Have you lost money on a Groupon voucher due to an expiration date? Groupon vouchers function much like gift certificates, which may make these expiration dates illegal. If your Groupon gift certificate expired before you were able to use it, you may be entitled to compensation.
Groupon class action lawsuits have already been filed in several states by consumers alleging the vouchers’ expiration dates violate both state and federal law. Our Groupon lawyers are offering free legal consultations to consumers interested in obtaining compensation through such a lawsuit. To find out if you are eligible to join a Groupon class action lawsuit, we urge you to contact our Groupon lawyers today.
Groupon Class Action Lawsuit Allegations
Groupon Inc. is an online provider of daily e-mails offering deals on everything from restaurants to dance lessons For several years, Groupon has sold and issued thousands of gift certificates for various products and services with expiration dates. Groupon has drawn a wide following and has made millions of dollars selling these gift certificates.
Federal and state laws prohibit companies from selling or issuing gift certificates with expiration dates. Groupon class action lawsuits allege that the company and its retail partners issue their daily deals knowing many customers won’t use them before they expire. As a result, many Groupon consumers are left with nothing, despite having already paid for a product or service. Groupon reaps a windfall because so many of these gift certificates go unused.
Many states prohibit expiration dates for gift certificates. The federal Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights also requires gift certificates and gift cards to be valid for five years. Groupon class action lawsuits seek to recover the money plaintiffs lost as a result of Groupon’s alleged illegal conduct, as well as money for the expected value of the gift certificates they purchased. These class action lawsuits also seek to prevent Groupon and its retail partners from selling gift certificates with illegal expiration dates.