Grape-Nuts is reimbursing customers who overpaid for cereal during months-long shortage


A cereal shortage during the pandemic drove some grocery shoppers nuts.

But now, fans of Grape-Nuts who haven't been able to get their hands on the cereal in months are in for a treat.

After several months of being out of stock, the cereal’s parent company, Post Consumer Brands, told USA Today that the cereal is now shipping at total capacity to stores across the nation.

If you paid astronomically prices to get your hands on the beloved cereal, you might be eligible for reimbursement.

“It became abundantly clear during the shortage that Grape-Nuts fans are ‘Nuts for Grape-Nuts,’” Kristin DeRock, Grape-Nuts brand manager at Post Consumer Brands, said in a statement. “So much so that some of our loyal super fans were willing to pay extreme prices just to ensure they wouldn’t be without their favorite crunchy cereal.”

In late 2020, the brand experienced shortages, and its Grape-Nuts Flakes cereal was affected.

How to Receive a Reimbursement

A third-party seller on Walmart listed a 4-pound box for $110. On eBay and Amazon, sellers raised prices for the cereal.

The 64-ounce box has a retail price of $6.49, with the 20.5-ounce box costing $4.29 and the 29-ounce box $4.99.

Fans of the cereal who paid $10 or more for the Grape-Nuts Original cereal between November 1, 2020, and March 15, 2021 of this year are “eligible to submit a valid retailer or e-retailer receipt for a partial refund of up to $115 to help cover the difference between the amount paid and the suggested retail price of the Grape-Nuts Original cereal box purchased.”

The language on the offer explains that there's a limit of "one partial refund claim per household/mailing address."

The total of the partial reimbursements will not exceed $10,000.

You can submit receipts at through April 15, 2021.

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