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August 5, 2015
by Anne Bucher
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Last month, I told you about seven class-action settlements you might qualify for.

Now, I’ll share seven more opportunities to get your hands on free stuff, from free children’s products to a payment of up to $500. All it takes is a few minutes to file a claim or update your address and see if you’re eligible.

If you made made a call to Howard Johnson’s reservations number, purchased a Peg Perego children’s riding vehicle or even if you simply bought fresh potatoes, you could claim free products or a cash payment. Let’s find out more now!

1. Howard Johnson Call Recording

Did you make a call to Howard Johnson’s reservation line while you were in California between Feb. 28, 2011 and March 23, 2012? If so, you may be able to file a claim and receive $140 or more from a class action settlement.

The settlement resolves a class-action lawsuit that alleges HoJo recorded phone calls without informing the caller, in violation of California law. The deadline to file a claim is Sept. 5, 2015. Find out more here.

2. Bank of America/Countrywide Lien Release

Are you a Georgia homeowner who recently paid off your mortgage?

Bank of America and Countrywide have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging they failed to provide homeowners who paid off their mortgages in full with a message of “satisfaction” or transfer of the lien within the timeframe required by Georgia law.

If you owned previously mortgaged property on Feb. 27, 2007 or April 1, 2015 and didn’t receive the required lien release documentation on time, you may be eligible to claim up to $500 from this class-action settlement.

You have to submit your claim by Aug. 24, 2015. Learn more.

3. Peg Perego Children’s Riding Vehicles

If you purchased a children’s riding vehicle made by Peg Perego with a label indicating it was “Made in the USA,” you may be able to claim free products from a class-action settlement!

The settlement resolves allegations Peg Perego included the “Made in the USA” label on its products even though they didn’t meet the standards required by law. If you submit a claim by Sept. 28, 2015, you could receive a free children’s safety vest, which is valued at $20.

To qualify for this settlement, you must have purchased the children’s riding vehicle between Aug. 11, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014. Find out more.

4. Nationwide Anti-Theft Device Discount

Pennsylvanians who use Nationwide for their auto insurance may be entitled to cash benefits from a class-action settlement.

Allegedly, the insurance company failed to provide policyholders with an anti-theft device discount, even though they had passive anti-theft systems installed in their vehicles by the manufacturers.

Eligible policyholders will automatically receive a payment, which is estimated to be about 6% of the amount paid for the insurance premium. However, you must make sure your current address is on file, and return an address verification form by Sept. 30, 2015. Learn more here.

5. Fresh Potatoes

If you purchased fresh potatoes, did you know you could be able to claim cash from a class-action settlement?

The settlement resolves allegations of a price-fixing conspiracy in the potato industry.

To be eligible for benefits, you must have purchased fresh potatoes for your own use (not for resale) from retailers in Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont or Wisconsin between Oct. 14, 2004 and April 10, 2015. The deadline to file a claim is Oct. 16, 2015. Learn more.

6. ExamSoft Bar Exam

If you took the July 2014 Bar Exam and were affected by a program glitch with the ExamSoft testing software, you could claim up to $90 from a class-action settlement.

The settlement resolves allegations that test takers were unable to upload their answers and were therefore unable to complete the Bar Exam due to the program glitch.

The deadline to file a claim hasn’t been set yet, but it will likely be in November 2015. Make sure you don’t miss out! Find out more.

7. American Psychological Association Fees

Current and former members of the American Psychological Association (APA) who paid practice assessment fees to the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) may be entitled to a full refund of the  fees.

These organizations allegedly misled members into believing these dues were required for APA membership, even though they were only actually required for APAPO membership. The deadline to file a claim is Oct. 12, 2015. Learn more.

If you think you qualify for any of these class-action settlements, don’t hesitate to file a claim!

Your Turn: Have you received money from any of these class-action settlements? Will you submit a claim?

Anne Bucher is the Managing Editor of TopClassActions.com.

by Anne Bucher
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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