Reoccurring subscriptions can be a sneaky monetizing approach for companies to continue siphoning your money when you no longer need the service. You most likely signed up for it but in reality you no longer use the subscription or you can get by with a lower level package.
These types of subscriptions are popular since people often forget to cancel before the next charge. Then it becomes a battle to get a refund. Or it’s too much of a hassle and cancelling gets put off yet again…then another charge occurs until your boiling point is reached.
Threaten to cancel
SiriusXM® usually offers attractive retention options for longer term loyal customers that are looking to cancel. Of course they don’t make cancelling easy. You need to speak to someone via the Chat Room (after you login) or over the phone…both of which can have lengthy wait times. If you want to reduce your monthly fees and still hang on to some or all of the features, contact them and request to cancel and see what they offer you. Just be prepared to cancel with no offer as the worst case scenario….but this isn’t likely.
SiriusXM® also has an option that allows you to suspend your account and save some money. This link contains the following bullet points:
- You can temporarily suspend your subscription one time in any calendar year for a duration of up to six months.
- A suspended subscription will be automatically reactivated on either the date requested or the six-month anniversary of the suspension request; whichever date is earlier. If you requested a service suspension while in a promotional period, this suspension will not change the end date of your promotional period.
- Suspensions cannot be done online. You will need to call 1 (866) 635-5027.
Deadline for filing a claim: January 21, 2021
A $1.5 million LG refrigerator class action settlement has been reached to resolve claims that LG appliances suffer from a cooling defect. Those eligible are Individuals who purchased a covered LG refrigerator from an authorized retailer between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2017.
You may be eligible for a cash payment If the covered LG refrigerator stopped cooling, and you experienced delayed or unsuccessful repairs, replaced your LG Refrigerator or experienced property loss (spoiled food, beverages, medicine, or other perishables, or damage to your property).
You can get more information by emailing Info@LGFridgeSettlement.com or calling (855) 918-4661
The link below takes you to the settlement website where you can learn more. Conduct your own due diligence. We do not have an affiliation with this website, just sharing information to help you potentially get your money back.
There are some critical dates to be aware of to avoid losing information unexpectedly. However if you decide to cancel, keep in mind the default is for storage plans to automatically renew at the end of the subscription term. Any charges beyond your available credit will be charged to your credit card. Google storage plan purchases are non-refundable.
The amount of storage you purchased is yours for the length of the subscription, even if you decide to cancel it. The information below if from Google’s site. Shown below is only a portion of the information available. Click on the button below to learn more.
If you cancel your storage plan or when your storage plan expires, your storage limits will reset to the free levels for each product at the end of your billing cycle. If you reach or exceed the free storage limit:
- Gmail: You won’t be able to send or receive messages. Messages sent to you will be returned to the sender.
- Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your emails may be deleted.
- Google Drive: You won’t be able to sync or upload new files. You won’t be able to create new files in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard. Until you reduce your storage usage, neither you nor anyone else can edit or copy your affected files. Syncs between your computer’s Google Drive folder and My Drive will stop.
- Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, your content within the affected product(s) may be deleted.
- Google Photos: You won’t be able to upload photos and videos in Original quality. If you want to add any more photos and videos, you can either upload or back up in High quality (lower resolution), or turn off Back up & sync.
- Starting June 1, 2021: You also won’t be able to upload photos and videos in High quality or Express quality if you are out of storage. And if you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your photos and videos may be deleted.
To cancel a plan:
- Go to www.google.com/settings/storage.
- Sign into the Google Account where you purchased storage.
- Under your plan, click Cancel.
- Review changes to storage that will take place after cancellation. Confirm by clicking Cancel plan.
- You’ll receive a confirmation email of your subscription cancellation. On the start of the next month of your plan, you’ll be downgraded to the free storage levels for Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail.
Many utility providers have an energy efficiency program offering incentives and/or rebates to recycle or upgrade appliances. These funds are sometimes limited and issued on a first come first serve basis. Rebates can apply to electric and/or gas devices.
Make sure to complete the necessary forms and make the right calls in advance of upgrading. In other words, it’s not probable that you’ll get money for an appliance upgraded in the past. Furthermore, it’s normally a requirement that the current appliance be in working condition (to help prove it’s an actual and current upgrade).
The utility may even pick up the appliances at your residence. They will only do so if it is safe and accessible which means pets may need to be contained.
Learn more about energy incentives and the wide variety of incentives and rebates by clicking here.
Upgrading to a more efficient appliance not only provides an instant rebate but saves you money in the long run due to less consumption. Not to mention it also reduces the use of natural resources. Listed below are couple active incentive programs.
Similar programs exist throughout the country. Check your utility provider’s website. You may be pleasantly suprised to find others incentives that could apply to you in the near future.
DTE Energy says “we’ll remove and recycle your refrigerator or freezer for free and give you $50.”
Consumers Energy has a list of available rebates for residents at this link.
There has been a Class Action settlement of $6,000,000 related to over charging on water and sewer services from January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2020. This applies to past and current residents and possibly any properties with payments within the applicable timeframe.
You must file a claim on or before November 16, 2020. More information is available at http://shelbysettlement.com. In the upper right corner of that page you can file a claim electronically along with other options outside of the website.
Call 1-866-810-5577 toll free for more information.
Businesses with an approved submission by the US government can follow a process to pursue a refund of tariffs paid for a particular steel or aluminum item. The refund is related to a specific approved product exclusion and retroactive to the submission post date. The sooner these exemptions were submitted and posted on the Section 232 government site, the more that can possibly be recovered.
The process isn’t quick or extremely clear; therefore, it’s recommended to work with the supplier of the raw material to help work through the documentation process. They have likely already gone through the process and understand the best channels to get results. The government continues to review submissions and approve (or reject) them. This means it’s worth checking the site periodically for new approvals. The Docket ID is BIS-2018-0006.
Contact us if your business would like assistance determining the status of a submission.