We’ve all been there before, you’re looking forward to watching a movie, or TV show, and then someone goes out and tells you a spoiler. For some, that can ruin the entire movie because now you know what’s going to happen. Unless you don’t have internet, or friends with common interests, and you never leave your room, it can be hard to avoid spoilers. Which is why one insurance company decided to offer up to $130 in compensation to fans if anyone spoils the Game of Thrones final episodes for them.
19 Hours of Spoilers
The TV show, Game of Thrones, has run through a few seasons and now we’re boiling down to the finale. The last episode is estimated to be viewed by over a billion people across the world and will be released at 9 p.m. this Sunday in America- which is 19 hours before Game of Throne fans in the UK will get to watch it. This large time gap leaves plenty of time to stumble across an article with gory details of all the happenings in the season finale, or for a friend who stayed up until 3 a.m. to tell you what happened in the last episode.
UK-based Endsleigh Insurance Services decided to market off of the fear of discovering a spoiler and is now offering, for the first time ever, spoiler insurance.
Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows of the last decade and the finale promises to bring in some of the largest audiences on record.”  Alpan continued, “With the show historically airing on US screens ahead of the UK, spoilers have always been an issue – so we wanted to address that head on with the first ever spoiler insurance policy, that will offer financial compensation for anyone whose day is ruined by an unwanted plot reveal.”
A New Thing
Unhappy fans who have had their experience spoiled can fill out a brief form  for a chance to receive $130 along with a NOW TV pass  so that they can re-watch their favorite episodes. There are limited spots for the cash payout and TV passes if you get Game of Thrones Spoiled, but Alpan says that there could be future spoiler insurance. “This is the first time we’ve launched a spoiler insurance offering, but if we receive a good response then we might even roll the policy out for other popular TV shows.”
- ^Octobercms. “game of Thrones Spoiler Insurance | Press Release | Endsleigh.” 16 May. 2019, www.endsleigh.co.uk/press-releases/game-of-thrones-spoiler-insurance/?wgu=264045_54264_15580241937418_cabcf3cce1&wgexpiry=1565800193&utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=54264&agent=00773. (go back ↩)
- ^Insurance, Endsleigh. “GOT Competition.” Endsleigh, 16 May. 2019, www2.endsleigh.co.uk/personal/gadget/forms/got-competition/?_ga=2.159096562.951744927.1557996946-1885717824.1557996946. (go back ↩)
- ^Terms and Conditions https://www.endsleigh.co.uk/storage/app/media/PDFS/terms-conditions/Game%20of%20Thrones%20Spoiler%20Cover%20April%202019.pdf (go back ↩)