Be sure to read the fine print. We’ve all heard it, but how many people do it?
At least one, it turns out, and it just netted her an easy $10,000.
Last month, St. Petersburg-based company Squaremouth began hiding the instructions for claiming the prize in the policy document for every Tin Leg travel insurance policy it sold.
The company planned to run the contest for an entire year, thinking it unlikely that anyone would notice the section titled “pays to read” sandwiched between legal terms on page seven of the nearly 4,000-word document. If it went unnoticed, the plan was to donate the $10,000 to charity at the end of the year.
But they didn’t count on high school teacher Donelan Andrews, 59. The self-described unapologetic “nerd” who said she always reads the terms, whether it’s a digital software user agreement like the ones most of us breeze by before ticking the box, or a travel insurance policy, like the one she purchased for $400 through Squaremouth the same day the contest began.
Read the full Tampa Bay Times article online here: https://www.tampabay.com/business/she-read-the-fine-print-on-her-insurance-policy-it-won-her-10000-in-a-contest-20190305/