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Automatic extraction and provision of coupon codes for online shopping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000257141D
Publication Date: 2019-Jan-16
Document File: 5 page(s) / 146K

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Abstract

The disclosure describes techniques to automatically extract coupon codes from email, chat, SMS messages and suggest the use of available coupon codes when a user visits a website or other platform where the coupon codes are valid. Coupon codes are stored in a user account, e.g., on a server, and are synchronized to the user's devices. User visits to shopping websites are detected, e.g., by a browser application, and corresponding coupon information is provided as a suggestion when the shopping website matches an available coupon. Expired coupons are automatically removed. User permission is obtained to extract coupon information and to detect that an accessed website matches an available coupon. Users are provided with options to disable access to messages and/or detection of accessed websites, and to turn off the techniques. KEYWORDS ● coupon ● discount ● coupon code ● offer ● marketing SMS ● e-commerce ● shopping website ● marketing communication ● browser suggestion