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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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    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 11th Jan 18, 11:46 PM
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    Galaxy Hot Chocolate
    I've had 2 offers that didn't pay out last year.
    upbeat drink and galaxy hot chocolate.

    It does make you wonder the amount of post that goes missing or where the offers are just not honoured.

    I still do TMF offers however I am a little more selective over which ones I pick to ensure that I don't end up buying a product that I wouldn't normally use and ending up not getting the promised refund.

    It didn't used to be so bad getting refunds in the past,and in honesty I much prefer the non postal ones now where they refund to an account or paypal. Easier to track.
    Originally posted by need an answer
    I didn't get my Galaxy either. Did you try following it up? Fortunately I only did it once.
    I tend not to blame the post, too much of a coincidence when all, or many applications, (different addresses) are not refunded.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 12th Jan 18, 3:01 AM
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    Africat
    I've had 2 offers that didn't pay out last year.
    upbeat drink and galaxy hot chocolate.

    It does make you wonder the amount of post that goes missing or where the offers are just not honoured.

    I still do TMF offers however I am a little more selective over which ones I pick to ensure that I don't end up buying a product that I wouldn't normally use and ending up not getting the promised refund.

    It didn't used to be so bad getting refunds in the past,and in honesty I much prefer the non postal ones now where they refund to an account or paypal. Easier to track.
    Originally posted by need an answer
    Totally agree...
    This is why I don't send multiple ones off until I've got the first one back successfully.
    I didn't bother with the Galaxy Hot Choc, never saw the promo packs plus I have plenty of hot choc in the house and you had to foot the postage yourself, which makes it more of a loss if they don't cough up.
    I've had problems with a couple in the past but not for a while though I don't do them all nowadays and I never seem to be able to find the promo packs for some of them.
    At the mo I am still awaiting the Perfect Fit back so hopefully that will pay out as it's been over a month now, I don't know why they quote the 28 days as some of them seem to process them in batches and take longer! Unfortunately when something goes wrong these claims can often be difficult to follow up as they're usually run by third party marketing companies and if they don't respond and you have to go to the brand manufacture they often don't want to know as it's nothing to do with them, I had a nightmare a few years back with some vitamins, got it back eventually but since then I'll always wait until I have one back before doing another if the promo finishes before I get it back and I don't get chance to do the second it's just one of those things... This was the case with Perfect Fit for me; would've liked to do the second but not prepared to risk it until I know.

    Completely agree, the internet based ones seem much more reliable and some are superfast in paying out too, much prefer them.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 12th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
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    Can't remember if this has been mentioned before, couldn't see it.

    Alo Juice TMF

    http://www.alodrink.co.uk/tryalo/
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 12th Jan 18, 8:40 PM
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    A2 Milk
    I've had an email from A2 milk:
    We’re so convinced that you’ll love a2 Milk™ when you’ve tried it, that if you’re not astonished, we will give you your money back! Pick up a ‘Try me FREE’ promotional bottle in store for a limited time. Full T&C’s apply. Find your nearest store to try a2 Milk™ for FREE.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 13th Jan 18, 12:19 AM
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    Galaxy Hot Chocolate
    I didn't get my Galaxy either. Did you try following it up? Fortunately I only did it once.
    I tend not to blame the post, too much of a coincidence when all, or many applications, (different addresses) are not refunded.
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    Would you believe it. My Galaxy turned up today! I applied for it on 23/10. The accompanying letter was dated 6/12! But the envelope was franked (once) on 6/1. However, it came in the form of a voucher. I thought that it was supposed to be a refund (?) The voucher was for £4 though (off various Mars products) and I only paid about £2.50 for the Galaxy. Used the voucher tonight, on only £1's worth of chocs, so all's well that ends well!
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 13th Jan 18, 12:24 AM
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    a2 Milk
    I've had an email from A2 milk:
    We’re so convinced that you’ll love a2 Milk™ when you’ve tried it, that if you’re not astonished, we will give you your money back! Pick up a ‘Try me FREE’ promotional bottle in store for a limited time. Full T&C’s apply. Find your nearest store to try a2 Milk™ for FREE.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Got this tonight in Tesco. Large blue collar attached.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 13th Jan 18, 7:46 AM
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    I've had an email from A2 milk:
    We’re so convinced that you’ll love a2 Milk™ when you’ve tried it, that if you’re not astonished, we will give you your money back! Pick up a ‘Try me FREE’ promotional bottle in store for a limited time. Full T&C’s apply. Find your nearest store to try a2 Milk™ for FREE.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    https://a2milk.co.uk//trymefree/
    • bananapocket70
    • By bananapocket70 15th Jan 18, 8:34 AM
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    9 Bars
    Refund in my bank account today!
    • Africat
    • By Africat 17th Jan 18, 12:43 AM
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    Still no sign of my Perfect Fit refund
    • flyer
    • By flyer 17th Jan 18, 9:30 AM
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    Weight Watchers yoghurt is back. Found them in Morrisons.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 17th Jan 18, 9:52 AM
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    Weight Watchers yoghurt is back. Found them in Morrisons.
    Originally posted by flyer
    Is it a promo pack?
    Do you have a link to the t's & c'?
    Thanks in advance...
    • flyer
    • By flyer 17th Jan 18, 10:01 AM
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    Claim by 30.04.18, visit lovethetaste.co.uk for refund. I've just filled the form out, just need 15+ words but no outer packaging to send back.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 17th Jan 18, 10:03 AM
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    Claim by 30.04.18, visit lovethetaste.co.uk for refund. I've just filled the form out, just need 15+ words but no outer packaging to send back.
    Originally posted by flyer
    Great, so it's a new promo and doesn't matter if you've claime in the past right?!
    • Africat
    • By Africat 18th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    Me too. Sent first one on 20th November, and another a couple of days later. Neither received yet. When did you apply? Keep meaning to contact them but haven't got around to it yet!
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    My Perfect Fit cheque arrived today.
    • flyer
    • By flyer 18th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
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    Great, so it's a new promo and doesn't matter if you've claime in the past right?!
    Originally posted by Africat
    Correct. I've been doing it for several years.
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 18th Jan 18, 9:28 PM
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    Perfect Fit
    My Perfect Fit cheque arrived today.
    Originally posted by Africat
    My first one turned up today too. Hooray! Don't know about the other one yet.
    • djjunk
    • By djjunk 8th Feb 18, 5:04 PM
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    Listerine
    I have just received a refund for the Listerine. Great!
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 17th Feb 18, 10:01 PM
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    Stoats
    Has anyone had their Stoats refunds yet?
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 21st Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    a2 Milk
    I've had an email from A2 milk:
    We’re so convinced that you’ll love a2 Milk™ when you’ve tried it, that if you’re not astonished, we will give you your money back! Pick up a ‘Try me FREE’ promotional bottle in store for a limited time. Full T&C’s apply. Find your nearest store to try a2 Milk™ for FREE.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Hi, With these offers that pay into your bank account, or paypal, not a cheque to various postal addresses, and assuming you only have one bank account and one on paypal, how or do you still manage to make more than 2 applications?
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Feb 18, 6:54 PM
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    m1kjm
    Hi, With these offers that pay into your bank account, or paypal, not a cheque to various postal addresses, and assuming you only have one bank account and one on paypal, how or do you still manage to make more than 2 applications?
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    You could open more bank accounts and link a few extra email addresses to your paypal account.
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