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Mod note: this was archived. I am cutting and pasting the information since it hasn't paid yet. All credits goes to the OP flwsoldier.
I got a postcard in the mail for a JCPenney settlement. It includes a unique "Customer ID Number"
It does appear that you can still join the settlement, even without the customer id number.
Looks to be California only.

If you purchased one or more private or exclusive branded items of apparel or accessories from JCPenney while in California between November 5, 2010 and January 31, 2012, or between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, that were advertised at a discount of at least 30% off the stated “original” or “regular" price, and you have not received a refund or credit for your purchase, you will be eligible to receive benefits from a Settlement with JC Penney. You need to submit this Claim Form if you want to receive a cash payment or a store credit. The deadline to file a claim is June 30, 2016. The amount of the cash payment or store credit will be determined based on a formula contained in the Settlement Agreement and in the notice you received. Additional information regarding the formula and the Settlement can be found at www.JCPenneysettlement.com. 

 To claim a store credit you may submit the Claim Form by mail or online at www.JCPenneysettlement.com.If submitting by U.S. Mail, print and complete this Claim Form and mail it to the following address postmarkedon or before June 30, 2016:

Claims Administrator:     
JCPenney Settlement     
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 0509
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0509

 To claim a cash payment, you must complete this Claim Form and mail it to the following address postmarked on or before June 30, 2016:

Claims Administrator:    
JCPenney Settlement    
c/o Heffler Claims Group      
P.O. Box 0509
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0509

 You cannot file an online claim for a cash payment

 
 

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I got $175 check today. I live in CA and had a receipt.

sukiyaki75 (Jan. 09, 2017 @ 2:40p) |

$350 store credit.

CouponClippen (Jan. 13, 2017 @ 10:25p) |

how?

needhelpplease (Jan. 13, 2017 @ 10:56p) |

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Aug 25, 2016 DECLARATION OF JAMES R. PRUTSMAN IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
Assuming the Court awards the full amount of requested attorneys’ fees
($13,500,000), costs reimbursement ($191,080.91), Plaintiff enhancement
payment ($10,000) and administrative fees ($2,667,000), the balance of the
$50,000,000 settlement fund to be distributed to Claimants would be
$33,631,919.09. As of the date of this declaration, 158,787 Claimants will
share in the net settlement, so the average payout to each Claimant would be
$211.81, although the actual amount that each Claimant will receive will vary
depending on the total number of valid claims and the number of points
assigned based on the allocation plan provided in the Settlement Agreement.

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Hey Virgil27,

In case people are doing a site search for it, the class action suit is apparently called "Spann v. JCPenney Corporation".

I did a site search for that on Fatwallet yesterday (before this new thread was posted by you), and I wasn't able to find anything. 

[So if someone types in "Spann" to the search function, now this thread will come up.    ]

from: https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1170656 
CouponClippen said:   I don't know where the Spann v. JCPenney Corporation, Inc. post ended up
oppidum said:   I had not remembered seeing it on FW, and it didn't turn up today in a search of Fatwallet,
so for people's general information, I looked it up online:

Claim Deadline: was June 30th, 2016.

Class Members: "all individuals who while in the State of California purchased one or more private or exclusive branded items of apparel or accessories advertised at a discount of at least 30 percent off the “original” or “regular” price between Nov. 5, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2012 or Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014."

Background: "J.C. Penney agreed to pay $50 million to settle accusations that the department store chain engaged in a “false advertising” scheme. Plaintiff Cynthia Spann filed the fake sale class action lawsuit after allegedly purchasing three blouses that were marked with an “original” price of $30, on sale for $17.99 each. Spann says she discovered later that those same shirts were not priced above $17.99 in the three months prior to her purchase, in violation of California state law. J.C. Penney tried to get the class action lawsuit dismissed but was denied that request by U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin who agreed with the plaintiff that it was possible that reasonable consumers would not have made the purchases they did, had they known the price-comparisons were fake. J.C. Penney has not admitted to doing anything wrong but agreed to settle to avoid the cost of further litigation."

information from: https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/closed-settlements/329427-jc-penney-fake-sale-class-action-lawsuit-settlement/

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On October 7, 2016, an appeal to the J.C. Penney Fake Sale settlement was filed. Claims will not be paid until all appeals are resolved.

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On November 7, 2016, the single appeal filed was dismissed.

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They have settled!! I received my settlement today for Spann vs. J.C. Penney. It was a hefty sum in the form of a gift card that can only be used on the J.C Penney website but I am not complaining. I live in California, I called Heffler to make sure it was correct and it is. Now time to shop.

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You sure the Credit Cannot be used at the actual JC Penny Store?
 

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I just got mine too.  Have you tried it yet?  I am wondering because I no longer have my JCP account, does that matter?  I wouldn't think so, but just checking.  Hope this is legit, super excited!  Mine was quite a bit!!

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I got my settlement too.  I have not tried to use it yet.  Sounds legit......The Court granted final approval of the Settlement, and thus we are providing an electronic Store Credit in the amount of $XX.XX for the purchase of J.C. Penney products. To use your Store Credit please enter the below Card Number and PIN when completing your purchase at www.jcpenney.com. CARD NUMBER: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PIN: XXXXTerms and Conditions: Each Store Credit shall be fully transferable, stackable and may be used in connection with any promotional discount(s). Store Credits have no expiration date and need not be used in full at any time. They will maintain a running balance that is depleted based on use until the balance is zero, but are not redeemable for cash.

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Yeah, that's what mine said to. I was just hoping it wasn't somehow connected to my previous credit card with them because that account is closed.

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I just received the notice of store credit from settlement as well. Just tested it and it has no value on the JCPenney site.
Has anyone else has success with the "store credit"?

 

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I also received my settlement email today, but when i punch in the card number and 4 digit code on jcp website , it says card balance 0.00?

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Couldn't get the store credit card to work online either. I've been on the phone with JC Penney for about an hour. Finally got a number to call the "Claims Administrator" 1-855-731-7497. That number is a recording. The phone number listed on the Heffler website goes to the same recording. The recording is just a continuous loop (just states that checks and/or credits were granted today). JCP also gave me a website www.jcpsettlement.com, but no info there either on how to redeem the "store credit". JCP customer service not allowed to comment on any of it or offer help. Anyone else get anywhere?

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I went shopping online at JCPenney. Right now you also save more with code HURRY49.
Do your shopping, enter that code (may expire today) then hit payment.
When you enter the information you've received (card and pin number) it will accept the payment, but, it says your card has a balance of zero.
Probably because it technically isn't a gift card? I don't know.
I'm going to shop some more and see what happens.
Good luck!

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I was wondering if maybe it just took some time to go "live"or something, and plan to try tomorrow. But will keep checking here to see if anyone has success tonight! ...was everyone's amount the same? Mine was in the high 3 digits, I'm ready to shop!

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What a bunch of scammers on FB who filed/where paid and don't live in California or set foot in California.

WOW all these new members joined to 'comment'. 

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The store credit card number I was given has no balance either.  I contacted JCPenney who told me to contact Heffler by phone or check out the settlement website - both were just dead ends.
I'm pretty pissed on how this is being handled as I was awarded a significant amount.  Hopefully we'll get some type of update within the coming days.  

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Try spending it.

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wheresromio said:   Try spending it.
  Tried it... the balance of the store credit card number I was given is still $0.00 during checkout.  I checked and tried so many times my card number is now coming up as invalid.  

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Hmm. Mine worked. So far. It accepted my order as payment with gift card. You went through the whole process of shopping/placing order?

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wheresromio said:   Hmm. Mine worked. So far. It accepted my order as payment with gift card. You went through the whole process of shopping/placing order?
Yes... it didn't work.  I'm not sure if the reason my store credit isn't working yet is due to the high amount I was awarded just as someone else reported.  I will give it some time and wait but if there's no change or update in usability of the store credit card number I was given, I'm not quite sure what to do.

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I'm sorry. Mine wasn't too high. Hopefully soon it will.
Hopefully mine won't be cancelled.

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I got a code for $175 it seems to have worked and even says so in the email J.C. Penney sent me, but I had to pay the remaining balance with paypal and now the invoice claims I paid the whole balance with paypal which is strange, on paypal it has only charged me the overage which is only $1.60 and it shows the giftcard payment there as well, J.C. Penney always has “pending payments” via paypal which means there is no instant payments because they have to "verify", hoping for the best still kinda worried.

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I got one today and I was surprised at the amount.  I thought it would be about $10 so I got the store credit.  Well I tried to use it and when entering it in the giftcard section it did not work and showed a zero balance.  So I wonder if this is on the level or is somebody using them before we get them since the pin is in the email.  Or do we have to wait longer.  I can't find any info on it at Penneys.

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Ok! So i just put a couple of items in my cart, went to checkout process, entered the card number under gift card in payment option section, and it worked! Showed my remaining card balance, which was accurate! I didn't have to complete the order to see the card balance!

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Thanks for the heads up sweetaj.
I just tried mine again..it is working and showing remaining balance. Guess they need time to load all the cards.

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CouponClippen said:   What a bunch of scammers on FB who filed/where paid and don't live in California or set foot in California.

WOW all these new members joined to 'comment'. 


Hope you're not referring to me, I'm born and raised California.

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I only commented to help. I wasn't quite sure of the validity of any of it. Pleasantly surprised.
I hope everyone's card comes up soon.
What is this -1? Someone doesn't like my posts?

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sweetaj said:   
CouponClippen said:   What a bunch of scammers on FB who filed/where paid and don't live in California or set foot in California.

WOW all these new members joined to 'comment'. 


Hope you're not referring to me, I'm born and raised California.

  I don't see how someone could lie anyway, they had to request the records from J.C. Penney, if there are no records in their database you aren't going to get a settlement.

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Very true. The only way I knew of the case was by the post card. They contacted me.

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Did you try entering it as a gift card (after you click the PAYMENT button)?
I put mine in there (after putting something in the cart) and it showed up as valid. Good luck.
(I think that "New Member" thing by our names might not be accurate--it's not true for me anyway).

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sweetaj said:   
CouponClippen said:   What a bunch of scammers on FB who filed/where paid and don't live in California or set foot in California.

WOW all these new members joined to 'comment'. 


Hope you're not referring to me, I'm born and raised California.

  Is this FaceBook? No...

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Misterfenwick said:   
sweetaj said:   
CouponClippen said:   What a bunch of scammers on FB who filed/where paid and don't live in California or set foot in California.

WOW all these new members joined to 'comment'. 


Hope you're not referring to me, I'm born and raised California.

  I don't see how someone could lie anyway, they had to request the records from J.C. Penney, if there are no records in their database you aren't going to get a settlement.

  There is no database for CASH customers.
 

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I'm going to get a new washing machine ☺

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The store credit card number I was given is still coming up as invalid regardless what I try.

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Mine finally worked tonight. So I would say try tomorrow, maybe they have to enter a whole bunch of them.

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How much did everybody get? Mine was $87

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Mine was $175. Happy to sell at a discount if anyone wants it.

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I also received $175.
I was pretty surprised. Not enough for a big item, but, very nice indeed.

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benjaminkarter said:   I punched in the number myself at the checkout counter
  
how?

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