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If you used a credit card to buy tickets to one of Palace Entertainment's parks, then you may be eligible for free tickets. This announcement has come as a result of the settlement of a recent class action suit filed against the company.
According to the Washington Post
, a lawsuit was filed against Palace Entertainment back in August after a guest noticed that his receipt from Idlewild & Soak Zone contained the expiration date of his credit card. This is a violation of a federal law that was put in place to prevent identity theft if the receipt becomes lost or stolen.
In response to the lawsuit, Palace Entertainment is offering free tickets to anyone who had their expiration date printed on their tickets. These could date back as far as December 4th, 2006. Receipts from before this date are not eligible for the settlement.
Palace Entertainment is the operator of eight theme parks, eleven water parks and twenty-one family entertainment centers spread all across the country from New Hampshire to California. The most famous of these parks are Kennywood, Lake Compounce, and their fourteen Boomers family entertainment centers. A complete list of Palace Entertainment venues can be found at the company's website.
Trib Live News
is reporting that Palace Entertainment must donate the remainder to charity if fewer than 60,000 tickets are given to lawsuit participants.
If you have used a credit card to pay for tickets at one of these parks between Dec 4, 2006 and December 20, 2011 be sure to check your old receipts you may have lying around as they may make you eligible for free tickets.