If you are a Grape-Nuts fan who couldn’t live without the cereal during the shortage of 2021 and paid more than you should have for a box, your time has finally come.

Post is offering a refund to anyone who overpaid for its Grape-Nuts cereal due to the short supply of the product as an appreciation for their loyalty.

Grape-Nuts went through a supply shortage for months in late 2020 into early 2021, when the cereal could not be found on store shelves. It sparking a rash of demand among fans of the product and a price hike for suppliers and stores that were selling the product.

Sellers were listing the cereal for as high as $110 for a four-pound box, a price that was seen in late January by a third-party seller for Walmart, according to USA Today.

Post told the news outlet that the shortage is finally over, and the cereal is now shipping at full capacity to retailers nationwide. The compan y wanted to make it right for loyal customers who shelled out too much for the product.

“It became abundantly clear during the shortage that Grape-Nuts fans are ‘Nuts for Grape-Nuts,’” Kristin DeRock, Grape-Nuts brand manager at Post, told USA Today. “So much so that some of our loyal super fans were willing to pay extreme prices just to ensure they wouldn’t be without their favorite crunchy cereal."

The company will pay back those consumers who paid $10 or more for a box of Grape-Nuts Original cereal between Nov. 1, 2020 and March 15, 2021. Customers with a valid retailer or e-retailer receipt are eligible for a refund of up to $115.

Post said it will provide a refund of the difference between the amount paid and the suggested retail price of a cereal box purchase. Grape-Nuts cereal has a suggested retail price of $4.29 for a 20.5-ounce box, $4.99 for a 29-ounce box, and $6.49 for a 64-ounce box.

Receipts need to be submitted to Post by April 15 at www.postconsumerbrands.com/promotions/grape-nuts-shortage-reimbursement/. Here, consumers will need to fill out a contact form and upload an image of their receipt.

The offer is only valid for U.S. residents over the age of 18. Refunds are limited to a total of $10,000. There is a limit of one partial refund claim per household/mailing address.

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