Method and system for distributing and reconciling electronic promotions

  • US 6,330,543 B1
  • Filed: 11/13/1998
  • Issued: 12/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for distributing and redeeming electronic promotions to a plurality of consumers through at least one communications network, comprising:

  • maintaining an account for each consumer;

    associating each consumer account with a unique key;

    permitting access by said consumer to said consumer account upon presentation of said unique key over said at least one communications network, said access including said consumer'"'"'s purchasing history of promotions through said consumer account;

    presenting promotion choices of items available at at least one store associated with said unique key over a selected communications network, including said at least one communications network to said consumer;

    receiving data of purchased items by said consumer at said associated store; and

    reconciling said selections and purchases to credit said consumer.

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