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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 18th Sep 12, 7:34 PM
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    Try Me Free Hunt
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    • 18th Sep 12, 7:34 PM
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    Try Me Free Hunt 18th Sep 12 at 7:34 PM
    Introduction by Martin

    This thread is all about products which let you try me for free. A huge amount of work goes into it by a range of volunteers, led and collated by Dormouse. Thanks to all for all the hard work. Enough from me... onto Dormouse for the real info.


    ____________________________________

    What is a try me free product?

    The products listed on this thread have short lived a Try Me Free (TMF) or Money Back Guarantee promotion, meaning you pay for the product but later receive the money back (usually as a cheque, Postal Orders or cash). Sometimes you get postage paid for as well.

    It is essential that you buy the product and send off your claim before the closing date. TMF products usually have a bright flash on the packaging, something along the lines of "Try me free" (very imaginative ). Sometimes you'll see them on the shelf with TMF-less products and you have to make sure you pick up the flashed product in order to enter.

    Read the Terms and Conditions PROPERLY!!

    Each TMF promotion has its own terms & conditions, which are always printed on the packaging (in annoyingly small print). Follow it to the letter - they are usually very strict!

    You almost always have to send them the original receipt, and very often a brief statement of what you liked/disliked about the product.

    TMFs are always (or maybe 99.999999% - anyone remember the cheese one a couple of years ago?) one per household, so you can only get money back for one product. If you've another address (parents, in-laws, friends, even work maybe) you can often legitimately buy more than one, just buy them separately and with separate receipts (and make sure no-one at the other address is a compulsive TMFer too ).

    Sometimes, companies think of completely bizarre things to ask... you might have to cut bits off the packaging, send a certain-sized bit of paper, only in black ink, whatever, follow it closely!

    How long does it take to get paid?

    You are supposed to receive your refund within 28 days usually, but this varies a tremendous amount. Anything between 4 days and 2 months is normal.


    Here is a list of all the current TMFs:
    Please report any new ones you find by clicking reply

    Most offers require a special pack; for ones that don't, let's attempt to post the address here (just click reply)

    All offers are one per household. Only 2nd class postage will be refunded, where mentioned. Remember to circle your purchase on the receipt.

    I'll keep updating this post as new offers appear.

    Happy hunting!


    ON-GOING TMF/MBG PROMOTIONS (no closing date):



    O'Keeffe's hand or feet creams - MBG - no closing date
    details HERE (click on 100% Money Back Guarantee)

    The Breath Company products -
    100% Money-Back Guarantee - no closing date
    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it to us for a prompt and courteous refund or replacement.

    Details HERE

    Stocked by Boots/Superdrug and Amazon etc.

    If you purchased a "The Breath Company" product, simply return the unused portion to us by mail to the address below. Please make sure you include your full name, order date, and copy of the UK store receipt with your order to receive full credit. The purchase price of the products will be refunded or replacement products will be sent.

    Hill's Ideal Balance
    Dog or Cat food - MBG - no closing date (?)
    You can also get a £5 money-off voucher by registering on their website HERE

    Note: not a postal promotion - you have to take the actual product back to the store:

    "We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which is a guarantee of quality, consistency and taste. If a pet refuses to eat one of our products or it does not meet our usual high quality standards, the opened bag (or unused cans) and remaining food may be returned to the retailer for replacement (or refund)."

    Miracle Gro Patch Magic
    - MBG - no closing date
    details here
    Dulux Once paint: money back guarantee.
    If the paint doesn't do what it says on the tin i.e. cover in one coat, then they give you your money back.
    You have to ring the number on the side of the paint and then the people ask you what colour you bought and what colour you were painting over, you then get a reference number which you have to write on the top of your receipt and send it to Dulux (they give you the address on the phone).

    Colgate® ProClinical®electric toothbrush - 30 Day Challenge - no closing date?
    Try the Colgate® ProClinical® electric toothbrush for 30 days from date of purchase. If you are not satisfied with this product, return the product within 45 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price (shipping and handling excluded). You must return the product in its original box with all contents: handle, refill brush heads, charger, travel case (if applicable), together with the original cash register receipt showing this product was purchased in the United Kingdom. Please allow 6-8 weeks for handling. Please contact Colgate Consumer Affairs Centre, 00-800-321-321-32.
    Pai Skincare - 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee - no closing date

    details HERE



    CURRENT TMF/MBG PROMOTIONS

    Fol Epi cheese - TMF - closes 15/06/17
    Waitrose only

    Claim within 28 days



    Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise - MBG - closes 30/06/17

    Claim online or via post

    All details HERE


    Aveeno After Shower Mist -
    "Love it or your money back!" - closes30/06/17 but buy before 31/12/16
    See www.aveeno.co.uk/moneyback for claim form and full T&C
    Lights by Tena - "Feel Fresh or It's Free" - closes 28/07/2017
    details HERE


    Listerine® Total Care and Listerine® Total Care Zero;
    250ml, 500ml and 1L variants - "21 day challenge" - closes 31/07/17 but buy before 30/06/17
    Details here

    Coupon here

    One bottle cap required
    Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment Set - MBG - closes 31/07/2017 but buy between 20/07/2016 and 20/06/2017
    1. Purchase one promotional pack of Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment Set between 20/07/2016 and 20/06/2017 - Packs can be purchased in Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy, Rowlands, Co-Op, Day Lewis, Sainsbury's ,Wilko, Morrisons, Ocado, Amazon and Independent Pharmacies while stock lasts.
    2. Within 7 days of purchase date shown on the till receipt, participants must visit www.canespromoneyback.co.uk to register their participation in the Money Back Guarantee offer and watch the instructional video. All details requested on the Register page must be completed and a photo of their till receipt and their fungal nail must be uploaded at the same time.

    Birds Eye Hello Morning! products
    (frozen pancakes and waffles) - TMF - closes 31/08/17
    Promotional pack needed
    Kingsmill Super Toasty - "Best Ever Toast or Your Money Back" - closes 30/09/2017 but buy before 23/09/2017
    promotional pack needed

    details HERE


    Hedrin
    products - MBG - buy between 01/06/2016 and 31/12/19. Claim by 31/12/19
    Products included: Once Spray Gel (60ml or 100ml), Hedrin Once Liquid Gel (100ml or 250ml), Hedrin Treat & Go Mousse (100ml), Hedrin Treat & Go Spray (60ml) or Hedrin Treat & Go Lotion (250ml)

    Details HERE
    Thanks to all the contributors


    This is a continuation of the earlier incarnations of the thread here and here
    Last edited by Dormouse; 14-06-2017 at 11:10 AM.
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    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 12th Jul 17, 1:07 PM
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    Seen in the chilled drinks to go section at Sainsburys today:

    http://www.nomadic.yousay.org/index.asp

    http://upandgo.yousay.org/index.asp

    I've emailed yousay to ask what else they have on try me free.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 13th Jul 17, 2:54 PM
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    Seen in the chilled drinks to go section at Sainsburys today:

    http://www.nomadic.yousay.org/index.asp

    http://upandgo.yousay.org/index.asp

    I've emailed yousay to ask what else they have on try me free.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    I've had a reply from yousay to my enquiry asking which other products they have on try me free promotion. I think she has maybe missed the point:

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying our products!

    Unfortunately we do not divulge that information due to confidentiality reasons.


    It's not very confidential once the labelled products appear on the supermarket shelves is it?!
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 20th Jul 17, 5:14 PM
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    I've had a reply from yousay to my enquiry asking which other products they have on try me free promotion. I think she has maybe missed the point:

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying our products!

    Unfortunately we do not divulge that information due to confidentiality reasons.


    It's not very confidential once the labelled products appear on the supermarket shelves is it?!
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Further email from yousay:

    I believe that you have applied for all of the promotions that we currently have running.


    Unfortunately I am not able to disclose any future promotions, as understandably these are confidential until, as you say, they hit the shelf.


    We are looking to set up a facility that informs you about other live promotions - but this is a little way away yet. Keep an eye out for this coming in around Christmas time!

    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 31st Jul 17, 12:37 PM
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    Listerine

    I received my money back.

    I also have noticed that they are less and less offers; and the last ones were requiring PP
    Last edited by djjunk; 31-07-2017 at 12:49 PM.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 5th Aug 17, 6:09 PM
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    Primula Cheese Spread 'try me free'
    Various tubes of Primula Cheese Spread in promo stickered tubes:

    https://www.primulatrymefree.co.uk/faqs/
    • spinybif
    • By spinybif 16th Aug 17, 6:48 AM
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    Primula - Try me free
    Asda have tubes of primula cheese with flavours - prawn, smoked salmon & chives on shelves above milk.

    Buy tube with " Try me free", login to website, 15 word comment on product, upload photos of receipt & picture of tube to claim back cost. After verification money paid back into your bank account by BACS or cheque.

    One claim per household.
    • flyer
    • By flyer 16th Aug 17, 5:08 PM
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    flyer
    Asda have tubes of primula cheese with flavours - prawn, smoked salmon & chives on shelves above milk.

    Buy tube with " Try me free", login to website, 15 word comment on product, upload photos of receipt & picture of tube to claim back cost. After verification money paid back into your bank account by BACS or cheque.

    One claim per household.
    Originally posted by spinybif
    Bought this an hour ago, submitted my claim and it has been approved already!
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 30th Aug 17, 5:37 PM
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    I saw these in my local Tesco, priced at £2.79, and bearing a red label that says Try for Free!

    Apparently you claim your money back on line with a unique code and they pay you via Paypal!

    Details here http://coldpress.yousay.org/index.asp

    Roma
    Originally posted by Roma Scrungee

    It's back on again from 1 August 2017 to 31 October 2017.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 1st Sep 17, 5:52 PM
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    Ocean Spray Wholeberry

    Purchase in Asda, Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

    "To claim your refund, purchase a promotional carton of Ocean Spray® Wholeberry™ Cranberry or Mixed Berry with a neck tag displaying the words ‘Try Me For Free’ between 21.08.2017 and 02.10.2017."

    https://www.oceanspraytmf.co.uk/wholeberry
    • Africat
    • By Africat 10th Sep 17, 2:57 PM
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    Ocean Spray Wholeberry

    Purchase in Asda, Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

    "To claim your refund, purchase a promotional carton of Ocean Spray® Wholeberry™ Cranberry or Mixed Berry with a neck tag displaying the words ‘Try Me For Free’ between 21.08.2017 and 02.10.2017."

    https://www.oceanspraytmf.co.uk/wholeberry
    Originally posted by djjunk


    Not managed to find this in my Waitrose.
    Anyone taken this up yet?
    • hermanni
    • By hermanni 15th Sep 17, 12:18 AM
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    Marigold launches new ‘try me free’ campaign
    We are confident you will love our new cloths and scourers as much as we do!
    So for a limited time only, we are offering you the chance to
    TRY one yourself FOR FREE!




    http://www.marigold.co.uk/try-me-free/
    Last edited by hermanni; 15-09-2017 at 12:27 AM.
    To everyone at Ward 40, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, from the specialist to the tea lady, many thanks for everything.
    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 15th Sep 17, 8:53 AM
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    Busylizzie
    Not managed to find this in my Waitrose.
    Anyone taken this up yet?
    Originally posted by Africat
    Would love to try this but can't find any with neck tags
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 15th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    Would love to try this but can't find any with neck tags
    Originally posted by Busylizzie
    Not managed to find this in my Waitrose.
    Anyone taken this up yet?
    Originally posted by Africat
    I haven't tried it yet because I haven't found the mixed berry version.

    We don't actually need the neck tags to claim because it's on an online claim that just asks for a picture of the receipt not the tag.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 15th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
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    Not managed to find this in my Waitrose.
    Anyone taken this up yet?
    Originally posted by Africat

    I got mine two days ago in Sainsbury's.

    As m1kjm mentions it, you don't really need the collar anyway. All you need is the receipt.
    • fatboy77
    • By fatboy77 15th Sep 17, 5:54 PM
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    Not managed to find this in my Waitrose.
    Anyone taken this up yet?
    Originally posted by Africat
    Bought from Sainsbury's last weekend and claimed online straightaway. Received an email a few days later saying the claim was successful and to allow 7-10 days for the refund to hit my bank account.
    • katiedog
    • By katiedog 22nd Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    Galaxy hot chocolate
    Seen in Tesco. Galaxy hot chocolate money back if you don't enjoy it. Galaxyhotchocalate.com/freetrial
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 22nd Sep 17, 3:01 PM
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    Seen in Tesco. Galaxy hot chocolate money back if you don't enjoy it. Galaxyhotchocalate.com/freetrial
    Originally posted by katiedog
    http://www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/try-me-or-your-money-back-terms/
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 23rd Sep 17, 12:00 AM
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    Galaxy

    "Cost of postage to apply for a refund is not included in the promotional refund & must be covered by the applicant."
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 5th Oct 17, 9:42 AM
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    m1kjm
    WeightWatchers Yoghurts
    https://www.lovethetaste.co.uk/Home/TermsAndConditions
    • antdebju
    • By antdebju 9th Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    yushoi mbg
    be warned if you buy these from Tesco they come up on the receipt as rice sticks? obviously not but they have bounced my claim for this reason. Now trying to email them to explain
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