Local convenience store sets world record for largest gift card

Alon 7-Eleven store in El Paso sets record for largest gift card on Aug. 11, 2017. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A local El Paso convenience store set the record for the world’s largest gift card and an El Pasoan took part in the experience by walking away as a winner.

The ALON 7-Eleven store at 320 S. Americas Avenue celebrated Friday afternoon for the Guinness World Record.

Ted Moon, vice president of operations for the company, said the gift card measured 3.67 square meters.

“We are certainly happy,” Moon said about obtaining the record.

To celebrate, the store held giveaways.

Andrew Saldivar walked away with the biggest prize - $10,000 worth of ALON gas and merchandise.

He was randomly selected in one of the giveaways.

“They called me and I didn’t believe it,” Saldivar said.

Saldivar was given the massive gift card. “I don’t know where I’m going to put it but I get to take it ho

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