Jones Touchdown Means Free Furniture in Maryland

Gardiner's Furniture will be reimbursing more than a half-million in weekend sales after Ravens speedster Jacoby Jones returned the third-quarter kickoff for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday.

Some lucky Baltimore-area residents enjoyed their new couches a whole lot more in the second half of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Because Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter for a touchdown, Gardiner's Furniture will fulfill a promise to refund all purchases made in their stores over the weekend.

Sports blog Deadspin has a video of the 108-yard return, the longest play in NFL postseason history.

On its Facebook page Sunday night, Gardiner's Furniture posted:

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

John J. Campion Jr. wrote: "Thank you Jacoby Jones for our new table set!!!!"

Kalea Kaiser posted: "Yeah baby! So glad we picked this weekend to buy!"

According to The Baltimore Sun, that amounts to more than $600,000 in home furnishings.

The chain has five locations in the Baltimore metro region, according to its website: Towson, Pasadena, Bel Air, Westminster, and Catonsville.

Gardiners spokeswoman Kasee Lehrl told The Sun: "It's great for the Ravens, great for our customers and great for Gardiners."

The store took a chance on the rarity of an opening kickoff return, but didn't take a risk on financing its gamble—according to The Sun, Lehrl said the store took out an insurance policy for the promotion.


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