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Discount rule: Free products when purchasing x products
Discount rule: Free products when purchasing x products
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Written by Niels van Vlerken
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  1. Go to the discount rules page (accessible via Marketing > Discount rules in the left menu).

  2. Click the title of the discount rule you want to edit. This page displays the discount rule settings.

  3. Under DISCOUNT RULE, set the following:

  • Title – here you can optionally change the name of the discount rule. This is the name you entered when creating the discount rule.

  • Discount type – the discount type you selected when creating the discount rule. The type CANNOT be changed. If you want to change this, you need to create a new discount rule

  • Enable discount rule – with this you enable the relevant discount rule and it will immediately apply in your webshop.

  • Stop after discount rule (enabled by default) – this setting determines what Lightspeed eCom does when rules overlap. For more information, see Explanation of the Stop after discount rule setting.

  • Apply discount before tax settlement (enabled by default) – This setting is only available when prices are displayed exclusive of tax (B2B or in US/Canada). Specifies whether the discount amount or percentage will be applied to the original sales price (excluding VAT), or after taxes have been applied. By default, the discount is applied before the VAT is applied.

  1. Under CONFIGURATION, do the following:

    1. Click on Choose product to select the product for this discount line.

    2. At Buy this product fill in how often the product must be purchased to get one or more of the purchased item(s) for free.

    3. At To get this product for free an extra ... time you indicate how often the product is free.



    • This discount rule applies to individual products (without variants) and products with variants (matrices and product sets).

    • If the product has to be purchased at least three times, the free products within these three products will therefore not be added to the shopping cart.

    • If this discount rule is enabled multiple times for the same product, the discount will only be applied once. If you create the same discount rule for a different quantity (for example, one free with the purchase of four products), the discount will only be applied once. This is based on the order indicated in the overview of discount rules.

    • If a different type of discount rule is enabled for the same product, be aware of how Lightspeed calculates eCom discounts.
      For example, in the Discount on product categories rule, Lightspeed eCom considers the price of the free item when calculating the total amount of discount. The same applies to the discount rules: Discount for customer groups – fixed amount, Discount for customer groups – percentage and Discount on minimum order amount - fixed amount.

  1. Under USE and DATA, configure the following general settings:

  • Usage limit – indicate here how often the discount rule can be applied.

  • Number of times used - the "times used" counter keeps track of how often (to date) the code has been used. You can reset it by clicking on Reset.

  • Select a period – set here a period with start and end dates in which the discount rule applies. The time period expires on the selected date at 11:59PM (23:59). Click herefor more information on how to sync discount expirations.

  1. Click Save when you have finished configuring your discount rule.

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