The journey of eBates / Rakuten

By: Robert Grosshandler | April 08, 2019

What a story! It’s hard to turn on the TV these days without seeing an ad for Rakuten, the re-branded eBates. I would be very happy if our story turned out to be similar (if shorter). eBates was founded in 1998. It was sold, for about $1,000,000,000 (that’s Billion), in 2014, to Rakuten (a Japanese … Continue reading The journey of eBates / Rakuten

15 More Minutes of Fame

By: Robert Grosshandler | February 23, 2019

Bootstrapping in America on Tastytrade.com featuring iConsumer CEO, Rob Grosshandler.

Unicorn Adjacent

By: Robert Grosshandler | February 21, 2019

Great article in Barrons. We’re sharing it in keeping with our mission to help you Shop. Earn. LEARN!

500 shares at $.18/share

By: Robert Grosshandler | February 19, 2019

To be clear, our market capitalization jumped to over $18,000,000 on the strength of a 500 share trade … somebody invested $90 and that’s what happened.

Buy RWRDP Direct or Buy on the OTC Market?

By: Robert Grosshandler | February 11, 2019

During our last webinar we got a great question. Should I buy RWRDP on the stock market, or buy it direct from iConsumer? Quick Answer If you’re going to invest a small amount (hundreds, not thousands), buy on the market (if the price is right). It’s easier and faster, not to mention you’ll probably get … Continue reading Buy RWRDP Direct or Buy on the OTC Market?

Prospective Investor Pitch Deck

By: Robert Grosshandler | February 11, 2019

Where practical, we want to make our statements and forecasts available to all investors and prospective investors at the same time. Here is the pitch deck we shared at The Money Show in Orlando this past weekend. The booth next to us was promoting a company that makes an app that helps with clothing sizing. … Continue reading Prospective Investor Pitch Deck

Psst … we’ve got a secret

By: Robert Grosshandler | January 22, 2019

We’re announcing our secret at The Money Show on February 7, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Letter from a shareholder – 12/20/18

By: Robert Grosshandler | December 20, 2018

Today I received a great email from one of our member/shareholders.  Matt wrote (I’ve edited a bit): I first would like to thank you for being so candid and public facing.  It is rare for a CEO to be so willing to answer questions and provide continuous feedback. Make me blush! Certainly one of the … Continue reading Letter from a shareholder – 12/20/18

Cash Back Rebates – The Back Story

By: Robert Grosshandler | November 16, 2018

The thinking behind bringing back Cash Back rebates, on top of Bitcoin, was pretty simple.  We believe one of the benefits of being an iConsumer Shareholder is experiencing the journey, as well as the destination.  Thus the bad pun in the headline, and our reason for sharing the thinking.  We want to be a massive … Continue reading Cash Back Rebates – The Back Story

Cash is Back

By: Robert Grosshandler | November 10, 2018

Cash Back has returned, but Bitcoin didn’t go away.  Our recent survey made it loud and clear that a large number of iConsumer members and investors were more comfortable earning cash back, rather than Bitcoin. We listened.  Beginning Monday, November 12, 2018 (Midnight Chicago time) rebates are a combination of cash (or Bitcoin) and stock.  If … Continue reading Cash is Back