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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


    Rice Dream Chilled Original with Calcium -
    TMF - closes 30/03/2017
    details and online form HERE

    Bacofoil
    - "Non-Stick Guaranteed or your money back" - closes 31/03/17
    promo pack needed

    details HERE
    ALO Aloe Vera drinks (4 in total) - TMF - buy before 30/03/17 but apply before 15/04/17
    Buy online at Holland & Barrett

    Details and application form HERE


    Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ t
    oothpaste range (19ml and 75ml) - MBG - closes 1/04/2017
    details HERE

    Chicago Town "The Takeaway" frozen pizza -
    "The Ultimate Takeaway Taste or Your Money Back!" - closes 12/05/17

    Barcode from pack needed

    Details and application form HERE



    Cold Pressed Pumpkin Power Juice -
    TMF - closes 31/05/17
    Need a sticker with special code!

    details and apply here
    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; 17-03-2017 at 8:00 PM.
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    • CupofTea
    • By CupofTea 18th Sep 12, 8:38 PM
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    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    Cup of Tea?
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 18th Sep 12, 9:26 PM
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    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    Originally posted by CupofTea
    TBH I'm not sure. The promotion has been running for a while, and there's is no closing date that I can see, so it might the case that shops have run out of promotional stock.

    It is still on their FB page though so I'm assuming there should be some packs floating around. I keep meaning to check everywhere, especially small corner shops etc, but I always forget.

    Good luck, hope you find some!
    • CupofTea
    • By CupofTea 18th Sep 12, 9:45 PM
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    TBH I'm not sure. The promotion has been running for a while, and there's is no closing date that I can see, so it might the case that shops have run out of promotional stock.

    It is still on their FB page though so I'm assuming there should be some packs floating around. I keep meaning to check everywhere, especially small corner shops etc, but I always forget.

    Good luck, hope you find some!
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Thank you for your reply. I'll try to keep a look out too.
    Cup of Tea?
    • hailz1986
    • By hailz1986 18th Sep 12, 11:38 PM
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    • 18th Sep 12, 11:38 PM
    This will be my first time joining in with the TMF hunt, have been a couponer for a while now, so hoping i will fit in well here. Any advice would be muchly appreciated please.
    • 3010
    • By 3010 19th Sep 12, 6:38 AM
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    • 19th Sep 12, 6:38 AM
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    • 19th Sep 12, 6:38 AM
    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    Originally posted by CupofTea
    Be quick if you do find a promotional pack as the expiry is 30/09.
  • lemony_07
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:15 PM
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:15 PM
    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    Originally posted by CupofTea
    I didn't have a promo pack and I still got my refund
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:15 PM
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:15 PM
    re Perspirex
    I bought this, tried for 2 days...found it really stung and smelled horrible so sent off for money back..........weeks went by.....almost forgotten about it then received letter saying I had not sent back within 28 days! no refund! Cheek...is this common...
  • lemony_07
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:17 PM
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    • 19th Sep 12, 12:17 PM
    re Perspirex
    I bought this, tried for 2 days...found it really stung and smelled horrible so sent off for money back..........weeks went by.....almost forgotten about it then received letter saying I had not sent back within 28 days! no refund! Cheek...is this common...
    Originally posted by anabelinda
    I bought this too but never sent the MBG off because my husband thought it was the best product ever, so I thought it would be really cheeky.

    Will you reply to them?
    • hailz1986
    • By hailz1986 19th Sep 12, 5:30 PM
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    This will be my first time joining in with the TMF hunt, have been a couponer for a while now, so hoping i will fit in well here. Any advice would be muchly appreciated please.
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    Same here!! I just got the TMF French's and sending off the neck labels, let's hope all goes well
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 19th Sep 12, 8:44 PM
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    Be quick if you do find a promotional pack as the expiry is 30/09.
    Originally posted by 3010
    Thank you - don't know how I managed to miss the closing date!
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 19th Sep 12, 8:47 PM
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    re Perspirex
    I bought this, tried for 2 days...found it really stung and smelled horrible so sent off for money back..........weeks went by.....almost forgotten about it then received letter saying I had not sent back within 28 days! no refund! Cheek...is this common...
    Originally posted by anabelinda
    Oh dear! No, it's not common at all - never happened to me anyway. I guess it must have got lost somewhere, either by Royal Mail or in the handling office... hmm!

    If I were you, I would maybe send a quick email to their customer services and explain what you just said. Worth a try and they might still refund you. Let us know how you get on!
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 19th Sep 12, 8:53 PM
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    This will be my first time joining in with the TMF hunt, have been a couponer for a while now, so hoping i will fit in well here. Any advice would be muchly appreciated please.
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    Welcome - it's quite addictive, just like couponing In fact, you can often combine the two quite successfully (i.e. buy a TMF/MBG item, use MOCs for it, and claim a refund for the full amount... a bit cheeky but every little helps!)

    There are currently MOCs for Fairy Platinum and Ariel Stain remover available on Supersavvyme website.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 19th Sep 12, 8:54 PM
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    QUOTE=hailz1986;55939705]This will be my first time joining in with the TMF hunt, have been a couponer for a while now, so hoping i will fit in well here. Any advice would be muchly appreciated please.[/QUOTE]

    Same here!! I just got the TMF French's and sending off the neck labels, let's hope all goes well
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    I just love that you're so excited by TMF's that you've agreed with yourself!!! I love TMFs too!
    • hailz1986
    • By hailz1986 19th Sep 12, 10:31 PM
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    Welcome - it's quite addictive, just like couponing In fact, you can often combine the two quite successfully (i.e. buy a TMF/MBG item, use MOCs for it, and claim a refund for the full amount... a bit cheeky but every little helps!)

    There are currently MOCs for Fairy Platinum and Ariel Stain remover available on Supersavvyme website.
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    I have the coupons for Those, are they on a TMF?? x
    • hailz1986
    • By hailz1986 20th Sep 12, 7:29 AM
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    dietaryspecials co.uk/
    Click on the Try Me Free logo and follow the instructions to try one of a large selection of DS Gluten free foods. You choose the item, print out a claim form, and then go buy that item to claim your money back.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 20th Sep 12, 9:23 AM
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    dietaryspecials co.uk/
    Click on the Try Me Free logo and follow the instructions to try one of a large selection of DS Gluten free foods. You choose the item, print out a claim form, and then go buy that item to claim your money back.
    Originally posted by hailz1986
    Nice try but it's already in the first post which means it's been spotted already. You can always use the search facility too to see if something's already been mentioned.
    • vpeake
    • By vpeake 20th Sep 12, 9:54 AM
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    re Perspirex
    I bought this, tried for 2 days...found it really stung and smelled horrible so sent off for money back..........weeks went by.....almost forgotten about it then received letter saying I had not sent back within 28 days! no refund! Cheek...is this common...
    Originally posted by anabelinda

    same here, i cant use it because it stings and itches so much, but i did get my cheque
    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
    • 3010
    • By 3010 20th Sep 12, 10:48 AM
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    same here, i cant use it because it stings and itches so much, but i did get my cheque
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Please could I ask where did you find this. I have tried the supermarkets but can't see the product. Many thanks
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 20th Sep 12, 11:59 AM
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    Please could I ask where did you find this. I have tried the supermarkets but can't see the product. Many thanks
    Originally posted by 3010
    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.
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