October 29, 2007

AND YOU THOUGHT FOLKS OWED JACOBY ELLSBURY?:

Promotional rebate has Sox fans sitting pretty (The Associated Press, October 29, 2007)

When Marty Rodweller uses a $2,000 windfall to either remodel her bathroom or take a trip to Ireland next spring, she'll be thanking the Boston Red Sox.

The 53-year-old academic counselor from Danvers, Mass., is among several thousand Red Sox fans who are cashing in on a promotion run by a furniture store that offered full rebates if Boston won the World Series. [...]

The four-store Jordan's Furniture chain promised free sofas, chairs, dining tables and beds to customers who bought between March 7 and April 16 if the Red Sox won the championship. About 30,000 orders were taken during the promotion.

CEO Eliot Tatelman hasn't disclosed how much the rebates would total, but he won't have to pay it all. He bought an insurance policy to cover the losses.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2007 5:34 PM
Comments

Re: Ellsbury.

During the ALCS, my older daughter quipped that "Jackaby" (as they called him at Oregon State) was the only real Indian on the field ... an Indian from Madras, at that.

Posted by: ghostcat at October 29, 2007 6:21 PM
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