If You’ve Bought a Red Bull since 2002, They Owe You 10 Bucks
Customers who purchased a Red Bull drink between 2002 and Oct. 3, 2014 are owed $10 cash or $15 in Red Bull products, according to a settlement the company agreed to last month.
The company recently agreed to pay $13 million to consumers to settle two consumer class action lawsuits. Plaintiffs alleged that Red Bull’s marketing misrepresents both the functionality and safety of the company’s beverages.
The drinkers claimed they were misled by the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings,” stating the company’s advertised benefits of “increased performance,” “improved concentration” and “reaction speed.”
Red Bull said they agreed to the settlement to avoid further litigation. However, the company denies any wrongdoing.
To receive a $10 cash payment or $15 in Red Bull products, you must submit a claim form or call 877-495-1568 and requesting that it be sent to you by mail.
No proof of purchase is necessary to obtain settlement benefits.There are four ways to submit a filled-out Claim Form:
- On this website (filed online by no later than March 2, 2015);
- By email to the Class Action Settlement Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org (by no later than March 2, 2015); or
- By fax to the Class Action Settlement Administrator at 844-553-1373 (by no later than March 2, 2015); or
- By mail to the Class Action Settlement Administrator at Energy Drink Settlement, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 35123, Seattle, WA 98124-5123 (postmarked no later than March 2, 2015).
The court will hold a hearing on May 1, 2015 to decide whether the settlement will be approved. Payments will be distributed within 150 days after the settlement is agreed upon.