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Michael F O Brien, George W Off, Timothy L Cherney, Gary M Katz: Method and apparatus for selective distribution of discount coupons based on prior customer behavior. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 3, 1998: US05832457 (579 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically distributing discount coupons or certificates in a retail store, conditioned on a preselected combination of present and past shopping behavior of a customer whose order is being processed at a checkout stand. Generation of a printable discount coupon can be based on any d ...


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George W Off, Michael C Scroggie, Thomas L Mindrum, Michael R O Brien: Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons in response to the purchase of one or more products. Catalina Marketing International, Noel F Heal, December 22, 1992: US05173851 (499 worldwide citation)

A system for creating discount coupons in response to the purchases of products. Improvements disclosed include the printing of a "negative" coupon in response to the failure to purchase a particular product, and the printing of a coupon in response to the purchase of multiple triggering items, eith ...


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Michael G Jermyn: Method and apparatus for generating purchase incentive mailing based on prior purchase history. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, February 15, 2000: US06026370 (458 worldwide citation)

A technique for customizing mailed purchase incentives for selected consumer households, based on a detailed purchasing history of the consumers. Purchase transactions of many consumers, generally in different stores, are accumulated in a purchase history database over a long period of time and then ...


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George W Off, Michael C Scroggie, Thomas L Mindrum, Michael R O Brien: Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons. Catalina Marketing International, Noel F Heal, March 18, 1997: US05612868 (437 worldwide citation)

A system for generating, in a retail store, a printable discount coupon image solely in response to a customer's action concerning the purchase of an item. The system includes at least one customer checkout terminal, a store controller, a file for storing the terms of at least one coupon deal in whi ...


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John A Giuliani, Scott R VanDeVelde, Waleed M Al Atraqchi: Method and apparatus for generating purchase incentives based on price differentials. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, October 26, 1999: US05974399 (295 worldwide citation)

A technique for customizing purchase incentives, such as discount coupons and the like, based on whether a consumer buys a promoted item or a competitive item, and on the price of the promoted item relative to the competitive item. The system identifies promoted or competitive products in a consumer ...


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Baxter H Byerly, Robert Anthony Uecker: Method and system for automatically generating advisory information for pharmacy patients along with normally transmitted data. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, May 23, 2000: US06067524 (229 worldwide citation)

A method and system for generating advisory messages to pharmacy patients includes appending patient-specific information to a data record containing normally transmitted information. The data record is transmitted between a third party computer and a pharmacy computer during a pharmacy transaction. ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, July 23, 2002: US06424949 (214 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at the point-of-sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transactions data. Circuitry is provided fo ...


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Kirk W Beach, George E Mercer: Method and apparatus for generating personal identification numbers for use in consumer transactions. Catalina Marketing International, Noel F Heal, John J Halak, April 6, 1999: US05892827 (213 worldwide citation)

A system for generating authorization codes, such as personal identification numbers, at the point of distribution of certificates of value on which the authorization codes are to be printed or otherwise encoded. Because the authorization codes are generated in real time, there is no need to store a ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 25, 2001: US06334108 (201 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at the point-of-sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transactions data. Circuitry is provided fo ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, October 23, 2001: US06307958 (168 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for retail store marketing. A memory stores a database of existing customers of the retail store. The database includes a unique customer identification code for each customer. A memory stores a list of unique identification codes for prospective customers of the sto ...