New Mobile App Technology from Buckworm Seamlessly Integrates Shopping, Saving, and Fundraising

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Online to Offline (O2O) Discount Offers and Fundraising Platform Generates Funds for Schools, Nonprofits, and Local Sports Teams; Saves Money for Consumers; and Drives Sales for Local Businesses

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Buckworm solves the biggest difficulty of fundraising by making it simple and manageable for both fundraisers and supporters

Buckworm, a mobile commerce and fundraising solutions company, has just changed the fundraising landscape with the launch of its new mobile app technology.

With thousands of money saving offers, discount-on-demand technology, and frictionless fundraising capability, merchants, discount providers, local businesses, and consumers can seamlessly join forces to generate savings, drive local economies, and raise funds for schools and nonprofits. The start of a new way to save money while funding schools, nonprofits, and crowdfunded causes has begun.

People can access Buckworm’s technology in three different ways: (1) Buckworm integrates its technology in existing nonprofit and school apps; (2) If a nonprofit or school does not have an app, Buckworm builds them an app at no cost; (3) Buckworm also has its own Buckworm-branded app which is available at Google and Apple app stores. No matter how people access Buckworm’s technology, everyone is able to get great deals and fund their favorite causes.

“Today, more than ever, nonprofits are looking for effective ways to access funds,” said Chris Chinni, Buckworm’s Founder and President. “While consumer-generated donations top $258 billion annually*, a large percentage of those donations are initiated through solicitation. Buckworm allows fundraisers to remove solicitation and replace it with participation. Our technology saves people money at local merchants and restaurants and at many places where they typically purchase needed or desired items and services. When people realize that their money-saving purchases also fund their causes, the frequency of engagement is increased even more.”

According to Chinni, while there are other “percentage of purchase” fundraising solutions available, Buckworm is the only solution which integrates its technology in existing apps or in custom-built apps and where the ability to seamlessly tie-in savings to fundraising truly exists. Supporters can realize “in-store” savings without having to clip coupons or be tied to a desktop to shop on obscure online stores. Buckworm’s mobile fundraising technology generates funds each time consumers redeem money saving offers via their mobile device.

In addition, Buckworm is one of only a handful of companies with access to technology where agreements with MasterCard, Visa, and American Express make it possible for consumers to make purchases at restaurants and stores and receive rebates directly to their existing debit or credit cards without having to present an offer or coupon at the time of purchase. Further, rebates can be automatically transferred to the customer’s favorite nonprofit or school.

Buckworm also has a feature called Discount Anywhere. With Discount Anywhere, supporters can receive a discount at any business and health care provider that offers a receipt, whether that business is on the app or not.

“Buckworm solves the biggest difficulty of fundraising by making it simple and manageable for both fundraisers and supporters,” Chinni said. “By utilizing the latest in digital payment and offer redemption technologies, we are developing an O2O ecosystem which we feel will revolutionize discount accessibility and fundraising. It’s an effortless, low friction solution that perfectly complements existing fundraising strategies, allowing supporters to receive 100% of the discount and, at the same time, seamlessly assist their favorite cause.”

Chinni added: “As we all know, schools need to supplement ever-shrinking budgets in order to keep arts programs alive, support children who want to participate in extracurricular activities, and upgrade technology – while nonprofits and local athletic leagues, recreation programs, and sports travel teams face similar financial challenges. With our mobile solution, all consumers have to do is either accept an invitation from their favorite cause or choose a cause and every time they make a money saving purchase, Buckworm funds their cause(s).”

Buckworm’s technology presents thousands of money saving offers, typically at a minimum discount of 20%. Buckworm’s funding stream is always on, year-round. Buckworm does not charge a fee to develop or launch the school or nonprofit custom app nor does it charge for the Buckworm-branded app which can be downloaded for free. Money saving offers are available throughout the U.S., so grandma can support her grandkids’ school or soccer team in Seattle when saving money on her favorite products and services at home in Miami.

For more detailed information on the Buckworm mobile app as well as Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Buckworm website.

About Buckworm
Buckworm’s technology fuels its rapidly growing e-commerce and discount-on-demand marketplace where money saving purchases at local businesses and online stores automatically generates funds for schools and nonprofits. By using Buckworm, discount providers, local businesses, and consumers can seamlessly join forces to generate savings, drive local economies, and raise funds for worthy causes.

Buckworm combines the latest payment and discount technologies with a proprietary online to offline (O2O) offer presentation and fundraising platform. Buckworm turns any mobile device into a powerful discount shopping and fundraising solution by integrating its technology in (1) existing school and nonprofit apps, (2) Buckworm’s no-cost-to-build custom apps for any school or nonprofit without an existing app, or (3) the Buckworm-branded app. Fundraiser branded, custom built mobile apps and the Buckworm app are available for everyone free of charge at the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Buckworm is privately held and based in Deerfield Beach, FL. Additional press information can be found at

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*Source: Charity Navigator with data from Giving USA Foundation

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