Massachusetts shoppers know all too well that food prices are through the roof these days. I'll go into a store and buy a handful of items and all of a sudden I paid $60 for those items and have very little to show for it. It really is difficult to make food budgets stretch these days.

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The only thing worse than inflation is being outright ripped off. If you are a Walmart food shopper you may know this story all too well. According to CBS News Walmart has found itself in a class-action settlement over the claims the retail giant overcharged for weighted items including packaged meat, poultry, pork, and seafood as well as bagged citrus. If you purchased these products between Oct.19, 2018, and Jan. 19, 2024, you could be refunded up to $500 with a receipt. Without a receipt, the amount is much less.

Where Can I Submit a Claim as Part of the Settlement? 

If you are going to submit a claim and participate in the settlement, you have until June 5 to do so, After that you are out of luck. In addition, you can opt out of the settlement as long as you do so by May 22. You can submit a claim by going here.

Massachusetts Walmart Shoppers Who Purchased These Items are Eligible to Submit a Claim Too

You don't have to be from a certain state to participate in the settlement as this applies to Walmart stores throughout the country including Massachusetts. Massachusetts has plenty of supercenters that sell meat, poultry, etc. including the following:

  • North Adams
  • Chicopee
  • Westfield
  • Springfield
  • Ware
  • Worcester
  • Leicester
  • North Oxford
  • Gardner
  • Northborough
  • Leominster
  • Orange
  • Hudson
  • Whitinsville
  • Tewskbury
  • Saugus
  • North Attleborough
  • Walpole
  • Raynham
  • Quincy
  • Avon
  • Fall River
  • North Dartmouth
  • Plymouth
  • Halifax
  • Wareham

You can get more details about the settlement, product descriptions, and claim information by going here.

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