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If You Bought These Cereals, Post May Owe You Money

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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
  • Selects
  • Honeycomb
  • Shredded Wheat
  • Alpha-Bits
  • 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 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


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