What did you buy with your free $10 Google Wallet credit on the HTC EVO 4G LTE?

home run inn - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereLast night I actually used Google Wallet on my HTC EVO 4G LTE for the first time: at a local grocery store, I had previously noticed that the checkout lanes had that special PayPass symbol that looks like sideways WiFi bars. So, since I was hungry but didn’t really want to cook anything, I got a frozen pizza (not just any frozen pizza, mind you, but the best freakin’ frozen pizza on the planet: Home Run Inn), went to the self-checkouts, and used NFC to complete my purchase.

The process was very smooth, and I was definitely impressed – not to mention I thought it was really cool that Google had just paid for my dinner, since the phone came preloaded with a $10 gift card.

Now, some people have experienced problems with Google Wallet, so I made sure that my data connection was strong, and that I had already opened the app and entered my PIN. (Google says that it’s not necessary to open the app before you make the purchase, but I thought I’d be better safe than sorry.) Others have also described a feeling of intense embarrassment after waving their phone at the card reader and nothing happening – that’s why I went through the self-checkout.

In any case, you can definitely color me impressed, and I hope that more credit cards become compatible with the service soon. But really, this whole experience made me wonder what other people are buying with their free $10 from Google. So let me know – what did Google buy for you? And are you transitioning into using Google Wallet for as many purchases as possible? Sound off below!

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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