Patents Assigned to Catalina Marketing Corp.
  • Patent number: 4723212
    Abstract: Apparatus, and a corresponding method, for creating a discount coupon in response to the purchase of a product other than the one to which the coupon applies. A record pertaining to each item purchased is examined to determine whether the item is intended to trigger the creation of a coupon. If it is, at least one associated coupon deal record is retrieved, and a coupon becomes a candidate for printing, subject to a maximum number of coupons per transaction. The apparatus also validates coupons presented for redemption, scanning a list of purchased products to determine whether any falls into the same product group specified on the coupon, and also determining whether the coupon date is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Mindrum, George Off, Michael C. Scroggie, Michael R. O'Brien