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    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 31st Oct 08, 11:17 AM
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    Try Me Free Hunt
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    • 31st Oct 08, 11:17 AM
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    Try Me Free Hunt 31st Oct 08 at 11:17 AM
    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 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 ).

    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):


    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.
    1. Buy a Bueno or Bueno White
    promotional pack

    2. 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

    3. 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
    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
    Thanks to all the contributors


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


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    Last edited by Dormouse; 14-09-2012 at 6:14 PM.
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    • Blue & Yellow
    • By Blue & Yellow 31st Oct 08, 9:10 PM
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    • 31st Oct 08, 9:10 PM
    Ryvita Goodness Bars
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    • 31st Oct 08, 9:10 PM
    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.
    • pollyjw
    • By pollyjw 1st Nov 08, 2:45 PM
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    • #3
    • 1st Nov 08, 2:45 PM
    Ryvita web address
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    • 1st Nov 08, 2:45 PM
    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
    • Blue & Yellow
    • By Blue & Yellow 1st Nov 08, 7:06 PM
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    • #4
    • 1st Nov 08, 7:06 PM
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    • 1st Nov 08, 7:06 PM
    Ryvita website is www.ryvitarewards.com
    • mimi1234
    • By mimi1234 4th Nov 08, 3:59 PM
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    • #5
    • 4th Nov 08, 3:59 PM
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    • 4th Nov 08, 3:59 PM
    The RYVITA CEREAL BARS are going through at £1.50 instead of £1.88 as it said on the SEL.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 7th Nov 08, 4:59 PM
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    • 7th Nov 08, 4:59 PM
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    • 7th Nov 08, 4:59 PM
    With thanks to Happyally on PTS :

    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.
    • pollyjw
    • By pollyjw 8th Nov 08, 2:58 PM
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    • #7
    • 8th Nov 08, 2:58 PM
    Youngs Frozen Prawns
    • #7
    • 8th Nov 08, 2:58 PM
    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).
    • pollyjw
    • By pollyjw 8th Nov 08, 3:03 PM
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    • 8th Nov 08, 3:03 PM
    Sure & Regina
    • #8
    • 8th Nov 08, 3:03 PM
    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)
  • gemmalouanna
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    • 9th Nov 08, 1:32 PM
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    • 9th Nov 08, 1:32 PM
    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?
    • flyer
    • By flyer 9th Nov 08, 1:38 PM
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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).
    Originally posted by pollyjw
    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.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 9th Nov 08, 9:34 PM
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    [quote=gemmalouanna;15705477]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!
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 9th Nov 08, 9:43 PM
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    Just got 2 packs £2.99 each. Also, reading the t&c it's quite clear you can claim for salmon and prawns.
    Originally posted by flyer
    I found the prawns in Tesco, on offer for half price at £1.99, so what size did you get? Don't know the pack size I saw but as that would make them £3.98 proper price I am wondering if there are two sizes? Agree with you, from the wording on the prawns, (haven't found any salmon), they are separate offers.
    (Have you had your Aunt Bessie's refund yet flyer?)
    • flyer
    • By flyer 10th Nov 08, 11:24 AM
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    350g pack so good price at Tesco (not that it matters!). Still nothing from AB and, interestingly, the Handling Agent is the same for Tizer, and I've had nothing from them either! Now sent 3 AB and 2 Tizer.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 10th Nov 08, 11:57 AM
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    Has anyone received anything from the Moo one milk yet?
    Originally posted by gemmalouanna
    I haven't. :confused:
    • flyer
    • By flyer 10th Nov 08, 1:52 PM
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    I haven't. :confused:
    Originally posted by Dormouse
    I got one so far after 21 days
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
  • gemmalouanna
    [quote=Freebie_Freak;15719521]
    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!
    Originally posted by gemmalouanna
    Yes Aunt Bessie's sent to same address/same name so guess I have been one of the lucky ones!

    Still waiting on the Moo one milk sent a while ago.....but loved the milk and have started buying it as a result
  • pinkcandyflossprincess
    wish id known about the tizer as got some the other day but chucked the bottle:rolleyes:
    • flyer
    • By flyer 12th Nov 08, 4:01 PM
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    I am in contact with someone from AB via e mail and she is getting back to me. I will keep you all informed.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • flyer
    • By flyer 12th Nov 08, 4:02 PM
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    wish id known about the tizer as got some the other day but chucked the bottle:rolleyes:
    Originally posted by pinkcandyflossprincess
    You don't need the bottle, just the neck tag sellotaped on. You'll be surprised how many of these fall off accidentally
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • hotpot4
    • By hotpot4 13th Nov 08, 4:31 PM
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    Found the Prawn's at Mr T today , Cheers OP
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