If You Used Your Credit Card At Olive Garden They Might Owe You Some Dough. Or At Least Some Bruschetta

If you paid with plastic at Olive Garden in 2006-2007 then they might just owe you a $9 appetizer. The Italian eatery was recently sued in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a 2006 change to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, which made it illegal to print more than the last five digits of a customer’s credit card number on a receipt. Olive Garden never stopped its practice of printing the last six digits, and could soon be issuing $9 “apology” vouchers to every customer affected.

But no one actually was affected: no one’s identity was stolen and nobody actually complained. So we applaud Olive Garden for doing the right thing by extending an, uh, olive branch, to its customers with this $9 voucher. However, what we really want is a weekend at their fabulous-looking culinary institute in Tuscany!!

You are eligible for a voucher if you paid with your debit or credit card between December 4, 2006 and August 10, 2007. Mail your request for a Voucher Claim Form to GMRI Class Action – Claims, GMRI FACTA Litigation Settlement, c/o Analytics, Inc., P.O. Box 2002, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002; or call 1-866-890-4862. Note that the Voucher Claim Form must be postmarked on or before June 4, 2009.

Olive Garden diners may be eligible for $9 voucher [Orlando Sentinel] (Thanks to cheriset!)
(Photo: prakhar)