Method and system for distributing and activating a non-personalized purchase card

  • US 8,219,474 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2010
  • Issued: 07/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • authorizing a plurality of purchase card outlets to sell unfunded physical purchase cards, each of the purchase cards including a major credit card organization brand and an associated account number, each card for sale not including any information associated with or provided by a prospective cardholder, and when funded, the card being usable to make purchases at retail establishments that accept credit cards of the major credit card organization, including retail establishments not associated with the plurality of purchase card outlets;

    authorizing distribution of the purchase cards to the plurality of purchase card outlets; and

    authorizing funding of a purchase card account associated with one of the purchase cards for a specified amount of money.

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