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If you get a spare second today, you may want to check your Amazon account. There's a good chance you've got some money waiting for you, courtesy of Apple.

Back in 2014, a federal court approved an antitrust settlement brought against the tech company over the price-fixing of e-books. The settlement stipulated Apple pay out $400 million to customers — and, just this March, the Supreme Court rejected Apple's appeal. So now they're paying out.

Who's Getting a Rebate?

The settlement resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. They're available as of today and expire June 24, 2017. Per an email Amazon is sending out to customers receiving a rebate:

You don't have to do anything to claim your credit, we have already added it to your Amazon account. We will automatically apply your available credit to your purchase of qualifying items through Amazon, an Amazon device or an Amazon app. The credit applied to your purchase will appear as a gift card in your order summary and in your account history. In order to spend your credit, please visit the Kindle bookstore or Amazon. If your account does not reflect this credit, please contact Amazon customer service.

According to a press release from consumer-rights class-action law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, consumers are receiving a $6.93 credit for every e-book which was a New York Times bestseller, and a $1.57 credit for other e-books.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, $17.99

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath, $15.29

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, $10.56
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, $15.00
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig, $18.00
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, $9.04

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, $9.60

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, $6.79

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, $6.77
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss, $10.00

Calm the F*uck Down by Sasha O'Hara, $8.11

First 100 Words by Roger Priddy, $3.97
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, $14.40
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Amazon has a FAQ sheet on its website that provides more details. Per the FAQ, the credits can be put toward any item purchased through Amazon.com, except Amazon gift cards or certain subscriptions.

It's been a big month for consumer rebates. Just last week, Ticketmaster started depositing free ticket vouchers and discount codes into customer accounts, also as part of a class action settlement.

Credits for e-books or concert tickets may not solve any of your money woes or debt issues, but, hey, at least that's one less purchase you'll be inclined to charge to your credit cards. (You can see how your current credit card balances are affecting your credit by viewing your two free credit scores, updated each month, for free on Credit.com.)

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This article originally appeared on Credit.com.

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Slow cooker crock pot, $20.99

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World’s strongest coffee, $18.99

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Toilet golf game, $11.99

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Potato chip bag resealer, $15.99

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Lifestraw water filter, $19.90

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Stuffed hamburger press, $10.29

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Camera lens coffee mug, $11.99

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Miracle berry tablets, $25.00

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Ice luge, $21.30

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Glass ziplock bag, $16.85

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2nd skin unisuit, $25

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Unicorn mask, $16.98

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Venus fly trap, $14.99

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4,500 live ladybugs, $14.25

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