From 1st January to 28th March 2020, we are offering a price promise offer on selected books - these are the terms and conditions relating to this offer.

Price Match Guarantee Terms & Conditions

Q. 1. What is included in our promotion?

A. We will beat the prices of our competitors on our UK top 250 recommended titles, along with the Essential and Core titles on your reading list at your university. NB: This applies to Print books only NOT eBook editions.

Q. 2. Who will we match?

A. We will match the prices of the following retailers:
ii. Waterstones
iii. WHSmith
NB: Please note, when looking at Amazon pricing, we will beat prices items supplied by Amazon themselves, not those of Amazon Marketplace sellers. Prime discounts are also excluded from this offer.

Q. 3. When is the promotion valid?

A. From 1st January to 28th March 2020. We reserve the right to end this promotion at any time.

Q. 4. How does it work?

A. We will make every effort to beat the prices of our qualifying books in store, but should you find it cheaper elsewhere, please notify a member of staff the price at our competitor and we will beat that price.

Q. 5. What are the terms of our Price Promise Guarantee?

  1. The book must have the same ISBN and be of the same edition
  2. The book must be new (not second hand)
  3. It must be in stock at our competitor
  4. You must tell us of the price difference before you purchase the book as price differences will not be refunded after purchase
  5. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  6. The Price Promise Guarantee does not include postage charges
  7. Please note this cannot be done retrospectively after you order

NB: Prices on our website and instore compare with Amazon at 23rd December 2019. If the price has changed at the time you are looking to make your purchase, please let us know and we will amend our price.

Q. 6. What constitutes proof of price instore?

A. If the price of any of our qualifying books on our shop floor is not the cheapest against our competitors, you would be required to prove its prices elsewhere. If you can show us a web page from that day, either printed that day, or live on a smartphone then we will lower our price to match our competitor as long as it is in line with the terms of our Price Promise (Q. 5).

NB: John Smith's reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time, without notice.