MILLIONS of shoppers are being refunded after a fashion retailer settled a $197 million settlement over allegedly fake discounts.
boo-hoo and its brands were affected by the lawsuit in May 2020.
The lawsuit alleged that the company violated California law by advertising clothing items on offer although they were never sold at the “original” price shown.
For example, a pair of pants might originally have been advertised as $50 and were on sale for $20, but actually never sold for $50.
buyer I thought they were saving money but paid the regular price.
boo-hoo announced It would settle the case last month while maintaining its innocence.
Now the company is remedying the situation by sending out gift cards to around 9.4 million customers who allegedly made a purchase bogus sales.
How much can you get back?
buyer You will receive one or more gift cards valued at $10 to cover the purchase and $7.28 to cover shipping, for a total of $17.28.
An estimated 11.3 million gift cards are sent for the Boohoo-owned brand the customer purchased from, meaning some shoppers receive more than one payment.
Customers are eligible if they are eligible California Residents who purchased products from the retailers between April 2016 and June 2022.
Gift cards can be used on any item on any of the three sites.
Unlike most settlements, there is no need to submit an application to receive payment.
The Sun contacted Boohoo for comment.
A SIMILAR SITUATION
One lawsuit alleged the store tricked customers into believing they were receiving a BOGO (buy one, get one or two free) offer.
The deal was aimed specifically at Club Card members.
Two buyer The company reportedly filed a lawsuit in 2016, alleging that the grocery store fraudulently increased meat prices in order to pass the cost of the “free” items on to shoppers First class promotions.
Examples cited in the lawsuit included boneless pork chops, which normally sold for $4.49 a pound but were boosted to $12.99 a pound as part of the BOGO deal.
The parties to the lawsuit will receive an equal share of the settlement, which is estimated at $200.
Eligible are those who purchased these “Offers” between May 4th, 2015 and September 7th, 2016 using a Safeway Club Card.
Another settlement offers buyers whopping prices $5,750 to fix everything.
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