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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 23rd Feb 18, 11:41 PM
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    Activia Yogurts
    Is there a taste guarantee or similar offer currently on Activia yogurts at the moment? (Know there is one on Weight Watchers) Thought I saw this posted a few weeks ago, but now can't find it, or was it just wishful thinking? Thanks.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 24th Feb 18, 7:32 AM
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    Is there a taste guarantee or similar offer currently on Activia yogurts at the moment? (Know there is one on Weight Watchers) Thought I saw this posted a few weeks ago, but now can't find it, or was it just wishful thinking? Thanks.
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    Wishful thinking I think. I keep looking for it too. It's really overdue to come on promotion.
    • steve6363
    • By steve6363 24th Feb 18, 3:56 PM
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    starts april
    Is there a taste guarantee or similar offer currently on Activia yogurts at the moment? (Know there is one on Weight Watchers) Thought I saw this posted a few weeks ago, but now can't find it, or was it just wishful thinking? Thanks.
    Originally posted by Freebie_Freak
    https://www.activia.us.com/activia-challenge
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 24th Feb 18, 5:04 PM
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    Activia Yogurts
    Err, may be too far to go to get free yogurts! Looks like it is USA on this lin.
    • lemony_7
    • By lemony_7 24th Feb 18, 11:24 PM
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    Laughing Cow
    https://www.thelaughingcow.co.uk/

    Go to the bottom and sign up. Will get sent a link to claim the money back via Shopmium.

    Thanks to Total Couponery on Facebook.
    Last edited by lemony_7; 24-02-2018 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Add thanks
    • 20400keith
    • By 20400keith 9th Mar 18, 11:05 AM
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    Blue Diamond Almond Milk
    Fairly sure this has been posted before but I couldn't find it (and this board needs a new post!).


    Blue Diamond Nutri+ Almond Milk - 1 litre


    Either download a coupon or buy from Waitrose and claim money back. Expires 30/11/18 or when 5000 claims have been made.


    https://www.bluediamondalmonds.co.uk/tandcs/
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 10th Mar 18, 7:45 PM
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    Cold Press
    Back on again from 21.02.18 to 31.01.19.

    Seen today in Waitrose.

    http://coldpress.yousay.org/index.asp
    • Africat
    • By Africat 13th Mar 18, 7:44 PM
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    Anyone had their Weight Watchers refund yet?
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 13th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
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    Anyone had their Weight Watchers refund yet?
    Originally posted by Africat
    No, not me. I was going to ask that too.
    • anielatko
    • By anielatko 14th Mar 18, 7:30 AM
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    Anyone had their Weight Watchers refund yet?
    Originally posted by Africat
    Yes. Cheque arrived last week.
    have a good couponing day
    • Africat
    • By Africat 14th Mar 18, 6:36 PM
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    No, not me. I was going to ask that too.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Thanks!
    Was starting to think something had gone wrong as it's been around a month now and from experience the online ones usually pay out quite quick....
    • Discodee
    • By Discodee 17th Mar 18, 5:03 PM
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    Discodee
    oh no! Have a i missed another weight watchers!! Gutted! Dont think it is listed on the first page!
    I can be brown I can be blue I can be violet and sky. I can be hurtful I can be purple I can be anything you like..Gotta be green gotta be mean gotta be everything more...
    • Freebie_Freak
    • By Freebie_Freak 17th Mar 18, 11:57 PM
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    WW Yogurts
    oh no! Have a i missed another weight watchers!! Gutted! Dont think it is listed on the first page!
    Originally posted by Discodee
    Not too late, valid till 30/4
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 21st Mar 18, 11:55 AM
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    Cushelle Quilted Loo Roll
    http://www.cushelle.com/mbg-terms-and-conditions-2018
    • Africat
    • By Africat 24th Mar 18, 11:15 AM
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    Purina One 30 day challenge
    The website says this finished in Dec2017 but I saw promo packs in Wilko today with the expiry date of July 2019 so looks like it's back on again:

    https://www.purina.co.uk/cat/purina-one/moneybackguarantee
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 24th Mar 18, 5:03 PM
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    m1kjm
    The website says this finished in Dec2017 but I saw promo packs in Wilko today with the expiry date of July 2019 so looks like it's back on again:

    https://www.purina.co.uk/cat/purina-one/moneybackguarantee
    Originally posted by Africat
    I've seen a lot of the promotional packs about too but it worries me that they haven't updated their ts and cs so I won't be trying an application just yet:
    Application/claim date now extended to 29/12/17.
    • Africat
    • By Africat 24th Mar 18, 7:26 PM
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    Africat
    I've seen a lot of the promotional packs about too but it worries me that they haven't updated their ts and cs so I won't be trying an application just yet:
    Application/claim date now extended to 29/12/17.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    I know, it was the same with the La Roche Possay order last year; I didn't risk that either!
    I can't see how they can't honour this though when it's plastered all over brand new stock.

    Still waiting for my Wight Watchers cheque *sigh*
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 24th Mar 18, 7:45 PM
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    m1kjm
    I know, it was the same with the La Roche Possay order last year; I didn't risk that either!
    I can't see how they can't honour this though when it's plastered all over brand new stock.

    Still waiting for my Wight Watchers cheque *sigh*
    Originally posted by Africat
    My WW cheques have started arriving so hopefully you will receive yours soon too.
    • 20400keith
    • By 20400keith 27th Mar 18, 2:45 PM
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    Purina One website updated
    The Purina One 30 day challenge website has now been updated to show the correct closing date in 2019.

    https://www.purina.co.uk/cat/purina-one/moneybackguarantee
    Last edited by 20400keith; 27-03-2018 at 2:54 PM.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 27th Mar 18, 3:30 PM
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    m1kjm
    The Purina One 30 day challenge website has now been updated to show the correct closing date in 2019.

    https://www.purina.co.uk/cat/purina-one/moneybackguarantee
    Originally posted by 20400keith
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks to me as though it's an extension rather than a new promotion - how annoying.
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