Harbor Freight Tools recently settled a class action lawsuit. Shoppers may be able to get some money back.
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

Harbor Freight might owe you some money

With 21 stores throughout Georgia, chances are that if you’ve needed to fix or build something over the past five years, you have visited Harbor Freight Tools.

If you bought something during your visit, you might be able to get some money back now.

Harbor Freight, a national tool and equipment retailer with more than 750 stores nationwide, has settled a class-action lawsuit which could get shoppers up to 30 percent back on their purchases. If you made a purchase at Harbor Freight between April 8, 2011 and Dec. 15, 2016, you could receive benefits from the settlement.

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The settlement stems from a lawsuit over misleading sales prices by the company.

A court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on Dec. 15, 2016. If the court grants final approval - which will be heard on July 7 - and a shopper files a valid and timely claim form, he or she may be entitled to receive up to 20 percent of their purchase in cash, or 30 percent of it in the form of a gift card.

If you wish to submit a claim and have itemized receipts, follow this link to submit your claim, no later than Aug. 7.

If you do not have itemized receipts or credit card statements reflecting one or more purchases at Harbor Freight, you may submit your claim form by mail, postmarked no later than Aug. 7.

Visit www.nationalsalepricesettlement.com for more info.

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