You May be Eligible for a Refund If You Bought a Snuggie in the Last 2 Decades
Sometimes a deal is too good to be true.
People who bought a Snuggie sometime in the last two decades may be eligible for a refund check after the company that makes the beloved sleeved blankets settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit for false advertising this week.
Allstar Marketing Group, the company that makes Snuggies and other "as-seen-on-TV" products, settled a $7.2 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alleges Allstar Marketing Group misled customers since at least 1999 by offering "buy-one-get-one-free deals" without disclosing all the costs.
The settlement means that more than 200,000 people who bought products from Allstar Marketing Group — including the Magic Mesh Door, Cat's Meow, Roto Punch, Perfect Tortilla and Forever Comfy — will get checks in the mail, averaging $33.14 per person, the FTC said in a news release this week.
"Because the ordering process was confusing, some customers also were charged for more products than they wanted," the FTC said in the news release.
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Checks are already in the mail, so customers who qualify should receive their refunds this month.