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Martin Lewis shares how to get £116 worth of beauty products at M&S for £20

MARTIN Lewis has shared how to get more than £116 worth of beauty products at M&S for £20 by buying its Christmas box.

The tip from the money guru, which was shared in MoneySavingExpert's weekly newsletter, saves you over £96, or roughly 83%.

To enjoy the sweet savings on beauty products, you should buy the 2020 Marks & Spencer Beauty Edit box, Martin suggested.

M&S usually offers a popular advent calendar, but it has this year replaced it with a box of ten beauty products instead.

Martin said in the newsletter: "It [M&S] normally offers a beauty advent calendar - this year it's doing a box, but only if you spend £30+ on clothing, beauty or homeware."

The box is available to buy already online and in M&S stores, but it's only available as long as stocks last.

You can find which stores near you still have stock on the M&S website.

The box contains beauty products such as mascara, hair treatment and face masks from brands including Eyeko and This Works.

MoneySavingExpert has calculated that the items are worth £116.13 in total, if bought separately from the cheapest retailers.

However, M&S says the individual products actually add up to £122.

Fairly similar to last year, the retailer requires shoppers to spend at least £30 on clothing, home or beauty in order to get it for £20.

What's included in the M&S beauty box?

HERE'S a full list of the beauty products included:

  • Eyeko "Lash Alert" mascara, 4ml (travel-size) – usually £10 at Lookfantastic
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse floral, 10ml (mini) – worth £3.70 based on full-sized 50ml version at Lookfantastic
  • Leighton Denny "Renovate & Duplex" nail repair cream, 10ml (full-size) – usually £12 at M&S
  • Living Proof "Perfect Hair Day" 5 in 1 styling treatment, 60ml (full-size) – usually £10 at Lookfantastic
  • Percy & Reed "Define & Hold" finishing cream, 100ml (full-size) – usually £12 at John Lewis
  • Philip Kingsley "Body Building" hair conditioner, 60ml (mini) – worth £6 based on full-sized 200ml version at Lookfantastic
  • Prai Gold wrinkle repair cream, 30ml OR Prai Gold wrinkle repair serum, 15ml (mini)worth £20.99 based on full-sized 50ml version at Lookfantastic, or £11.40 based on full-sized 50ml version at M&S
  • Ren Evercalm "Ultra Comfort" rescue mask, 10ml (mini) – worth £2.84 based on full-sized 50ml version at Allbeauty
  • Stila 'Smudge Stick' eyeliner in "Stingray", 0.28g (full-size) – usually £13.60 at Boots
  • This Works Deep Sleep "Body Cocoon" body lotion, 100ml (full-size) – usually £25 at Lookfantastic

Once you've spent £30 on eligible items, you'll see the beauty box reduced to £20 online.

If you don't meet the £30 minimum spend on other products, the box will cost a whopping £122. 

The box is a good deal if you were planning to shop at M&S anyway, or you can use it as a way to get discounts on the brands included.

Just keep in mind that there are a number of items excluded from the qualifying spend, such as sale and clearance products, stationary, food, flowers and alcohol.

You can find the full terms and conditions on the M&S website.

Earlier this month, Martin Lewis shared how to get more than £165 worth of No7 products for £45 at Boots by buying an advent calendar - but this has since sold out.

If you missed out and you still want to buy a beauty advent calendar, The Body Shop’s Make It Real version costs £130, but has £226 worth of goodies inside – a saving of £96.

Or if you don't mind spending even more, Elemis' beauty advent calendar sets you back £175, but contains products worth £403.84 - saving you £228.84.

We've made a round-up of the best beauty advent calendars for 2020.

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He's also issued a warning to struggling credit customers that they have just a few days left to apply for a three month payment holiday.

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