount accommodation at both its Reef Terraces resort and Treetops resort.

Queensland Tourism Industries
5 free nights accommodation at Fraser Is Kingfisher Bay Resort for those with at least 10000 shares.

Rebel Sport (REB)
Appeals to the sporting enthusiast by offering shareholders with 2000 shares a 7.5% discount of all non sale merchandise.

SGIO Insurance (SGI)
Offers shareholders a discount voucher worth $20.00 for obtaining a new or renewing an existing motor vehicle policy.

Walker Corporation.
Discounts on residential units.

Shareholders get three vouchers for a 38% discount off a special range of chemicals and other products (plus applicable sales tax) purchased from one of their outlets.

Westpac Bank
Offers a wide range of discounts to customers. Contact your bank for details.