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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


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

    - "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 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 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

    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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    • flyer
    • By flyer 14th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
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    With regard to Colgate, what packaging are you sending back?
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • ellen vannin
    • By ellen vannin 14th Mar 17, 5:18 PM
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    ellen vannin
    With regard to Colgate, what packaging are you sending back?
    Originally posted by flyer

    I just send back the end of the pack and I have had my refund.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 14th Mar 17, 5:22 PM
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    With regard to Colgate, what packaging are you sending back?
    Originally posted by flyer
    I've sent in one of the side panels and I've been refunded.
    • flyer
    • By flyer 14th Mar 17, 5:30 PM
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    just wanted to check it wasn't the tube they wanted!
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 15th Mar 17, 2:30 PM
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    I found the special pack in Waitrose today for Fol Epi Caractere - item 4 on conditions says offer available on promotional packs only but as Dormouse says earlier they do not want any part of the packaging returned & my receipt just states Fol Epi Caractere so seems you don't really need a special pack.
    Last edited by redagila; 15-03-2017 at 2:40 PM.
    • squashysausage
    • By squashysausage 15th Mar 17, 3:28 PM
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    Maybelline cheque for £8.99 arrived today!
    Applied online on 19th February.
    Last edited by squashysausage; 15-03-2017 at 3:31 PM.
    • Discodee
    • By Discodee 17th Mar 17, 2:51 AM
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    Does anyone have details of the weight watchers yoghurts money back offer? Could've sworn it had a while to go but cant find it anywhere Cheers
    I can be brown I can be blue I can be violet and sky. I can be hurtful I can be purple I can be anything you like..Gotta be green gotta be mean gotta be everything more...
    • juju17
    • By juju17 17th Mar 17, 6:46 AM
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    Does anyone have details of the weight watchers yoghurts money back offer? Could've sworn it had a while to go but cant find it anywhere Cheers
    Originally posted by Discodee
    • Africat
    • By Africat 17th Mar 17, 8:47 PM
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    Got my Maybelline cheque today too, was surprised as seemed to suggest someone would contact you first so more straightforward than I thought.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 17th Mar 17, 11:52 PM
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    WW Yogurts
    What is the expiry date for this one please?
    • Africat
    • By Africat 18th Mar 17, 12:32 AM
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    What is the expiry date for this one please?
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    Had to be purchased before 5th March but once purchased during the promotional period you had until 31st March to claim.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 19th Mar 17, 4:10 PM
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    Mine was paid within a couple of weeks of the claim, directly into my bank account.
    Originally posted by 20400keith
    I'm still waiting for my Iams refund. Is there anyone else still waiting for a mid Feb claim?
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