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Do you eat Post cereal? You might be entitled to some money.
Rather than go to trial, Post has decided to end a lawsuit by paying a $15 million settlement to customers. Why was Post sued? Who gets settlement money? How do you get money?
We’ve got the answers. Here’s what you need to know:
Post got sued for claiming certain cereals are good for your health.
Certain Post cereals have claimed, on their packaging, that they’re healthy — but the lawsuit claims that language is misleading because of the cereals’ added sugar. Those cereals include:
- Honey Bunches of Oats
- Great Grains
- Raisin Bran
- Bran Flakes
- Honey Bunches of Oats Granola
- Shredded Wheat
- Waffle Crisp
- Golden Crisp
You may be entitled to some of the $15 million settlement.
Since Post settled the class-action lawsuit, the Court didn’t determine whether the claims of false advertising were true, but the cereal makers will be paying customers $15 million.
If you bought any of those cereals between Aug. 29, 2012 and Nov. 2, 2020, you’re eligible to receive a portion of the settlement.
Based on the estimated number of claims, the class-action website says payouts will be just over $14 per claim on average.
File a claim online by May 19, 2021, to be eligible for a payout.
The only way to get a payment from this settlement is to head to AddedSugarClassAction.com and do the following by May 19, 2021:
- Click “Submit a Claim“
- Enter your personal info
- Share which products you bought and how often
- Choose how to receive your payment: prepaid Mastercard, PayPal or Venmo