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November 18, 2008

Heartland Payment Systems Acquires Chockstone

Heartland Payment Systems has closed the acquisition of Chockstone, a privately held provider of gift card programs and loyalty solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE »

June 25, 2008

RBS Lynk Selects Chockstone For Restaurant Loyalty Marketing

Chockstone and RBS Lynk have announced a strategic partnership to provide loyalty services to RBS Lynk restaurant merchants. According to the two companies, "Chockstone's unique loyalty platform helps further differentiate RBS Lynk's product offering for restaurant operators, demonstrating RBS Lynk's commitment to offering unrivaled products and service for its restaurant customer locations." READ MORE »

June 04, 2008

Chockstone Launches Meet & Greet Loyalty Functionality

Chockstone has announced the availability of the Chockstone Meet & Greet loyalty application - calling it "a unique offering that allows restaurant operators to personalize the customer experience from the moment a patron walks in the door. With one swipe of a customer's card, the Meet & Greet functionality provides restaurant managers, hosts and wait-staff with a full customer profile, immediately enabling a more personal experience within participating restaurants." READ MORE »

March 31, 2008

Chockstone's New Card Loyalty Identification Program for Merchants

Chockstone has announced SingleSwipe, calling it 'a new identification program that allows credit and debit card companies and merchants to tie merchant loyalty programs to a customer's existing credit or debit card.'


January 10, 2008

Chockstone Processes Over $1 Billion in Loyalty Marketing Volume

Chockstone has announced that in 2007 it processed $1.1 billion of volume across its gift card programs, its integrated gift and loyalty programs, and its credit card gateway services, representing a growth rate of 169 percent over 2006’s volume of $395 million.


October 15, 2007

Chockstone Introduces Simply Loyalty

Chockstone has announced the availability of Simply Loyalty™, saying it "provides local and regional merchants easy to deploy loyalty programs that deliver measurable results via highly targeted offers on the POS receipt."


June 14, 2007

Chockstone's Dormancy Reports Ease Merchant Escheatment Worries

Chockstone has announced that it has built industry-critical dormancy reporting into its gift and loyalty marketing platform, easing compliance worries for merchants who offer gift and loyalty marketing programs.


May 10, 2007

Solving the Micropayment Problem, Online and at the Point of Sale

Mercator Advisory Group has announced its latest report, Solving the Micropayment Problem, Online and at the Point of Sale, that reviews "both the history and challenges of electronic micropayments and examines how the existing rails have evolved to address under $5 electronic payments at both the point of sale and for online transactions."


April 16, 2007

Chockstone Acquires Peppercoin

Chockstone has announced that it has acquired Peppercoin, a provider of card-based merchant loyalty programs and related consulting and analytical services. Peppercoin’s PCI-compliant services are used by leading restaurant brands to tie customer loyalty programs to credit and debit cards at the point of sale. Both companies are privately held, and financial terms of the Peppercoin transaction were not disclosed.


February 13, 2007

Chockstone Opens National Advertising Network at Retailers' Point of Sale

Chockstone has announced Receipt and Respond, an advertising network linking its restaurant and retail clients with national and local advertisers. According to Chockstone, the new advertising network "delivers point of purchase advertisements and promotional offers directly on consumer receipts. Specific ads are delivered based on actual transaction parameters, including retailer, store location, consumer spending pattern, type of transaction (e.g. loyalty, credit card), day of week, time of day, and items purchased."


January 16, 2007

Chockstone Powers Ticketmaster's First Gift Card Program

Chockstone has announced that its technology is powering Ticketmaster's first-ever Gift Card program - enabling consumers and corporate buyers to purchase gift cards redeemable toward tickets to participating events on sale through Ticketmaster throughout the United States.


August 11, 2006

Subway Merges Payment, Loyalty and CRM Programs

Evan Schuman writes for eWEEK about "what one executive of the $9 billion, 26,000-restaurant Subway chain dubbed "the single largest integrated cash card program in the world." Schuman reports that "Subway has come out with a card that handles payment, instant loyalty rewards and highly targeted promotions that can be tracked by the customer" with the software behind the Subway program provided by Chockstone.

June 26, 2006

May 08, 2006

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April 12, 2006

June 20, 2005

Subway Restaurants' Independent Purchasing Cooperative Selects Chockstone

Subway's Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) has announced the selection of Chockstone, Inc. as its partner for comprehensive gift and loyalty card services for all of its restaurant locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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