From stocking fillers to luxury gifts, there’s probably a Christmas present for everyone on your list at Boots. But if you rely on the store’s annual 3 for 2 offer to bulk out the gifts you leave under the tree, you should know that the deal looks a little different this year.
Customers have spotted that on the Boots website, if you search 3 for 2 you are presented with a message which reads: ‘We’re not currently running our 3 for 2 promotion but you can shop the same range of gifts at 25 per cent 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 per cent off a selection of incredible gifts you’ll be proud to give,’ the brand further explains on the page.
Naturally, this sparked a panic amongst shoppers that the deal wasn’t running at all in 2019 – and social media wasn’t happy, with many commenters saying they planned to shop elsewhere entirely in light of the news.
— CVO Dean (@CVODean) October 28, 2019
Are @BootsUK mad ! No more 3 for 2 ?! Best rethink my xmas list !
— Katherine Hannigan (@kathhan) October 28, 2019
— Rox ✨ (@roxxers) October 28, 2019
Just realised that @BootsUK isn't doing 3 for 2 on their Christmas gifts but 25% off selected items. Time to shop somewhere else. What a shame and a rip off.
— jules lpool (@juleslpool66) October 27, 2019
@BootsUK very disappointed to discover the 3 for 2 Christmas gifts offer has vanished this weekend. Guess I won't be shopping at Boots this year.
— Jonathan Phillips (@jonandmarkuk) October 27, 2019
However, in response to many of the outraged messages, the official Boots Help Twitter account has repeatedly responded that fans of its ranges can ‘expect to see either 3 for 2 or save 25 per cent off and other discount offers go live on amazing gift sets and toys in the run up to Christmas, and don’t forget our unmissable Big Deals which are available until stocks last.’
The Big Deal is a series of weekly price cuts on some of the bestselling presents of 2019 – the latest being a Matthew Williamson Champneys gift set, which will be reduced from £50 to just £25 this Wednesday – so all is not lost if you’re heading to your local Boots in search of a festive bargains.
3 for 2 wise, the deal will still be coming into play closer to the big day, but will be used in conjunction with the 25 per cent discount that’s already running on Boots.com, spanning bestsellers from Soap & Glory tins to Ted Baker fragrances to Yankee Candle jars.
A spokesperson for Boots confirmed to you.co.uk that the 3 for 2 deal has not been discontinued, but echoed the statement shared on Twitter saying that it will run alongside other offers, adding: ‘Every year we aim to offer better savings for our customers throughout the festive period.’