EDIT 12/11/19: It's back! The 3 for 2 Christmas Mix & Match* offer is back at Boots, so you can grab those Christmas gifts and toys with your third item free. It's only for a limited time though, with the gifts 3 for 2 ending on 26th November, and the toys 3 for 2 ending on 2nd December.
Boots have just made a very controversial move that could alienate many of their most loyal customers - they have scrapped the 3 for 2 Mix & Match Christmas Gifts offer. In it's place is a 25% off Christmas gifts* deal, so shoppers could end up paying more for their Christmas gifts than we thought when we started browsing the Boots catalogue.
Go to the 3 for 2 Mix & Match page* on the Boots website and you'll be greeted with the following:
"We're not currently running our 3 for 2 promotion, but you can shop the same range of gifts at 25% off. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s face it, sometimes it can be hard on your bank balance. That’s why you’ll always find great offers at Boots such as 3 for 2 on incredible Christmas gifts but this year we've decided to shake it up with 25% off a selection of incredible gifts you'll be proud to give. Dive into a sack full of wonderful gifts at 25% off and make this a festive season to remember."
We have heard from an insider that the 3 for 2 will be back before Christmas, so this looks like a temporary move rather than a permanent one. It also means that if the 25% off deal works out better for your gift plans you need to get them before the offer changes back...
While this new offer is good news if you wanted to pick up just one gift as you'll save on that, for those who stocked up with the 3 for 2 (saving up to 1/3 off your gifts) it's going to cost us more to buy the same gifts this week than it would last week when the 3 for 2 was on.
If you normally buy toys in the 3 for 2 offer the news is even worse, as the new offer is 15% off selected toys*, so nowhere near as big a saving.
The 3 for 2 Mix & Match also such an institution for Christmas shoppers, as the offer has been running for decades. I remember the offer being on when I first worked at Boots as a Saturday girl, and that was a long time ago, so it's a big change to see at Boots.
What do you think of this move from Boots? Is it good news for those who don't want to bulk buy, or would you rather have the 3 for 2 back and get all your gifts at once? And have these big multibuy offers gone for good from our high streets?
Boots are continuing the Star Gift offers* with selected items at half price or better, and we're hoping for more great offers to come.
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