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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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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 20th Sep 12, 12:01 PM
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    I have the coupons for Those, are they on a TMF?? x
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    Yep - well, MBG to be precise.

    It's all in the 1st post of this thread. You need to be quick with the Fairy Platinum though as it closes end of September!
    • 3010
    • By 3010 20th Sep 12, 5:28 PM
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    I've seen it in Tesco, and Boots definitely sell it too. I'd imagine Superdrug do too.

    It is quite a small box, usually either top shelf or bottom shelf as not a main brand.
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Many thanks from that. The Tesco I looked did not have the promo boxes so they must not have a stock turnover for this product.

    I'll try boots and super drug.
    • vpeake
    • By vpeake 20th Sep 12, 7:07 PM
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    Many thanks from that. The Tesco I looked did not have the promo boxes so they must not have a stock turnover for this product.

    I'll try boots and super drug.
    Originally posted by 3010
    i bought mine from my local Lloyds Pharmacy which had a money back guarantee flash on the packet.
    2013 Competition Wins- Peace and Owl Earrings, Cambridge Satchel and Jergens Moisturiser, £100 of Clarks Vouchers, Nicki Minaj Laptop Case, Body Shop Gift Set, Pair of Boots, Chocolate and Magazine Hamper, £10 Pizza Voucher, £150 Tresor Paris voucher, E-Book, 21 Diamonds Bracelet,£5 Amazon Voucher and a Spa Day
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 20th Sep 12, 7:34 PM
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    I have received a cheque from S&B golden curry during the week. I bought it from Sainsbury's. It is Japanese Curry, I have to say I was very disappointed with the taste as it tasted as the local "chippy" curry!
    • 3010
    • By 3010 20th Sep 12, 7:48 PM
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    3010
    i bought mine from my local Lloyds Pharmacy which had a money back guarantee flash on the packet.
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Thanks
    • purplestar133
    • By purplestar133 20th Sep 12, 7:51 PM
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    Got the 125g pack of Splenda in Tesco today for £3.15. Also saw it in Sainsburys for the same price - both with promo sticker. It's a massive pack that I expected to be heavy but it's really light!
    • 3010
    • By 3010 20th Sep 12, 7:54 PM
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    3010
    Got the 125g pack of Splenda in Tesco today for £3.15. Also saw it in Sainsburys for the same price - both with promo sticker. It's a massive pack that I expected to be heavy but it's really light!
    Originally posted by purplestar133
    I'm going to make the receipt for carrot came of the back.
    • hailz1986
    • By hailz1986 20th Sep 12, 9:35 PM
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    has anyone seen the promotional packs of Franks Hot Sauce? I can only seem to find the normal ones x
    • chels
    • By chels 20th Sep 12, 9:39 PM
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    has anyone seen the promotional packs of Franks Hot Sauce? I can only seem to find the normal ones x
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    I saw some in Waitrose the other day, not sure which variety it was but had the neck tag, wish I had got it now but was hoping to get it in Tesco as I was going there later but they didn't stock it.
    *2015*
    £s GAINED: Cash £367.33 Vouchers £216.00
    LBs LOST: 2.5 / 28

    • flyer
    • By flyer 21st Sep 12, 9:23 AM
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    I'm going to make the receipt for carrot came of the back.
    Originally posted by 3010

    ??????????
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • 3010
    • By 3010 21st Sep 12, 10:31 AM
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    ??????????
    Originally posted by flyer
    The Splenda has got a receipt for carrot cake on the back and it looks quite nice. So I thought I'd make that to try it out before sending of the tmf form. As it will give me something it put on the form in the box.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Sep 12, 11:20 AM
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    The Splenda has got a receipt for carrot cake on the back and it looks quite nice. So I thought I'd make that to try it out before sending of the tmf form. As it will give me something it put on the form in the box.
    Originally posted by 3010
    Oh, you mean the recipe! I understand now.
  • anabelinda
    perspirex
    I bought mine in Morisons....wish I hadn't bothered. £7 up the chimney!
    • 3010
    • By 3010 21st Sep 12, 12:27 PM
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    Oh, you mean the recipe! I understand now.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Sorry I have just reread what I typed no wonder no one understood what I meant. I was typing on my phone and the predictive text must have changed some of what I typed as I has missed some letters out.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Sep 12, 1:21 PM
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    Sorry I have just reread what I typed no wonder no one understood what I meant. I was typing on my phone and the predictive text must have changed some of what I typed as I has missed some letters out.
    Originally posted by 3010
    I gathered that was what had happened but I couldn't for the life of me work it out. I hadn't even noticed that there was a recipe on the back of the box tbh - I was too busy trying to find room in the cupboard for that big box.
    • flyer
    • By flyer 21st Sep 12, 3:19 PM
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    Does anyone have the Dairylea details. I can't find them in first post. As a matter of interest, what has happened to the last thread?
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Sep 12, 4:02 PM
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    Does anyone have the Dairylea details. I can't find them in first post. As a matter of interest, what has happened to the last thread?
    Originally posted by flyer
    I thought Dairylea had expired now, and Dormouse said she was going to give us a new thread because the previous one got too long.
    • chels
    • By chels 21st Sep 12, 5:57 PM
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    Does anyone have the Dairylea details. I can't find them in first post. As a matter of interest, what has happened to the last thread?
    Originally posted by flyer
    The Dairylea TMF ended 31.08.12, I just got mine in by the deadline. Links to previous thread(s) is at the bottom of the first post.
    *2015*
    £s GAINED: Cash £367.33 Vouchers £216.00
    LBs LOST: 2.5 / 28

    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 21st Sep 12, 6:29 PM
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    I thought Dairylea had expired now, and Dormouse said she was going to give us a new thread because the previous one got too long.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    That's exactly it. The thread was too long, it had been running since 2008 so I thought it was too confusing to have all the old chat there. New thread makes it easier to search, and I've finally managed to get the 1st post up to date again.

    The link to the previous threads (yes there were at least 2!) are at the bottom of the 1st post.

    And yes, Dairylea has expired.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 21st Sep 12, 6:32 PM
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    I bought mine in Morisons....wish I hadn't bothered. £7 up the chimney!
    Originally posted by anabelinda
    Have you tried emailing them?
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