There is nothing like this in Boston stores. Ever curious about things commercial, I did a quick survey of friends in various parts of the country with the simple question, "Do your grocery stores have massive displays like this for sale of gift cards?"
A Maryland observer replied, "Not quite that big in one place but in general, yes. They must get something out of it since I understand that space in a grocery store is hotly competitive."
A California-based urban planner replied, "Yes. Also not quite this big. Could the size of the display be linked to Montrose's distance from a major metro area? More online shopping, that is?"
So, dear readers, what's your take on this? Am I the only one to live in a gift-card-deficient part of the country? What's it like where you live? Do you have a theory to explain the differences in different locations?
Meanwhile, you will be happy to know that there is a mobil app that helps you keep track of your gift cards and spend them, too. It even uses the GPS in your iPhone to tell you that you are near a store for which you have a card.
Here is a goofy rogue video someone produced about how to use the GoWallet. Don't miss the love story near the end. If you cannot see the video, click here . . . or just go do something more worthwhile!