Drive a Subaru? Drink Flax Milk? These 6 Companies Might Owe You Cash

Class-action settlements

Have you bought Annie Chun prepackaged noodles or Good Karma Flax Milk in the last few years?

If so, you could collect free money from these class-action settlements.

In April, I let you know about six different ways you could get a cash payout from companies like Snyder’s Pretzels or JCPenney.

This month I’m back with with even more settlements to help you collect money with just a few minutes of your time.

Hurry! Some of these class-action settlements are ending soon.

1. Annie Chun’s Soup or Noodle Bowls

Annie Chun’s consumers who bought one (or more) prepackaged food items labeled as containing “No MSG” can get $1.50 for each product claimed.

If you purchased Annie Chun’s noodle or soup bowls between Nov. 19, 2012, and March 23, 2016, you could get up to $15 without a receipt, but even more with proof of purchase!

Annie Chun’s customers must file a claim by July 20, 2016 to receive a payment from this settlement.

More details available here.

2. Citibank Call Recording

Citibank customers who called the company’s toll-free number and were recorded or monitored without being told ahead of time during April and May 2013 could receive up to $2,500 from a class-action settlement.

The financial giant agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of violating California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.

You’ll have to include the phone number you used to call the toll-free number within the claim form.

To receive a payout, you must file your claim no later than June 28, 2016.

Click here for more info.

3. Good Karma Flax Milk

If you bought Good Karma “Classic,” “Protein Plus” or “Flax Delight” Flax Milk in California between 2010 and 2015, you might be owed $30!

The settlement comes after a lawsuit accused the company of using artificial and synthetic ingredients in its flax milk.

For each carton of Good Karma milk you purchased, you can get up to $3 in reimbursement!

You don’t need a receipt, but you must file a claim by July 25, 2016.  

More info here.

4. Subaru Oil Burning

Did you own or lease a Subaru Outback, Forester or Legacy made between 2011 and 2015?

If so, you could receive an extended eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty and money for oil reimbursement.

Subaru agreed to the settlement after a class-action lawsuit accused the company of making vehicles containing a defect which causes excessive oil consumption.

Those owners/lessees of eligible Subaru cars will automatically receive the extended warranty without submitting a claim form.

However, if you want reimbursement for the cost of the oil defect, you need to fill out a claim form by Oct. 1, 2016, and include receipts (or other proof) showing you paid for an oil consumption repair.

Learn more here.

5. XL Foods E. Coli Contamination

If you bought XL Foods beef that was recalled for a possible E.coli contamination, you could receive a FULL refund!

XL Foods agreed to reimburse customers for the total cost of the possibly tainted beef. If you don’t have a receipt, it will offer you CA$25 (US$19.31).  

If you want to benefit from this class-action settlement, file a claim by Aug. 17, 2016.

More details are available here.

6. U.S. Bank Force-Placed Insurance

Is U.S. Bank your mortgage lender?

If so, you may be able to receive either a cash payout or a reduction in the amount you owe against your property.

U.S. Bank was accused of placing insurance on mortgage borrowers in such a way that the bank would get a “kickback” in the form of commission.

In addition to filing a claim form, you may be required to provide a copy of your U.S. Bank mortgage statement no later than Aug. 12, 2016.

Click here to learn more.

Your Turn: Do you qualify for any of these settlements? Let us know in the comments if you filed a claim — and what you received!

Melissa LaFreniere is the News Editor at