Squaremouth awards $ 300,000 in "Top-Secret Travel Insurance Policy" reading contest


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ST. PETERSBURG Fla. March 5, 2019 – The travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, understands that most travelers do not read their policies. An oversight that can sometimes lead to a lack of clarity in coverage and rejected claims. To emphasize the importance of reading political information, Squaremouth ran a top-secret contest that resulted in a grand prize of $ 10,000 and a donation of $ 20,000.

Squaremouth launched the Pays to Read competition on February 11, 2019, with the goal of earning a first prize of $ 10,000 to the first person to find hidden text in their policy documents. To Squaremouth's surprise, the competition, which was to last a full year, was won in just 23 hours by Donelan Andrews, a teacher of consumer economics from Georgia.

"We launched the 'Pays to Read' competition to remind people to read their policy summary to make sure they get the policy they want or cancel their policy for a full refund," says Chris Harvey. CEO of Squaremouth.

At the conclusion of the contest, Squaremouth also donated $ 10,000 to Reading Is Fundamental, a charity for children. Inspired by Donelan's dedication to her schools, Squaremouth donated a $ 5,000 surprise donation each to the two high schools the winner teaches in Georgia – Upson-Lee High School and Lamar County High School.

"It has always been important to me to teach students to read their contracts because of my background in consumer economics," says Donelan. "I always read every contract I sign. It really paid off for me! "

For more information on Squaremouth's Pays to Read campaign, visit https://www.squaremouth.com/campaign/pays-to-read

Do you want to talk to us? Please contact our Pays to Read team at (727) 260-5012. We are open Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm (ET).