08833645 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 63 patents.

System, apparatus and methods for automatically calculating a discount for a customer offered by a merchant through a reservation system. In one example, a reservation file is provided and contains data relating to a reservation, and transaction data relating to payment card transactions is accessed. One or more elements of the transaction data are compared against one or more elements of the reservation file to determine a match; and based on the match, the discount is electronically calculated based one or more one or more elements of the transaction data and one or more elements of the reservation file. In this way, the discount can be accurately calculated in an automatic fashion. In another embodiment, the customer may opt for a non-cash discount such as airline miles, points, or other rewards, in which case the customer may be provided with such rewards in an amount proportional to the discount.

Title
System, apparatus and methods for automatically calculating discounts for purchases from merchants made using a reservation system
Application Number
11/166473
Publication Number
8833645 (B2)
Application Date
June 24, 2005
Publication Date
September 16, 2014
Inventor
Nicole Granucci
San Francisco
CA, US
James C Stretch
El Granada
CA, US
Agent
Greenberg Traurig
Assignee
Visa U
CA, US
IPC
G06Q 20/38
G06Q 10/02
G06Q 20/06
G06Q 30/02
G06K 5/00
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