A self-proclaimed “nerd” from Georgia read the often-ignored fine print on an insurance contract — and it ended up winning her $10,000. Donelan Andrews recently bought travel insurance from a Florida-based company, Squaremouth. Andrews and six of her closest friends are traveling to London together in September, and the high school teacher wanted to secure their trip, she told CBS News.
Andrews says as nerdy as it sounds, she always reads the fine print on contracts, policies and agreements. This time, her diligence paid off. Hidden deep within the text of her Squaremouth insurance policy was a contest to win $10,000. The company buried instructions for claiming the grand prize in the fine print of every Tin Leg Travel Insurance contract.
“If you’ve read this far, then you are one of the very few Tin Leg customers to review all of their policy documentation,” the fine print read. It included an email address and said the first person who replied would win the prize.
It reminded Andrews of an old trick she’s used on her high school students.
“I used to put a question like that midway through an exam, saying ‘If you’re reading this, skip the next question.’ That caught my eye and intrigued me to keep reading,” Andrews said.
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