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Title:
GIFT CARD EXCHANGE KIOSKS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/061424
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present disclosure is directed to gift card exchange kiosks and associated methods of use. In one embodiment, for example, a consumer operated kiosk can receive a gift card identifier associated with a gift card via a user interface and/or a card reader, verify the gift card's activation status and/or face value, and display exchange options for a consumer. The exchange options can include exchanging the gift card for cash or a redeemable cash voucher. The kiosk can also store exchanged gift cards for later sale at the kiosk or at a remote location.

Inventors:
LARRICK ELIZABETH JANE (US)
HEFFERNAN SARAH CHRISTINE (US)
PAULSEN WALTER (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2011/058832
Publication Date:
July 05, 2012
Filing Date:
November 01, 2011
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Assignee:
COINSTAR INC (US)
LARRICK ELIZABETH JANE (US)
HEFFERNAN SARAH CHRISTINE (US)
PAULSEN WALTER (US)
International Classes:
G06Q40/00; G06F3/01; G06Q20/00; G07F19/00
Foreign References:
US20100198726A12010-08-05
US20100217679A12010-08-26
US20080162299A12008-07-03
US20040039702A12004-02-26
Other References:
See also references of EP 2636015A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SPORER, Nicole, C. et al. (P.o. Box 1247Seattle, WA, US)
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