If you purchased, received, held, or used an American Express Gift Card between January 1, 2002, and September 21, 2011, you may be eligible to receive up to $40 in compensation from this American Express Gift Card class action lawsuit settlement.
Which AMEX Gift Cards Qualify?
This class action settlement includes any American Express-issued Gift Cards with an American Express logo on it that were sold at retail locations, via the Internet, or through mall co-branded programs.
The following Gift Cards are excluded: “Be My Guest” dining cards and Westfield shopping center gift cards sold in California (or online in California) between November 1, 2000, and October 1, 2009.
What’s It About?
Supposedly, American Express Gift Cards could not be used in split-tender transactions where you use the gift card plus another form of payment, which prevented people from using the gift card’s full value, so that any leftover value was eaten up by monthly fees, unless you paid a check issuance fee.
Who Can File A Claim?
The great thing is that you may file a claim even if you no longer have your gift card or gift card number and still receive some type of compensation.
Just as long as you purchased, received, held, or used a Gift Card issued by American Express from January 1, 2002, to September 21, 2011, you are eligible.
On top of that, anyone who currently has an American Express Gift Card or gift card number valued at $25 or less can get refunded on the unused balance, even if you don’t otherwise qualify as a Class Member.
How Do I File A Claim?
You must Submit a Claim Form by March 6, 2014, in order to participate.
You must fill out the claim form completely, and you must submit 1 claim form for each American Express Gift Card.
How Much Can I Get?
The settlement offers from $5 to $20 per gift card with a maximum total of $40 per class member.
If you bought an American Express Gift Card and gave it to someone else as a gift or payment, then you cannot get a refund check from the settlement for that card.
However, the settlement allows all Class Members to Buy a New American Express Gift Card for a $100 denomination with no purchase, shipping, or handling fees.
Plus, anyone (even non-Class Members) who has an American Express Gift Card or a gift card number without the actual card, with a value of $25 or less, can get a refund of the unused balance at no cost.
What Can I Claim?
Each Class Member who unsuccessfully tried a split-tender transaction can get up to $20.
Class Members who incurred monthly fees can get up to $8.
Class Members who paid a check issuance fee can get up to $5.
A Class Member can claim 1 or all of these amounts, but no Class Member may get more than $20 per gift card or $40 total.
Class Members who held an American Express Card and unsuccessfully tried a split-tender transaction and as a result incurred either a monthly fee or a check issuance fee, and who do not know their American Express gift card number, can get a total of $5.
If these claims total more than $1,000,000, the $5 payments will be reduced.
The claim form is simple to understand and only takes a few moments, so take advantage of this offer if you had an AMEX Gift Card to get your compensation.
File your claim for this American Express Gift Card class action lawsuit settlement today.