Clip this: The million dollar coupon

By Eric Roby - bio | email
Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - More people are clipping coupons during these tight times, but this is above and beyond any coupon you've ever seen. It's good for $1 million.

This amazing coupon is for a mansion in Ft Meyer's. A seven bedroom, eight bathroom, waterfront home can be all yours for $7 million.

"It can't be compared to anything else. It's brand new construction, never lived in, pristine. It's huge. It's an estate," said Lani Beslisle with VIP Realty.

Rich Ricciani has been trying to sell the home for a year, and it's been tough in this recession, so he's come up with a way to close the deal: A coupon for $1 million. "It caught everybody's attention. You wouldn't be here talking to me if we just lowered the price a million dollars."

When the Ricciani's brought the idea to their realtor, she thought it was strange but warmed up to it. "I thought it hadn't been done before, maybe it'll get attention. Anything to get someone to look at this house because once I can get them inside it, of course, they fall in love with it."

The mansion is move in ready with a one-of-a-kind coupon ready to be put to use.

"The million dollar coupon is an attention getter to create a buzz," said Ricciani. "It's to bring the house to everybody's attention."

The million dollar coupon for the home was printed in the Wall Street Journal and several in state and out of state newspapers.

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