This commercial was first shown in 1984 during the Christmas holiday season. It outlined the exciting benefits of ordering carpeting for the home in time for the holidays. Empire offered delivery and installation within 72 hours. Prices started at $6.95 per yard with free polyfoam padding and no installment payments required for a full 60 days. In addition, the customer could choose between a free phone or a Bissell shampooer, a deal impossible to match by competitors. As usual, the Empire Man’s simple, honest, amiable personality and low-pressure pitch made this commercial, as all Empire Carpet commercials, informative and easy to watch.