Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvgale made news in August when he opened the warehouse of his Gallery Furniture store in Houston to evacuees escaping the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August.
Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Because the Houston Astros won the World Series this season, patrons of a Houston furniture store are sleeping easier.
Gallery Furniture is paying off on a wager it made with customers, KTRK reported. This year, the company bet that if the Astros won the World Series, customers who spent at least $3,000 on mattresses would receive a full refund.
The losing bet cost Gallery Furniture owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale $10 million in refunds, but he said the promotion was worth it, KTRK reported
had to refund $10 million, he said the promotion was worth it.
Gallery Furniture began issuing refund checks Sunday night, and the line wrapped around the store, KTRK reported.
The refunds will go a long way toward helping some Astros fans who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August.
“I'm going to buy new furniture, a new couch because we had to throw everything out,” Thelma Rosenberg told KTRK.
During the hurricane and its aftermath, McIngvale opened his stores to flood evacuees, who slept in the warehouses until the waters receded.
McIngvale was not sure if he’d have an encore wager next season as the Astros defend their World Series crown.
“You have to ask my wife about that one,” he told KTRK.
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