bux180 taps into explosive online spending and enhances our customers experience with a philanthropic component.
The timing is right for our program.
Fact – Anticipated online spending in 2017 is $350 billion from over 200 million people.
It is expected to grow to $500 billion by year 2021.
Fact – Online donations are increasing by double digits’ year over year.
Opportunity – Online shopping meets giving back!
bux180 is the only online marketplace where shoppers get deals, cash back from thousands of merchants and their selected charity receives a donation every time without them having to write a check.
bux180 attracts spenders (members) to our website in 2 ways.
Direct to Consumers
We have an ongoing marketing plan reaching out to a well-defined target audience of consumers via social media, SEO, PR, content marketing and email campaigns. Consumers go to bux180.com, register as a member and select a NPO of their choice to support.
Partnerships with nonprofits (NPO’s)
We work with NPO’s to reach out to their database of supporters.
NPO’s are provided with branded marketing materials and campaigns to introduce
and drive their existing supporters to their branded bux180 online marketplace and driving donations to them.
(There is no cost for the NPO to participate)
See more in Market Landscape section
We cater to the consumer who shops online, enjoys saving a “bux” and doing good, all at the same time.
All members, regardless if they arrive at bux180 from our own marketing efforts or from campaigns with our nonprofit partners will enjoy the same experience, Shop, Save and Support their favorite charity.
They save up to 60% with the best deals and coupons from over 2000 online stores.
And earn cash back from every purchase, up to 20%.
bux180 partners with unique stores that have a mission!
In addition to deals, cashback and bux180 donations to charities with each purchase… these stores will make a further donation (sometimes cash – sometimes products) to help someone in need!
Here are just a few participating stores working with bux180…
Our merchant partners
We have secured relationships with approximately 2,000 merchants from whom bux180 receives a commission on every sale. bux180 members will receive discounted offers, coupons and cash back. Merchants include big box major retailers, specialty providers and boutiques, leisure and entertainment providers and much more. We have a vendor relationship department constantly adding and negotiating new offers.
Charities receives ongoing donations at no cost to the member.
When members shop with bux180, a percentage of their purchase is automatically donated to their selected charity.
Since every penny counts, these donations add up when thousands of supporters are shopping with bux180 every day.
Service for nonprofits
Nonprofits are typically very busy and have limited resources to help them raise the money they desperately need to help their cause.
Traditional fundraising is changing and many supporters are looking for alternative solutions other than just writing a check. Supporters are busy and are looking for a fun way to be engaged.
bux180 is a welcomed solution for nonprofits to enhance their current marketing approach and turn everyday into a giving day.
We provide our nonprofit partners the tools they need to reach out to their supporters to build their very own bux180 donor base. (and spenders for bux180!)
There are several ways our nonprofits receive ongoing donations.
When supporters join bux180, we make a $5 donation to their cause.
Supporters have the option to donate a portion or all of their cash back rebates to their cause.
Supporters can make donations directly to their charity through a Paypal interface, anytime – anywhere!
bux180 has designed and developed our own software. We have a team of developers to maintain and constantly refine the platform. Our objective is to constantly provide the very best experience for our members and nonprofit partners.
We work with a network of over 2000 merchants and we are in constant communication with them, passing data back and forth in real time.
For example - We take our negotiated sales commission from merchants and display that percentage (minus our revenue) as bux back to the member and as the donation amount to the nonprofit on the merchant’s page.
We also receive coupon & deals data in real time and post them, maintaining up to date coupons for our members to access.
In addition, every page throughout the website displays the selected nonprofit to the member for that added “feel good” validation that their purchase will result in a donation to the nonprofit.
Once the member buys from a merchant, the merchant passes us the transaction details and we post the transaction on the member’s dashboard as pending. Once bux180 receives the sales commission from the merchant, our system will post the bux back as available.
The system also displays a running total of the member’s donations which resulted from their purchases.
Tell Your Friend component allows members to easily share bux180 using social media or email.
Members have the option to easily donate all or a portion of their bux earned to their charity.
Nonprofits can view and manage their bux180 member’s information and donations ranging from sign up bonus, member purchases, member bux donations and member paypal donations. They access all their marketing campaigns from the dashboard and can export their bux180 members too.
bux180 cash back browser extension
People are busy and often forget to log into a “deal” or “coupon” site. But, with the bux180 cashback alert technology, they’ll never accidentally miss out on a good deal when shopping online.
Below are a few actual marketing pieces we designed for our nonprofit partners
to attract new members from their supporter database.
What satisfied members are saying about bux180…
"As a busy mom, I shop online a lot. The bux180 website is great because I earn cash back every time I buy stuff for my family and home, plus my favorite charity gets cash too."
"I have good intentions to support my favorite charity, but sometimes I forget to write a check. Now, every time I shop online my charity receives cash and so do I. A true win/win."
"A cash back site with a difference. We shop online from all the name brand sites like Kohl’s and Target, earn cash back in the process and the best part - my favorite charity receives a donation at no additional cost to me. "
What satisfied nonprofits are saying about bux180…
"bux180 – a game changer for our fundraising"
"bux180 makes it easy for our community to save on online purchases and support our mission services at Goodwill at the same time."
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Online spending stats
Brick and mortar stores are closing daily because of the explosive growth of ecommerce shopping. In 2015 ecommerce spending was $295 million. The anticipated online spending in 2017 is $350 billion and is expected to grow to $500 billion by year 2021.
Online donation stats
More and more people are on their phone, tablet and computers every minute of every day. They want to be able to make a donation using these devices and no longer want to “write a check”.
- Online donations are increasing by double digits’ year over year
- In February 2017, donors gave 18.2& more that in February 2016 and made 15.7% more individual 15.7% online donations.
- In 2016 over 86% of Millennials and Gen X’rs made donations – mostly online.
Our cost of member acquisition is a fraction of that of our competition.
Our strategic partnerships with nonproﬁt organizations
We enroll 5,000 new nonproﬁt organizations every month. Because we provide them with a complete customized marketing system at no cost.
This symbiotic relationship results in new supporters and new donations for the nonproﬁt organizations.
Effective social media campaigns directly to consumers
We target Millennials and Gen X’rs. They live much of their lives connecting through social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and can inﬂuence hundreds if not thousands of their peers about donating through the bux180 platform—because they’re passionate about it.
Tell a Friend component
As an incentive, when friends join bux180, a donation of $5 is made to the nonproﬁt of their choice
A story about the founders
In 1986 Alan Levin co-founded a small mortgage bank in AZ. In 1990, Laura Cohen joined the bank as a loan officer and quickly rose through the ranks to become the marketing and sales director.
Alan and Laura worked together, spearheading a dynamic team growing the bank from a handful of loan officers to several hundred loan officers in multi-states with almost a billion dollars in annual originations.
In 2010 when they left the bank they decided to work on a new venture that would not only do well but do good at the same time. After much time and research, they developed a platform (bux180) that gives multiple nonprofit organizations the opportunity to raise funds in by capitalizing on the explosive growth of online spending. The cool twist is that supporters save money while making donations to their favorite charity without writing a check.
Meet the executives
After 25 years in corporate America decided it was time to start a company that will "do well and do good" at the same time.
Previously started and successfully exited 5 companies.
Responsible for design of bux180 program.
Previously Marketing Director for regional mortgage bank. Developed and won technology award for one of the first online origination platforms.
Responsible for supply chain and vendor relationships for bux180.
Previously Vendor Relationships Manager for fortune 50 company.
Holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree.
Responsible for strategic partner relationships for bux180.
Previously founded and ran international diagnostic company. (Spectrum Labs).
Responsible for design and development of bux180 software.
Previously 21 years of software design and project management.
Below is an overview of our term sheet. (See Data Room for full Term Sheet document)
Financial statements including a report by a US accountant (Independent Accountant’s Review Report dated Nov 16, 2016) can be viewed in our Data Room and have also been incorporated and filed in Form C with the SEC.
Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Bronzebuck, LLC. dba Bux180 (the Company), an Arizona corporation, is developing a software which will provide a marketing service for Nonprofit Organizations (NPO) to help raise donations for their cause.
The service will provide customers with a customized online marketplace where their supporters can shop online from thousands of merchants. Supporters receive discounts and cash back from the site and their purchases will automatically result in a donation to the respective NPO. The Company also provides the NPOs with collateral marketing and campaigns to reach out to their supporters. The Company is based in Scottsdale Arizona.
As of 2015 software was still in development stage. However, at the time of preparation of reviewed financial statements, (November 2016), the Company has signed up Susan G Komen (in 11 states); Goodwill of Arizona; Boys and Girls Clubs of America in 7 states and the Company is working on an agreement with American Cancer Association.
|Total Direct Cost||$696,000||$2,094,000||$2,460,000||$2,750,000||$2,875,000|
Use of Funds
|Use of Funds||If Target Offering Amount Sold||If Maximum Offering Amount Sold|
|Total Proceeds||$ 50,000||$ 1,000,000|
|Less: Offering Expense||$ 3,500||$ 70,000|
|Net Proceeds||$ 46,500||$ 930,000|
|Use of Net Proceeds|
|Marketing Support Staff||$ 45,000|
|Social media Advertising||$ 85,000|
|SEO/PPC||$ 2,500||$ 47,000|
|PR||$ 5,000||$ 75,000|
|Blog Writer||$ 32,000|
|Social Influencer (Hubspot)||$ 110,000|
|Sales Staff||$ 126,000|
|IT Dept. (software)||$ 12,000||$ 86,000|
|Software Development||$ 65,000|
|Admin Salaries||$ 160,000|
|Rent etc.||$ 27,000||$ 27,000|
|Total Use of Net Proceeds||$ 46,500||$ 930,000|
The valuation of the company has been performed based on bux180s' qualitative and financial information,
including but not limited to:
- The quality, size and experience of the management team;
- The market of reference and business model;
- The product/service and customers' feedback;
- The presence of strategic partnerships as well as external investors;
- The presence of relevant IP and/or legal risks;
- The current financial performance of the company;
- The projected financial performance of the company.
This information is combined with market-industry data, provided by a comprehensive valuation software, to come up with a comprehensive valuation estimate based on 5 different valuation models, based on a qualitative assessment (named Scorecard and Check-List) and based on financial projections (namely: VC method, Discounted Cash Flows with Multiples, and Discounted Cash Flows with Long-Term Growth). These methods are combined in a weighted average that applies the weights (see image) according to the stage of development of the company (assessed by the valuation software), giving more emphasis on the 2 qualitative methods for early-stage businesses, and vice versa.
The weights for the above-mentioned valuation methods are: Scorecard (26%), Check-list (26%), Venture Capital (16%), DCF- Long Term Growth (16%), and DCF with Multiples (16%). The full valuation report (17 pages) is part of this offering and is to be found in the Offering’s Documents Section.
The valuation was calculated at pre-money of $6,000,000.
Risks & Disclosures
A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.
See Data Room for full Risks & Disclosers document
bux180's Form C
The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered.
Join the crowd
We are pleased to announce an equity crowdfunding offering*ending September 30th, 2017.
Only 4,000 convertible notes available, priced at $250 per note - paying 10% accrued interest annually. Plus you score when company valuation exceeds $6M in the future.
Available to accredited and non-accredited investors, with $250 (two hundred and fifty dollar) minimum investment.
*These Securities are being offered pursuant to Rule 4(a)(6) of Title III of the Jobs Act of 2012. Offering facilitated by Crowd Source Funded, a registered FINRA funding platform.
bux180 is offering securities under Regulation CF through Crowdsourcefunded.com.
Crowdsourcefunded.com will receive cash compensation equal to 7.0% of the value of the securities sold. Investments made under Regulation CF involve a high degree of risk and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest. The Issuer Profile may contain forward-looking statements and information relating to, among other things, the company, its business plan and strategy, and its industry. Investors should review the risks and disclosures.