Electronic coupon distribution

  • US 5,907,830 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1996
  • Issued: 05/25/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A coupon distribution system comprising:

  • a client computer accessible by a potential consumer;

    a printer connected to said client computer;

    a host computer, said host computer containing coupon information relating to available coupons being offered to the potential consumer for redemption upon purchasing a product;

    a communication device connected between said client computer and said host computer whereby the coupon information may be downloaded to said client computer upon the potential consumer indicating an interest in the product without any pre-authorization, wherein said printer prints out a paper coupon based on the coupon information downloaded from said host computer; and

    identifying indicia identifying said client computer printed on the paper coupon.

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