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Try Me Free Hunt

edited 14 June 2017 at 10:10AM in Freebies (Low Spend)
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edited 14 June 2017 at 10:10AM in Freebies (Low Spend)
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.

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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 :rotfl: ). 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 :D).

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! :j :j :j


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
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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
:TThanks to all the contributors :T


This is a continuation of the earlier incarnations of the thread here and here
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  • I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    Cup of Tea? :coffee:
  • CupofTea wrote: »
    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?
    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.:o

    Good luck, hope you find some! :)
  • Dormouse wrote: »
    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.:o

    Good luck, hope you find some! :)

    Thank you for your reply. :) I'll try to keep a look out too.
    Cup of Tea? :coffee:
  • 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.
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    CupofTea wrote: »
    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?

    Be quick if you do find a promotional pack as the expiry is 30/09. :)
  • CupofTea wrote: »
    I've not seen the promotional packs of Kinder Bueno anywhere. Where are they normally found?

    I didn't have a promo pack and I still got my refund :D
  • 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...
  • anabelinda wrote: »
    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...

    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 wrote: »
    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.

    Same here!! I just got the TMF French's and sending off the neck labels, let's hope all goes well :D
    June Wins: Cupcake Mug
  • 3010 wrote: »
    Be quick if you do find a promotional pack as the expiry is 30/09. :)
    Thank you - don't know how I managed to miss the closing date! :o
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