Friday, 15 November, 2019

Snuggie owners to get refunds in deceptive advertising settlement

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Russell Knight | 16 March, 2018, 01:58

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.

Misleading promotions for Snuggies have resulted in refunds of $7.2 million.

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The Federal Trade Commission says that Allstar Market Group misrepresented the product and deceived customers with its ads.

It's hard to watch TV without seeing one of those buy-one-get-one-free offers.

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"This agreement returns money to thousands of consumers in NY and across the nation who believed they were buying items at the price advertised on television, but ended up with extra merchandise and hidden fees they didn't bargain for", said Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

The FTC complaint alleged that since 1999, the real joke has been on consumers who called the brand's 1-800 number looking for what was advertised as a buy one, get one free deal. The ordering process was confusing, with some customers charged for more products than they wanted, according to the FTC.

The settlement doesn't just apply to Snuggies.

Checks for more than 218,000 customers will average $33.14 each. It also compensates some customers of other "as seen on TV"-type items, reports Today".

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