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$200.00 minimum investment

Cookie Club of America

Exceptional, Purposeful Cookies

Small OPO
Escondido, CA
Consumer Products
Accepting International Investment
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The Future Leader In The Specialty Cookie Business

Bringing Exceptional, Purposeful Iconic Cookies To The Civilian and Military Markets

Invest In: Cookie Club Of America

Cookie Club of America Is Relaunching Their Highly Sought-After, Iconic Logo Bearing Cookies Wrapped In Rich Inspiring Packaging.


And what's more? Each and every cookie is tied to a cause.


Cliff Smith, with a multi-generational and longstanding family tradition in military service, knew he wanted to do something to support all seven branches of the United States military...and he did!


Cookie Club of America® embosses the coveted United States Armed Forces Service Emblems onto beautiful and delicious cookies.  We salute all seven branches of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air and Army National Guards. 


The cookies were created as a tribute and in recognition of their dedication to service of country and its citizens. We intend to utilize these globally-recognized iconic images to the benefit of the Company and our investors while we as a company proudly support those who serve on our behalf, every day.


Our Military Emblem Cookies were successfully introduced and tested in 22 states through 12 retailers and valued venues, and honored by the International Food Service Executives Association.


Cookies have been requested by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, used ceremoniously and entertained high level Washington Dignitaries and Military Brass including: The Pentagon, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and the President of the United States.


CCA military cookie sales also Supports the National Military Family Association (NMFA) Through Donations and Branding On Every Package. The NMFA is the only military charity to report annually to congress on the state of military family affairs.


The National Military Family Association (NMFA) helps military families and we are proud to help the National Military Family Association (NMFA). 


Our past success has proven we are able to produce marketable cookies for American families. And what's best? Every cookie we've sold supported a cause. 


So, we got to thinking: Why not expand this business while standing out and doing some good?

Company’s Current Development Stage

As of October 2018 we have been officially accepted by our new contract baker to become their next client.


The Company is currently engaged in the cookie formulation/recipe process. On October 17, 2018 the Company has approved the refitting of the original roll die needed to create working samples.


After final cookie recipe selection is approved, we will be commissioning the manufacturing of seven roll dies needed for our separate service United States Military Emblem Cookies. Final packaging designs for each of the seven branches will take place after we have a final cookie recipe, as the final recipe will determine the cookies actual size.


We expect first production sample runs early first quarter 2019 and market availability in second quarter 2019.


Currently we have no cookies or customers but do have serious interest from both civilian and military venues and outlets. The Company will also position itself to sell cookies directly to consumers through its website, https://www.cookieclubofamerica.com/ and through affiliates as they enroll into the future affiliate program that will be available through our Shopify store.


In addition to the Founder, the Company currently is utilizing the services of 3 independent contractors to provide financial, legal, and administrative services. It is anticipated that some or all of these contractors will become employees when the Company is funded.

Early on in the success of our cookie-embossing journey, we were approached by several influential organizations. Company Founder Cliff Smith says; “While our initial focus will be the United States Military cookies, our intention is to expand our cookie concept to other nationally recognized governmental and non-governmental entities such as the United States Mint, U.S. Olympic Team and the National Basketball Association. The Company will consider future license products and cookies for these entities".

CCA WILL REMAIN A COMPANY FOR A CAUSE

A founding element and main delineation from other companies is that all future cookie lines will also support some socially beneficial cause in-order to be considered as a client.

It’s that simple:  make a cookie--change the world

The snack industry is loud. It's over-saturated. How do we stand out? When you buy a CCA cookie, you tie yourself to a cause you care about - a cause you support. We're ready to change the landscape of snack food to mean something. Join Us.

Historical Background

Originally formed as 1st Look Interactive, the Company received written authorization to emboss the service emblems of the United States Military onto cookies. 1st Look Interactive changed its name in June, 2003, becoming the California entity, Cookie Club of America, Inc. The California entity ceased operations in 2008 and was reborn in May 2018 as a Nevada Corporation retaining the name, Cookie Club of America, Inc.


The Nevada entity does not currently hold these authorizations and will re-engage the military once final samples are in hand.


(Neither the departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Air and Army National Guards nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this product.)

Product Overview Video

Cookies On The Upswing

In the 52 weeks ended July 15, dollar sales in the cookies category totaled $7. billion, up 3.3% from the same period a year ago, according to I.R.I. Unit sales in the category also improved, rising 1.9% to 2,934.1 million. Read The Entire Article

The Offering


$1 per share of Class B Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $4.1M


Perks*


$500 – If you invest $500, you will receive a $40 voucher for purchases on Cookie Club of America.com (redeemable for current and future products)

$1,000 – If you invest $1,000, you will receive a $100 voucher for purchases on Cookie Club of America.com (redeemable for current and future products)

$2,500 – If you invest $2,500, you will receive Cookie Club of America Lifelong Membership + CCA Hat

$5,000 – If you invest $5,000, you will receive dinner with founders in San Diego, CA (flight and stay not included) + all perks from $2,500 level

$10,000 – If you invest $10,000, you will receive quarterly investor update calls + all perks from $5,000 level

$25,000 – If you invest $25,000, you will receive a weekend stay in San Diego (flight not included) + all perks from $10,000 level


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

We emboss rich images onto premium cookies with amazing packaging, while simultaneously fulfilling customers' desires to identify with a cause and brand they care about.

From Our Founder

CCA was born from a family of servicemen and women, so we knew our company had to be more than just another cookie company.

My family has been involved with the military for many years. It is because of this selfless service to country and the many millions like them that we launched our company with a mission to support our military personnel and their families in our unique way.


We vowed that every sale would go toward supporting a cause we cared about. A portion of each sale of the military cookies goes toward supporting military families through the National Military Family Association (NMFA)


We intend to provide a robust on-line affiliate program that will provide any military non-profit the ability to resell our cookies and raise money in support of their specific focus at no cost to them for inventory, shipping or handling. The organization will receive 100% of the spread between our wholesale and retail price on each box sold.

Cliff Smith - Founder / CEO

Our Military Emblem Cookies were successfully introduced and tested in 22 states through 12 retailers and valued venues, and honored by the International Food Service Executives Association.


And we've done the legwork. We have shipped cookies overseas to bring comfort to recovering service men and women at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and VA Hospitals around the world. Plus, our cookies have entertained high-level Washington Dignitaries and Military Brass including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and the President of the United States.


We've done something new. We know our customer base. Now, we're ready to expand our business and engage consumers and retailers in support of our mission.

"We're inundated by people trying to develop something for military families... I could tell Cliff's heart was in the right place. And he'd done his research. He had all services represented, including the National Guard, which is a huge component of our fighting force."

Kathleen Burke

National Military Family Association

We're Ready To Build Past The Military Market

The NBA, U.S Olympic Team and United States Mint are on our list for licensing deals.

While so many of our cookies have been shipped over to support our troops, purchased by military families and hardworking Americans, we also realize that the product we have come up with is constantly evolving. In the future, we will begin high-level discussions to bring the embossing of fresh, delicious cookies to top grossing brands. But, we will remain grounded in our core values.

Every Cookie Line Must Also Benefit A Specific Cause Of The ClientsChoice: Creating Social Change

“Yes. We have tapped into a wider audience and will expand beyond the military. But, we want to keep our message alive – we are not just a cookie company. We are a cookie for a cause. As we move forward we will set ourselves apart by demanding conscientious contributions with each purchase. We believe this sets us apart from customers and makes a difference.

We have had exploratory discussions to consider creating cookies for the above organizations as a result of meeting them at two industry events.

We've Got Fans

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Secretary of Defense, and President George Bush, have all enjoyed our cookies.

Clifford Smith

Founder/CEO Cookie Club of America

The following excerpt is from a letter to Cookie Club Founder, Cliff Smith by Robert Jury, President / CEO of Channel Marketing Group (CMG) sent September 7, 2018. 


"My forty years of top-level military brokerage experience coupled with my incredible team, personal contacts within the Pentagon, and Military community in general (I.e. AAFES HQ, Navy HQ, CGES HQ, MCX HQ, & Vet’s HQ) would serve you well in any potential partnership with Cookie Club of America. Our direct military resources are profound and strategically located.  We hold offices in Texas and Virginia, and own our Corporate Headquarter Home Office building and warehouse in Vista, CA. Our references and product successes over our forty-years in business have resulted in over $3 Billion dollars in sales, so far. 

We are willing to help establish purchase order financing through our highly effective banking relationships and partners in La Jolla/San Diego. We are EDI capable and hold several government contract numbers providing an unparalleled ability to get things through the system in record-time and without guessing. You are also welcome to rent offices here at our Class “A” Vista Headquarter Office where, if needed, can also contribute office infrastructure abilities." Robert Jury, President/CEO 

"We are very proud to be associated with the Cookie Club of America and thank them for their support of our Armed Forces and their families,"

Candace Wheeler

Former President of the NMFA

"Nothing has ever been done quite like this. These are awesome!''

Gordon Howard

Senior Licensing Representative

EMI / USPS Licensing Group

Our Military Broker Representation Is Secured

“You have a fantastic opportunity with this product and we believe we can help proliferate them throughout the military marketplace and in short order”.

Robert Jury
Robert Jury & Associates, Inc. / Channel Marketing Group

Invest in Cookie Club of America

We're ready to change the world of cookies, and we're excited to expand off our previous successes. Join us!

Since we began this journey, the advances in online sales and marketing have grown tremendously. We're excited to enter this new landscape. We will seek to execute product fulfillment through Amazon and other CCA affiliates who are able to offer amazing customer service and on-time, guaranteed delivery.


Any military non-profit, support group or entity with which we do business will rest assured knowing they're able to offer any of our cookie lines while CCA promises to fulfill orders and ship directly to the consumers in a "clean hands" environment.  


On the back end, each order will be logged as coming from a specific affiliate allowing any group to easily raise money for their specific focus while effortlessly monitoring their progress.  

According to Oukas.info, "The Affiliate Market In The U.S. Is Larger Than Many Countries"


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In the Press

Military Cookies Offer Taste Of Sweet Home - By Marguerite Higgins
May 1, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" The military just got its own cookies. San Diego cookie executive Clifford J. Smith tonight will introduce a batch of cookies printed with the emblems of the U.S. Armed Forces. The aptly named...

Sink your teeth into this
May 1, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" - Appeared in all Four Publications Clifford Smith has been testing his military cookies on a soldier who served in Iraq and two former Marines — his brothers and sister-in-law. They give a “thumbs up” to the crispy vanilla-almond...

Military Series Cookies Debut At 35th Anniversary Celebration Of The NMFA
May 2, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" How do you show your appreciation to the men and women of the Armed Forces for their sacrifice and service? If you are Cliff Smith of San Diego, California, you say it with cookies! The Cookie Club of America deputed...

New Cookie Debuts at NMFA Dinner, Auction - By Courtesy of the National Military Family Association
May 24, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" The Cookie Club of America debuted "Stampers" cookies at the National Military Family Association's 35th Anniversary Dinner and Auction, May 1 in Washington, D.C. More than 350 distinguished guests, including senior leadership of the...

Baker Gives Armed Forces Just Desserts - By Diane Bell
July 3, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" Cliff Smith has come up with a patriotic way of making dough. The San Diego entrepreneur, who has two brothers and a sister-in-law in the military and a father who served in World War II, is marketing cookies that bear military emblems...

Cookie Club Offers a Taste of Patriotism - By Lisa Kovach
July 12, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" One local businessman spent his Fourth of July holiday treating the men and women of the military to milk and cookies. Cliff Smith, the president and owner of Cookie Club of America, shipped about 1,200 boxes of cookies to military...

Show You Care—With Cookies
May 27, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" Cliff Smith, a San Diego entrepreneur, wanted to show his appreciation for the sacrifice and service of the men and women of the armed services. And so he chose—cookies. Smith, whose family has a long history of military service...

Stores introduce Stampers Military Emblem Cookies - By Julie Alterio
October 20, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" Shoppers at A&P and Food Emporium stores in the northern suburbs may notice a new display in stores this week as Stampers Military Emblem Cookies are introduced. The two-and-a-half-inch round vanilla-almond cookies are embossed

Cookies Put Your Support for the Troops Where Your Mouth Is - By Dru Sefton
December 22, 2004

"Article reflects product history from the original entity" Businessman Cliff Smith wanted to do something to show support for the troops in Iraq. Something simple and tasteful -- literally. He created a unique cookie. Because, as he put it, ``we all eat cookies, whether we admit it...

Offering Summary

Maximum 107,000* shares of class B Common Stock ($107,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 10,000 shares of Class B Common Stock ($10,000)


Company
Cookie Club of America, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
910 Del Dios Rd. #148 Escondido, CA 92029
 

Description of Business
Cookie Club of America (CCA) creates exceptional, purposeful iconic Logo-bearing cookie products. We emboss these images onto delicious premium cookies with image-rich packaging to the American consumer that fulfills a desire to identify with a cause or brand.
 

Type of Security Offered
Class B Common Stock (the "Share" or "Security")
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.00 USD / Share
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$200












Perks*

$500 – If you invest $500, you will receive a $40 voucher for purchases on Cookie Club of America.com (redeemable for current and future products)

$1,000 – If you invest $1,000, you will receive a $100 voucher for purchases on Cookie Club of America.com (redeemable for current and future products)

$2,500 – If you invest $2,500, you will receive Cookie Club of America Lifelong Membership + CCA Hat

$5,000 – If you invest $5,000, you will receive dinner with founders in San Diego, CA (flight and stay not included) + all perks from $2,500 level

$10,000 – If you invest $10,000, you will receive quarterly investor update calls + all perks from $5,000 level

$25,000 – If you invest $25,000, you will receive a weekend stay in San Diego (flight not included) + all perks from $10,000 level

*All perks occur after the offering is completed


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Cookie Club of America, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $1 / share, you will receive 10 Class B Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, or other founding shareholders; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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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.


Updates

Cookie Club of America - January Update

5 days ago

Happy New Year and welcome to our first update!

We wanted to take this opportunity to provide an overview of the project, links to additional information and a recent Podcast with our CEO, Cliff Smith. We welcome your comments and questions as they arise and look forward to providing future updates.

The following Dropbox link to additional information is being provided for your continued review.

Drop Box items

  • Financial Forecast
  • Year End Financial Statement
  • CCA – CF Offering Doc
  • Product shots
  • Letter from our Military Broker
  • Letters of gratitude 
  • Pitch Deck with notes

Cookie Club of America (CCA), was been reformed May 23, 2018 as a Nevada Corporation.  We intend to take advantage of the new federal corporate tax rates, Nevada’s preferable state tax structure, the addition of Crowd Funding and significant advances in ecommerce and affiliate programs.

The proposed business of Cookie Club of America will initially produce and sell cookies embossed with all seven service emblems of our United States Armed Forces.

National Military Family Association (NMFA)The cookies will help benefit military families through the NMFA with package branding, an NMFA cookie, and product and cash donations.  This simple combination of pairing cookies representing our American Hero’s helps bring in much needed donation dollars and exposure for the NMFA.


A founding element and main delineation from other companies is that all future cookie lines will also support some socially beneficial cause in-order to be considered as a client.

Our StartEngine Crowd Funding program: Began on 11 - December, 2018

We are doing the raise in two (2) phases.

1 - *$107,000 round that once reached may be amended to;

2 - *$1,000,000 in the second phase.

*These are Series B Common Shares offered @ $1.00 / share.

The Cookies: Are a delicious buttery shortbread style cookie wrapped in rich inspiring packaging honoring our military service personnel past, present and into the future. We are currently in the process of finalizing the cookie formulation, after which will determine final dimensions for separate service packaging and product displays.

Military Broker: C.R. McMullen and Robert Jury & Associates, has been in business for forty (40) years with offices and a retail store inside the Pentagon. They are very excited about the cookies and look forward to getting started. With over $3 Billion in military sales, we are very confident in their abilities. 

Affiliate Program: CCA intends to provide a robust affiliate program that will deliver any of the estimated 45,000 military non-profits the ability to resell our cookies and raise money in support of their specific focus, at no cost to them for inventory, shipping or handling. 

CCA fulfillment intends to process the sale, then pack and ship cookies directly to the end buyer. CCA would pay the affiliate non-profit the retail spread similar to what a typical retailer would earn. The idea is to provide a simple three (3) step mechanism for them to raise money without spending money up front, unless they choose to do so.

Example of the Three (3) Step Process: 

  1. A military non-profit sells cookies through an online outlet or partner site.
  2. The order passes a cookie (pun intended), which logs the sale as originating from the non-profit.
  3. CCA retains the wholesale cost, sales tax and shipping costs and deposits the retail spread into non-profits merchant account on a weekly / monthly basis.

We also intend to utilize a 1-800 call center and process mail-in paper order forms with pre-printed affiliate codes as many older veterans/Americans just do not own computers nor trust them.

  • We are in discussions with several large high-profile entities and look forward to their on-boarding process.

The above example is our way of trying to solve the problem that plaques MOST ALL non-profits.  Most have limited funds and capabilities to help them truly raise money and increase awareness of the non-profit. This is true of not only military non-profits, but the non-profit world in general.  They are constantly seeking donations or trying to figure out additional ways to do so.

CCA has been approached by and at the appropriate time intends to deploy this same model and expand our cookie lines to other Nationally Recognized properties that may Include; Professional Sports - Major Universities – and Corporate Clients.

Our affiliate model could provide the non-profit world a tasty mechanism that easily AND inexpensively maximizes their fund raising efforts, while conserving precious capital. 


Podcast: This past week I had the pleasure of appearing on a Mapable USA Podcast hosted by Ron Costa and Ron Sukenick to talk about our company and the Crowd Funding Process.


Spokesperson: We are seeking a former military spokesperson to represent the Company at various public and private events. The perfect candidate is former military with an outgoing personality, great smile and excellent communication skills. 

We encourage you to spread the word and join us in honoring and support the Men and Women currently serving in the Military, their families and our Veterans…

Respectfully,

Cliff Smith

Founder / CEO



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