Time to check your receipts. You could be entitled to a portion of millions of dollars from class action settlements. A handful of major brands are settling class actions in the next few months, and you can get a piece of the pie.
Check out this list of lawsuits filed this year and see if you qualify for any.
Users of the popular dating app Bumble who purchased a Bumble Boost subscription between November 2014 and July 2020 are eligible for this settlement. Bumble allegedly failed to inform users about how to cancel Boost, auto-renewed the paid service, and refused refunds. While Bumble denies any wrongdoing, the company agreed to settle for $22.5 million and change the terms of service for Boost.
Eligible class members can submit a claim until November 23rd, and the max payout is expected to be up to $129.
A group of contact lens companies – led by 1-800 Contacts – agreed to pay $40 million to settle an anti-trust class-action suit. The lawsuit alleges that these companies illegally signed non-compete agreements to refrain from advertising against one another. As a result, consumers allegedly may have missed out on cheaper contact options.
You can receive compensation based on how much you spent on contacts if you purchased contact lenses from one of the following companies:
- 1-800 Contacts (between Jan. 1, 2004 and Sept. 12, 2019)
- Vision Direct/Walgreens (between January 1, 2004, and September 12, 2019)
- National Vision (between March 10, 2010, and September 19, 2017)
- Luxottica of America (between December 23, 2013, and July 5, 2019)
According to the class-action suit, Walmart falsely advertised packaged foods as on sale, when the purchase price did not reflect a discount. Consumers who purchased “beef, pork, poultry, fish, and other types of packaged foods marked with unit pricing” at Walmart between February 7th, 2015, and August 26th, 2020 are eligible for the suit. While the upcharges often cost customers a few dollars or cents at the register, the suit alleges that Walmart took in millions through this pricing tactic.
Class members with proof of purchase can be rewarded up to $40, and those affected without proof can still claim $10. The deadline to file a claim is January 4th.
Nissan Rogue and INFINITI QX56 owners who purchased white-painted vehicles may be eligible for up to $600 in this class action suit. Nissan allegedly used defective paint, according to the lawsuit, leading to chipping and peeling. Plaintiffs claim they had to pay for refurbishments themselves, and would not have purchased the vehicle if they knew the paint was poor quality.
To qualify, you must have purchased:
- A white-painted Nissan Rogue produced between January 11, 2013, and April 23, 2013
- a white-painted INFINITI QX56 produced between November 20, 2009, and December 12, 2012
If you bought a certain model of LG refrigerator between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2017., you may qualify as a class member in this suit against LG. The firm settled to resolve claims that certain fridges had a cooling defect that caused them to fail. LG did not include any coverage for this defect in the warranty, and thus consumers were left out of luck.
Now, impacted class members can take back up to $6,000 for the cost of repairs, spoiled food, and a new fridge with proof of purchase. The deadline to submit a claim is January 11th.
Are you subscribed to SiriusXM’s “Lifetime Plan” or “Lifetime Subscription?” If so, you could be entitled to compensation. According to the class action suit lodged against the streaming company, Sirius only extended the policy for the lifetime of the radio, while consumers believed it lasted for their lifetimes. As a result, the plaintiffs in the suit claimed that if they had known how the policy worked, they would not have paid for the expensive service.
Anyone who purchased a lifetime plan can receive up to $100 in damages from Sirius, although the company claims no wrongdoing occurred. Class members should submit claims by January 12th.