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    • marbella
    • By marbella 11th Jun 19, 12:44 PM
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    M&S Beauty Box
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    • 11th Jun 19, 12:44 PM
    M&S Beauty Box 11th Jun 19 at 12:44 PM
    The new Beauty Box offer starts on Tuesday 18 June. Spend 40 and get the box for 15 (contents worth 110). Spend must be on clothing, home and beauty NOT food.
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    • redfox
    • By redfox 11th Jun 19, 1:18 PM
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    What's in the box https://www.marksandspencer.com/c/beauty-box
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    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 12th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
    Are those items in total really worth 110 to anyone?
    • Bacman
    • By Bacman 13th Jun 19, 6:41 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 6:41 AM
    Are those items in total really worth 110 to anyone?
    Originally posted by General Grant
    I seriously doubt it. The items are small, not much more than samples. I don't see how they make the value 110, 15 is probably pushing it. Supermarket own-brand items will be cheaper, and repeatable.
    I suppose it appeals to those people who say "I only paid X for this and saved Y" when in reality it wasn't worth paying Y for it and you wouldn't have bought it anyway, so actually represents no saving at all - just marketing and vanity.
    • warby68
    • By warby68 13th Jun 19, 8:08 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:08 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:08 AM
    Thanks to OP

    I think M&S are having a laugh with this one.

    Samples used to be free to encourage you to try and then buy the full size, not products as such. How on earth they get 110 for items not actually usually sold is rather a stretch, to say the least.

    M&S offers are generally a bit rubbish these days - ever since the emergence of Sparks - or so it seems IMO
    • marbella
    • By marbella 13th Jun 19, 10:21 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:21 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:21 AM
    Well the Rodial Sheet Mask (full size) is 14 and the Rosie Radiance Highlighter (full size) is 12.50 Can't see how this box is not a bargain considering all the other items that come in it.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 13th Jun 19, 4:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:06 PM
    IMO this box can only possibly be called a bargain if you would have bought the full size items because you needed them and needed to buy 40 of other goods to qualify for it.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 14th Jun 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 11:13 AM
    IMO this box can only possibly be called a bargain if you would have bought the full size items because you needed them and needed to buy 40 of other goods to qualify for it.
    Originally posted by redagila
    I wouldn't have bought any of the things in the M&S box so, no, it wouldn't be a bargain for me.

    Now, what I do call a bargain are the special boxes sometimes offered by Clinique (their own website). Again, you have to spend over a certain amount to qualify, but the last one I bought was 40 for over 100 worth of clinique products - all of which I do use, with the exception of the black mascara (which didn't go to waste).
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