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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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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 25th Sep 12, 10:36 PM
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    I bought 4 bottles in Waitrose on Saturday, on promo, £ 4 each, quite a few on shelf.

    Originally posted by rag_doll
    Hope you have 4 addresses to use!

    I really like the stuff, it smells lovely, plus you only need a little bit for every wash.

    I see they've merged your thread with this one - TMF thread has traditionally been in Freebies, although I know technically it's not free stuff, but near enough. Welcome to the thread
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 27th Sep 12, 12:15 PM
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    Ocean Spray
    My Ocean Spray refund has just arrived - £2.30 in cash in a little padded envelope.
    • elektra
    • By elektra 29th Sep 12, 3:33 PM
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    In Sainsburys & Waitrose, buy bottle with 'Try Me Free' necktag, keep this & receipt, print claim form from website, send off to 'Freepost' address, amount paid, up to £6, will be refunded by cheque.
    Running until 3rd Oct.
    Originally posted by rag_doll
    Stupid me has lost or mislaid receipt. Serves me right for not doing things straight away. Had to be the higher price TMF !
    • 3010
    • By 3010 29th Sep 12, 8:13 PM
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    Stupid me has lost or mislaid receipt. Serves me right for not doing things straight away. Had to be the higher price TMF !
    Originally posted by elektra
    I'd be tempted to go and buy it again. Then taking it back without the receipt and get the money put on a giftcard.
    • elektra
    • By elektra 30th Sep 12, 8:32 AM
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    I'd be tempted to go and buy it again. Then taking it back without the receipt and get the money put on a giftcard.
    Originally posted by 3010
    I don't think I could take it back without a receipt. Maybe I could buy it again and ask for a duplicate receipt - I'm sure I've read on here somewhere someone managed to get a duplicate receipt.
    I'm not even sure it was a local shop I bought it in, maybe I bought it with Mum's shopping, and that would explain missing receipt.

    On the other hand I may have put in a 'safe place'. In earlier days when more requent TMF I used to be more organised with an envelope for receipts and list of addresses,dates and amounts.
    • 20400keith
    • By 20400keith 30th Sep 12, 1:12 PM
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    Golden Curry
    Quick update for the first page - the closing date for Golden Curry is 28 February 2013. Need to send promotional sticker with till receipt.

    I found mine in Sainsbury's - amongst the speciality ingredients.
    • tigergold
    • By tigergold 3rd Oct 12, 4:12 PM
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    Seen new leerdammer cheese slices "love it or your money back"
    I got regular but think i also saw on the light version. On offer for a pound at Co-op. Have to send name/address and the sticker with quote in 10 words or more why you did not like it
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 3rd Oct 12, 4:16 PM
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    LEJC
    Seen new leerdammer cheese slices "love it or your money back"
    I got regular but think i also saw on the light version. On offer for a pound at Co-op. Have to send name/address and the sticker with quote in 10 words or more why you did not like it
    Originally posted by tigergold

    Whats the expiry date for claims on the leerdammer....there was one just a few months ago...so it seems a little soon for them to be repeating the offer...

    Just checked and had the money back in july for this one,so interested to see if its a new one or not...
    • tigergold
    • By tigergold 3rd Oct 12, 4:19 PM
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    Whats the expiry date on the leerdammer....there was one just a few months ago...so it seems a little soon for them to be repeating the offer...
    Originally posted by LEJC
    I can't remember but I am fairly sure it said the receipt should be dated from 01.10.2012 till ?. Will look next time I am out or maybe someone else has seen. I missed it last time so happy to have caught it this time

    • vpeake
    • By vpeake 3rd Oct 12, 6:52 PM
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    I can't remember but I am fairly sure it said the receipt should be dated from 01.10.2012 till ?. Will look next time I am out or maybe someone else has seen. I missed it last time so happy to have caught it this time
    Originally posted by tigergold
    if you did the previous try me free do you think they'd let you do this one?
    • 3010
    • By 3010 3rd Oct 12, 7:04 PM
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    if you did the previous try me free do you think they'd let you do this one?
    Originally posted by vpeake
    Might be worth ago. I will just buy a product I did not do the last time around.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 4th Oct 12, 12:35 AM
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    [QUOTE=tigergold;56277875]Seen new leerdammer cheese slices "love it or your money back"
    I got regular but think i also saw on the light version. On offer for a pound at Co-op. Have to send name/address and the sticker with quote in 10 words or more why you did not like it[/QUOTE
    Just came on here to post this. The previous offer expired 30th September. New one, I think says 31/1/13 or 31/3/13, can't remember which. Saw it in Tesco. Did the last one, should be able to re-apply.
    • vpeake
    • By vpeake 6th Oct 12, 11:52 PM
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    I don't know if this is genuine or not, but I have seen a Robinsons Try Me Free/Money Back Guarantee offer on HUKD

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/robinson-50-servings-double-concentrate-1-25l-free-offer-asda-2-75-1329194
    • purplestar133
    • By purplestar133 7th Oct 12, 4:11 PM
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    Got Leerdammer from Asda a few days ago. Did it last time round but will try again as it has a new closing date
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 8th Oct 12, 9:48 AM
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    I don't know if this is genuine or not, but I have seen a Robinsons Try Me Free/Money Back Guarantee offer on HUKD

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/robinson-50-servings-double-concentrate-1-25l-free-offer-asda-2-75-1329194
    Originally posted by vpeake
    I've seen these and the collar says "try me". It's not a TMF, just a sales tactic. Sorry.

    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 8th Oct 12, 9:49 AM
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    I don't know if this is genuine or not, but I have seen a Robinsons Try Me Free/Money Back Guarantee offer on HUKD

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/robinson-50-servings-double-concentrate-1-25l-free-offer-asda-2-75-1329194
    Originally posted by vpeake

    Looked at this today whilst shopping....they do have neck collars,but check what the collar says,the ones I have seen are for a free cooler bag or cup when you send postage costs....ive not seen a neck collar for a try me free yet....but I'll keep looking
  • hullboy31
    Hi I bought the Method Laudry liquid but have mislaid the neck tag is it still worth sending it off?

    Thanks
    • 3010
    • By 3010 9th Oct 12, 6:24 PM
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    Hi I bought the Method Laudry liquid but have mislaid the neck tag is it still worth sending it off?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by hullboy31
    You could try. However, they might not send you the refund. As this is getting towards the end it might be worth trying to find another necktag pack and then returning the product without the necktag.
  • MJ-NCFC-65
    Looked at this today whilst shopping....they do have neck collars,but check what the collar says,the ones I have seen are for a free cooler bag or cup when you send postage costs....ive not seen a neck collar for a try me free yet....but I'll keep looking
    Originally posted by LEJC
    There seems to be a few promotions on at the moment but there IS a try me free on Robinsons Double Concentrate. Look out for a white neck collar. It does say Try Me Free on it. Found it in Asda.

    Hope this is helpful.
  • hullboy31
    I have sent it off will let you know if I get it or not.
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