How it works

Why join Avontage?

Avontage is the ONLY platform to help promote and market your business locally in Arizona without spending any money.

  • For the members of Avontage, you and other business owners on the platform have the benefit of trading/exchanging your services with one another.
  • The members of public may find your special offers online and pay you with credit card with a push-of-a-button, similar to Amazon or Ebay.

We will be promoting your Offers and the Avontage marketplace to the general public via search engine optimization (SEO), Google, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and all other social media platforms and ads.

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Avontage Step-By-Step:

It takes less than 5 minutes to join:

  • JOIN: Create a 100% FREE account.
  • POST OFFERS:  Create offers to fill your slow-times, unbooked-hours, and empty-seats.
  • EARN FREE BONUS: Receive $200 Avontage-Bucks bonus trade-credits for FREE immediately.
  • SELL OFFERS: Start earning Avontage-Bucks, gain new clients, and repeat customers.
  • GO SHOPPING, SAVE CASH: Browse, search & pay with your Avontage-Bucks trade credits.
  • AVONTAGE BUCKS? It's our internal "currency" or trade-credits used to store the value of your offers traded, so you can use them whenever and with whomever you want, allowing multi-party trades.
  • BUILD COMMUNITY: Connect and do business with like-minded local business owners in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Peoria, Glendale, and the entire valley.

In short, utilize your slow times and excess capacities to gain new customers you wouldn’t otherwise have, grow your business, expand your network without spending any money.



How Trading Offers With Other Avontage Members Work

1- Join and set up your free business profile.

2- Craft & post your special offers and earn up to $200* bonus Avontage Bucks immediately.
You are in Control of how many Offers you'd like to trade per month: Offer as many or as little as you can cap it at 1, 2 or 20 Offers per month, depending on how many new clients you can handle per your own schedule. 
Book those slow time slots and empty seats with high-quality and repeat clients, your like-minded peers, the brilliant business owners and entrepreneurs.

3- Utilize Avontage to grow your business, discover offers from other members in the community.

Search for services offered by other members in the community. Offers such as Restaurants, Digital & Influencer Marketing, Dentists, Fitness, Beauty, Spa, Fun Events, Entertainment, Sporting Events, and many more added everyday.

4- Buy an offer with a tap-of-a-button
Use your Avontage Bucks credits to "Buy" any Offers from other members. Essentially you're paying with your services recouped from your down-times and slow-periods instead of paying with your cash. 
Offers can be bought for your business or personal use. Use them to help grow your business, for marketing and advertising, or use them to get a much needed massage or facial. Save your cash and KEEP IT LOCAL.

5- Redeem and enjoy! Especially when you didn't have to pay for it with your hard earned cash!  

The entire buying and redeeming process is managed and controlled by you online on our platform, similar to eBay escrow accounts. Funds are withheld until services are fully rendered to your satisfaction and you mark the transaction as Complete.

You'll be making great connections with other local business owners in your community building the start of long term relationships. They become your clients and you become theirs. 


How To Videos 

How to Post an Offer on AVONTAGE

How to Find an Offer on AVONTAGE

How to Buy an Offer on AVONTAGE




How Selling Offers To The Public Works

1- Once you've joined and setup your business profile
You'll need to setup your bank account info to receive payments when your offers are sold online.
All bank account info and credit card transactions are handled by We have no access to your information. 

2- Craft and post your special offers.
Promote your offers with the Share buttons on the Offers page on to your social media platforms.
We are also promoting your Offers to the public to help increase the visitors traffic.

3- Interested customers buy your offers with a tap-of-a-button
Members of public will find and buy your offers online. 
You'll get an email notification of your sale.

4- Redeeming process   

The buyer will follow your redeem instructions to arrange redeeming the offer.
Once services have been provided and the Offer has been redeemed, the Buyer will set the Offer status as "Marked Complete" then the funds are transferred into your bank account as an ACH.

You'll be making great connections with other local community building the start of long term relationships. 



How much does the membership cost?
Nothing, it's FREE. It's free to join and post your offers.

How do we make money?
(you can also view this information under the Avontage Fees tab in your Settings)

- Avontage is 100% free to be a member of and to post your offers.

- There is zero transaction fees for any offers you SELL in exchange for Avontage Bucks

- A Transaction Fee of 10% will be charged to your credit card when you BUY an offer using your Avontage Bucks credit and receive value. (you must setup your credit card info under Avontage Fees tab in Settings, all credit card and banking info are encrypted, secured, and processed on servers)

- A transaction of 10% will be deducted from offers you SELL, but only when accepting card payments.

Do I have to be a business owner to be a member?
Not necessarily, you can be a influencer, freelancer or anyone with a talent or skill who’s willing to offer your services or products for trade. However, we do check for quality members. You must be a legitimate business owner, maker, or doer to join our community. 

What is Avontage Bucks?
Avontage Bucks is our internal “currency” credit-points.  You earn Avontage Bucks when you trade your Offers and spend them to "buy" other Offers from other members of the Avontage marketplace.

Why Avontage Bucks ?
Avontage Bucks is utilized to track the fair value of each Offer/trade and service provided. It helps to keep trade transactions fair and transparent as well as facilitating multi-party exchange of services. Trading doesn’t have to be one-to-one only. 
*Avontage Bucks have no cash value.

How do I check my Avontage Bucks balance?
You can view your current available Avontage Bucks balance on your Profile page, as well as, when you're getting ready to make a payment you'll be presented with your available balance.

How does a trade transaction work?
    • You Post your special Offers in the Avontage marketplace.
    • You sell your Offers and earn Avontage Bucks.
    • With your earned Avontage Bucks, you can buy any other Offers.
    • For all transactions, Seller needs to ACCEPT or DECLINE the request.
    • If Seller ACCEPTS, then transaction is “Pending Completion" or Redemption.
    • When services have been rendered & Offer is Redeemed, Buyer needs to "Mark Complete" the transaction to confirm satisfactory receipt, and the Seller gets paid.
    • An eBay style “escrow” accounting is utilized to withhold the Avontage Bucks in transition while transaction is pending Completion, to ensure a trustful process.

How do I price my Offers in Avontage Bucks?
It’s simple, 1 Avontage Bucks = 1 Dollar. Price your Offers in Avontage Bucks similar to your retail rates when accepting cash or credit card. No less. No deep discounting  is required. Remember, your Offers are also available to the general public which pays with credit card and you get all of it minus transaction and credit card processing fees.

How do I start shopping when I haven't "sold"anything yet to earn Avontage Bucks?
This is why during our Beta phase, we'll issue $200 Avontage Bucks to everyone who signs up and Posts at least 2 Offers. So you can start experiencing the value our platform can offer you.

How do I earn more Avontage Bucks?
    • You can earn more Avontage Bucks by "selling"/trading your Offers.
    • Also earn $50 Avontage Bucks for every qualified member you refer to us.
    • Qualified referrals:
          • Must be a quality local business owner or freelancer.
          • Must Post at least one Offer.
          • Offer must be within our Terms of Use*.

Are there any tax implications?
When buying any Offers, any sales taxes are due in cash/credit card to the Seller, if required by the Seller.
Per IRS regulations, all business barters and trades must be reported as income and expense, just as you would any cash expense. Please consult your accountant for details. Below is the excerpt from IRS's website.

Reporting Bartering Income
You must include in gross income in the year of receipt the fair market value of goods or services received from bartering. Generally, you report this income on Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship) or Form 1040, Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit from Business (Sole Proprietorship). If you failed to report this income, correct your return by filing a Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Refer to Topic No. 308 and Should I File an Amended Return? for information on filing an amended return.

Can I accept or pay with credit cards?

    • Yes. If you choose to, you can Buy any Offer and pay with your credit card.
    • To sell your Offers and Accept credit card payments, you will need to setup your account info. Goto Settings - Payments and enter your bank account info.
    • **All credit card payment processing and bank account information are handled by Stripe (see


Do I have to provide my bank account info?

No, you don't. You only need to enter your bank account info under About - Payments, if you wish to accept credit card payments for your Offers. All credit card payment processing is done through and fully encrypted.

What are the top categories of Offers that will be available in our marketplace?
    • Accounting/Bookkeeping/CPA
    • Air Conditioning/HVAC Services
    • Attorney/Legal
    • Auto Repair/Mechanic Service
    • Chiropractors/Physical Therapists
    • Dentist -Dental work
    • Digital Marketing
    • Fitness and Training - Yoga/Plate/Gym
    • Food -Restaurants/Catering/Cafe
    • Handyman/Appliance/Electrical/Plumbing Services
    • Health/Beauty Spa/Massage
    • Home/Office Cleaning Services
    • Hotel & Travel
    • IT Services/Web/App Development
    • Influencer - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc
    • Kid's Activities/Events
    • Landscaping Maintenance/Services
    • Pet Training and Services
    • Pest Control
    • Photography/Video Production
    • Plastic/Laser Surgery
    • Pool Services
    • Print Advertising Magazine/Coupons/Mailers
    • Printing Services/Business Cards, etc
    • Sporting Activity/Golf, Karate, etc
    • Transportation -Limos/Uber/Taxi Services
    • and many others...

What if I need certain services that are not listed or available yet?
    • You can Post your request on the BULLETIN BOARD.
    • We also encourage you to message us about any of your needs so we can actively recruit and focus our marketing efforts.
    • You may also recruit and refer from within your business circle and earn $50 Avontage Bucks per referral.  


Fine print:
Avontage Bucks have no cash value.
The 200 sign up bonus and the 50 Refer & Earn Avontage Bucks issued during our Beta are:
  • A token of our appreciation for your participation, providing feedback, and spreading the word.
  • These bonus Avontage Bucks expire 90 days from the date issued...use them or lose them.

All new Offers and new member referrals must be approved by Avontage.
Offer values must be no more than your retail prices, no over charging please.