FabFitFun Gift Card Class Action Settlement Info

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FYI – there has been a settlement reached regarding gift cards that you may have received in a past FabFitFun Box. If you have received the gift cards you are eligible to receive a replacement with NO expiration date. I have reproduced the entire notice at the end of this post, you can access the class action settlement claim form here.

Also FYI this post is merely informational!

This is regarding the following gift cards:

$25 gift code

$25 gift card + free shipping

$15 gift card/coupon

5 workout classes

MeUndies + Coupons

Class Action Notice (copied from email)

THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION.
THE SENDING OF THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COURT.

A class-wide settlement has been reached in a lawsuit about whether certain alleged gift cards included in FabFitFun seasonal boxes from parties such as Merrithew International Inc., Zumba Fitness, LLC, Physique 57 International Inc. and Reeds Jewelers, Inc. d/b/a The Jeweler’s Wife (the “Vendors”), included an expiration date that violates certain state and federal gift card laws.  FabFitFun and the Vendors deny all of the claims in the lawsuit, but have agreed to a settlement to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.

Are You Included?  FabFitFun’s records show that you may be included.  The Settlement includes a “Class” or group of people that (i) between January 1, 2013 and April 11, 2017, (ii) received a Gift Card, (iii) through FabFitFun or any of its Vendors, (iv) with an expiration date that is earlier than the expiration period provided under applicable federal or state gift card laws.

What Can You Get?  Those included can receive a replacement Gift Card(s) identical in all respects to the Gift Card(s) originally distributed by each Vendor, with the exception that the replacement Gift Card(s) will have no expiration date.  Replacement Gift Card(s) will be of equal or greater value than the Gift Card(s) originally distributed, and will be issued in either physical or electronic form.

How to Get Benefits.  You must complete and submit a Claim Form either online, via email or via United States Postal Service.  Claims must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than June 30, 2017, to Gift Card Settlement Claims Administrator, 360 N. La Cienega Blvd, 3rd Floor – B, West Hollywood, CA 90048. The Claim Form can be found here.  The Claim Form can also be found at www.boxgiftcardsettlement.com/submit-claim/, or can be obtained by contacting Class Counsel at (773) 969-6160.

Who Represents You?  The Court appointed Klint L. Bruno and Michael L. Silverman of The Bruno Firm to represent the Settlement Class as Class Counsel.

Your Other Rights & Options.  If you submit a Claim Form or if you do nothing, your rights will be affected.  If you don’t want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from it by June 30, 2017.  Unless you exclude yourself, any claims you may have against FabFitFun or its Vendors relating to the matters at issue in this lawsuit will be released and discharged.  If you stay in the Settlement (i.e., don’t exclude yourself), you may object to it in writing by June 30, 2017.  You or your lawyer—at your own cost—may appear and speak at the court hearing regarding the fairness of the Settlement.  You or your lawyer must appear if you are objecting to the Settlement.  More information is available at www.boxgiftcardsettlement.com.

The Court will hold a hearing in this case, Byerson v. FabFitFun, Inc., et al., Case No. 2016-CH-13306, in Court Room 2301 of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, Illinois 60602 on August 17, 2017 at 11 a.m., to consider whether to approve the Settlement and award attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses and the class representative incentive award.

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  • Marce
    05.10.17

    I’m so glad you are addressing this since I got the email a few hours ago and I was not sure if it was legit or not.
    I’m still unsure about sending my info and be involved in a law process just for a gift card (I’m a little bit paranoid. I know lol) but I appreciate your informative post 🙂 I do remember the rudeness of the zumba people and not respecting the gift card though. I also remember trying to use it and it had a bunch of restrictions and most of the cheaper stuff was out of stock.
    Thank you

    • Brandy
      05.10.17

      Hi Marce: all the info they collect is governed by certain procedures. That being said, I wouldn’t bother to claim the cards unless I wanted to use one. I do claim on class actions when I am eligible – this one isn’t a terribly big deal because it’s not cash. Sometimes you get a nice payout when the amount is set and there aren’t that many claimants. I know someone who has gotten thousands back! If you’re part of the class and want to claim, that’s your right. Class action suits sometimes get a bad rap but they are a great way to give the right incentives to companies to do the right thing. I am hoping this particular settlement ends the practice of boxes sending “gift cards” that are mere coupons. It shows there’s a consequence to it.

      • Marce
        05.10.17

        Thank you very much for your response! I had zero information regarding Class actions and it’s good to know. If procedures like this help to improve bad practices then it’s a good thing. I’m not planning to buy anyhthing Zumba. I think I also got the alex and ani card. Thanks again for the great information and for being the trustable place to go for any subscriptions! Ps. You spelled my name correctly 🙂

    • Brandy
      05.10.17

      And ps sorry my phone autocorrected your name!