If you're a parent of a child who's made an accidental purchase or two on their tablet you may be in line for a refund.

According to NBC 5 Chicago, "The FTC and internet retailing giant Amazon agreed Tuesday to set aside their appeals in a case over this very issue and set the stage for a potential $70 million in refunds for purchases made from November 2011 to May 2016."

That's a good thing for any parent who might have fallen victim to letting their kid run wild, such as myself.

I was out of town last spring when all of a sudden I was receiving credit card purchase notifications on my phone.

Since I was away, I decided to call my mother-in-law who was watching my kids. I asked if there was a kid in my house using the Kindle. Turns out, my then 5-year-old son had run amok. Nearly, $150 too late, I put a stop to his purchases.

When I returned home from my trip, I contacted Amazon. The customer service rep was extremely kind and incredibly understanding of my parenting fail and refunded all of the money that was spent.

So while Amazon is getting set to refund all the parents who are waiting for cash from the online retailer, you might get a head start just by giving them a call.

It worked for me, and who knows it might work for you.

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