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Patent US10984436
Inmar Clearing, Inc.

System Including Point-of-sale (pos) Terminal For Redemption Of A Brand-based Cannabis Promotional Offer Based Upon Mobile Device Location And Related Methods

A system may include a promotions server for storing a brand-based Cannabis promotional offer and a mobile wireless communications device associated with a user. The system may also include a point-of-sale (POS) terminal located at a Cannabis serving establishment for acquiring user identification information, opening a user Cannabis tab and communicating the user identification information to the promotions server, and closing and communicating the user Cannabis tab to the promotions server. The user Cannabis tab may identify a brand of Cannabis ordered by the user. The promotions server may determine that the mobile device is at the Cannabis serving establishment and send a notification of the brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the mobile device. The promotions server may also determine that the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user matches the brand-based Cannabis promotional offer and communicate the brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the POS terminal for redemption thereat.

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  • Claim 1. A brand-based promotional offer system comprising: a promotions server configured to store at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offera mobile wirelesscommunications device associated with a userand a point-of-sale (POS) terminal located at a Cannabis serving establishment and comprising a POS device processor and a payment card reader coupled thereto, the POS device processor configured to acquireuser identification information, open a user Cannabis tab based upon reading a payment card associated with the user via said payment card reader and communicate the user identification information to said promotions server, and close the user Cannabistab and communicate the user Cannabis tab to said promotions server, the user Cannabis tab identifying a brand of Cannabis ordered by the usersaid promotions server configured to determine that said mobile wireless communications device is at theCannabis serving establishment, and send a notification of the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the mobile wireless communications device, cooperate with the mobile wireless communications device to accept an order for the brand ofCannabis ordered by the user based upon the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and determine that the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user matches the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and communicate the at leastone brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to said POS terminal for redemption thereat.
  • Claim 11. A promotions server comprising: a memory configured to store at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offerand a processor coupled to said memory and configured to determine that a mobile wireless communications device associatedwith a user is at the Cannabis serving establishment, and send a notification of the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the mobile wireless communications device, cooperate with the mobile wireless communications device to accept anorder for a brand of Cannabis by the user based upon the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and determine that the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user matches the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and communicatethe at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to a point-of-sale (POS) terminal for redemption thereat, the POS terminal being located at a Cannabis serving establishment and comprising a POS device processor and a payment card reader coupledthereto, the POS device processor configured to acquire user identification information, open a user Cannabis tab based upon reading a payment card associated with the user via the payment card reader and communicate the user identification informationto the promotions server, and close the user Cannabis tab and communicate the user Cannabis tab to the promotions server, the user Cannabis tab identifying the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user.
  • Claim 16. A method of processing a brand-based Cannabis promotional offer comprising: using a promotions server comprising a memory and a processor coupled thereto to store in the memory at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, determinethat a mobile wireless communications device associated with a user is at a Cannabis serving establishment, and send a notification of the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the mobile wireless communications device, cooperate withthe mobile wireless communications device to accept an order for a brand of Cannabis by the user based upon the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and determine that the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user matches the at least onebrand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and communicate the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to a point-of-sale (POS) terminal for redemption thereat, the POS terminal being located at the Cannabis serving establishment and comprisinga POS device processor and a payment card reader coupled thereto, the POS device processor configured to acquire user identification information, open a user Cannabis tab based upon reading a payment card associated with the user via the payment cardreader and communicate the user identification information to the promotions server, and close the user Cannabis tab and communicate the user Cannabis tab to the promotions server, the user Cannabis tab identifying the brand of Cannabis ordered by theuser.
  • Claim 21. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer executable instructions for processing a brand-based Cannabis promotional offer that when executed by a processor cause the processor to perform operations comprising: storing ina memory coupled to the processor at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, determining that a mobile wireless communications device associated with a user is at a Cannabis serving establishment, and sending a notification of the at least onebrand-based Cannabis promotional offer to the mobile wireless communications device, cooperating with the mobile wireless communications device to accept an order for a brand of Cannabis by the user based upon the at least one brand-based Cannabispromotional offerand determining that the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user matches the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer, and communicating the at least one brand-based Cannabis promotional offer to a point-of-sale (POS)terminal for redemption thereat, the POS terminal being located at the Cannabis serving establishment and comprising a POS device processor and a payment card reader coupled thereto, the POS device processor configured to acquire user identificationinformation, open a user Cannabis tab based upon reading a payment card associated with the user via the payment card reader and communicate the user identification information to the promotions server, and close the user Cannabis tab and communicate theuser Cannabis tab to the promotions server, the user Cannabis tab identifying the brand of Cannabis ordered by the user.


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