A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for advertising and completing a transaction using a credit card or a debit card. The method includes receiving situation information at a device, based on the situation information, transmitting an advertisement to the device, associating an advertisement with an identification card such as a debit card, credit card, student ID card, biometric data, or club card, and receiving an indication of a purchase associated with the advertisement and completed using the card. The disclosure enables a user to receive an advertisement on a device such as a mobile device and then make a purchase decision based on that advertisement in a normal fashion or transparent to the user and sales clerk, without the use of coupons, special codes or any other additional and annoying requirements for making the purchase. The user only needs to use an appropriate identification card. The merchant for the clerk at a point of sale handles the transaction in a standard fashion. The user can then receive a confirmation of a discount for the transaction on the consumer mobile device and later receive a rebate on an identification card statement.

Title
System and method for offering and fulfilling situation-based, location specific rewards and offers to mobile-oriented consumers
Application Number
12/251202
Publication Number
20090313109
Application Date
October 14, 2008
Publication Date
December 17, 2009
Inventor
Thomas M ISAACSON
Huntingtown
MD, US
Elan Joel BLUTINGER
Washington
DC, US
Joseph BOUS
Washington
DC, US
Agent
Novak Druce Quigg
MD, US
Assignee
Alpine In Motion
VA, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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