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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 9th Oct 12, 7:08 PM
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    I have sent it off will let you know if I get it or not.
    Originally posted by hullboy31
    Good luck - although I'm afraid chances very slim that they will honour it. Personally I would have tried to get one somehow - the previous suggestion about buying a new tagged bottle, removing the tag and returning it is not unreasonable.
  • h007
    Hi,

    does anyone know where i can get the form to claim this offer?
    when i click through to it no form comes up and there is a line near the bottom saying form not found??


    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

    • Pemberton01
    • By Pemberton01 10th Oct 12, 10:59 AM
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    I was also unable to print form, but you din't need it. Just follow the instructions alongside the offer on their website which tells you to send info on a piece of paper.
    • Pemberton01
    • By Pemberton01 10th Oct 12, 11:00 AM
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    Referring to Dr. Beckmann offer question in previous post
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 10th Oct 12, 11:23 AM
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    Dormouse
    Hi,

    does anyone know where i can get the form to claim this offer?
    when i click through to it no form comes up and there is a line near the bottom saying form not found??


    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

    Originally posted by h007
    Looks like a bug on their site. But as Pemberton01 says, you don't actually need the form - if you follow the Terms & Conditions link on their page, it has a bit about what to do if you don't have a printer.
  • h007
    brilliant, thanks guys
    • flyer
    • By flyer 10th Oct 12, 12:47 PM
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    flyer
    Just to put my two pence worth in, I spoke to them yesterday and, yes, there is a glitch which they will have sorted in the next 48 hours.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
  • maximus9
    I'm not having much luck with these, colgate and Method worked fine but I sent 2 Pomgreats off with different names and addresses in July and have had nothing and I've sent 2 Ariels with the same in August and had nothing for those either - of course there’s no reply to my email enquiring what is going on as they state 'no correspondence' will be entered into in the T&Cs but can't believe its the post when I did 2 each.... anyone else get refunds months after applying?
    • 3010
    • By 3010 10th Oct 12, 5:18 PM
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    3010
    I'm not having much luck with these, colgate and Method worked fine but I sent 2 Pomgreats off with different names and addresses in July and have had nothing and I've sent 2 Ariels with the same in August and had nothing for those either - of course there’s no reply to my email enquiring what is going on as they state 'no correspondence' will be entered into in the T&Cs but can't believe its the post when I did 2 each.... anyone else get refunds months after applying?
    Originally posted by maximus9
    I sent off for my gran in August the Dr beckmann stain kits and the Ariel Stain remover and am still waiting for them to come back. Don't know if it is because they have my name on as well?
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 11th Oct 12, 4:40 PM
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    Some refunds do take a lot longer than 28 days, so it's not uncommon having to wait. I'm still waiting on a couple of things I posted off in early September.

    As for the 'no correspondence' thing, I think it only applies to the handling company (I may be wrong!). I would email the actual manufacturer and complain to them - this has worked for me in the past. Good luck guys!
    • samanthaneww2d
    • By samanthaneww2d 12th Oct 12, 11:04 AM
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    Birds eye rice fusions try me free
    Saw when i was in a rush its frozen white microwaveable rice big try me free flash in corner don't know any other details but was wanting to give a heads up did a quick search couldn't see it posted saw in my local morrisons
    • squashysausage
    • By squashysausage 12th Oct 12, 12:15 PM
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    Prices Chicken Curry with Rice
    Found Princes Chicken Curry with Rice with a 'Love it or your money back Taste Guarantee' on it in Tesco yesterday. Was also on their Creamy Chicken Supreme and Spicy Chilli Con Carne Varieties aswell.

    You need to send back the 'love it or your money back' section from the front of the pack along with the receipt and a 15 word statement outlining what you dislike about the product. Refund of £1.79 max + P&P and closes 31/12/12.

    Found on top shelf in the tinned meats section of Tesco for £1.50.
    Last edited by squashysausage; 13-10-2012 at 9:22 AM.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 13th Oct 12, 6:55 PM
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    PomeGreat
    If someone with the initials TD from E3 is reading this - I have had your PomeGreat refund sent to me as well as my own. Your address was on a letter from PomeGreat inside the envelope and my address was on the outside. I'm going to forward the envelope on to you so it should get down to you sometime next week.
    • purplestar133
    • By purplestar133 13th Oct 12, 7:07 PM
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    Got my Splenda refund today. Got the new batch of Leerdammer ready to go now. It really isn't nice, I don't know why I'm buying it again!
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 13th Oct 12, 10:41 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by MJ-NCFC-65
    Yes I've also just seen this in Asda. There are some bottles with pink collars, others with blue ones but it is only the WHITE collars that say 'Try Me Free'. This is a very short offer as expires on 10th November! Only found it on the orange, has anyone found it on any other flavour please?
    • SammenForLivet2
    • By SammenForLivet2 14th Oct 12, 4:05 PM
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    Saw when i was in a rush its frozen white microwaveable rice big try me free flash in corner don't know any other details but was wanting to give a heads up did a quick search couldn't see it posted saw in my local morrisons
    Originally posted by samanthaneww2d
    Terms and conditions;
    Thank you all for helping me make my day by saving money!
    Although I work for a big six energy supplier, any views, opinions or ideas are my own, and don't represent the views of my employer.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 15th Oct 12, 10:30 PM
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    Saw when i was in a rush its frozen white microwaveable rice big try me free flash in corner don't know any other details but was wanting to give a heads up did a quick search couldn't see it posted saw in my local morrisons
    Originally posted by samanthaneww2d
    Thanks, found this today in Tesco also but only on the basmati variety. Anyone know if any of the other flavours have the Try Me Free offer on them too please?
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 16th Oct 12, 9:55 AM
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    Thanks, found this today in Tesco also but only on the basmati variety. Anyone know if any of the other flavours have the Try Me Free offer on them too please?
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    Ive seen it in both tesco and morrisons...and whilst they both have new flavours it seems its only the basmati that is try me free....

    As a footnote to anyone who actually buys the product aside from the TMF it seems to be £1 in morrisons and £1.75 in tesco at the moment,so quite a price difference between stores.
    • Rachierach
    • By Rachierach 16th Oct 12, 10:30 AM
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    Dr. Beckmann Stain Devils Survival Kit - MBG - closes 31/12/2012

    Hi I've filled in all the paperwork, printed it out etc but now can't find an address to send it to, does anyone know the address? Thanks
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 16th Oct 12, 10:41 AM
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    Dr. Beckmann Stain Devils Survival Kit - MBG - closes 31/12/2012

    Hi I've filled in all the paperwork, printed it out etc but now can't find an address to send it to, does anyone know the address? Thanks
    Originally posted by Rachierach
    Helen Why, Customer Services Dept, Acdoco, Kelly Street, Blackburn, BB2 4PJ.
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