Bought Pretzels or Chips in the Past 9 Years? You Could Get a Free $20

Class-action settlements

Looking for a way to make easy money?

Each year, consumers just like you collect FREE money from class-action settlements, and most of the time it only takes a few minutes to file a claim!

Last month, I told you about five settlements you might be eligible to join from companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Mitsubishi, Ford and Stevia In The Raw.

And now I’ve got six more settlements from huge companies like Avis, JCPenney and Snyder’s snacks!

So what are you waiting for? Check whether you’re eligible for free cash or products from any of these settlements.  

1. Snyder’s

Love pretzels or chips?

If you purchased Snyder’s pretzels or Cape Cod chips between Nov. 13, 2007 and Mar. 3, 2016, you might be owed $20!

Snyder’s agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle accusations the snack maker falsely advertised its pretzel and chip products as “all natural.” They actually contain artificial colors and genetically modified ingredients.

Customers who purchased Snyder’s snacks can get $1 per item, up to $20.

You don’t need to show any receipts, but you do need to file a claim by July 5, 2016.

Click here for details.

2. AG Adriano Goldschmied Apparel

Did you buy AG Adriano Goldschmied apparel in California, either online or through upscale retailers like Nordstrom between June 4, 2010 and Feb. 29, 2016?

If it’s labeled “Made in USA” or “Made in the USA,” you could get one free pair of AGAG pants or one free $20 promo code!

You don’t have to provide a receipt unless you’re trying to get more than two promo codes or pairs of pants.

However, if you want either of those settlement options you must file a claim no later than May 29, 2016.

More info here.

3. It’s Just Lunch

Did you pay for an It’s Just Lunch matchmaking service on or after Oct. 15, 2001?

If so, you could receive a date voucher valued at $450 from a settlement claiming the dating company overcharged customers — while ignoring their dating preferences.

It’s Just Lunch members don’t have to provide any proof of purchase, but they must file a claim no later than June 25, 2016.

Learn more here.

4. Avis and Budget

Avis and Budget customers who were charged a “Frequent Traveler Program Surcharge” when renting a car may be entitled to $129!

Budget customers who were charged the fee between Nov. 27, 2006 and Feb. 17, 2013 are eligible for the cash pay-out.

Avis customers can join the class-action settlement if they were charged the fee between July 14, 2005 and June 14, 2012.

Rental car consumers who wanted frequent-flyer miles from Avis and Budget travel partners and were charged for it also can receive a portion of this settlement.

You don’t need to show receipts, but you must file a claim by July 5, 2016.

More details here.

5. JCPenney

Did you buy JCPenney clothing in California advertised at a 30% off or more between Nov. 5, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2012 or Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014?

If so, you could get a chunk of a $50 million “fake sale” settlement, either as a cash payment or store credit.

You don’t need a receipt to join the settlement, but you only have until June 30, 2016 to file.

Click here for more details.

6. Rexall

If you bought a Rexall joint health supplement between 2005 and 2013, you could get $8 per bottle up to $104!

The company was accused of making false statements on the labels of certain dietary supplements and agreed to settle. Find a list of included products right here.

You will have to submit a claim by Sept. 28, 2016 to receive a cash payment, but you don’t have to provide any receipts.

More info here.

Your Turn: Are you going to file for any of these class-action settlements? Let us know when you get your benefits!

Melissa LaFreniere is the News Editor at