Store Pays Off on Free Furniture for Ravens' Jacoby Jones Super Bowl Kickoff Return

Monday, 04 Feb 2013 10:26 AM

By Dale Eisinger

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A furniture store in Baltimore promised shoppers free furniture if the hometown Super Bowl contending Ravens either returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown or returned the second-half kickoff for a score.

Well, the Ravens' Jacoby Jones did just that. He returned the second-half kickoff a record 108 yards for a touchdown.

And now Gardiner's furniture store is putting its money where its mouth was, saying customers who bought items between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on game day Sunday will be reimbursed for the full value of their purchases.

"Last day to qualify for free furniture!" the company posted to its Facebook page on Sunday. "Buy today before 3pm and if Baltimore runs back either the opening kick-off of the game or of the second half for a touchdown, everything you buy will be FREE! Go Ravens!"

When Jacoby ran the kick in, Gardiner's immediately responded.

"That was amazing! Furniture is FREE! If you made a purchase this weekend, it's your lucky day. Go Ravens!"

Kasee Lehrl, Gardiner's advertising and marketing director, told the Baltimore Sun the store was thrilled that the Jacoby ran the touchdown in.

"We're obviously thrilled," she said. "So exciting."

Gardiner's offered the same promotion three times previously, but a kick return that would have required them to follow through hasn't happened in about 50 years, Lehrl told The Sun. But the store took out an insurance policy just to be safe. It was a good bet: The company will give away $600,000 worth of free furniture this year.

On the company's Facebook page, customers couldn't believe it. But Gardiners assured them it was the real deal.
"Your finance contract will be cancelled, your deposit will be refunded and your balance will be ZERO!"

Some customers were dismayed, while others celebrated.

"I should have bought my furniture yesterday!" Katie Muller Lumaro wrote. "I just threw a huge temper tantrum."

Lisa Chaffman Moore wrote, "I am still in shock - thank you Gardiners & thank you Jacoby Jones!"

"My husband never listens," Jo Smith Wood wrote.

The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 35-31.

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