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Update on Starkist lawsuit check & coupons

Posted October 11, 2016

Have you been wondering when we would get the $25 check or $50 in Starkist coupons from the lawsuit settlement over a year ago? The checks are in the mail....but not exactly what you expected.

According to, so many people claimed the settlement, that once the settlement amount was divided between everyone, it didn't leave much for each person.

If you requested the tuna coupons, you will be getting $4.43 in Starkist coupons. If you requested the $25 check, you will be clearing a cool $1.97.

Apparently, they only expected 200,000 claims but they received over 2 million claims.

For more details on the original settlement and the disbursement, see


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  • meredith88 Oct 11, 2016

    I was just thinking about this the other day wondering if the coupons would ever show up. Good to know they're on their way :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 11, 2016

    carlromo - Don't spend it all in one place!

  • carlromo Oct 10, 2016

    Wow. I was wondering where my check was. I guess I will wait for that $1.97.