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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 21st Sep 12, 6:33 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 must be weird as I understood it
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 21st Sep 12, 6:37 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!
    Originally posted by djjunk
    Ooh, is that a new one? Haven't seen it mentioned before. Do you have any more details, please? Is it one of these ones?
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Sep 12, 6:44 PM
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    Ooh, is that a new one? Haven't seen it mentioned before. Do you have any more details, please? Is it one of these ones?
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Mark Wilkinson mentioned it post 2547 of the old thread. I haven't looked for the products because I agreed with him that I wouldn't use it even for free.
  • anabelinda
    Have you tried emailing them?
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    I just replied to the letter, enclosing their original but will email too..watch this space!
    At least I got my method cheque and within a week too.
  • rag_doll
    'Method' Washing Liquid
    In Sainsburys & Waitrose, buy bottle with 'Try Me Free' necktag, keep this & receipt, print claim form from website, send off to 'Freepost' address, amount paid, up to £6, will be refunded by cheque.
    Running until 3rd Oct.
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    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 23rd Sep 12, 4:42 PM
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    The washing up liquid is great, but even better is the bottle in comes up - far more elegant and easier to use than the usual sort. Worth buying for that, especially if you get your money back.

    Thank you!
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 23rd Sep 12, 4:55 PM
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    It's not a washing up liquid, it's a liquid washing detergent. A very nice one as well!

    We have a special thread especially for Try Me Free offers here
    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 23rd Sep 12, 5:02 PM
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    It's not a washing up liquid, it's a liquid washing detergent. A very nice one as well!

    We have a special thread especially for Try Me Free offers here
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Thank you for putting me right - and for the link to a really useful thread.
    • building with lego
    • By building with lego 23rd Sep 12, 5:49 PM
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    building with lego
    I've got my shampoo, conditioner and washing detergent in these bottles, plus several of washing UP liquid plus their pump bottles and foaming bottles- I love them and they last ages.
    I shall make a trip to Sains anon.

    Are there any caveats, like one per household, or one per person?
    They call me Dr Worm... I'm interested in things; I'm not a real doctor but I am a real worm.
  • rag_doll
    Not sure why this post has been moved to 'Freebies' as purchase of product is required: need to send off till receipt!

    Also:

    T&Cs from website

    6. One refund per application, per household.

    FAIRTRADE NOT FREE TRADE

    STOP THE BADGER CULL - PLEASE SIGN HM GOVERNMENT E-PETITION
    • vpeake
    • By vpeake 23rd Sep 12, 8:37 PM
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    Spotted this on HUKDEALS and it didn't seem to be listed on the first page

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-easy-thai-green-curry-kit-with-receipt-your-stamp-refunded-1318783

    Thai Taste Thai Green Curry Try Me Free offer....was found in sainsburys
    Last edited by vpeake; 23-09-2012 at 8:44 PM.
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    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 23rd Sep 12, 9:15 PM
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    Spotted this on HUKDEALS and it didn't seem to be listed on the first page

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-easy-thai-green-curry-kit-with-receipt-your-stamp-refunded-1318783

    Thai Taste Thai Green Curry Try Me Free offer....was found in sainsburys
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Gosh, that's come on offer again quickly - the previous TMF promotion ended Feb 2012.
    • silverorange
    • By silverorange 23rd Sep 12, 11:48 PM
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    Spotted this on HUKDEALS and it didn't seem to be listed on the first page

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-easy-thai-green-curry-kit-with-receipt-your-stamp-refunded-1318783

    Thai Taste Thai Green Curry Try Me Free offer....was found in sainsburys
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Tried this last time it was on TMF and it was really yummy, will definitely be getting again!
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 24th Sep 12, 9:50 AM
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    This promotion has been running quite a while...if you've managed to find some in a few sainsburys then you're very lucky...Its been listed as an ongoing try me free for some months now on that thread and I recived my refund back in March...so I doubt there are too many of the promotional bottles still out there.
  • rag_doll
    This promotion has been running quite a while...if you've managed to find some in a few sainsburys then you're very lucky...Its been listed as an ongoing try me free for some months now on that thread and I recived my refund back in March...so I doubt there are too many of the promotional bottles still out there.
    Originally posted by LEJC
    I bought 4 bottles in Waitrose on Saturday, on promo, £ 4 each, quite a few on shelf.

    FAIRTRADE NOT FREE TRADE

    STOP THE BADGER CULL - PLEASE SIGN HM GOVERNMENT E-PETITION
  • Zziggi
    Gosh, that's come on offer again quickly - the previous TMF promotion ended Feb 2012.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Are you sure that the thai green curry pack offer is a new one?

    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 24th Sep 12, 3:11 PM
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    Are you sure that the thai green curry pack offer is a new one?
    Originally posted by Zziggi
    I don't know!
    • flyer
    • By flyer 24th Sep 12, 4:35 PM
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    flyer
    I suspect it's old stock from the last promo, but grab them anyway!
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 25th Sep 12, 5:41 PM
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    Ooh, is that a new one? Haven't seen it mentioned before. Do you have any more details, please? Is it one of these ones?

    Hi Dormhouse,
    It is the 100g Golden curry one. It is 2.29 in sainsbob's. Do not forget that you need a packet with a red TMF sticker to get your money back.
    Here is a link:
    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/global_search/global_result.jsp?bmForm=global_search&GLOBAL_DATA ._search_term1=golden+curry+s%26B&GLOBAL_DATA._sea rchType=0&bmUID=1348591100388
    I hope this helps.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 25th Sep 12, 10:33 PM
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    Dormouse
    Spotted this on HUKDEALS and it didn't seem to be listed on the first page

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-easy-thai-green-curry-kit-with-receipt-your-stamp-refunded-1318783

    Thai Taste Thai Green Curry Try Me Free offer....was found in sainsburys
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Great spot, thanks very much! It does look like new stock as the OP on HUKD says the closing date is end of December... excellent!

    I missed out on this one last time so will keep my eyes peeled, yum! It certainly gets good reviews from what I've seen.
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