Bought Groceries At Walmart? You Could Be Owed $500

Gather up those receipts and snag some extra cash.

It’s safe to say that we’ve probably all done our grocery shopping at Walmart at some point or another and now, if you bought any kind of weighted groceries, you could be due a pay out.

That’s right, the class-action lawsuit that was first filed in 2022 has ended with a $22 million settlement from Walmart despite them denying any wrongdoing.

While you’re unlikely to have spent thousands of dollars and be owed a big chunk of that settlement, you may be able to claim a nice chunk to pay for your next visit to Walmart.

Why is Walmart paying out?

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The class action lawsuit claims that shoppers all over the US and also in Puerto Rico who bought meat and seafood sold by weight as well as bulk bags of certain citrus fruits paid more than the lowest price advertised.

As we said, Walmart denies this allegation but has decided to pay up anyway meaning that grocery shoppers can can now submit claims for cash payments.

The dates for shopping are pretty broad too and applies to anyone who bought weighted meat, seafood or bulk bags of citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits and tangerines between October 19, 2018 and January 19, 2024.

So, if you can remember what you restocked your cupboards with five years ago or have kept the receipts, you could be in luck.

How do you claim

First off, it’s important to know that you don’t actually need to have kept your receipts in order to have a valid claim. It’s still possible to get some money without these and payments will range depending on the claim.

If you don’t have proof of purchase (i.e. a receipt) then you can claim between $10 to $25 depending on how many eligible products you say you bought during the dates above.

If you have the receipts, however, you can claim back a total of 2% of the total cost of the products at a total cost of $500. That’s a decent payout.

Once your payment has been approved, you can receive it in a load of different ways such as via Venmo, Zelle, ACH or a virtual pre-paid Mastercard. If you want the actual paper check, this is possible too if you can’t receive payments electronically.

No need to rush either as you’ve got until June 5 to dig out those receipts and make a claim. The final hearing is scheduled for June 12 with objections and other comments allowed up until May 22.

Ready to make a claim? Check out this information from the settlement administrator to find out everything you need to know about the products covered and how to submit your claim.

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