Safeway, Albertsons comply with $107M in meat lawsuit

You will have heard of the expression “there may be numerous meat left on that bone.” For Safeway and Albertsons shops in Oregon the meat had some huge cash left on these kilos.

Safeway and Albertsons not too long ago agreed to pay a $107 million settlement for a buy-one, get-one-free promotion which allegedly tricked customers into considering they have been getting a deal.

The lawsuit was submitted by a pair of shoppers and stated, “They’re paying extra per pound than commonly priced meat, and they’re shopping for extra meat in an effort to acquire the illusory ‘free’ product.”

The lawsuit, which was filed again in 2016, went on to listing an instance: boneless pork chops have been sometimes $4.49 a pound, however underneath the buy-one, get-one-free promotion they have been listed at $12.99 a pound.  

Safeway and Albertsons haven’t admitted to any wrongdoing, however as a substitute agreed on the settlement that may solely be utilized to these clients who purchased meat at Oregon Albertsons and Safeway shops utilizing the Safeway Membership Card at Safeway shops and coupons at Albertsons grocery shops. Class members can obtain an equal share, estimated to be about $200, of the web settlement fund.

The ultimate approval listening to for the Safeway settlement is schedule for July 10.