We’ve all been there; you’re making a cup of coffee in the office kitchen when a troupe of workers enter, talking loudly about that battle on Game of Thrones and you have to sprint away, hands over ears, loudly humming, coffee abandoned.
Or at least some of us have.
But an English insurance company wants to alleviate the pain and terror by offering spoiler insurance.
Endsleigh’s spoiler insurance policy offers compensation of up to £100 ($186 AUD) for when someone has a Game of Thrones-related plotline spoiled by friends, family or social media. Victims of spoilers will also be eligible for a NOW TV pass which allows them to view all eight series.
As Endsleigh explained, there’s a whole 19 hours between when the show airs in the US and when it finally hits screens in the UK – a period where UK fans are incredibly vulnerable.
“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,” said Endsleigh head of marketing Julia Alpan.
“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.
“Whether it’s a colleague at work who has stayed up and streamed the show at 2am, or a rogue news article giving away the story on social media – our Spoiler Cover will help provide consolation for fans who have had the ending revealed prematurely.”
Ah, this sounds like a gimmick
Ding ding ding.
This is definitely an insurance gimmick, but there is still a chance to score some sweet cash.
“The night may be dark and full of spoilers, and as much as we’d love to offer you a real spoiler insurance policy, our Game of Thrones inspired competition will be offering NOW TV passes and £100 pay outs to 10 lucky winners,” Endsleigh explained.
The “insurance” product is actually a competition, which closes on Sunday 26 May. Entrants need to share the worst spoiler they’ve heard to enter, and they must be over 18 and residing in the UK.
The final episode of Game of Thrones will air in the US on Sunday 19 May and in Australia on Monday 20 May.
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