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Try Me Free Hunt

edited 14 September 2012 at 6:14PM in Freebies (no spend required)
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edited 14 September 2012 at 6:14PM in Freebies (no spend required)
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 Condition PROPERLY!!

Each TMF promotion has its own terms & conditions, which are always printed on the packaging (in annoyingly small print). Follow it to a 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):


Ozkleen 500ml trigger pack (Bath, Kitchen or Carpet Power 500ml Trigger) - MBG - no closing date
Details HERE
Olay Professional - MBG - no closing date
T&Cs HERE
Beverly Hills Formula Natural White toothpaste - MBG - no closing date
Note you need to send in the empty tube

REFUND IS IN STAMPS!!!

Details HERE (see bottom of the page)
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).
Feliway diffuser - MBG - no closing date
Details on the website
Scholl Orthaheel products - 30-Day MBG - no closing date (?)
Product details HERE

Top part of box - the bit that hangs onto the hanger thing has a round red logo on the left saying "30 day money back guarantee".

Box says if not 100% satisfied within 30 days we will happily arrange for a refund. Proof of purchase required. Says to contact phone number on side of box (0800 074 2040).

Currently Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price in Boots
Buster drain cleaner & bathroom cleaner - MBG - no closing date.
Details HERE

They have an orange label round the next stating it is a money back guarantee.
you do need to give them a telephone number and it stated they MAY ring you to check why you are disatisfied with the product.

The MBG was on both the bathroom version and the drain cleaner.

Here's a piccy:
http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/DCIm...leaner_Med.jpg
Boost stain remover - MBG - no closing date
All details and printable form HERE
Go-Cat cat food - 100% satisfacton Guarantee - no closing date (?)
details here
CURRENT TMF/MBG PROMOTIONS


DS-gluten free products (various) - TMF - closing date unknown?
All details and form HERE
Bueno - Try Me Free - closing date unknown?
Claiming your money back couldn't be easier. Follow these few
simple steps and your money will be with you in no time.
packs.png1. Buy a Bueno or Bueno White
promotional pack

form.png2. Complete the form and email it to yourself, then print it out and send to our FREEPOST address – along with your valid receipt for the Bueno you bought and your empty Bueno wrapper

refund.png3. Receive your refund in cash!
One application per household only.


http://www.facebook.com/BuenoUK?sk=app_282651935105760

The Little Red Box of Cheese - MBG - closing date ???
Only in Tesco
Contains 4 x 50p money-0ff-vouchers
Photo HERE
Leerdammer Slices - MBG - closes 30/09/2012
Details HERE
Freepost address, no need for special pack :cool:
Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets - MBG - closes
30/09/12
Details HERE
Dr Beckmann Colour & Dirt Collector, 20 or 30 sheet pack - TMF Brighter for Longer Challenge - closes 31/10/2012
All details HERE
Need a special pack
£2 in Tesco
2nd class postage refunded
McCain Ready Baked Jackets - Taste Guarantee - closes 31/10/2012
Details HERE

50p off coupon HERE ;)
Ariel Stain Remover - MBG - closes 31/10/2012
Details & print the form HERE

Money-off vouchers available HERE or Supersavvyme FB page ;)
Method Laundry Detergent - TMF - closes 03/11/2012
All details HERE
Splenda - Taste Guarantee - closes 01/12/12
Need promotional sticker
Details HERE
Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ toothpaste range (35ml and 75ml) - MBG - closes 30/11/2012
Details HERE
Postage refunded
Dr. Beckmann Stain Devils Survival Kit - MBG - closes 31/12/2012
Details and form HERE
Ocean Spray 100% Juice - TMF - closes 31/12/12
Try Me Free promotion Terms & Conditions
1. Last date for receipt of applications is 31/12/12.
2. Send your till receipt (must be dated between 20/08/12 and 17/12/12) which clearly shows your purchase of a 1 litre bottle of chilled Ocean Spray 100% Juice, and send to FREEPOST RSZS-LUKS-YTCZ, OCEAN SPRAY 100% TRY ME FREE, PO BOX 487, GATESHEAD, NE8 9BQ.
3. Offer is only valid on 1 litre bottle of chilled Ocean Spray 100% Juice and is not available on any other product.
4. Illegible applications will be disregarded.
5. Receipts cannot be returned. No responsibility can be accepted for applications lost, delayed or damaged in the post or not received for whatever reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
6. Refunds are available in cash to UK, CI and IoM residents aged 16+, excluding employees and their immediate families of Ocean Spray Intl Inc., their agents and anyone connected professionally with the promotion.
7. No bulk or third party entries will be accepted.
8. The purchase value will be determined by the value shown on your till receipt up to a maximum value of £2.30.
9. Offer limited to one application per household.
10. Your statutory rights are not affected.
11. Only original till receipts will be accepted – no photocopies.
12. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
13. No correspondence will be entered into
French's relishes and sauces (various) - TMF - closes 31/12/12
Yellow label round top of bottle

Currently on offer in Waitrose - £1.99 each but 2 for £3 (so with TMF you get the first free and the second for a quid).

Various products, e.g. mustard, barbecue sauce, onion relish and jalapeno relish
Pure Via (stevia, sugar substitute) - TMF - closing date 31/12/2012
80gm box with A TMF flash on the front.
Cost: £3.78 in Asda
need a PayPal account to apply
Keep till receipt and go to website for full detail
www.purevia.yousay.org

This also compares with Asda v Tesco for price check ;)
Quorn ready meals - TMF - closes 28/02/2013
3 Quorn Chefs Selection 340g microwave ready meals - Tikka Masala; Sweet & Sour and Mexican Chilli.

This offer is available in Sainsburys, Waitrose, Booths, Morrisons and Asda stores

Must be received within 14 days of the date of the receipt!!!!
Frank's Red Hot Sauce - TMF - closes 31/03/2013
requires the collar provided
2nd class postage will be refunded
PomeGreat PurePlus juice drinks - MBG - closes 30/06/2013 (but buy before 30/03/2013!)
Full Terms & Conditions
The Best Taste Ever Promotion
1. Open to residents of the UK and Ireland only, excluding employees (and their immediate families) of RJA Foods Limited, its agencies or anyone else professionally associated with this promotion.
2. The promotion starts on 14/07/2012 and continues until 30/03/2013 all receipts must be dated within this period.
3. All Best Ever Taste claims must be received by 30/06/2013
4. To claim please return your original till receipt, a cut out of the batch code and best before date sent to FREEPOST POMEGREAT PUREPLUS.
5. The Best Ever Taste promotion applies to all PomeGreat PurePlus juice drinks, and is limited to one claim per household in total. This does not affect your statutory rights.
6. All verified claimants will receive a full refund to the value shown on your original receipt, up to a maximum of £5.00.
7. The refund will be supplied in the form of a cheque in the name of the claimant. Please allow 28 days for delivery of refund cheque from receipt of a valid application.
8. Claims made via third parties, in bulk or through consumer groups will not be accepted.
9. Only original till receipts will be accepted, no photocopies will be permitted.
10. No responsibility will be taken for loss, damaged or delayed claims.
11. The promoter reserves the right to verify any claim.
12. The promoters' decision is final in all promotional matters. No correspondence will be entered into.
13. By participating in this promotion the applicant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
14. Promoter: RJA Foods Limited, PomeGreat, Greenway Farm, Bath Road, Wick, BS30 5RL.
Perspirex antiperspirant - "Satisfaction guaranteed" - ends 31/12/2013
T&Cs HERE

Need promotional pack
:TThanks to all the contributors :T


This is a continuation of this earlier incarnation of the thread here


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  • Just found 6 pack of Ryvita Goodness Bars - Cranberry & Apple Try me Free in Tesco. Cost £1.88 and really easy to clainm £1.89 cheque back via website - no need to send off or send receipt.
  • pollyjwpollyjw Forumite
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    Can you post the website address for the Ryvita Try Me Free. It's not mentioned on their regular site and I was wondering if there's a special one you have to visit?

    Thanks
  • mimi1234mimi1234 Forumite
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    The RYVITA CEREAL BARS are going through at £1.50 instead of £1.88 as it said on the SEL.
  • DormouseDormouse Forumite
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    With thanks to Happyally on PTS :T :

    In sainsburys today I found some Youngs frozen salmon fillets with garlic & herb which had a "try me free" flash across the top. Inviting you to tell them whether you liked them or not in 15 words and they will send a chq up to value of £4.99 for the purchase. Sainsburys are selling them at £5.99 so not quite "purchase price" but got them just the same.
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  • pollyjwpollyjw Forumite
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    Hi all TMFrs

    Whilst looking for the Youngs Salmon Fillets in Tesco (which I didn't find) I did find another one in a similar vein - it's Youngs Frozen Prawns 350g pack (not sure of the price as I wasn't in a position so take frozen stuff straight home so didn't buy them). The bag has a red flash across the top with yellow TREE ME FREE TASTE CHALLENGE type stuff written across it.

    I did read the packaging though - usual Ts & Cs - need till receipt, barcode from the pack and statement saying what you did or didn't like about them. They'll send a cheque for the purchase price - interestingly it says if you bought them on a multi-buy deal, send both barcodes (and presumably you'll get the full price you paid for the entire deal don't quote me on that though, it's just what I read it to mean).
  • pollyjwpollyjw Forumite
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    Also this info might be of use to someone:

    If you've not done the Sure for Women Roll On one yet, it's 2 for £2 in Boots so you'd effectively get the second one for 12p by getting the single price of £1.88 refunded.

    Regina Chamomile Toilet Tissue is stocked in Wilkinsons as well as Sainsburys and Somerfield for those of you finding it hard to track down (like me)
  • For anyone wanting an update on the Aunt Bessie's TMF products: I got a second cheque so it seems you can send multiple claims :)

    Has anyone received anything from the Moo one milk yet?
  • flyerflyer Forumite
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    pollyjw wrote: »
    Hi all TMFrs

    Whilst looking for the Youngs Salmon Fillets in Tesco (which I didn't find) I did find another one in a similar vein - it's Youngs Frozen Prawns 350g pack (not sure of the price as I wasn't in a position so take frozen stuff straight home so didn't buy them). The bag has a red flash across the top with yellow TREE ME FREE TASTE CHALLENGE type stuff written across it.

    I did read the packaging though - usual Ts & Cs - need till receipt, barcode from the pack and statement saying what you did or didn't like about them. They'll send a cheque for the purchase price - interestingly it says if you bought them on a multi-buy deal, send both barcodes (and presumably you'll get the full price you paid for the entire deal don't quote me on that though, it's just what I read it to mean).

    Just got 2 packs £2.99 each. Also, reading the t&c it's quite clear you can claim for salmon and prawns.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
  • For anyone wanting an update on the Aunt Bessie's TMF products: I got a second cheque so it seems you can send multiple claims :)

    Has anyone received anything from the Moo one milk yet?[/quote

    Thanks and well done. I presume both refunds were to the same name and address? I am still struggling to receive the refund on my FIRST claim sent for 2 months ago. I rang Aunt Bessie's 10 days ago (at which time I was AGAIN told that only one claim would be accepted!). 3 days later the handling agency rang me and said they would put a 'replacement' refund in the post that same day. That was Monday, still not received anything, tomorrow I shall be writing a stinging letter to Aunt Bessie's!
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