Ritas Don't Contain Tequila, So Anyone Who Bought Them May Be Entitled To Cash

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Photo credit: Instagram/ritas
Photo credit: Instagram/ritas

A class action lawsuit that dates back to 2020 has finally come to a close, and you could be entitled to cash as a result. Food & Wine reports that consumers who purchased any product from Anheuser-Busch's line of Ritas sparking margaritas between January 1, 2018 and July 19, 2022 could be entitled to payment.

The lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch over claims that the company mislead customers into believing that tequila is an ingredient in the cocktail-inspired malt beverage.

"Nowhere on the packaging did [the plaintiff] see a disclaimer or any other statement indicating that the margarita product does not contain tequila, or that the product is just a flavored beer," the original complaint stated, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

In addition to providing compensation, Anheuser-Busch has reportedly also agreed to alter the language used to sell Ritas. Despite a settlement being reached, Anheuser-Busch has admitted to no wrongdoing.

If you're looking to file a claim, whether or not you have proof of purchase, you can do so at RitasSettlement.com. Upon visiting the site, you'll be presented with five options: submit a claim form, object, exclude yourself (opt out), attend a hearing, or do nothing. To submit a claim, you'll need to fill out your contact information and also choose if you'll be submitting your claim with or without proof of purchase.

Introduced a decade ago, Ritas were among the first cocktail-inspired, ready-to-drink beverages to garner a substantial following. Ritas initially launched with their Lime-A-Rita flavor and have since released a number of offerings, including Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, Water-Melon-Rita, and even Freeze-a-Ritas.

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