Mail Box Goodie!!!

It seem like it has been forever since I’ve had a mail box goodie but low and behold, I received a check for $5.20 for the Seagram’s Canada Dry lawsuit settlement.  One of the best things about being a couponer we get incentives to shop for certain products like the Seagram’s Canada Dry and then someone turns around and sues the company and there’s a settlement.  The case was for products bought between January 1, 2013, and December 19, 2018.

You can go back just a couple years and see how we FREE Canada Dry Ginger Ale 2 Liter after purchase.

This is how the wealthy maintain their wealth by using loopholes to keep their money in their pockets.  I am by NO MEANS saying that I am wealthy, I am stating facts because there is always someone out there that saying that we, couponers, are the reason that companies go out of business.

Seagram’s will right off the settlement on their taxes and won’t pay any taxes.  Me, I’m grateful to get this small check.


  • Nick July 8, 2019, 12:45

    I got one too for the exact same amount! You never know what to expect from these. My share has ranged from less than a dollar to over $200. The amount is irrelevant: you should always submit if you have purchased the product or service UNLESS you opt out and plan to bring your own case for damages before a judge. And if you’ve ever priced an attorney lately (they cost many $100’s per hour) lots of luck with that one (hope you have deep pockets!).

  • Ms. B. July 8, 2019, 13:06

    Yes, always file a claim. About a month after my dad had passed away, I went to get the mail for my mom and there was a postcard addressed to my dad regarding a class action lawsuit about those One Penny CD’s that you could order back in the 90’s. I’m sure mom never pursued it but these class action lawsuit have been around for awhile.

    • Nick July 8, 2019, 14:45

      Kroger and its stores need to be very careful with cashback NOT being paid after specific items they list are purchased. For example, being in the dairy category is NOT an excuse when yogurt is displayed as a cashback item and then many people report not being paid. This is the perfect example of how being sneaky to save a few dollars can end up in court costing them $$$.

      • Ms. B. July 8, 2019, 17:54

        Nicky, it’s poorly set up and people will start complaining to their attorneys general about how Kroger owes them $0.50 for yogurt and they wouldn’t have bought the yogurt if they weren’t going to get the $0.50.

        • Tina July 8, 2019, 18:08

          It happened to me with the Real Good Pizza and Black Forest gummies. I emailed them and they said it was purchased at a Kroger store that wasn’t part of the cash back program, but they gave credit. Last week it happened with pea milk and cream cheese. This time I made sure I purchase from the correct store and still no credit. I emailed again and this time they had no idea what I am talking about. Said I already received savings, check my receipt. Absolutely clueless. I purchased yesterday the Avocado dressing and wait to see if will credit automatically. But if I have to contact them after each purchase I don’t know if I will continue.

          • Nick July 8, 2019, 18:41

            They owe me for SEVERAL items, not just dairy (about $12 just in that category) going back six weeks and I am about to pull the plug on their cashback. They do credit sometimes when you call, but sometimes they don’t, and it can take several minutes on the phone. I am waiting to see what the next round of offers is (many on there now expire 7/8 or 7/15). If those don’t pay off when I buy them I am finished.

          • Ms. B. July 9, 2019, 08:52

            Tina, OMG, you have verbalized what I had suspected but you don’t realized what you have written.🤣 You said, “…they said it was purchased at a Kroger store that wasn’t part of the cash back program.”

            Each individual store within a town or city get to pick and choose to participate in the program?

            I bought the Black Forest gummies for $1 at Store #1, #2, and #3 using three accounts and the gummies only counted at one particular store. It’s not only if a particular store is participating but it’s also if a particular store selected a particular product. I haven’t tested dairy products across stores but I tested the gummy bears because they were only a $1 and I was getting back at a minimum a $0.50 IB rebate.

            I was going to write a post about my findings but I haven’t gotten my thoughts together, yet.

          • DENISE July 9, 2019, 09:58

            I think it is all a hit and miss. Bought the brown cow yogurt and received my rebate. I then bought it a couple of days later at the same Ralphs and this time I did not receive anything.