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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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    • Bougainvillea
    • By Bougainvillea 11th Sep 18, 8:20 AM
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    Bougainvillea
    I did email them and the response I got, was I was only entitled to one product.
    Originally posted by gocat
    Is there someone in your family who could apply using the second receipt, with their email & perhaps using a different computer or phone?
    • gocat
    • By gocat 12th Sep 18, 12:30 AM
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    gocat
    Is there someone in your family who could apply using the second receipt, with their email & perhaps using a different computer or phone?
    Originally posted by Bougainvillea
    Yes have done that
    • JohnnyS28
    • By JohnnyS28 17th Sep 18, 12:06 PM
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    JohnnyS28
    Bananito Bar
    Bananito Bar - closes 23/09/18
    Sainsbury's only

    Claim 100% cashback with the GreenJinn App
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 22nd Sep 18, 6:21 PM
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    mhoc
    Bananito Bar - closes 23/09/18
    Sainsbury's only

    Claim 100% cashback with the GreenJinn App
    Originally posted by JohnnyS28
    only certain Sainsburys locals sadly
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 24th Sep 18, 5:45 PM
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    Chrisv
    The ‘Love me or I’m Free Money Back Guarantee’ campaign allows you to try a pizza from The Pizza Kitchen range for free if you don’t ‘love it’, by claiming your money back. To claim your money back you must visit www.chicagotown.com/loveme, leave 15+ word statement about why you didn’t love the product, upload itemised till receipt, receipt code & batch code from promotional box, your name and postal address to qualify.

    When can I claim my money back?

    Purchase a promotional box from 17/09/2018 and make your claim by 17/09/2019.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • flyer
    • By flyer 29th Sep 18, 8:22 PM
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    flyer
    Hi all. Just trying to submit a Schar pasta claim and the website says the promotion has closed! I understand that, but I have 28 days to claim??
    Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
    • evil.toaster
    • By evil.toaster 3rd Oct 18, 9:35 PM
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    evil.toaster
    I can't find the 8 digit batch code! The barcode number is one digit, then 6 and then 6 again. Could someone tell me where to find it or take a photo for me?


    Thank you
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 3rd Oct 18, 9:40 PM
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    m1kjm
    I can't find the 8 digit batch code! The barcode number is one digit, then 6 and then 6 again. Could someone tell me where to find it or take a photo for me?


    Thank you
    Originally posted by evil.toaster
    Look near the best before date.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 4th Oct 18, 10:43 AM
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    Chrisv
    I can't find the 8 digit batch code! The barcode number is one digit, then 6 and then 6 again. Could someone tell me where to find it or take a photo for me?

    Thank you
    Originally posted by evil.toaster
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 10th Oct 18, 6:23 PM
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    m1kjm
    Dr Oetker Icing
    There's an ad on page 47 of the October issue of the Tesco magazine stating 'deliciousness guaranteed, love our icing or your money back', and the photos of the products show a banner on the packaging with 'smooth, velvety and delicious, agree or get it free'.

    I know we've had promotions on the Dr Oetker pizzas in the past but I haven't thought to check their other products.
    • gill5blue
    • By gill5blue 11th Oct 18, 6:08 AM
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    gill5blue
    Hi, does anyone keep the first page up to date?
    January GC £ spent £ Jan

    No 19 Womble £0.22
    • Roma Scrungee
    • By Roma Scrungee 13th Oct 18, 8:05 PM
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    Roma Scrungee
    Branston Baked Beans
    On page 80 of the October Tesco magazine there is an advert the Branston Beans Challenge " love the taste or your money back".
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 13th Oct 18, 8:27 PM
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    m1kjm
    On page 80 of the October Tesco magazine there is an advert the Branston Beans Challenge " love the taste or your money back".
    Originally posted by Roma Scrungee
    https://www.branstonbeansoffer.co.uk/bean-challenge/
    • JohnnyS28
    • By JohnnyS28 19th Oct 18, 10:39 AM
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    JohnnyS28
    Free Tuk Tuk Chai Indian Street Tea 250ml
    Authentic Indian street tea free with GreenJinn cashback app
    Available at Sainsbury's
    Costs £1.80 and you get £1.80 cashback
    Expires 28/10/2018
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