This example shows how to set up a cart price rule for a Buy X, Get Y Free promotion. The format of the discount is as follows:
Buy X quantity of product, get Y quantity for free.
Step 1. Create a Cart Price Rule
Complete Step 1 of the cart price rule instructions to complete the rule information.
Step 2. Define the Conditions
Complete Step 2 of the cart instructions to define the conditions for the price rule. This is the first of two conditions that can be added to the rule, and determines when the rule is triggered. It can be based upon a combination of the following:
- Product attributes
- Cart attributes
- Customer segments
If left blank, the rule is triggered for every cart.
Step 3. Define the Actions
Expand the Actions section and do the following:
Set Apply to
Buy X get Y free (discount amount is Y).
Set Discount Amount to
1. This is the quantity the customer will receive for free.
To limit the number of discounts that can be applied when the condition is met, enter the number in the Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To field (calculated using this formula).
In the Discount Qty Step (Buy X) field, enter the quantity that the customer must purchase to qualify for the discount. In this example, the customer must purchase three.
If you want to prevent other discounts from being applied to the purchase, set Discard subsequent rules to
Buy 3 Get 1 Free
To apply the rule only to specific items in the cart, complete the condition to describe the cart item(s) and/or product attribute(s) that are required for the promotion.
The following example uses the SKU to apply the rule to all associated variations of a configurable product.
Condition for Cart Items
To include Free Shipping, choose one of the following options:
For matching items only
For shipment with matching items
Click Save and Continue Edit. Then, complete the rest of the rule as needed.
Step 4. Complete the Label
Complete Step 4 of the cart price rule instructions to enter the label that appears during checkout.
Step 5: Save and Test the Rule
Price rules are automatically processed with other system rules. Processing frequency depends on your installation’s cron configuration. When you create a new price rule, allow enough time for it to get into the system. Then, test the rule to make sure that it works correctly.
When your rule is complete, click Save Rule.
Test the rule to make sure that it works correctly.
Buy X Get Y Free is processed as a single action, with a row total dependency. All items must be from the same SKU to qualify for the promotion. For example:
Buy X quantity of product from category A, get Y quantity of the same product for free.
To limit the free product to categories A, B, and C, set the action as follows:
If ALL of these conditions are TRUE: Category is one of A, B, C
To limit the free items from any category A, B, C and receive Y from SKUs D123, E123, F123, set the action as follows:
If ALL of these conditions are TRUE: SKU is one of D123, E123, F123
Maximum Qty Discount
Use the following formula to determine the correct value for the Maximum Qty Discount:
Formula = (X+Y) * (M/Y) Where X = number of items purchased Y = number of free items M = Maximum number of free items allowed
Buy 5 Get 2 Free with maximum of 4 free items allowed.
Where X = 5 Y = 2 M = 4 Maximum Qty Discount = (5+2)*(4/2)=(7)*(2)=14
Buy 5 Get 3 Free with maximum of 9 free items allowed.
Where X = 5 Y = 3 M = 9 Maximum Qty Discount = (5+3)*(9/3)=24
Buy 20 Get 2 Free with maximum of 20 free items allowed.
Where X = 20 Y = 2 M = 20 Maximum Qty Discount = (20+2)*(20/2)=(22)*(10)=220