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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


    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; 14-06-2017 at 11:10 AM.
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    • gill5blue
    • By gill5blue 8th Nov 18, 7:35 AM
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    Thank you OP, baked beans tin purchased and ready for refund application today.

    January GC £ spent £ Jan

    No 19 Womble £0.22
    • bigboystephen
    • By bigboystephen 8th Nov 18, 9:27 AM
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    Thank you OP, baked beans tin purchased and ready for refund application today.

    Originally posted by gill5blue
    any one else not able to claim the chicargotown pizza it will not let me upload my till receipt
    ive emailed them last saturday but no reply
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 8th Nov 18, 11:09 AM
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    Thank you. Just got 2 x 75p tins with 50p off the two at Waitrose. Sharing with a friend, we are each claiming £0.75 back due to not loving their beans
    • gill5blue
    • By gill5blue 8th Nov 18, 2:33 PM
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    It's advertised as First Pack Free - I can't see anything ruling out people who have participated in previous Perfect Fit offers. I know they extended the closing date of the last TMF so I'm not sure if this is a rebranded version.

    1. Money back offer available to UK residents aged 18 or over, who have purchased a qualifying Perfect Fit !!!8482; Cat or Dog product and who comply with these terms and conditions.
    2. Refund available on the following Perfect Fit products: (i) Dry Cat Food (190g, 750g and 2.8kg); (ii) Wet Cat Food (4-pouch and 12-pouch packs); and (iii) Dry Dog Food (825g and 2.6kg). A qualifying product must be purchased between 1st March and 21st December 2018 (both dates included). Offer excludes Perfect Fit!!!8482; Dry Cat Food 7kg, Dry Dog Food 6kg and 14.5kg. In order to claim a full refund, you will need to:
    (a) go to;
    (b) complete your personal details in the on-line form;
    (c) upload a photo of the original till receipt confirming the purchase of the qualifying Perfect Fit!!!8482; product between 1st March and 21st December 2018. Ensure the purchase dates are clearly visible on the receipt.
    (d) Submit the completed form on-line.
    3. A refund claim must be received by no later than 30th December 2018.
    4. Only claims using the official on-line form, accompanied by an uploaded original till receipt will be accepted.
    5. Maximum of one refund claim per person. No bulk or third party claims will be accepted.
    6. Your statutory rights are not affected by this offer.
    7. Claimants submitting a valid form will receive a refund to the value of the price paid for the qualifying Perfect Fit !!!8482; product as evidenced on their till receipt. The refund will be issued in either cheque form or as a bank transfer. You will be able to select your preferred method of refund payment on the on-line claim form. Cheques will be made out to the name provided on the claim form. Please allow 28 days for the receipt of your refund from validation of your claim. All personal information provided on the application form will be retained and used solely for purposes connected with the administration of this money back offer. No personal data will be retained once all valid claims have been refunded, unless you have given us permission to do so when completing and submitting the claim form. Bank account and sort code details provided by claimants requesting payment of their refund by bank transfer will be deleted automatically following payment of the refund.
    8. By submitting a refund form, claimants agree and acknowledge that Valassis Ltd ("Valassis") will act as their agent and will be authorised to take all steps necessary to recover and hold a refund for and on their behalf. The Promoter will pay refunds to Valassis, for holding and transferring to valid claimants in accordance with these terms and conditions. Payment by the Promoter of a refund to Valassis constitutes settlement of the Promoter's obligation to that claimant. Valassis will then be responsible for making a refund payment to the claimant in accordance with Condition 7 above.
    9. No responsibility can be accepted for on-line claim forms that are not received, are delayed, have not been completed correctly or are not accompanied with an uploaded photo of a till receipt. Proof of submitting a claim form is not proof of delivery.
    10. A claimant requesting a refund agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Claims submitted which are not in accordance with these terms and conditions will not be valid and the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse such claims at any time. The Promoter cannot be held responsible if Valassis is unable to make payment of a refund, or it is not received, as a result of an incorrect or incomplete address having been provided by the claimant when submitting their refund claim.
    11. This offer and terms and conditions are governed by English Law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with this offer.
    12. Promoter: Mars Petcare UK, Freeby Lane, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4RS.
    Originally posted by 20400keith
    Thanks OP
    Bought £10 and put in refund claim today. 28 days to reach account
    January GC £ spent £ Jan

    No 19 Womble £0.22
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 11th Nov 18, 10:02 PM
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    Day cream- money back offer
    Not exactly a cheap freebie!

    Healthspan Nurture Replenish Day Cream SPF15
    "See the difference or your money back"
    £16.99 50ml jar
    quote code: COL-FNO
    offer expires 31.12.18 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
    0800 73 123 77 or

    (in quote - The result is firmer, more lifted skin which has been shown to appear 5 years younger)
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
    If you found my posting helpful please hit the "Thanks" button!
    Many thanks

    2018 Wombling : Entrant 8 ..6416cc+.2440mm (£2.44) + RK £7.00
    • gill5blue
    • By gill5blue 18th Nov 18, 8:47 AM
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    Thanks OP
    Bought £10 and put in refund claim today. 28 days to reach account
    Originally posted by gill5blue
    I have receved my £ 10 )
    January GC £ spent £ Jan

    No 19 Womble £0.22
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