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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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    • Africat
    • By Africat 9th Mar 17, 12:21 PM
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    Received my Colgate refund this morning.
    • L_York
    • By L_York 9th Mar 17, 4:30 PM
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    L_York
    Me neither. It says within 3 working days on the application form. That was weeks ago.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 9th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    New offer

    Fol Epi cheese TMF - looks like Waitrose only. Closes 15/06/17

    • bananapocket70
    • By bananapocket70 10th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    Fol Epi Cheese
    How do we claim for this Dormouse? Do packs require a TMF sticker? My local Waitrose has the cheese but no sticker or details on how to claim. Thanks.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 10th Mar 17, 2:38 PM
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    How do we claim for this Dormouse? Do packs require a TMF sticker? My local Waitrose has the cheese but no sticker or details on how to claim. Thanks.
    Originally posted by bananapocket70
    The same in my Waitrose.
    • purplestar133
    • By purplestar133 10th Mar 17, 2:50 PM
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    Just sent off for my first refund for aaaaaaages.

    Been meaning to ask you guys, when you give your reasons for disatisfaction and it asks for say, min 15 words, do you include 'I was disatisfied with [product name] because...] in the words that you count?

    So you would count 'I did not find that Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief provided instant relief because my teeth still hurt after using it' as 20 words?

    I'm just wondering because you can fill up a lot of the word count without giving too much of a reason, if you see what I mean?
    • flyer
    • By flyer 10th Mar 17, 2:53 PM
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    flyer
    I always use such words as part of my word count and have never had a problem.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 10th Mar 17, 3:51 PM
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    m1kjm
    Just sent off for my first refund for aaaaaaages.

    Been meaning to ask you guys, when you give your reasons for disatisfaction and it asks for say, min 15 words, do you include 'I was disatisfied with [product name] because...] in the words that you count?

    So you would count 'I did not find that Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief provided instant relief because my teeth still hurt after using it' as 20 words?

    I'm just wondering because you can fill up a lot of the word count without giving too much of a reason, if you see what I mean?
    Originally posted by purplestar133
    I got caught out by that once years ago so I'm now conscious of it but I haven't had a problem since. I can't remember what product it was for but the witch sent the claim back with a vertical line after because and I had to resubmit it with the word count after the because Like I said, I haven't had a problem since so now I include the bit at the beginning of the sentence in my word count. Maybe that's why I do try to go over the word count and not hit it exactly.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 10th Mar 17, 3:52 PM
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    Iams
    Has anyone had their Iams refund back yet? The 28 days is nearly up and I'm starting to get twitchy.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 10th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    Africat
    Just sent off for my first refund for aaaaaaages.

    Been meaning to ask you guys, when you give your reasons for disatisfaction and it asks for say, min 15 words, do you include 'I was disatisfied with [product name] because...] in the words that you count?

    So you would count 'I did not find that Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief provided instant relief because my teeth still hurt after using it' as 20 words?

    I'm just wondering because you can fill up a lot of the word count without giving too much of a reason, if you see what I mean?
    Originally posted by purplestar133
    I've had the Colgate refund back with an explanation in a similar fprmat yes. They don't seem overly fussy, never had a problem myself.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 11th Mar 17, 2:47 PM
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    Crosse and Blackwell soup

    Here's a new one:
    Only purchased in Tesco between 8th March and 29th March 2017

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    It excludes Norn Iron
    Last edited by djjunk; 11-03-2017 at 2:51 PM.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 11th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
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    New offer

    Fol Epi cheese TMF - looks like Waitrose only. Closes 15/06/17

    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Can anyone advise how you claim for this & whether you need special pack please?
    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 11th Mar 17, 3:33 PM
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    Crosse and Blackwell soup

    Here's a new one:
    Only purchased in Tesco between 8th March and 29th March 2017

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    It excludes Norn Iron
    Originally posted by djjunk
    T & C point 1 says:

    The Crosse & Blackwell Best of British Soup TRY ME FREE promotion is open to UK & IOM residents who are 18 years old or over and have received a promotional email in relation to the TRY ME FREE offer.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 11th Mar 17, 3:53 PM
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    redagila
    Crosse and Blackwell soup

    Here's a new one:
    Only purchased in Tesco between 8th March and 29th March 2017

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/

    https://www.fivesoupsonus.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    It excludes Norn Iron
    Originally posted by djjunk

    It seems you can only apply for this offer if you have received an email from them


    1. The Crosse & Blackwell Best of British Soup TRY ME FREE promotion is open to UK & IOM residents who are 18 years old or over and have received a promotional email in relation to the TRY ME FREE offer. The promotion excludes residents of Northern Ireland as well as employees and their families of Princes Limited, subsidiary companies, their agencies and anyone professionally connected with this promotion
    • 20400keith
    • By 20400keith 11th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    Has anyone had their Iams refund back yet? The 28 days is nearly up and I'm starting to get twitchy.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Mine was paid within a couple of weeks of the claim, directly into my bank account.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 11th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    T & C point 1 says:

    The Crosse & Blackwell Best of British Soup TRY ME FREE promotion is open to UK & IOM residents who are 18 years old or over and have received a promotional email in relation to the TRY ME FREE offer.
    Originally posted by Busylizzie
    Thanks for this. I need a new pair of glasses.
    • rabjoshu
    • By rabjoshu 13th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
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    Thanks for this. I need a new pair of glasses.
    Originally posted by djjunk
    Money Back Guarantee
    http://www.onlineopticiansuk.com/100-no-quibble-money-back-guarantee-i50
    • redagila
    • By redagila 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    New offer

    Fol Epi cheese TMF - looks like Waitrose only. Closes 15/06/17

    Originally posted by Dormouse
    Has anyone done this offer and can advise how to claim & what is needed please?
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 13th Mar 17, 11:13 PM
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    Hi guys, sorry for the delay. Here's the additional info regarding the cheese offer (I haven't found this myself yet, this is from another forum).



    Wish MSE would make it easier to post photos on this forum btw!
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 13th Mar 17, 11:20 PM
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    So in brief, send full name and address, UK bank sort code, account name and number along with the till receipt to

    Fol Epi Try Me Free
    PO Box 504
    Leicester
    LE94 0AE

    within 28 days of purchase!

    Doesn't mention sending in anything else, so looks like non-promo packs are ok
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