Consumer Fraud

Harbor Freight class action settlement benefits customers that purchased items misrepresented as discounted

Harbor Freight store exterior wikipedia Harbor Freight class action settlement benefits customers that purchased items misrepresented as discountedHarbor Freight, a discount tool retailer headquartered in California, will be giving shoppers up to 30 percent back on their purchases following a class action settlement. The suit alleges Harbor Freight lied when it advertised items at “sale” or “compare at” prices, despite the products having never been sold at a higher price point.

According to, the settlement will cover purchases made from April 8, 2011, through Dec. 15, 2016.

Any consumer with itemized receipts from Harbor Freight showing the “you saved” amount may receive either 20 percent of that amount in cash, or 30 percent in Harbor Freight gift cards.

Any consumer without an itemized receipt can still receive settlement monies if a credit or debit card was used for their purchase, but only up to 10 percent in cash or 12 percent in Harbor Freight gift cards. In order to meet settlement terms, the customer must prove their purchases through credit or debit card statements, which can be submitted through an online form.

Any Harbor Freight customer who does not fall into either of the abovementioned categories may still be eligible to receive a free $10 Harbor Freight gift card. The consumer must print out a settlement claim form and make a sworn statement that the item(s) purchased was advertised with a higher price beside a lower price. To receive this claim form, follow the instructions on this settlement webpage.

The deadline to submit a claim is Aug. 7. Printed settlement claim forms can be mailed to the following address: National Sale Price Settlement, c/o GCG, PO Box 10351, Dublin, Ohio, 43017-5551.

For more information on the Harbor Freight class action settlement, visit the company’s settlement website at The company operates nearly 700 stores across the nation, including 17 locations in Alabama.