Red Bull to reimburse customers with free Red Bull

Customers who bought any Red Bull product between 2002 and Oct. 3 2014 are being reimbursed with either $10 in cash or $15 worth of Red Bull products, according to a settlement made in August.

The settlement stemmed from a class action lawsuit alleging the energy drink company of false advertisement of its products. Red Bull’s slogan, “Red Bull gives you wings,” came under scrutiny from plaintiff Benjamin Careathers who claimed the slogan “misleads consumers.”

Freshman mass communications major KaDeja Lewis said she thought Careathers’ case was “stupid.”

“How do you really think you’re going to get wings?” Lewis said. “How old was this dude? Seriously? He should be admitted to a mental place since he thought he was going to get away with it.”

However, freshman mass communications major Daisha Watson said just the opposite.

“I think he was smart,” Watson said. “It’s a lot of money.”

“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,” the suit states.

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