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March 11, 2019

It Pays to Read the Fine Print, Literally

Filed under: Travel — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 6:06 am

Since 2006, we have encouraged you to always read the fine print so you don’t get snookered by the strings and catches buried in advertisements, contracts, etc. A Georgia teacher did just that a few weeks ago and got an unexpected surprise.

She had visited a travel insurance website called SquareMouth to buy a policy for an upcoming trip. Like all insurance policies, there was a ton of fine print that could trip up a purchaser. Most people don’t have the patience to wade through that stuff, but our teacher did.

*MOUSE PRINT:

Squaremouth excerpt

The section above says because most customers don’t read the fine print of travel insurance policies to their detriment, the company launched a contest to highlight this problem. It went on to say that the first person who spotted this section of the policy and contacted the company would win $10,000!

This smart Georgia teacher found the clause a mere 23 hours after the contest was launched, and is now $10,000 richer.

Squaremouth winner

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3 Comments »

  1. Great news on a Monday morning! Congratulations to her!

    Comment by Stephanie — March 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am
  2. that is some great news for sure.

    Comment by richard Ginn — March 11, 2019 @ 11:52 am
  3. Lucky her. But honestly, if I found something like that in terms and conditions that I was reading online I would have assumed it was a scam because 99.99% of the time it is!

    Comment by John — March 11, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

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