Martin Lewis’ MSE shares how to get £348 worth of M&S products for just £45

SHOPPERS looking for a bargain advent calendar can save hundreds of pounds by using a tip from Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert.
Martin Lewis’ team revealed the handy trick in this week’s MoneySavingExpert (MSE) newsletter.


Martin Lewis’ MSE has revealed how to save hundreds on M&S’ beauty advent calendarCredit: Rex

The bargain comes inside Marks and Spencer’s £45 beauty advent calendar, which boasts 25 items – one for everyday in December.
But customers will need to spend £35 on clothing, beauty or homeware products in-store to unlock the deal.
This means you’re actually spending £80 to get the deal.
But you will still save a whopping £268 on a range of high end cosmetics – including perfume and makeup – compared to buying everything individually.


The advent calendar features big name brands, like Origins, Benefit, Clinque and REN.

Some frugal shoppers buy the advent calendar then break it up to give away as gifts at Christmas in a bid to save money.
But remember, it’s only worth buying if you’re likely to use the products.
We’ve listed the full list of products as well as the prices individually found by MSE below:

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Booster Restoring Conditioner, 20ml – £3.80 based on full-size 150ml at Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Combination Shampoo, 20ml – £1.60 based on full-size 250ml at Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Combination Conditioner, 20ml – £2 based on full-size 200ml at Philip Kingsley
Nails Inc Victoria & Albert Nail Varnish, 10ml – £10.71 based on full-size 14ml at Nails Inc
Nail Inc Crown Place Nail Varnish, 10ml – Not available separately. Similar product, £10.71 based on full-size 14ml at Nails Inc
Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumizing No Oil Oil, 60ml – £16 at Debenhams
Pixi Brow Tamer (Translucent), 4.5ml – £12 at Look Fantastic
Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance, 10ml – £25 at Sephora 
L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel, 250ml – £17.50 at L’Occitane
Apothecary Revive Clarifying Mask, 75ml – £9.50 at M&S
This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon, 100ml – £25 at LookFantastic
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 25ml – £36 at Cult Beauty
Apothecary Meditate Hand Cream, 30ml – £3.37 at Ocado
Dr Paw Paw Overnight Lip Mask, 10ml – £4.50 at Superdrug
Pixi LipLift Max (Sheer Rose), 2.7g – £12 at Next
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, 75ml – £17.64 at Sephora
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara, 8.5g – £23.30 (on sale, normally £25) at Look Fantastic
Leighton Denny Renovate Intensive Nail Repair Cream & Buffer, 10ml – £14 at M& …