A High Scoring Business Plan


The owner of a Texas furniture store is using sports to drum up some extra business; and the customers are scoring.

Before the first pitch was thrown for this year's baseball season Jim McIngvale offered to reimburse the first 500 customers who spent more than $6,300 at his stores. But he would only hand over the cash if the Houston Astros won more than 63 games, matching the age McIngvale would turn this year.

And they did, winning 70 games and forcing McIngvale to be true to his word. So recently hundreds of people lined up and he paid up, to the tune of more than $4 million. Reid Ryan, president of the Astros, said the promotion was a great way to get more people involved in the season and excited about the team.  read more »

Super Bowl Bets

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It’s super bowl weekend and sports fans are breaking out their wallets with the hopes of cashing in.

It’s not just the winning team or the final score receiving bets this year. Now you can stake your wages on everything from the coin toss to whether the total score will be an odd or even number. And if you’re looking to get in on the action, the casino city times has the top ten prop bets for your risk taking pleasure.  read more »