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# Marks & Spencer 20% off BEFORE 3 for 2 discount online & instore = Less than half price!!

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First post so please be gentle! As everyone knows M&S today have 20% off both online and instore. However, what I've just found is that when you use the 3 for 2 in the Christmas Shop the 20% disco…
8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
First post so please be gentle!

As everyone knows M&S today have 20% off both online and instore. However, what I've just found is that when you use the 3 for 2 in the Christmas Shop the 20% discount is taken off the FULL price before the 3 for 2 discount is applied effectively making my bill les than half price!

Items: £32.25
Delivery charges: £3.50
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£10.50
20% Spectacular: -£6.45

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Order Total: £15.30
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#1
This is exactly the same in the shop when i bought 3 for 2
#2
Hope you went through Quidco too!

Another 5% off!
#3
It doesn't matter whether you take the 20% off first or the 3 for 2, you get the same result [multiplication in commutative, as we all remember from primary school].

Items at £10, £9, £8:

3 for 3 gives £10 + £9 [+ 0] = £19

Less 20% [-£3.80] gives £15.20

Take the 20% off first, you get the prices at £8.00, £7.20 and £6.40.

3 for 2 gives the £6.40 one free, leaving you to pay £8.00 + £7.20 = £15.20 QED
#4
Aber
It doesn't matter whether you take the 20% off first or the 3 for 2, you get the same result [multiplication in commutative, as we all remember from primary school].

Items at £10, £9, £8:

3 for 3 gives £10 + £9 [+ 0] = £19

Less 20% [-£3.80] gives £15.20

Take the 20% off first, you get the prices at £8.00, £7.20 and £6.40.

3 for 2 gives the £6.40 one free, leaving you to pay £8.00 + £7.20 = £15.20 QED

Although your logic is correct, you might want to re-read the original post as this is not what the OP actually is saying....
#5
great deal, got a few more prezzies, thank you!
Subtotal of items: £49.00
Delivery charges: £3.50

Order total*: £52.50
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£15.00
20% Spectacular: -£9.80
Total for this order: £24.20
#6
£10 + 9 + 8 = £27 (items total)
Less 20% (£5.40) = £21.60

£21.60 - £8 (cheapest item free) = £13.60

Playschool maths
#7
Aber;3513811
It doesn't matter whether you take the 20% off first or the 3 for 2, you get the same result [multiplication in commutative, as we all remember from primary school].

Items at £10, £9, £8:

3 for 3 gives £10 + £9 [+ 0] = £19

Less 20% [-£3.80] gives £15.20

Take the 20% off first, you get the prices at £8.00, £7.20 and £6.40.

3 for 2 gives the £6.40 one free, leaving you to pay £8.00 + £7.20 = £15.20 QED

I *think* he means they take the total price of the items (10 + 9 + 8) and calculate 20% discount of that price
price of items: £27
20% discount = -£5.40
3 for 2 discount = -£8.00

A real example:
[SIZE=2]The Flying Scotsman Train Set[/SIZE] - Marks & Spencer [SIZE=2]£129.00[/SIZE][SIZE=2] - Quantity: 3[/SIZE]
Items:£387.00
Delivery charges: £3.503
for 2 Christmas:-£129.00
20% Spectacular:-£77.40
Order Total: £184.10
#8
erics
I *think* he means they take the total price of the items (10 + 9 + 8) and calculate 20% discount of that price
price of items: £27
20% discount = -£5.40
3 for 2 discount = -£8.00

The misunderstanding comes from the fact that he's assuming that the lower priced item (i.e. 6.40) is free; however what is actually happening is that the 20% is being deducted first and then the lower priced item(s) are being deducted at full price. Easy example:

3 items - £10 + £10 +£10
20% off = £6
Less 3 for 2 = £10 (not £6(£10 less 20%))
= £14

Effectively less than half price.
#9
Anyway all you maths genius!! Still a good deal!!:thumbsup:
#10
heat added cos my brains on fire from all the maths lessons!!!!
#11
Maths fanatics apart. A really good deal.Thanks.
#12
how do get free delivery?
#13
Sanj25
how do get free delivery?

With a spend over £30, using FREEDELV as a promo code :)
#14
Nice touch with the freedelv code just saved the postage:-D
#15
Don't know about the sums but brilliant offer, made my order up to £30 (before 20% & 2 for 3 discount) & used FREEDELV code too. So got £32 worth for £17.10 delivered.
#16
wow I am loving M&S this week!! Thanks for posting this, grabbed more gifts that I was going to pick up later tonight! :santa: hot hot hot!
[SIZE=2]
Item subtotal: £38.00
Delivery charges £3.50
Order Total: £41.50
Free Delivery: - £3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: - £10.00
20% Spectacular: - £7.60
Grand Total: £20.40[/SIZE]
#17
:-D Wow thank you for this post, what with this deal and the superdrug 3 for 1 ( which superdrug have honoured and is on its way) I have saved loads for Christmas.
Heres my saving
Qty Item Price

3 "The Fragrance Collection Shower Gels"
£5.00

3 "3 Step Sweet Sleep Gift Set"
£5.00

3 "Mini Fizz and Chocolates"
£5.00

Subtotal of items: £45.00
Delivery charges: £3.50

Order total*: £48.50
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£15.00
20% Spectacular: -£9.00
Total for this order: £21.00
#18
or if you have a family member working there part time whilst studying you get an amazing 20% off like everyone else today + 20% staff discount on top of that
#19
Ordered Pressies for my aunt mum and sister today before I saw this.. I kept double checking the prices as it was ending up so cheap! I still don't get how they worked out my 3 for 2 offers though, i bought 12 items, 4 of the cheapest should have been free working out at £17.50 off.. however they deducted £25.50 ! and then the 20% on top of that saved about £50 overall, think I'll be going back for more its addictive =D
#20
How our 3 for 2 works for you

Choose anything, at any price, from any range in our Christmas 3 for 2
and you'll get every third item free!

Most 3 for 2s work by giving you the cheapest products free. With ours, you get every third product free, in descending price order. This means that if you buy nine gifts, the ones you get free are the third, sixth and ninth most expensive, not the three cheapest.
#21
can't find anything i want .. :-(
#22
Some great deals to be had
#23
Hello, wonder if someone could help? Ive been on line onthe 3 for 2 bit and saw bottles of champagne with little chocs in the box for £39 ish quid. i put 3 in the basket, and its come to £118 ish quid, and asked for my ccard details. at what point does the 3 for 2 kick in, and will i get 20% off this item-- i cant see anywhere whether i will or not?
thanks
tingly
#24
WOW another excellent tip, saved loads cheers

Items: £45.00
Delivery charges: £3.50
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£15.00
20% Spectacular: -£9.00

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Order Total: £21.00

I got some tinkerbell stocking fillers and Dr who bits and the gifts for DD's teacher, really pleased thanks!
#25
tingly
Hello, wonder if someone could help? Ive been on line onthe 3 for 2 bit and saw bottles of champagne with little chocs in the box for £39 ish quid. i put 3 in the basket, and its come to £118 ish quid, and asked for my ccard details. at what point does the 3 for 2 kick in, and will i get 20% off this item-- i cant see anywhere whether i will or not?
thanks
tingly

Doesn't apply to food or electricals, I'm afraid. :x
#26
Mine went through at the check out but didn't show when i looked at my basket but i am already registered with an account. I bought wine and chocs on the 3 for 2 and that went through with the 20% discount code and also went back on for a hairdryer and that too went through with discount.
#27
thank goodness for the internet - my mum has just been instore and says the queues are ENORMOUS!!
#28
order placed
Items: £117.00
Delivery charges: £3.50
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£30.00
20% Spectacular: -£23.40

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Order Total: £63.60

#29
i went in store this morning-like xmas eve but worse!!!!!!
Great deal on the dine for two £10 also in store....my fresh chicken alone was £8.53!!!!!! never mind the roast veg,hot chocolate fudge cake and the wine!!!!!
#30
Pink pink pink,did it show the discounts before you put credit card through, or after?
#31
i also used the voucher from here,and got another reduction on my kids stuff,well fingers crossed anyway
#32
moominshmoomin
i went in store this morning-like xmas eve but worse!!!!!!
Great deal on the dine for two £10 also in store....my fresh chicken alone was £8.53!!!!!! never mind the roast veg,hot chocolate fudge cake and the wine!!!!!

sounds a bit cheeky, but the dine for two £10 isnt included in the 20% today is it???? because if it is... mums certainly not going to iceland
#33
Great Find :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#34
:thumbsup: Thanks, got loads of xmas pressies..............just hope I actually receive the items as I heard M&S are bad for items no longer being in stock after you've ordered.
Great deal I got, less than 1/2 price.

Subtotal of items: £177.50
Delivery charges: £3.50

Order total*: £181.00
Free Delivery: -£3.50
3 for 2 Christmas: -£56.50
20% Spectacular: -£35.50
Total for this order: £85.50

You saved on this order!

tingly,
It doesn't show you totals/discounts etc until you put in payment details but you then have to confirm (or cancel/change) on the next screen, so don't worry about putting in payment details cause you will get a breakdown of discounts and total cost before confirming. I had food gifts (pasta set and others) and still got full discounts.
#35
Cheers for this, just had a very constructive afternoon at work!
#36
no 20% isn't on food.it is on the wine in the deal but price had already been reduced for the wine on my receipt.
#37
tingly;3515531
Hello, wonder if someone could help? Ive been on line onthe 3 for 2 bit and saw bottles of champagne with little chocs in the box for £39 ish quid. i put 3 in the basket, and its come to £118 ish quid, and asked for my ccard details. at what point does the 3 for 2 kick in, and will i get 20% off this item-- i cant see anywhere whether i will or not?
thanks
tingly

The champagne gift sets and wine are included in the 20% off. The 3 champagne gift sets @£39.99 come to £54 for 3 :santa:
#38
Joto
The champagne gift sets and wine are included in the 20% off. The 3 champagne gift sets @£39.99 come to £54 for 3 :santa:

I couldnt find any champagne sets at 39.99, doesnt work out at 54.00 anyway:roll:
Touch of class set is 39.50 but not included in 3 for 2 or 20%, I did find pink champagne gift set at 35.00, works out at 49.00 for 3, i just checked.
:)
#39
Dont forget quidco 5%
http://www.quidco.com/marks-spencer/

tracked mine before discount
#40
lol I just saw an accident happen on the M77 because of the sheer weight of traffic of people trying to get into the M&S at Silverburn, Glasgow. Who says the Scots can't resist a bargain???