06009411 is referenced by 367 patents and cites 27 patents.

A method and system for distributing and redeeming electronic promotions to a consumer through the Internet is provided. An account which is associated with a unique key is maintained for each consumer account. Access is permitted to the consumer account upon presentation of the unique key over the Internet. The consumer is presented discount or other promotional choices of items available in at least one store associated with the key, or a collection of such stores, over the Internet and the selections of the discount or promotional choices made by the consumer over the Internet are recorded. Upon purchase of items at the associated store by the consumer, such data are received, and the selections and purchases are reconciled to record a credit in the customer account. Unlike paper or electronic coupons, no consumer action other than the selection of promotions desired is required for item purchase.

Title
Method and system for distributing and reconciling electronic promotions
Application Number
8/970526
Publication Number
6009411
Application Date
November 14, 1997
Publication Date
December 28, 1999
Inventor
Jonathan Kepecs
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Concept Shopping
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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