06178408 is referenced by 288 patents and cites 23 patents.

A method for redeeming collectible points using on-line bidding for promotional items. Promotional points are collected by consumer purchases of products associated with the points or other consumer behavior. Consumers accumulate the points and then redeem them by bidding on promotional items posted for fixed periods of time on an internet site. The method provides for fixed promotional inventory costs as well as the timely collection of consumer preference information. One embodiment of the invention also provides for parental approval of a minor's participation.

Title
Method of redeeming collectible points
Application Number
9/353328
Publication Number
6178408 (B1)
Application Date
July 14, 1999
Publication Date
January 23, 2001
Inventor
Kristin Elizabeth Creed
Dallas
TX, US
Brenda Ellen Copple
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
Carstens Yee & Cahoon
US
Agent
Colin P Cahoon
US
Assignee
Recot
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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