iBuumerang Review - Legit Holton Buggs Travel MLM or Scam?
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iBuumerang Review – Legit Holton Buggs Travel MLM or Scam?

Hey, welcome to my iBuumerang Review!

When Holton Buggs launches something, there is ALWAYS a ton of buzz around the company.

I decided to take a look at this latest business opportunity and see what it was all about.

Chances are someone approached you about the travel side or compensation plan and you landed here to make sure it’s legit.

The good news is I am going to walk you through everything so you can make the right decision.

Find out if this company is legit or a scam…

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iBuumerang Review – What Is It?

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iBuumerang defines themselves as:

Here at ibüümerang, you throw out good will and savings and you get rewarded with a travel savings bonus in cash!

The only way you can get paid is if your customer saves money!

A unique, very cool and fun way to earn additional income. A side hustle that can potentially become a life changing opportunity!

iBuumerang is the brainchild of no other than Chairman, Founder and CEO Holton Buggs and to lead the company with Buggs, here is the leadership team he has built:

  • David Manning (CEO & President at XStream Travel)
  • Terrance Gray “T.Gray” (VP of Business Development)
  • Mark Kithcart (VP of Marketing)
  • Peter Hirsch (Chief Giving Officer of the Buum Foundation)
  • Lori Speers (Director of Travel Services)

They all have a very impressive history in business and the travel space and it looks like Holton Buggs rounded up one of the best out there for this new company launch.

When iBuumerang was in in PRELAUNCH it was called Countdown4Freedom and you will see a TON of Countdown4Freedom reviews out there already.

I wonder why they changed the name?

Was it to confuse the bloggers that deliver fake news or something else?

Holton Buggs got his massive success from Organo Gold and I believe he is still the CVO there even though he launched his own gig.

His latest company he was promoting was IQ Chain which was later rebranded as IQ Legacy.

However, looks like that company didn’t go anywhere and Holton Buggs just left.

David Manning has been promoting travel MLM’s for a while and even owned some.

Manning started with The Vacation Network back in 2012.

He also owns Xstream Travel which is the travel service they will be using for iBuumerang.

In 2012, he was also running Traverus which was another network marketing company in the travel space.

By 2014, The Vacation Network took a crap, and Manning launched Paycation in March of that year.

Traverus operates along side of Xstream Travel and today the Paycation website redirects to Traverus Global.

I did notice a trend in the Travel MLM space.

For some reason that never do that well, but iBuumerang does it differently so let’s hope they stick around for the long haul.

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iBuumerang Reviews – The Products

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iBuumerang gives you access to travel discounts through an engine called iGo.

iGo provides access to discounted flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises, homes, weeks, marketplace, lifestyle and timeshare.

You earn traffic bonuses for referring travel to Xstream.

For example, if you have a group or organization that are looking to book:

  • a block of hotel rooms (sports teams, company events, family reunions, church trips and other group bookings)
  • a destination wedding in an exotic location
  • a group cruise to anywhere in the world

As a TSA (travel savings ambassador), you can get a 25% commission earned through the booking.

You just send them to the Booking Xstream Travel and they handle the rest.

Additional Lifestyle Activities, Rewards, and Savings

Below are a list of additional opportunities you have for rewards and savings inside of iBuumerang:

  • Shore Excursions
  • Theme Parks
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Shopping Rewards
  • Play Golf
  • Wine Club
  • Gift Cards
  • Restaurant Savings
  • Worldwide Tours
  • Emergency Travel Services

Alright now you know about the product side, let’s take a look at the compensation plan next.

iBuumerang Compensation Plan

Inside the iBuumerang compensation plan you can get paid when a customer books a service or sponsor new affiliates.

This is paid through a binary and unilevel compensation plan

You can also get additional bonuses like generation bonus, leadership bonus and lifestyle bonus.

iBuumerang Ranks

They have 14 ranks in total inside of their compensation plan.

Below is the breakdown of the qualifications needed to achieve them:

  • TSA – Sign up as a Countdown4Freedom affiliate and continue to pay fees
  • Director – Produce 2500 PV and/or GV a month in sales volume and generate and maintain at least five boomerang customers
  • Executive – Produce 5000 PV and/or GV a month in sales volume and maintain at least five boomerang customers
  • Senior Executive – generate 10,000 PV and/or GV a month in sales volume and maintain at least five boomerang customers
  • Sapphire – Produce 15,000 GV a month in sales volume or have a downline of at least 100 TSAs, and generate and maintain at least ten boomerang customers
  • Ruby – Produce 40,000 GV a month in sales volume or have a downline of at least 200 TSAs, and maintain at least ten boomerang customers
  • Emerald – Produce 80,000 GV a month in sales volume or have a downline of at least 400 TSAs, and maintain at least ten boomerang customers
  • Diamond – Produce 200,000 GV a month in sales volume or have a downline of at least 1000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Blue Diamond – Produce 500,000 GV a month in sales volume or have a downline of at least 2500 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Black Diamond – Produce 1,000,000 GV a month in sales volume or generate and maintain a downline of at least 5000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Presidential Diamond – Produce 2,000,000 GV a month in sales volume or generate and maintain a downline of at least 10,000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Crown Diamond – Produce 5,000,000 GV a month in sales volume or generate and maintain a downline of at least 25,000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Double Crown Diamond – Produce 7,000,000 GV a month in sales volume or generate and maintain a downline of at least 35,000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers
  • Triple Crown Diamond – Produce 10,000,000 GV a month in sales volume or generate and maintain a downline of at least 50,000 TSAs, and maintain at least twenty boomerang customers

The ranks names are very similar to Organo Gold, I wonder why.

Travel Commissions

Customers get a 50% discount, and the other 50% is paid by retail customers and used to fund travel commissions.

E.g. Trip A costs $300 but is offered through iGo at $200.

Let’s say iBuumerang affiliate books TRIP A for $200, but charges retail customer $250 (50% discount).

The extra $50 is paid by the retail customer to fund travel commissions.

So the affiliate who referred the retail customer gets up to 50% of the 50% kepy by the company.

  • Standby and Coach Class affiliates receive 12.5% of the 50% of the 50%
  • Business and First Class affiliates receive 100% of the 50% of the 50%

Update (September 13th,2019):  

Travel Savings Ambassadors or members do not sell anything to customers. They simply hand out a members only website for free to customers which gives them access to travel discounts that are not generally available to the travelling public. Customers benefit when they book holidays because they now have access to pricing lower than what is available by the popular online search engines. The company splits the total savings with the end customer 50/50 as you rightly point out.
The other 50% is shared between the company and its members.

Sponsoring Commissions

iBuumerang members are paid when they sponsor a Coach Class or higher affiliate:

  • Sponsor a Coach Class affiliate and get paid $20
  • Sponsor a Business Class affiliate and get paid $40
  • Sponsor a First Class affiliate and get paid $80

Binary Residual Commissions

In a binary, you have a left team and a right team.

In other words, there are only two positions under you…

These positions can be filled directly or indirectly by team members.

Residuals are paid on the commission volume that is made up of the booked travel and affiliate fee’s (both initial and monthly).

End of each week iBuumerang adds up all the volume and pays you on the lesser leg.

The amount of commissions you can earn each will be determined by your affiliate rank:

  • TSAs can earn up to $1000 a week (10% residual commission rate)
  • Directors can earn up to $1500 a week (12% residual commission rate)
  • Executives can earn up to $2000 a week (12% residual commission rate)
  • Senior Executives can earn up to $2500 a week (12% residual commission rate)
  • Sapphires can earn up to $3000 a week (15% residual commission rate)
  • Rubies can earn up to $5000 a week (16% residual commission rate)
  • Emeralds can earn up to $10,000 a week (17% residual commission rate)
  • Diamonds can earn up to $20,000 a week (18% residual commission rate)
  • Blue Diamonds can earn up to $30,000 a week (19% residual commission rate)
  • Black Diamonds can earn up to $50,000 a week (20% residual commission rate)
  • Presidential Diamonds can earn up to $100,000 a week (20% residual commission rate)
  • Crown Diamonds can earn up to $150,000 a week (20% residual commission rate)
  • Double Crown Diamonds can earn up to $200,000 a week (20% residual commission rate)
  • Triple Crown Diamonds can earn up to $250,000 a week (20% residual commission rate)

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Unilevel Residual Commissions

You can earn unilevel residual commissions on both bookings and affiliate fee’s.

The number of levels you get paid will depend on your rank:

  • TSA – 10% on level 1 (personally sponsored members)
  • Director and Senior Director – 10% on levels 1 and 2
  • Executive – 10% on levels 1 to 3
  • Sapphire – 10% on levels 1 to 3 and 8% on level 4
  • Ruby – 10% on levels 1 to 3, 8% on level 4 and 7% on level 5
  • Emerald – 10% on levels 1 to 3, 8% on level 4, 7% on level 5 and 6% on level 6
  • Diamond and higher – 10% on levels 1 to 3, 8% on level 4, 7% on level 5, 6% on level 6 and 5% on level 7

Leadership Development Bonus

Leadership development bonus is their generation bonus and pays four generations.

For you to have one generation, you must have at least a Sapphire or higher ranked member in your unilevel leg.

If you have TWO, that means you will get paid two generations.

Depending on your affiliate rank, you can earn the following:

  • Sapphires earn 2% on up to one generation per leg
  • Rubies earn 3% on up to two generations per leg
  • Emeralds earn 4% on up to three generations per leg
  • Diamonds and higher earn 5% on up to four generations per leg

They also have another bonus called the Lifestyle Bonus pool, but couldn’t find anything on it.

Cost To Join iBuumerang

The cost to join iBuumerang is $49.95 per month as an affiliate.

You can purchase more expensive global packages as well:

  • Coach Class  – $250 + $49.95 a month
  • Business Class – $500 + $99 a month
  • First Class – $1000 + $99 a month

The main difference is the higher your package in price, the higher your commission rate.

Now the moment you have been waiting for inside of this iBuumerang review…

iBuumerang Video Summary

Final Verdict

So does the iBuumerang scam exist?

Well of course not, but I will let you know something from experience.

For some reason, network marketing companies in the Travel space never do well.

Now I can’t say iBuumerang will fail or anything, but I know that every company I have seen has failed in this space.

Maybe this one will be different?

Few other observations as well more towards Holton Buggs.

He made Organo Gold huge and for some reason I feel like there is an issue between them.

So far this is the second company Holton has been involved with while being with Organo Gold?

Just doesn’t make sense.

I do have some good news though.

I have seen a lot of travel companies in this space fail, but because they were nothing more than pyramid schemes.

However, iBuumerang is geared towards retail customers which is a great sign to be honest.

This is the first 🙂

Only downside is you as a customer will have to pay fee’s for this, but if the discount overcomes the fee then it shouldn’t be a problem.

All of the travel engines outside of MLM don’t have fee’s.

So they need to be competitive right there.

Anyway, overall I don’t see this as a scam…

Just make sure there is more retail sales going on than affiliate recruiting affiliates.

I hope you enjoyed my iBuumerang review and if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below…

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Paul Hardingham - March 14, 2019

ibummerang is indeed a very impressive presentation. However, I think you missed a key point.

You say in your review “The main difference is the higher your package in price, the higher your commission rate.” and that’s where I think they may have a big problem.

This is effectively “inventory loading” where essentially distributors are encouraged to buy more product than they would need or be able to use for themselves (invitations to give out for iGo booking engine) and they do this purely to earn higher commissions. It’s effectively paying for commissions. The usual phrase used by distributors to encourage their downlines is to tell them to “go all in!” (which is a very self serving message to help the sponsor make money money for themselves and doesn’t do anything to drive further retail sales)

This is where iBuumerang could have crossed a line and have actually made this into yet another pyramid scheme to tarnish the MLM name.

Technically distributors could make money purely from recruiting others to join the business and none of them sell a single travel product. Pyramid scheme alarm bells!

Here’s a good article from a well respected mlm lawyer about inventory loading.

https://thompsonburton.com/mlmattorney/2010/03/20/inventory-loading-when-does-a-company-cross-the-line/

Hope that helps, thanks, Paul Hardingham.

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    Jesse Singh - March 14, 2019

    Hey,

    If they are doing more retail then sponsoring new affiliates they should be okay, but yeah the packages should come more than just the ability to have more commissions.

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Frank Stace - March 24, 2019

Hi Jesse,
I have joined ibuumerang and normally I wouldn’t respond to these sorts of ads. My following comments are my own and not representative of iBuumerang.
I can accept that you and others run ads with attention grabbing headlines to help educate folks, but lets be clear – you motive is to attract prospects who are interested in these types of opportunities to sell your own services to them.
Most of what you have summarized is true and is publicly available to all of us.
I can help with some of your comments noted in your post.
The prelaunch process was called ‘Countdown4Freedom’, as the global registration for the name ‘ibuumerang’ was still being undertaken globally. No other reason I am aware of. It wasn’t to confuse anybody – just to ensure the name was protected in all markets. That is not a secret.

Your whole section on ‘Travel Commissions’ is somewhat misleading, as it infers that members markup travel products to make money and is entirely misleading.
Travel Savings Ambassadors or members do not sell anything to customers. They simply hand out a members only website for free to customers which gives them access to travel discounts that are not generally available to the travelling public. Customers benefit when they book holidays because they now have access to pricing lower than what is available by the popular online search engines. The company splits the total savings with the end customer 50/50 as you rightly point out.
The other 50% is shared between the company and its members. This makes the iBuumerang business model unique and somewhat different from other network marketing companies out there. In this process everyone wins.
I hope that helps. Would appreciate if you decide to post my comments you do so without edit.
If you have any questions – would be happy to refer you on to a company representative for official comment.

Regards
Frank Stace.

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    Jesse Singh - March 25, 2019

    Let’s get one thing straight, I don’t promote biz ops or mlm’s.

    I just have just teach people to build a business online which can be biz op or mlm.

    So I have nothing against network marketing at all, it’s a great business model in my opinion.

    Thanks for clearing out the travel commission part!

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    Tajuana Huston - May 29, 2019

    Exactly!

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Tajuana Huston - May 29, 2019

I’ve been in network marketing for 5.5 years. I love the travel space. ibuumerang will be around for years to come. The Perpetual Residual Income Builder is brilliant and anyone can win without recruiting. Your review wasn’t completely accurate. Customers do not pay fees nor do distributors mark up the travel price. Example: Public price $800 , Customer price $500. In this example, the customer saved $300. The distributor would earn a cash bonus of 50% of the savings which is $150. ITS TOTALLY BRILLIANT. No membership fees for the customers at all. Great review overall.

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    Jesse Singh - May 29, 2019

    Well Holton does some great stuff.

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Harold Simons - July 6, 2019

The commentator has left out an important fact regarding the larger packages.The larger packages have more inventory to give away i.e. travel websites
which is the core of this business not just higher comissions

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    Jesse Singh - July 26, 2019

    Hey,

    Thank you for adding that.

    Reply

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