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You Could Get A Free Burger King Croissan’wich Thanks To BOGO Lawsuit Settlement

Earlier this year, a woman filed a class action lawsuit against Burger King claiming that they were up-charging customers for a 2-for-1 Croissan’wich deal. It appears as if she’s won her case, as the King and the woman suing the chain agreed to settle, and you could get free food as a result.

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The BOGO lawsuit settlement doesn’t acknowledge that Burger King did anything wrong, nor has the court decided who was right in the case. However, for Koleta Anderson and her legal team, it marks a huge win that entitles anybody who utilized the same deals she did to a refund.

Anderson had initially filed the suit in May after realizing that she paid significantly less for a single Croissan’wich than for two with a BOGO coupon. In one case, she paid a buck for one sandwich, but paid $4.61 for two after redeeming the coupon.

It’s not just Anderson who gets a win here, however. As part of the settlement, anyone nationwide who qualifies for reimbursement may receive some money from Burger King. According to a press release, the terms of qualification are as follows:

“You may be included in the settlement if, during October 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 (the “Class Period”), you purchased two or more modified CROISSAN’WICH® breakfast sandwiches (without egg, cheese and/or a meat) from a BURGER KING® restaurant, redeemed a BOGO coupon in connection with the purchase, and paid more than the amount that restaurant was charging at the time for a single, unmodified, higher-priced Croissan’wich you ordered.”

Burger King will give out $5 payments or $2 gift cards to those included in the settlement. You have until January 19th, 2018 to file a claim form, which you can do at this website.

The court will hold a hearing in April 2018 to determine if this settlement is fair and reasonable, so you’ll probably have to wait until then to get reimbursed if you do qualify for a refund of some kind.

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Burger King Getting Sued For ‘Deceiving Customers’ With BOGO Croissan’wich Deal

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Usually, when you see a “Buy One, Get One Free” (or BOGO) deal at restaurant, you’d expect to pay the price of one item to get two. At Burger King, that may not be the case.

Maryland resident Koleta Anderson discovered that the hard way, and is now suing the fast food chain for deceiving customers with its BOGO coupon deal on their breakfast Croissan’wich. Her class action suit, filed in the U.S. district court in Maryland, claims that on multiple occasions at multiple Burger King locations, she paid more for the two sandwiches using the BOGO coupon than she did paying for a single sandwich.

In one such case in Washington D.C., she was able to obtain a single Croissan’wich for $1.00, but when she used the BOGO coupon for two sandwiches, she paid $4.61. On her other purchasing attempts at Burger Kings in Maryland and Virginia, Anderson paid about a dollar more for the BOGO deal than she did for a single sandwich. The consistency of these price increases makes it look like Burger King’s corporate policy is to inflate the price of a single sandwich under the BOGO deal, which is then basically a scam to anyone using these coupons.

As such, Anderson’s class action lawsuit extends to anyone who purchased two Croissan’wiches with the BOGO Coupon in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. The suit accuses Burger King of misleading consumers with the BOGO coupon, and wants the chain to turn over any “unjustly acquired profits” made from this promotion.

If you used this coupon and live in the affected areas, I’d definitely pay attention to this lawsuit, as you might be walking away with some extra refund money as a result.