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Strangest or Best Promotion Ever? Iowa Jeweler Giving Free Rifles to Men Who Buy Engagement Rings

"Let's do something for the boy who doesn't like to hunt for diamonds, but likes to hunt for deer."

(TheBlaze/AP) -- Have you spent your life hunting for the perfect wife?  Or maybe you have met the one, but are feeling a bit gun shy?

Well, an Iowa jeweler is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least $1,999 on an engagement ring at his store near Iowa City.

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Jeweler Harold van Beek told KCRG near Cedar Rapids that "in today's economy-- in today's life-- fun is more important than anything else," so with hunting season coming up they decided to provide a little extra incentive to their clients.

Full of puns, the jewelry store owner joked: "If you want to say I'm hunting dear, then say, here's [your] diamond ring, ​dear." 

On a more serious note, he added: "Let's do something for the boy who doesn't like to hunt for diamonds, but likes to hunt for deer."

Watch his entire interview with KCRG, below:

The deal at Jewelry By Harold starts Thursday and will run through the end of October, but Harold promises to be there to make sure none of his clients rush into marriage just for the promotional firearm.

Moreover, the rifle offer is subject to Iowa laws on gun ownership.  Felons and addicts are not eligible.

"We just hope that people will know about the crazy jeweler in North Liberty who does crazy things," Harold van Beek explained.

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