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Red Bull Owes You $10, And Here’s How To Get It

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If you bought a Red Bull energy drink and you were under the impression that it might give you wings, you’re an idiot, but the company actually owes you money for it.

If you’ve EVER bought at least one Red Bull energy drink, be that in a Red Bull-vodka from a bar, or hungover at a gas station the day of your big presentation at work between January 1, 2002 and October 3, 2014, the company owes you a $10 check or $15 worth of free Red Bull Products, thanks to a $13 million lawsuit the beverage company just settled.

The Red Bull false ad settlement was started by plaintiff Benjamin Careathers, who thought that the company’s slogan “Red Bull gives you wings” was misleading. Obviously he wasn’t expecting to sprout a pair and fly like a majestic eagle, but he assumed that it would have more caffeine than your average cup of coffee. He felt that when the company touted that drinking Red Bull would lead to benefits such as increased performance, reaction speed and concentration, they did so under false pretenses.

From the lawsuit:

“Such deceptive conduct and practices mean that (Red Bull’s) advertising and marketing is not just ‘puffery,’ but is instead deceptive and fraudulent and is therefore actionable…Even though there is a lack of genuine scientific support for a claim that Red Bull branded energy drinks provide any more benefit to a consumer than a cup of coffee, the Red Bull defendants persistently and pervasively market their product as a superior source of ‘energy’ worthy of a premium price over a cup of coffee or other sources of caffeine.”

So, there you go. In order to get your free Red Bull, or sweet, sweet cash, just click here. You don’t even need proof of purchase. Just fill out the form and enjoy.

[via BevNet]

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