In Dardarian v. OfficeMax North America, Inc., No. 11-00947 (N.D. Cal. July 12, 2013) plaintiffs challenged OfficeMax’s practice of obtaining zip code information during credit card transactions. The parties reached a settlement, under which class members who submitted timely claims would receive $10 merchandise vouchers good for 90 days; other customers would receive $5 merchandise vouchers. Notice was to be provided by email to OfficeMax’s loyalty program members. The district court refused preliminary approval. Relying on In re HP Inkjet Printer Litig., 716 F.3d 1173 (9th Cir. 2013), the court held the fairness of a coupon settlement, as well as the fee request, had to be based upon coupons redeemed. The court could not assess the fairness of the deal or award fees until the merchandise vouchers had been redeemed. The court also found the efficacy of email notice was unsubstantiated in the record, thus print notification was required.