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#1 voyager

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:51 PM

If you travelled and used your VISA, MasterCard or Diners Card to make purchases in foreign money (including catalog, eg Amazon) or to withdraw foreign currency abroad from Feb 1, 1996 through November 8, 2006, you are entitled to a refund.

At a minimum, you can request the EASY refund ($25.) if you certify that you spent a week abroad during this time. Period!

For an ESTIMATION refund, you tell them why you traveled and extimate the number of days you spent abroad. This will get you 1% of what "they" compute to be average expenditures.

If you are a real compulsive and still have your statements, just tally them up (it took me less than an hour) and, you will get from 1 to 3% back.

This is close to the most I've ever been paid for an hour's work, and certainly the easiest!

See it all and even request your refund on line!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:14 AM

Thanks for bringing this up, voyager.

We discussed this a while back, but I understand (as you note) the deadline for submissions has been extended.


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#3 Wilfrid1

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE(voyager @ Jan 18 2008, 07:51 PM) View Post
If you travelled and used your VISA, MasterCard or Diners Card to make purchases in foreign money (including catalog, eg Amazon) or to withdraw foreign currency abroad from Feb 1, 1996 through November 8, 2006, you are entitled to a refund.

At a minimum, you can request the EASY refund ($25.) if you certify that you spent a week abroad during this time. Period!

For an ESTIMATION refund, you tell them why you traveled and extimate the number of days you spent abroad. This will get you 1% of what "they" compute to be average expenditures.

If you are a real compulsive and still have your statements, just tally them up (it took me less than an hour) and, you will get from 1 to 3% back.

This is close to the most I've ever been paid for an hour's work, and certainly the easiest!

See it all and even request your refund on line!


Whoopee, my bank can't retrieve the records for the relevant period (fortunately I kept old Diners Club statements, but I can't archive bank statements going back that far). I shall have to guess, and I am guessing it's a lot.

I had the miserable task of compiling a detailed travel journal during the green card application process, and that will be in a file somewhere. If they ask for documentation, they can have that.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:58 PM

Anyone else still messing around with this? I finally pulled all the data together, entered it into the online submission form. The web-site then told me I hadn't entered my refund number (I distinctly remembered doing so) and wiped it all.

Fucking fuckers.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:26 PM

I mailed in my estimate, but haven't heard anything yet.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:34 AM

QUOTE(Lippy @ Apr 8 2008, 05:26 PM) View Post
I mailed in my estimate, but haven't heard anything yet.


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:03 AM

QUOTE(StephanieL @ Apr 8 2008, 07:34 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lippy @ Apr 8 2008, 05:26 PM) View Post
I mailed in my estimate, but haven't heard anything yet.


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

You won't be hearing anything for quite a long time. There was a hearing this week to ratify* the settlement agreement. No, I don't know what happened.

The filing deadline has been pushed back further into May. Until all the submissions have been processed, they won't be able to pay any money out. You have to know how many slices you need to get out of the cake before you start handing them around.

*I am sure there's a better word.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:39 AM

One of Blovie's cases was consolidated into this class action. And I can't get him to pull the appropriate materials out of the "archive" in order to file a claim.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:11 AM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Apr 9 2008, 07:41 AM) View Post
You won't be hearing anything for quite a long time. There was a hearing this week to ratify* the settlement agreement. No, I don't know what happened.

The filing deadline has been pushed back further into May. Until all the submissions have been processed, they won't be able to pay any money out. You have to know how many slices you need to get out of the cake before you start handing them around.

*I am sure there's a better word.

Approve. Possibly confirm.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Apr 8 2008, 03:58 PM) View Post
Anyone else still messing around with this? I finally pulled all the data together, entered it into the online submission form. The web-site then told me I hadn't entered my refund number (I distinctly remembered doing so) and wiped it all.

Fucking fuckers.


Well, I'm still "messing around with this." Meant to get it in before I left home on the Big Trip, but didn't. So I'm thrilled to hear that the deadline has been extended.


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#12 Wilfrid1

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

Mid-May, I think. I never could make the online submission work in the end, so I mailed it. I was beginning to feel that the time spent gathering the data was only barely justified. dry.gif
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#13 Wilfrid1

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

Yawn. At least it appears the claims are being processed while the Court's approval is pending.

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The current status of this class action settlement is that a decision to grant final approval of the settlement is pending before the Court. With the expiration of the claims submission period, on May 30, 2008, the Settlement Administrator has commenced the process of auditing and validating claims. Please be advised that any claims postmarked or faxed after May 30, 2008 will be considered late. Also, any changes to your address or contact information should be sent in writing to the Settlement Administrator. The issuance of refund checks for valid timely claims will not commence until after the Court enters an order granting final approval of the settlement, any potential appeals are resolved, and the Settlement Administrator has validated the claims. Please continue to check this website for additional information about the settlement and claims administration as it becomes available.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:22 PM

I received my settlement in the mail yesterday. A whopping $18.25!
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

I received my settlement in the mail yesterday. A whopping $18.25!

Damn, ours was $18.04. :(