In 2012, $1.8billion was spent on gift card purchases in Canada. In the US, gift cards are the second most given gift so no doubt you’re going to put at least one them in someone’s stocking or Christmas card this season.
This year, Metropolis at Metrotown has a uniquely new take on gift cards. They have launched Metro Vancouver’s first gift card truck, providing a mobile option for busy shoppers to grab a gift on the run.
The Metropolis gift card truck will operate as a mobile shopping centre customer service desk; allowing shoppers to purchase gift cards up to $500 and pay with cash, debit or credit. Another unique feature is to allow shoppers to personalize their gift card with a free Polaroid picture taken at time of purchase.
What’s more, the Metropolis gift card truck provides local businesses a creative way to give back to their community during the holiday season. Each time a local business partners with Metropolis at Metrotown to have the gift card truck parked outside the workplace, the shopping centre will make a donation to the charity of that business’s choice.
During the week of Metropolis At Metrotown’s Moonlight Madness, from December 19 – December 24, the gift card truck will also serve as a shopping drive-through, allowing gift card shoppers to avoid the bustle of holiday shoppers inside the mall. The truck will be stationed in the parking lot near Hudson’s Bay and a section of parking stalls will be reserved for drive-through customers.
Be on the lookout for the purple Gift Card Truck daily from December 3 – December 24, 2013.