Gmail is my preferred email client and one of the reason being that it blocks most of the unsolicited emails by its powerful and sofisticated spam filter.

But today I received this email, which although was unsolicited, but still caught my attention. It is part of their unique way of PR building exercise and is about some sort of blog contest. Read on.

Don Lair wrote:
My name is Don Lair and I’m contacting you on behalf of We are running a diamond earring giveaway that is open to bloggers and I thought you might be interested. The earrings are valued at $1,518 (1 carat diamond studs) and the giveaway is part of a Valentine’s Day promotion. All you have to do to enter is write a post about Goldsmith Jewelry on your blog and include a link to the site. We will be linking to all blogs that enter the giveaway, so there’s a benefit for you even if you don’t win the big prize.
You can feel confident recommending us to your readers. We have been serving the Orlando market for over 30 years and the viewers of Channel 2 News in Orlando recently selected us as their Favorite Jeweler. We’re also the area’s largest independant diamond broker. Here’s the page that has all the details:
We are announcing the winner on February 10 and he or she will receive the earrings before Valentine’s Day. Send me an email with a link to your entry and I’ll add a link to your blog on the official giveaway page.
Don Lair

So, what do you think. Should we give it a try.

Oh, I can’t wait for it. In fact I have already given it a try.