Jacoby Jones Kick return means free furniture for many

Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones made quite a few people happy during last night’s Super Bowl 47 when he raced up the middle 108 yards for a touchdown to start the second half of the game.


A local furniture company in Baltimore called Gardiners Furniture offered customers free furniture if a Raven had a kick return during the Super Bowl. They said any furniture that was  purchased with a signed sales receipt between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on game day would be free.

Can you imagine  the excitement when that happened,  “That was amazing!” the store posted on its Facebook page shortly after the Jones touchdown. “Furniture is FREE! If you made a purchase this weekend, it’s your lucky day. Go Ravens!”

This is the third year the store has run such a promotion. Since such a kick return hasn’t happened in nearly 50 years, Lehrl said, the store owners figured they were pretty safe. But they took out an insurance policy — just in case.

This year, she said, they’ll be giving out $600,000 of free furniture. [Sun]