Class action lawsuits happen on a regular basis when a group of consumers sues the manufacturer for false advertising, unsafe products, data breaches, and inferior quality for products and services you might have in your own home or driveway. When a judge determines a company is in the wrong, they are required to pay class action rebates to the affected customers.

You have to submit a claim form by a specific deadline to receive your rebate. While you might receive a postcard from the manufacturer about the class action rebate, sometimes you might not find out about the lawsuit until after the deadline has lapsed.

Below is a list of active class action rebates you might be eligible for. To determine your eligibility for these rebates, pay attention to the following details:

  • The manufacturing date of the product or the qualifying subscription period (Class Period)
  • Filing deadline
  • Do you need to mail any documentation before the application deadline?

Class action rebates all have different payouts. Some might offer a flat-rate based on the purchase price, while other rebates decrease in size when more applications are filed.

While some class action rebate applications can be completed completely online, you may sometimes have to mail the form, proof of purchase, or other required information to prove you actually purchased the product during the class period.

In addition to seeing if you qualify for any of these class action rebates, you might be able to find free money from the government too!

1. Amazon Unauthorized In-App Purchases

If your child accidentally made an in-app Amazon purchase, you can receive a refund for the unauthorized charges.

  • Claim Period: November 2011 to May 2016
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2018

2. Anthem Inc. Data Breach

Those affected by the Anthem Inc. healthcare data breach in February 2015 can receive financial compensation of up to $36 for credit monitoring services (when you decline their free credit monitoring service) and any out-of-pocket expenses up to $10,000.  To receive both rebates, you need to pay attention to the two unique deadlines.

  • Claim Period: February 2015 data breach
  • Potential Payout: Up to $10,000
  • Application Deadline: January 29, 2018, for free credit monitoring service or $36
    February 1, 2019, for out-of-pocket expenses

3. Aveeno Active Naturals

If you purchased any Aveeno Active Naturals between May 7, 2007 and June 13, 2017, you can receive up to $50 in class action rebates.

  • Claim Period: May 7, 2007 to June 13, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Up to $50 ($2.50 per product)
  • Application Deadline: February 4, 2018

4. ADT Home Security

ADT Home Security is offering either a $15 or $45 rebate depending on when you purchased a residential home security system with at least one wireless peripheral sensor from ADT or an ADT dealer.

  • Claim Period: November 13, 2009 to August 15, 2016
  • Potential Payout: $15 or $45
  • Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

5. Athletic KT Tape

If you purchased a KT Tape product between October 3, 2011 November 3, 2017, you can receive up to 50% of the full retail price for five KT products.

  • Claim Period: October 3, 2011 to November 3, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Up to 50% of full retail price
  • Application Deadline: May 16, 2018

6. Atlanta Hawks Store Receipts

If you used your credit or debit card at the Atlanta Hawks‘ Hawks Shop at Phillips Arena between 2014 and 2016 you can be eligible for a $100 rebate if your receipt included your expiration date.

  • Claim Period: August 1, 2014 to January 24, 2016
  • Potential Payout: Up to $100
  • Application Deadline: June 8, 2018

7. Azek Decking

If you purchased Azek Decking between 2007 and 2012, and still own the decking material at your house, you can earn a rebate up to $2,000. You will need to provide visual pictures of your Azek deck and share any additional treatments you have used on your deck since it was installed.

  • Claim Period: August 1, 2014 to December 31, 2012
  • Potential Payout: Up to $2,000
  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2018

8. Bank of America

If your Bank of America credit card balance was charged off to Debt Buyer on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2015, you can be eligible for a rebate equivalent to the payments you made after receiving a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge.

  • Claim Period: January 1, 2008 to October 1, 2015
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2018

9. CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding

The CertainTeed WeatherBoards fiber cement siding (exterior siding) installed on your house before September 30, 2013 can be reimbursed because of excessive shrinkage.

Unlike some of the other rebates on this list that have time-sensitive applications deadlines, you have until August 2020 to submit a deadline. Even if you are the previous homeowner, you can still qualify for the rebate when you submit the application within 90 days after closing.

  • Claim Period: Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: August 11, 2020

10. Dish Network

If you own one of the 18,066 telephone numbers on the “Do Not Call” registry on that Dish Network called, you can receive a $1,200 rebate! Simply enter your phone number to see if you qualify.

  • Claim Period: May 11, 2010 and August 1, 2011
  • Potential Payout: $1,200
  • Application Deadline: March 7, 2018

See how you can save some additional money and watch cable TV for free!

11. Electrolux Clothes Dryer

Electrolux is offering a class action rebate on a freestanding clothes dryer built between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011. Even if you don’t own the Electrolux brand, you still might qualify if your clothes dryer is one of the following brands:

  • Crosley
  • Frigidaire
  • Gibson
  • Kelvinator
  • Kenmore
  • Tappan
  • White Westinghouse

You can receive a credit to buy a new dryer, a free dryer cleaning, or up to $1,300 reimbursement if your Electrolux dryer caught fire.

  • Claim Period: January 1 2002 to December 31, 2011
  • Potential Payout: Up to $1,300
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

12. Flushmate Toilet System

Owners of the Flushmate Series 503 can receive a rebate for any damages caused by an exploding part. To have your out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed you must first have the appropriate repair kits installed.

  • Claim Period: October 14, 1997 to June 30, 2009
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: September 18, 2018

13. Ford PowerShift Transmission

Owners of select Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus cars with a PowerShift transmission can either receive a cash rebate or Ford purchase discount when they submit a claim.

  • Claim Period: 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or 2012-2016 Ford Focus
  • Potential Payout: Up to $2,325 cash rebate or $4,650 purchase discount certificate
  • Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

14. Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles overcharged Indiana residents $62 million for various fees from 2002 to 2014. Your refund will be rewarded as a credit from $1 to $50. You can see if you qualify by entering your name and either your Social Security number or your driver’s license number.

  • Claim Period: 2002 to 2014
  • Potential Payout: $1 to $50
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

15. Kenmore Grills

Kenmore is offering a class action rebate on 15 different grill models with a defective galvanized steel firebox. You can be reimbursed up to $180 if you purchased one of these grill models.

  • Claim Period: None
  • Potential Payout: Up to $180
  • Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

16. Kenneth Cole Unpaid Internship

Current and former unpaid Kenneth Cole interns can receive $315 as a class action settlement. You will need to submit proof that you were an unpaid intern to receive the money.

  • Claim Period: December 2, 2008 to July 31, 2017
  • Potential Payout: $315
  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

17. Neiman Marcus Data Breach

Hackers installed malware at select Neiman Marcus stores in 2013. You will receive up to $100 because your personal data was compromised.

  • Claim Period: July 16, 2013 to January 10, 2014
  • Potential Payout: Up to $100
  • Application Deadline: January 17, 2018

18. Olympic Rescue It! and Revitalize

If you put Olympic Rescue It! or Pittsburgh Paint Revitalize on your deck between 2013 and 2017, you can receive a rebate of up to $6 per square foot.

  • Claim Period: Jan 1, 2013 to April 27, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Up to $6 per square foot
  • Application Deadline: August 24, 2018

19. Poz-Lok Fire Sprinkler System

If your building has a Poz-Lok fire sprinkler system that leaks, you can be reimbursed for the repair costs. You must submit the rebate application within one year of experiencing the leak.

  • Claim Period: Within one year of experiencing a leak
  • Potential Payout: $10 to $30 per linear foot plus up to 100% of repair costs
  • Application Deadline: June 17, 2019

20. Petco Unpaid Overtime

If you were an assistant manager at Petco, you can submit a claim for unpaid overtime. You must have worked in one of seven states to qualify for this claim.

  • Claim Period: November 23, 2013 to June 18, 2016
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: January 16, 2018

21. Shorter University Data Breach

Students of Shorter University can claim up to $175 if documents containing their identity were breached in September 2014. You can also receive one year of free identity monitoring services.

  • Claim Period: Attended Shorter University before September 2014
  • Potential Payout: Up to $175
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

22. Sony Xperia

Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets are supposed to be waterproof, but some models are eligible for a 50% retail price reimbursement. In all, 24 different Xperia devices are eligible for the rebate.

  • Claim Period: Must own an eligible Sony Xperia device
  • Potential Payout: 50% of suggested retail price
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2018

23. Takata Air Bags

The Takata airbag lawsuit made national headlines because it affected six different automobile brands. You should have received a postcard in the mail for this rebate, but you can also enter your VIN number(s) to double check your eligibility.

  • Claim Period: November 21, 2008 to September 19, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: To Be Determined

This class action lawsuit is still going through the legal process. But, it’s not too soon to register your vehicle to ensure you will receive a settlement when a decision has been reached.

24. Texas Roadhouse

If you were over the age of 40 when you applied to work at a Texas Roadhouse location and weren’t hired, you might be eligible for an age discrimination claim.

  • Claim Period: January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2014
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

25. TransUnion Alert List

If your landlord ran a TransUnion credit check to process your rental application, you can receive a $400 rebate if they sold your “Alert List” information.

  • Claim Period: February 2012 to December 2013
  • Potential Payout: $400
  • Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

26. Uber

If you used the Uber app to become a driver prior to January 3, 2015, you can be eligible for a rebate because Uber and Rasier violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations for reporting background checks.

  • Claim Period: Used Uber app on or before January 3, 2015
  • Potential Payout: $27 to $62
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

27. Uponor Brass Pipe Fittings

If your house has faulty Uponor brass pipe fittings that have excessive zinc content. The rebate will reimburse you for previous damage claims and future damages related to the faulty plumbing components.

  • Claim Period: Depends on when damage occurs
  • Potential Payout: Up to $150,000 in Nevada; up to $60,000 for the rest of the United States
  • Application Deadline: Varies by state

28. Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

If you own a Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche that was involved with the Volkswagen emissions scandal, you can be reimbursed for part of your vehicle purchase price and VW might even buy it back from you. Since the scandal depreciated the resale values of these certain models that either has a diesel 2.0 liter or 3.0-liter engine.

  • Claim Period: Enter VIN to determine eligibility
  • Potential Payout: 10% of purchase price plus $1,529
  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

29. Waste Industries

Customers of Waste Industries that paid a fuel surcharge or energy recovery fee between March 3, 2011 and September 15, 2017, can recoup those fees.

  • Claim Period: March 3, 2011 and September 15, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

30. Watts Water Heater and FloodSafe Connector

You can receive a rebate for a Watts Water Heater or FloodSafe Connector to cover the costs of replacement parts and property damage.

  • Claim Period: Any property containing a Watts Water Heater or FloodSafe Connector after August 4, 2008
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: One year for replacement parts and four years for property damage

31. Wells Fargo

For 15 years, Wells Fargo employees opened fraudulent accounts to meet performance quotas. You will receive reimbursement for any account fees, credit score damage, and related expenses that stem from these unauthorized accounts.

  • Claim Period: May 1, 2002 to April 20, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2018

32. Western Union

If you sent a Western Union payment to a scammer between January 2004 and January 2017, you can receive a partial refund for your fraudulent payments.

  • Claim Period: January 1, 2004 to January 19, 2017
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

33. West Virginia Kanawha Valley Water Contamination

If you were impacted by the 2014 West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant contamination, you can submit a claim as a resident, business, or wage earner. As a resident, you will earn a prorated amount based on the number of people in your house. Business owners and wage earners can be compensated for lost income with proper documentation.

You can even be reimbursed for related medical expenses and pregnant women can also receive a one-time $1,500 payment.

  • Claim Period: January 9, 2014
  • Potential Payout: Varies
  • Application Deadline: February 21, 2018

Summary

As you see, class action rebates come in many varieties. Depending on the scope of the lawsuit and the agreement terms, you can have anywhere from 75 days to several years to submit a claim. Don’t wait until the last minute in case you need to submit additional documentation; if it’s late, you miss out.

Do you qualify for any of these rebates? What about your family members and friends?

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