Use your computer to get $25 cash – if you are a tuna eater

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Yes, today’s tip is a little different than our typical “computer” tip. But by using the information I’ll give you today, you can go online and get $25 in cash, or $50 in Starkist tuna – if you meet the requirements.

starkist tuna settlement


Here’s what happened:

A few years ago, Starkist Tuna faced a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit accused Starkist of “under-filling” each of their cans of tuna, by just a few tenths of an ounce each. Who cares, right? Well, apparently someone cared enough to go all the way with a lawsuit to get their “justice”. And when you think about the millions of cans of tuna fish that Starkist puts out each year, that minor amount of shortage in each can really could add up to a lot.

So even though Starkist has not admitted that they did this, they have agreed to settle the lawsuit by offering their customers some compensation.

What you can receive:

  1. $25 cash, OR
  2. Vouchers for $50 worth of Starkist Tuna


How you qualify:

In order to be eligible for one of the above, you have to have purchased at least one 5-ounce can of Starkist tuna between the dates of February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014. You don’t need to show a receipt or any proof of purchase, but you will be required to state (under penalty of perjury) that you did indeed make the required purchase within that period of time.


How to file a claim:

Go to the website and click on “File a claim” in the menu on the left side. Then just follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to provide your contact information, and whether you want the cash or the vouchers. Make sure you complete it all the way to the end. After the claim form is submitted online, you will have the opportunity to print the final page as your receipt, which includes your claim number. It looks like this:

Starkist tuna lawsuit


See, I told you this week would be a little different than what I usually do. But hey, if you qualify and you can get $25 cash or $50 in tuna, you should know about it, right? So if you’re eligible, go get it!

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September 14th, 2015

Heckuva deal; I just signed up.
Thanks Scott!!

Suzanne van der Merwe
September 14th, 2015

I didn’t buy that brand during the years required as I like the Eden Brand or fresh tuna salad from Nature’s Food Patch ,a mostly organic food store.
So, no, I don’t qualify.
Thanks for the generous tip though, unusual as it is.