I’ve had another busy month tracking down class-action settlements that will pay you cash.
Last month, I told you about six settlements accepting claims. We covered everything from Blue Buffalo pet food to Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi — even Whirlpool dishwashers!
I’ve tracked down five more class-action settlements this month from major companies like Abercrombie Fitch, Mitsubishi and Ford.
Most of the time, it only takes a few minutes to file a claim, meaning if you’re eligible, you could get free money just by clicking on the links below.
Let’s stop talking and start making you money!
1. Abercrombie Fitch, Abercrombie Kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks
Did you get unsolicited text messages about upcoming sales at Abercrombie Fitch, Abercrombie Kids, Hollister or Gilly Hicks?
If so, you could get a portion of Abercrombie’s $10 million class-action settlement!
Abercrombie Fitch (along with its subsidiaries) agreed to settle accusations the company sent spam texts to customers without consent — or any way to opt out.
The $10-million settlement will be divided up between all those filing claims, but you must file by May 15, 2016.
Abercrombie customers will need to provide the cell phone number where they received the unwanted text messages.
Click here for more details.
2. Stevia In The Raw
Did you pay more for the sweetener Stevia In The Raw because it was labeled as “100% Natural?”
You could be owed $16!
The maker of Stevia In The Raw agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the product label tricks customers into believing the “100% Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener” is all natural.
It actually contains chemical ingredients dextrose and maltodextrin.
Customers who purchased Stevia In The Raw can get $2 back for every box they bought, up to eight packages.
You don’t need to show any receipts, but you must file a claim form by June 6, 2016.
3. Ford, Lincoln Spark Plugs
Are you a current or former owner or lessee of a Ford F-150, Ford F-Super Duty truck, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator or Lincoln Mark LT?
If so, you could receive partial reimbursement for the cost of replacing spark plugs.
Ford and Lincoln owners who kept receipts or other documents showing the cost of replacing the spark plugs will receive higher reimbursement.
However, even if you don’t have any proof to submit with your claim, you can still get up to $50!
If you had your spark plugs replaced, you must file a claim form and submit receipts (if you have them) by Aug. 25, 2016.
4. HSBC Overdraft Fees
Do you bank through HSBC?
You might be owed money from an overdraft fee settlement.
HSBC agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations the banking giant intentionally posted debit transactions on customer accounts in highest-to-lowest dollar amount order to charge overdraft fees.
If you were charged an overdraft fee after June 30, 2007, you don’t need to do anything to receive a payout from the settlement. You’ll automatically receive a portion of the $30 million settlement.
Those charged an overdraft fee between Dec. 17, 2004, and June 30, 2007, must submit a claim form, as well as bank statements showing the overdraft fees.
You have until June 6, 2016 to file a claim.
Click here for more details.
5. Mitsubishi LaserVue TV
Did you buy a Mitsubishi LaserVue TV, only to find the video and color quality isn’t as good as you thought it’d be?
If so, Mitsubishi owe you money.
Mitsubishi agreed to offer several options to customers who purchased a LaserVue DLP TV as part of a settlement alleging the TVs have a defect that causes video and color abnormalities.
Mitsubishi TV owners can get a free repair, get reimbursed if you fixed the defect on your own or get a refund of at least $500.
To get money back from the TV settlement, file a claim form and a copy of your receipt showing the date you bought the TV by July 25, 2016.
If you think you qualify for any of these settlements, file a claim before the deadline so you don’t miss out on free money!
And be sure to check in next month to find out more ways to get cash back from even more settlements.
Your Turn: Have you ever received money from a class-action settlement?
Melissa LaFreniere is the News Editor at TopClassActions.com.