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snuggie settlement

Ever buy a Snuggie? You might be getting a check for $33.14

If you ever purchased a Snuggie, that lapse in judgment could finally pay off.

The company behind the famous As Seen on TV wearable blanket has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to refund more than 218,000 customers a total of $7.2 million. The FTC accused Allstar Marketing Group of misrepresenting and deceiving customers with its ads. In the commercials, the Snuggies were offered as part of a "buy one, get one free" promotion, with both costing "just $19.95," but the FTC said the ads never mentioned that there was an extra $7.95 handling fee for each product, bringing the grand total up to $35.85.

The settlement checks will be going out in the mail this week, ABC News reports, for an average amount of $33.14 each.