No thanks to the internet, it is now very easy for anyone to be faced unwittingly with spoilers. It is no different for Game of Thrones fans, who might worry about coming across major plot details by accident.
Now, an insurance company has devised a strategy to pay fans for seeing spoilers. UK-based Endsleigh Insurance Services is offering fans up to £100 (US$130) in compensation through a new ‘Spoiler Insurance Policy’ that will repay fans if friends, family members or social media accounts divulge the GoT plot to them.
The policy is directed at UK fans who either have to stay up until 2am to catch the simulcast or wait 19 hours to watch the episodes air a second time on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday, giving a huge window of time for spoilers.
Endsleigh’s new plan not only provides monetary compensation, but also offers “victims” of spoilers a consolatory Now TV pass that gives them access to all eight seasons of the popular series.
Julian Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, explains that as GoT is one of the biggest shows of the last decade, for UK audiences who are watching the show after US audiences, they will be offered financial compensation for spoilers. This is the first time it has rolled out such a policy, and future extensions to other shows will depend on general feedback.
As of current, there are only 10 pay-outs and television passes available, so interested fans have to act swiftly and apply here before the deadline on 26 May.[via Insider, cover image via IMDb]