Mattress Mack is back at it.
This is the same store that ran a promotion that gave customers free furniture if they predicted which teams would make it to Super Bowl XLVIII—when there were only four teams still standing. The store's NFL promotions this year led to $8.2 million in free furniture.
Now, the well-known Houston furniture store owner has decided to run a promotion that will allow fans to win if the Houston Astros can put together some wins.
According to GalleryFurniture.com, the store will give customers free furniture if the Astros win 63 games this season. The offer is available to the first 500 customers who buy $6,300 worth of furniture and have it delivered within a week. If the Astros deliver, those customers will get a full refund.
That doesn't seem like a terrible gamble on the part of Mattress Mack.
Houston's record has gotten worse in each of the past four seasons, including three straight 100-loss seasons.
The Associated Press, via The Kansas City Star, showed that the Astros' payroll of $45 million ranks last in Major League Baseball. That's tough to swallow for Astros fans considering two of the top eight payrolls in all of baseball are in the American League West. Another team in the division, the Seattle Mariners, handed out a $240 million contract this past offseason.
Mattress Mack may be a bit nervous right now. The Astros have started the 2014 season 2-0, so the magic number is down to 61 for customers who took the risk.