Crowned Heads and Ace Prime Launch “The Bulb Box” to Support Local Retailers

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Local economies have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local cigar lounges and premium cigar brick and mortar shops have struggled to find their footing in an uncertain economy. Crowned Heads and ACE Prime Cigars, who announced a partnership earlier this month (with the Crowned Heads handling the distribution of ACE Prime Cigars), have announced BULB to help support local B&Ms.

Bulb ( is a unique way to leverage the reach of national brands and the influence of cigar experts to generate sales and support local businesses. The COVID-19 public health crisis has significantly impacted cigar retailers and customers from across the country. Our sector is experiencing stores and lounges turning their lights off, confusion from customers, disappointment from people looking to connect with their friends. is a monthly subscription that directly supports the local cigar retailer. Subscribers receive exclusive content, special deals, and access to live experiences with amazing special guests. The profits from Bulb go to retailers, to KEEP THE LIGHTS ON! The subscription service will begin on April 23, 2020.

Mike Conder, President and Co-founder of Crowned Heads says, “The idea for comes at an important time. It represents our genuine desire to support local businesses – “Keep the lights on” and help customers feel more connected to their local cigar retailer.” 

The program is geared to be rewarding for both retailers and subscribers. For retailers, it allows them to stay connected with their customers and is personalized for their business.

As Jon Huber, Co-founder of Crowned Heads, says, “Local cigar retailers are a real-life social network across the country. We are creating something that will connect the cigar family at a time of crisis, and this is only possible because of the existing trust and loyalty of the customers and the retailers.”

For the subscriber, it’s easy. Subscribe (beginning April 23, 2020), enjoy, and get cigars delivered to do your door every month. There are 5 Bulb Options for subscribers:

  • Bulb Access: Free Content Subscription
  • Bulb Basic: Access to Content + 5 premium cigars picked by experts
  • Bulb Lite: Acess to Content + 10 premium cigars picked by experts
  • The Bulb Box: Access to Content + 20 premium cigars picked by experts
  • The Bulb Box Prime: Access to content + 40 premium cigars picked by experts

The subscription cost will vary from $50 (Bulb Basic) to $360 (The Bulb Box Prime). Prices are subject to change and full price list to be announced at the launch party. 

Retailers can sign up for Bulb at beginning April 20, 2020 or they can email They will receive a unique code for their customers, and get paid when they subscribe. 

Bulb will host a live “Herf and Chat” with Jon of Crowned Heads and Luciano Meirelles of ACE Prime at 8pm ET on April 23, 2020.