Sometimes you may want to limit the discount to products from one or two categories alone.
The free product can be either a few selected products or it could be from the same category or a different category.

The steps below explains the following discount rule: 

  • Buy X quantity from Category A and get X quantity from Category A as free (The step below explains this scenario)

 Possible variations of the discount scenarios are (See FAQ for example screenshots 

  • Buy X quantity from Category A and get X quantity of cheapest from Category B

 Let's create the rules

The following is an example of the rule set up to buy 4 products of the same category and to get 2 products free (same category)

General  :

Rule Name: Provide a rule name.Here it is "Buy 4 get 2 free of the same category"
Rule Description: Provide 2 line description of the rule (optional)
Method: It is "Quantity based by product/category and BOGO Deals"


You can set the Apply to --> "Specific Categories" .
If you wish to include the child categories, you can enable the checkbox "check this box to apply child categories"

Discount tab:
Choose the adjustment type to "BOGO Product discount" and select the same category (as chosen in condition tab)

I am setting the minimum quantity to 4 and maximum quantity to 999(maximum)
So when a minimum of 4 quantities are purchased, 2 products will be added to cart.

Here is a sample screenshot where 2 free products are added to cart.

Frequently Asked Questions :

  1. How to provide X quantity as free from Category B when customer purchases X quantity from Category A?

In the conditions tab, make sure to select the Category A (or more)

In the discount tab, you can include as many ranges like the below.  

This means, when customer purchases 2 quantities from Accessories category, he would get 1 cheapest product (which he added to the cart) from Apparels category free.

Important: The customer has to add the products from the Accessories category. The free products would not be added to cart automatically (because that would require quite an amount of system resources.)

What if you want to provide only one free product from Category B.
Simple, adjust the minimum and maximum quantity like below. 

In order to get one free product in apparels category,a minimum of 2 quantities must be purchased from Accessories category. 

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