Method and apparatus for delivering consumer promotions

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5915243

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08705142

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A method and apparatus for offering promotions to a consumer on the basis of a dynamic information profile for that consumer. The dynamic information profile is formed by creating an initial information profile for the consumer, selecting questions for the consumer based on the information profile, presenting the questions to the consumer, collecting the responses to the questions, and updating the information profile using the responses to the questions. Promotions can be offered to a consumer based upon the entire information profile or a portion of the information profile.

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WORLDWIDE CREATIVE TECHNIQUES, INC.ROAD TOWN TORTOLA, VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH8
STRATEGIC DESIGN FEDERATION WROAD TOWN TORTOLA, VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH6

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Smolen, Daniel T 61 Governors Ave., Millford, CT 06460-3439 1 259

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