If you've bought Post cereal in the last NINE years, you may be eligible for personal compensation.

As a result of a court ruling on a class action lawsuit against Post Foods, LLC, the cereal giant may be made to pay back millions in compensation directly to consumers. The case stems from the argument that the language used on the cereal boxes and in marketing materials insinuates the contents were healthier than they actually were.

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Courtesy of Post Foods, LLC (via Facebook)

Specifically, the plaintiffs stated that the added sugar in certain cereals contradicted their claims of being good for your health. The product lines named in the lawsuit include:

  • Honey Bunches of Oats
  • Great Grains
  • Raisin Bran
  • Bran Flakes
  • Honey Bunches of Oats Granola
  • Selects
  • Honeycomb
  • Shredded Wheat
  • Alpha-Bits
  • Waffle Crisp
  • Golden Crisp

You can see the full list of flavors, box sizes, and variations of the products here

If you purchased any of the cereals listed above during the time period of August 29, 2012, through November 2, 2020, you may be eligible for compensation. Simply go to the class action lawsuit website and submit a claim. You must have made the purchase for household use, not retail sale, and you have until May 19, 2021 to submit online or by mail. Click here for a claim form that you can print and mail in. The form is available in both English and Spanish.

The actual compensation sent out will be based on the total number of claims received. In total, Post has settled for $15,000,000 for the plaintiffs, legal fees, and consumer compensation.

If you're on the other side of the fence and would like to object to this class action lawsuit, you can do so in writing. All objections must be sent to the court before May 19, 2021.

For more information about the settlement, you can call (844) 970-1302 or send an email to [email protected] with any questions.

Will you be filing a claim in the Post class action lawsuit? Let us know in the comments.