ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It has happened again, a New Mexico store has to pay up because of a surprising Super Bowl play.
As part of a promotion, Baillios electronics store on Menaul promised customers it would give them their money back on their TV purchase if the first or second half kickoff was returned for a touchdown. And Sunday night Percy Harvin from the Seahawks did just that in the second half.
That means the store has to pay back $200,000. On top of the $114,000 the store had to pay back last year when Jacoby Jones returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown.
Jeff Baillio, the owner of the store, says he hopes this year’s deal makes up for a disappointing game.
“It wasn’t as competitive as we’d like it to be. But the fact that the second half kickoff was returned two years in a row for a touchdown is like lighting hitting twice, ya know, it was a great thing,” Baillio said.
The biggest refund the store will be giving out this year is $13,000 for an 84-inch TV.
Baillios says insurance coverage will pay for the refunds.
That cost the store $4,500.
The store says if you combine the past two years and a similar promotion from 1998, the store has paid back more than a half million-dollars to customers.
Of course, the Seahawks beat the Broncos 43 to eight.