Gallery Furniture refunds $10 million after Astros win World Series

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Mattress Mack keeps his word on wager
Gallery Furniture refunds $10 million after Astros won the World Series.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Thanks to the Houston Astros, some Gallery Furniture customers got a refund check Sunday worth at least $3,000.

This year, Gallery Furniture made a bet with its customers: If the Astros won it all, they got it all for free.

All customers had to do was spend at least $3,000 on a mattress.

Mattress Mack makes wager with customers pending Astros success.

In all, Gallery Furniture has to refund $10 million.

The refunds started at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and the line wrapped around the store.

For some Astros fans, they were rooting for not only their team, but their wallet.

"Both, how could you not do for both," James Dufour said.

This promotion didn't just help baseball fans. Some people in line were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

"I'm going to buy new furniture, a new couch because we had to throw everything out," Thelma Rosenberg said.

"I'm able to buy other furniture at Gallery and enjoy this new bed from Gallery," Catherine Rosenberg said.

Although Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale had to refund $10 million, he said the promotion was worth it.

But will the deal be back next year?

"You have to ask my wife about that one," Mattress Mack said.

While customers did get their money reimbursed, they didn't get it all back. People still had to pay taxes.

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