Easiest NFL promotion ever costs furniture store $600,000
The promotions department here may need to be revamped.
A Houston furniture store ran a promotion last weekend in which they’d refund customers who spent more than $5,000 on merchandise if they picked the correct winners of the conference championship games.
Given there were only four possible outcomes (Seattle-Denver, Seattle-New England, San Francisco-Denver and San Francisco-New England), it wasn’t hard for people to make a successful prediction.
More than 100 customers picked Seattle-Denver and now "Mattress Mack" is out $600,000.
Somehow, the store’s owner, Jim McIngvale, admitted that he never thought so many people would guess the correct outcome.
(Hat Tip: KHOU.com)