Chicago-based Rewards Network posted a 16% decline in total sales for the fourth quarter to $69 million. Net income for the quarter dropped to $2.1 million compared with net income of $2.5 million for 4Q/04. The Company say the decrease was caused primarily by a lower restaurant merchant count, and declines in the sales yield, the number of qualified transactions, and the average qualified dining transaction amount. The number of restaurants has declined from 10,502 for 4Q/04 to 9,957 at year end 2005. The number of active accounts has dropped from 3.75 million to 3.43 million over the same period. The Company provides airline miles, loyalty/reward program points, and “Cashback Rewards” savings to its members. For complete details on Rewards Network’s latest results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).