Dissecting Queen’s Alumni Spam pt II

Time for another installment of ripping apart email from my favourite university, in partial service to those not fortunate enough to be part of the alumni listserv. In case you missed the first installment, it was taking a look at Karen Hitchcock’s plea for support Bob Rae’s super report.

This time around, Hitchcock’s name isn’t directly attached, so the blame cannot be placed on her shoulders alone. That said, it doesn’t do anything to improve the perceptions of a ‘country club’ attitude at the university. Here’s is the latest email in it’s entirety:

Dear Mr Kellam,

Spoil yourself with unforgettable golf. Through Queen’s University’s newest affinity partner, International Club Network, you have the opportunity to experience incredible benefits and savings at over 100 exceptional golf courses across Canada and the US. For a special Queen’s alumni price of only $99 per year (regularly $275), you receive one complimentary round of golf, 20% unrestricted savings on green fees and carts and much more at courses like Taboo, Angus Glen, The Marshes, Le Geant, Westwood Plateau and Wolf Creek!

You also have the chance to win a brand new set of Ben Hogan golf clubs and bag, one of 5 golf memberships or one of 10 dozen golf balls.

Click here for more information and to enter the “Tee Off & Win” contest.

I’m not going to bother with a rigorous dissection of this one, I’ll leave it as an exercise for the clever reader.