How Canadian Consumers are Fighting Back with Foam for Cash

Hey there Canadian consumers – are you sitting (or laying) around on extra cash? You could be eligible to take your cut out of one of the largest price fixing settlements in Canada, in connection with the use of polyurethane foam. This foam is commonly found in furniture, mattresses and carpet underlay.

Between 1999 and 2012, several manufacturers of polyurethane foam allegedly conspired to raise their prices – inflating the costs to consumer and businesses. In partnership with the Foam for Cash campaign, I am honoured to help raise awareness and help consumers get some of their money back.

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The class action law suit against the unethical business practice of price-fixing sent a clear message to the business world – we want and deserve fair business practices! Now we have a chance to send an even stronger message by submitting claims for ourselves and our businesses. If you can submit a claim (even if it’s “only” the $20 for a product tag pic), I really hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to speak up for what’s right. We consumers need to stand up for ourselves and each other to create a more fair and ethical marketplace.

Plus, every little bit of extra cash helps at this time of year. And when it’s so easy to send in your claim, why wouldn’t you?

Who can make a Foam for Cash claim?

Canadians that live in Canada now or in the period between January 1, 1999 and January 10, 2012, who also purchased flexible polyurethane foam, resulting products, or carpet underlay in that time frame can submit a claim.

Have you purchased any of the following items in Canada between 1999 and 2012:

  • Bed mattresses
  • Upholstered office chairs
  • Upholstered Armchairs
  • Two-seat sofas
  • Three-seat sofas and sectional sofas
  • Carpet underlay
  • Carpet pad
  • Carpet cushion

Even if you’re unable to claim anything yourself, it’s very likely that you have family or friends who have. Please share this with them! Let’s not leave anyone out of their opportunity to get back part of their money back and support this important settlement.

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How To Submit a Claim

Filing a claim to receive a refund on your purchases is very simple, and can be done directly online at

If you’re submitting for the simplified minimum $20 payout, you don’t even need a proof of purchase. All you have to do is take a picture of the product tag (you know that tag on your mattress that says not to remove it?), fill in your contact information, and click some boxes that confirm your submission of having made the purchase. Super simple.

If you spent a more substantial amount on these foam purchases, you may qualify for a larger compensation. For this you will need proof of purchase (which you likely have stored away if you were renovating your home or furnishing your business).

You can use the claim calculator to determine whether you should file using the simplified claim for or the standard claim form.

So, are you sitting (or walking) on cash? Head to now for more details and to file your claim. Make sure you submit your claim before the opportunity to fight back against price fixing ends on February 6th, 2018.

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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Argyle Public Relationships in partnership with the Foam for Cash campaign. While I have been compensated to share about this campaign and the class action settlement, all of the above words and opinions are my own. You can view my full disclosure policy here.


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