StarKist settlement means free cash or tuna for customers

This August 24, 2014 stock photo shows a can of unopened StarKist white chunk tuna packed in water. (Shutterstock)

If you buy StarKist tuna, you could be in for some cash.

It's all thanks to the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the company. The suit claimed StarKist was under-filling its five-ounce tuna cans by a few tenths of an ounce.

StarKist didn't admit any wrongdoing by settling the lawsuit, but it means customers of the popular tuna brand can now get either $25 in cash or $50 worth of tuna fish.

If you bought any of the following cans of tuna between Feb. 19, 2009, and Oct. 31, 2014, you're eligible for the money.
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
  • Solid White in Water
  • Solid White in Oil

To get your hands on the cash, you won't need a receipt. All you have to do is go to and fill out a form that states, on penalty of perjury, that you bought one of those cans of tuna and would like your share of the settlement.
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