Patent Number: 6,298,329

Title: Method and apparatus for generating a coupon

Abstract: A POS terminal generates a purchase price of a purchase, and generates a rounded price. The rounded price may be, for example, the lowest whole number greater than the purchase price. The POS terminal then calculates a round-up amount (change due the customer) as the difference between the purchase price and the rounded price. The coupon value is set based on the round-up amount. For example, the coupon may be redeemable for triple the amount of change due. The POS terminal prints on the coupon an identifier, such as a bar code, that is based on the coupon value. The bar code allows the coupon to be read by a POS terminal when the coupon is redeemed.

Inventors: Walker; Jay S. (Ridgefield, CT), Van Luchene; Andrew S. (Norwalk, CT), Alderucci; Dean (Ridgefield, CT)

Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101); G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G07C 15/00 (20060101); G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G07F 9/02 (20060101); G07F 5/00 (20060101); G07F 17/32 (20060101); G07G 1/12 (20060101); G07F 5/24 (20060101); G07G 5/00 (20060101); G07G 1/00 (20060101); G06F 017/60 (); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018