Reading the fine print may seem like a mundane task but it was certainly worth it for one Georgia schoolteacher.
For years, Donelan Andrews has been telling her students to read the fine print of every document they’re given — whether its something as simple as an exam or more complex like an insurance policy.
And now, Andrews has evidence to back up her argument, as she was recently rewarded $10,000 by an insurance company for reading her contract extra carefully.
While planning for an upcoming trip to England with her friends, Andrews, 59, opted to purchase a travel insurance package in the event that she would have to cancel, The Washington Post reported.
As she read through the documents from Tin Leg (a subsidiary of Florida company Squaremouth), the Thomaston native noticed something unusual written in the fine print on the seventh page.
The “Pays to Read” contract — hidden on the last page of the policy — explained that the first person to read through everything and discover the contest would win a $10,000 grand prize, Squaremouth said.
“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 text read, adding that the person must email Squaremouth and mention the contest to win the money.
After immediately sending her email, Andrews thought back to the tests she would often give her students in which she stressed the importance of reading every word on an important document.
“I used to put a question like that midway through my exams, saying, ‘If you’re reading this, skip the next question.’ Right when I saw the wording, it reminded me of that and intrigued me to keep reading,” she told Squaremouth.
Andrews ultimately won the $10,000 prize, after 23 hours and 73 other policies passed by. As a consumer economics major in college, Andrews said reading the fine print came as second-nature to her.
Read the full People article online here: https://people.com/human-interest/georgia-woman-wins-10000-fine-print-insurance-policy/