Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement, Eligibility and How to claim?

On January 19, 2024, a Florida judge granted preliminary approval to a $45 million class-action settlement against Walmart, resolving a lawsuit alleging the retail giant overcharged customers for weighted groceries. 

Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement

The Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement was reached after a class action lawsuit filed against Walmart for its alleged practice of misrepresenting the prices of certain products through what has been termed as “Weighted Goods Pricing Scheme.” 

This scheme involved advertising some items at lower prices than they actually cost, which led to discrepancies in the final sale prices when customers checked out. 

As per the terms of the settlement, Walmart agreed to establish a Qualified Settlement Fund (QSF) ranging between $4.5 million and an amount that would be determined by the number of valid claims received. 

Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement Eligibility 

The Walmart weighted goods settlement is open to U.S. consumers who purchased qualifying weighted groceries from Walmart stores in person between October 19, 2018, and January 19, 2024.

Qualifying Purchases:

  • Weighted groceries: This includes, but is not limited to, meat, poultry, pork, seafood, and other packaged food items with unit pricing (price per pound, ounce, etc.).
  • Bagged citrus: This refers specifically to organic oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and navel oranges sold in bulk mesh or plastic bags during the specified timeframe.

Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement

Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement Claim Options

There are two ways to file a claim, depending on whether you have proof of purchase:

  • With proof of purchase:
    • You can submit receipts or other documentation to claim 2% of the total cost of your qualifying purchases, capped at $500.
    • This requires submitting detailed information about your purchases, including dates, store locations, and item descriptions.
  • Without proof of purchase:
    • You can claim a set amount based on the estimated number of qualifying items you purchased during the period:
      • 1-50 items: $10
      • 51-75 items: $15
      • 76-100 items: $20
      • 101 or more items: $25
    • This option doesn’t require proof of purchase but relies on your sworn statement.
  • The final payout amount for individuals might be less than the stated caps depending on the total number of claims submitted.
  • Customers who were previously part of the 2020 Florida settlement regarding mislabeled unit pricing for expiring meat are not automatically excluded but cannot receive duplicate compensation for the same purchases.

How to Claim Walmart Weighted Goods Settlement Claim?

Process to claim the Walmart weighted goods settlement, with two options depending on your situation.

> With Proof Purchase 

Gather Documentation:

  • Collect receipts, credit card statements, or other documentation showing your purchases of qualifying weighted groceries from Walmart between October 19, 2018, and January 19, 2024.
  • Ensure the documentation clearly shows the date, store location, item descriptions, and purchase amounts (including unit price and weight).

Choose Your Claim Method:

  • Online: Visit the official settlement website and follow the instructions for submitting your claim electronically. You’ll need to upload scanned copies of your documentation.
  • Mail: Download and print the claim form from the website. Fill out the form accurately, including details about your purchases and attaching copies of your documentation. Mail the completed form to the address provided in the claim packet.

Submit your Claim:

  • Ensure you submit your claim by the deadline, currently June 5, 2024.
  • Keep copies of all submitted materials and documentation for your records.

> Without Proof of Purchase:

Choose Your Claim Method:

  • You cannot claim online in this case.
  • Download and print the claim form from the official settlement website.

Estimate Your Purchases:

  • Carefully estimate the total number of qualifying weighted groceries you purchased during the period.

Complete the Claim Form:

  • Fill out the form accurately, including your estimated number of purchased items and choosing the appropriate compensation tier based on your estimate (e.g., $10 for 1-50 items).
  • Sign and date the claim form.

Mail your Claim:

  • Mail the completed form to the address provided in the claim packet.
  • Ensure you submit your claim by the June 5, 2024, deadline.
  • Keep a copy of all documents submitted for your records.

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