Suburban Jeweler Offers Refunds if Snowfall Reaches 3 Inches New Year's Day

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013  |  Updated 6:56 PM CDT
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As the Chicago area braces for a New Year’s Eve snowstorm, one suburban jewelry store could be offering thousands of dollars in refunds.

PK Bennett Jewelers is running a holiday season promotion that could mean several Christmas gifts will pay for themselves.

The Mundelein jewelers launched a holiday season snow promotion called “If it Snows, It’s Free,” where it will refund customers who made purchases between Black Friday and Christmas Eve if it snows more than 3 inches between midnight and noon on New Year’s Day.

The 13-year-old business says the promotion is a way for the business to “offer something back to its customers.”

PK Bennett Jewelers plan to give back more than $150,000 to customers, the company said in a release Tuesday.

“This is the first time PK Bennett Jewelers has run a promotion like this and with celebrating their best Christmas season ever, PK Bennett Jewelers plans to give back over $150,000 to the overwhelming amount of customers who chose to participate,” the release said.

The promotion is covered by an insurance policy and owners of the store, Rich and Peggy Bennett, say they’re looking forward to the snow and a chance to give something back to their customers.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, which covers Chicago and counties to the north. Anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible.

Even more snow is possible on New Year's Day when another system rolls in, and snow chances remain through Thursday.

The promising forecast, means customers who opted into the free promotion have a decent chance at receiving a check for the amount of their purchase, minus the sales tax.

The store plans to throw a “cash and champagne” event if the snow forecast comes true.

But as the store noted on its Facebook page Tuesday, “keep doing the snow dance, it’s not over yet.”
 

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