Mattress Mack is the nickname of Houston-area businessman Jim Mcingvale. The 71-year-old founded Gallery Furniture in 1981 and turned it into one of the largest furniture stores in Houston. Mcingvale became a local area icon after starring in a commercial for Gallery Furniture in 1983.Jim Mcingvale, better known as Mack of Mattresses, may be down, but he's not out. Jim Mcingvale earned the nickname “Mattress Mack” for using mattresses in extravagant TV commercials.
He credits those commercials with saving his gallery furniture business in the early 1980s in Houston. Jim Mattress Mack Mcingvale is a well-known sports player and owner of a furniture store. Later he put a mattress in the commercials, which led to the nickname “Mattress Mack” and it stuck. If Houston wins, so does Mattress Mack and everyone who bought a mattress under the promotion; if the Astros lose, well, at least customers get the mattress.
Mattress Mack insists that these are not bets, they are hedges, saying that sales at Gallery Furniture have risen by 300% as part of their cashback promotions linked to their big bets. Mattress Mack, who earned her nickname for using mattresses during the crazy television commercials she credits saving her business in the early 80s, has furnished the homes of 30 disadvantaged families for Christmas over the past 36 years, feeds thousands on Thanksgiving and recently treated nuns, Gold Star families and children with cancer to world series matches. Jim Mcingvale, better known as Mattress Mack, said he drove 100 miles from Houston to cross the border into Louisiana on Thursday to do what is believed to be the biggest mobile sports bet in U. James Franklin Mcingvale (born February 11, 195), also known as Mattress Mack, is a businessman from Houston, Texas.
If the Astros win the World Series, shoppers win free mattresses and Mattress Mack collects the biggest winning ticket in sports betting history. The business was further boosted by its same-day delivery guarantee, and fast-talking Mattress Mack earned its nickname for its high-energy TV commercials. Mattress Mack is known for making outrageous sports betting to lessen the impact of his sports-themed sales promotions on his furniture store. Mattress Mack bets what is known in the business as a ton of money on the outcome of the events, using the sales of its mattress promotions as a cover against possible losses, so whatever the outcome, Mack comes out the winner.
He has given away free mattresses to celebrate the World Series, Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, the Kentucky Derbys and several other sporting events. The current promotion offers a refund on any mattress or reclining living room furniture purchase if the Bengals win the Super Bowl. Burrow went to Louisiana State University and Mcingvale says there are tons of people in Houston who went to LSU and need a new mattress. Mack's use of legal sports books online to ensure he doesn't bathe in the free mattress promotion is innovative, but in practice, it's not that different from an insurance policy.