06336099 is referenced by 370 patents and cites 1 patents.

Provided is a method and system for the electronic distribution of product redemption coupons to remote personal computers located at users' homes. A centrally located repository, such as an online service provider or web site on the Internet, stores packages of coupon data for downloading on demand to the user's computer. The user may view, select, sort and print desired coupons from the downloaded package. The user's demographic as well as coupon selection data is provided back to the online service and coupon distributor and issuers for subsequent marketing analysis. The online service can perform subsequent coupon processing on previously downloaded coupon packages such as variation of discount amounts. The online service provider can also determine how many times a particular coupon was viewed. When the printed coupons are presented at a retail store, the discount is provided to the user. Upon redemption by the store via a coupon redeeming center, transaction data is also supplied to the coupon issuers and distributor for integration into marketing analysis. The electronic coupon system is secure due to the inclusion of user-specific identification indicia printed thereon.

Title
Method and system for electronic distribution of product redemption coupons
Application Number
9/65545
Publication Number
6336099 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 1998
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Inventor
Mark Braunstein
Yusef
NY, US
Karen R Reisner
Princeton
NJ, US
Craig W Barnett
Princeton
NJ, US
Agent
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
US
Assignee
Brightstreet com
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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