BigCrumbs Transition FAQ


MainStreetSHARES is not about simple cash back. It's about revenue sharing, wealth-building, and investing in yourself.
 
There is no need for BigCrumbs members to sign up again! Your account was transferred here. Just reset your password to get started!

This page contains answers specifically for those members who are transitioning from BigCrumbs!

Remember, if you ever get stuck, please contact us. We'd love to give you a hand!

Important! BigCrumbs members who were owed a payment in January 2015 or February 2015 (for November 2014 and December 2014 earnings), but did not receive one due to an unverifiable PayPal account, should use our new, streamlined PayPal verification process to verify their PayPal accounts. We will start to release back-payments as soon as a significant number of members have verified their PayPal accounts!

Please note that any missed January payments automatically rolled over to February, so you will receive one payment, representing your earnings for both months.


General Questions About MainStreetSHARES

Summary: There are two main changes from BigCrumbs:
 
1. Instead of just cash back, you earn a percentage of all of MainStreetSHARES's revenue streams each month, based on your shopping. Revenue streams include commissions from your shopping, advertising fees, and all future revenue-generating products and services! MainStreetSHARES members are now earning more than under the old BigCrumbs model!
 
2. All members will earn referral commissions on direct referrals, however, former BigCrumbs members will also continue to earn on two generations (i.e. referrals of referrals) for their referrals obtained prior to the change to MainStreetSHARES. This applies to second generation referrals of record prior to the launch of MainStreetSHARES on March 26, 2015.

What is MainStreetSHARES?

MainStreetSHARES is a new program centered around the accumulation of virtual shares called msSHARES, plus total company revenue sharing through you and your referrals' shopping at top stores.

msSHARES entitle you to a share of the net cash proceeds when MainStreetSHARES is acquired. In addition, your shopping activity entitles you to a share of all company revenue streams along the way, paid to you in cash each month! This includes your shopping commissions, company advertising revenue, and other forms of revenue yet to come.

The more you shop, the more revenue you share!

 

Why The Change to MainStreetSHARES?

BigCrumbs was never about cash back. We were always really about giving people a cut of the wealth they generate for others every day.

BigCrumbs was a great start, but it was time for a new direction--a new brand, focus, message, and structure that more closely aligns with our core mission of giving hard-working people more than just a discount, but a real opportunity to redeem their own value instead of just giving it away, and invest in their own future instead of someone else's.

Wall Street has had its fun. Now, it's time for Main Street to have its day!

Enter MainStreetSHARES.

 

Was BigCrumbs Sold to MainStreetSHARES?

No. MainStreetSHARES is a new brand and legal trade name (i.e. DBA) for Integral Technologies, Inc., which is the same company that owned the BigCrumbs brand and trade name.

There has been no change in ownership or structure for Integral Technologies, Inc.

 

How Is The Earning Structure Different With MainStreetSHARES?

With MainStreetSHARES, you continue to earn one msSHARE for each dollar in Member Shopping Revenue you generate.

Also, the earning structure for your referrals' shopping is exactly as it was before. That is, you earn msSHARES equivalent to 10% of the msSHARES earned by your direct referrals. You also continue to earn the listed Referral Commission when your referrals shop.

The primary difference is that, instead of cash back, a large share of member shopping commissions is placed in a pool each month. We also add a share of other company revenue, such as advertising to this pool. At the end of the month, you are paid a percentage of the pool based on your percentage of total member spending for the month.

For example, if the total spending for the month is $1,000,000 and you spent $1,000, then your spending represents .001 (or 0.1%) of the total. So, if the revenue for the month is $100,000, then you will earn 0.1% of $100,000 or $100.

This means earnings on your own shopping for the month will "float" as more shopping takes place and more revenue is added to the Member Shopping Revenue Pool. Not a math whiz? No problem. We update your earnings at least once a day!

 

Did I Lose Earnings, Referrals, CrumbShares or Anything from my BigCrumbs Account?

Absolutely not! You know us better than that. :)

Your CrumbShares were swapped one-for-one for msSHARES. So, you are starting here with the same number of msSHARES as you had CrumbShares with BigCrumbs.

All of your referrals and your account history have been transferred over to your MainStreetSHARES account as well.

You can still view your past earnings, payment history, etc. Your pending earnings (i.e. for January 2015 activity) are also here and awaiting payday! Please recall that the pay cycle has changed to add in an additional month as we announced on our February 2015 payday. So, January earnings will be paid at the end of April. February earnings are paid at the end of May, and so on.

 

Do My Old BigCrumbs Referral Links Still Work?

Yes. For now, people folllowing your old BigCrumbs referral links (e.g. from an old e-mail, tweet, blog, or Facebook) to visit any page on the BigCrumbs site will see a page announcing that BigCrumbs is no more, along with an introduction to MainStreetSHARES.

When they click any link on that page to continue to MainStreetSHARES, the referral information from your link will be carried over to MainStreetSHARES. So, when they join, you still get credit!

After some time, the BigCrumbs site will be changed to automatically redirect to the MainStreetSHARES site, but will still carry over your referral information.

 

How Do I Start With MainStreetSHARES?

Your User ID, e-mail address and other account details from BigCrumbs are assigned to your MainStreetSHARES account, however, when you first attempt to sign in, you will be prompted to reset your password according to new, more stringent password requirements. You can also go directly to the password reset form to change your password and get started.

Once in, you may visit visit our stores and shop as usual, visit My Account to update other account details, view your earnings, and more.

Important! BigCrumbs members who were owed a payment in January 2015 or February 2015 (for November 2014 and December 2014 earnings), but did not receive one due to an unverifiable PayPal account, should use our new, streamlined PayPal verification process to verify their PayPal accounts. We will start to release back-payments as soon as a significant number of members have verified their PayPal accounts!

Please note that any missed January payments automatically rolled over to February, so you will receive one payment, representing your earnings for both months.