Buy Groceries at Walmart? You May Be Entitled to Compensation...


SAN ANGELO, TX - There's less than a month left to claim part of a class action settlement with Walmart over the cost of weighted groceries. 

The deadline to submit a claim is June 5, with a final approval hearing set for June 12. Objections and other comments to the settlement can be made through May 22.

The class action lawsuit, filed in October 2022, alleges that Walmart shoppers across the U.S. who purchased certain sold-by-weight meat and seafood as well as select citrus sold in bulk bags paid more than the lowest price advertised in stores.

Walmart denied any wrongdoing but agreed to pay $45 million to settle the litigation. That means that impacted consumers can now submit claims for cash payments.

Consumers can learn more about submitting a claim and the products that are covered on the settlement administrator's website.

Cash payments are available for anyone who purchased these certain weighted meat, seafood, and bagged citrus products, including select oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines between October 19, 2018, and January 19, 2024.

Payments will range in amount depending on each claim. It's possible to get some money even if you don't have a purchase receipt anymore.

Consumers without proof of purchase can receive between $10 and $25, depending on how many eligible products they attest to buying during the settlement class period. Meanwhile, those with receipts or other documentation could be entitled to get 2% of the total cost for each product they purchased, up to $500.

Approved claimants will receive their payments electronically through Venmo, Zelle, ACH, or a virtual pre-paid MasterCard, but paper checks can also be requested for those unable to receive payments electronically.

Eligible customers must fill out a three-page claim form either online on the claims website or submitted through the mail. 

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