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These 6 Companies Might Owe You Money From Class-Action Settlements

Updated June 15, 2016
by Melissa LaFreniere
Contributor

When I’m not helping Penny Hoarders find amazing free money from settlements, I’m busy scanning food labels looking for “natural” claims.

My daughters love salty snacks, so it was a no-brainer to purchase Snyder’s “all natural” pretzels for what I thought was a healthy snack option.

In March, I let you know about a settlement from the makers of Snyder’s pretzels, who were accused of falsely advertising some products as “all natural” when they allegedly contained genetically modified ingredients and artificial colors.

As a mom, I was disappointed that the so-called “natural” snack didn’t live up to its label, but as a consumer I was glad I could at least get some money back from my purchases!

I know I’ve said it before, but you will be shocked by how little time it takes to fill out a typical claim form. I timed filling out the Snyder’s settlement claim form to prove it, and it took me less than two minutes!

If you’ve never filed for an open settlement before, now’s a good time to try it. This month, I found six different ways you might be eligible to earn money with just minutes of your time.

Let’s jump right in!

1. Omaha Steaks TCPA

Did you get an annoying telemarketing phone call from Omaha Steaks between 2009 and 2013? If so, you can get $60 cash or an $80 gift card from a class-action settlement!

To benefit from this settlement, you will have to provide the phone number where you received a robocall from Omaha Steaks, as well as fill out a claim form.

You must file a claim no later than Aug. 12, 2016.

Learn more here.

2. XHose Expandable Hose

If you bought an XHose but were disappointed by its failure to keep up with promises of being made from a super-strong design, you could benefit from this class action settlement!

Individuals who purchased an XHose either by phone, online or in a retail store in the U.S. between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 29, 2015, can get up to $15 per hose or $30 if you return the male and female XHose end fittings.

To qualify, you must file a claim form no later than Aug. 29, 2016.

Click here for more info.

3. NFL and Reebok Apparel

Football fans in California who bought jerseys, hats or shoes that displayed either the NFL logo or the logo of any NFL team can get money back from their purchase!

NFL and Reebok agreed to pay nearly $5 million to resolve claims that they conspired together to raise the price of fan gear in violation of California antitrust laws.

If you include a proof of purchase (like a receipt) with your claim form, you could get up to $15 for a hat, $45 for a jersey and $45 for shoes. Fans who can’t provide a receipt showing proof but who file a claim form can still get half that amount.

The deadline to file a claim for the NFL class action settlement is Sept. 3, 2016.

Find out if you qualify here.

4. Home Depot Data Breach

Did you use a self-checkout lane at Home Depot between April and September 2014 and pay with a debit or credit card?

If so, your private information could have been compromised due to a data breach and you could be eligible to benefit from a Home Depot class-action settlement.

Home Depot has agreed to pay $13 million to customers affected by the data hack to help cover the cost of out-of-pocket financial losses, as well as reimburse individuals for the time spent fixing issues related to the breach.

You can claim up to $10,000, but you must submit documentation proving you suffered monetary loss along with your claim form.

To benefit from this settlement, file a claim by Oct. 29, 2016.

More info is available here.

5. Norcold RV Refrigerators

Do you own an RV or boat that has a Norcold refrigerator installed? If so, you could get a portion of $36 million class-action settlement or a three-year extended warranty!

The Norcold settlement resolves claims that the refrigerators contain a cooling unit defect that may increase the risk of fire.

If you own (or used to own) a Norcold 1200 or N8 Series gas absorption refrigerator made between 2002 and 2013, you might be included in the settlement.

The deadline to file a claim form for this settlement is Aug. 26, 2016.

Click here to learn more.

6. Citizens Bank HELOC

Are you a Citizens Bank customer with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)? Then you could get at least $20 from a class-action settlement.

Citizens Bank has agreed to settle accusations that it improperly calculated minimum payments by not using a level amortization method for repayment.

Those included in this settlement are Citizens Bank customers who obtained a HELOC from a branch in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island before July 8, 2006.

If you want to benefit from this settlement, you must file a claim form by Nov. 22, 2016.

Make sure you qualify here.

Your Turn: Do any of these companies owe you money?

Melissa LaFreniere is the News Editor for Top Class Actions.

by Melissa LaFreniere
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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