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How to account for if we are issuing 3 items for the price of 2


Is it as a discount given under turnover or a cost under S&D?

asked Nov 10, 2016 in IAS 18 - Revenue by AroP

If we offer discount to some customer as said in scenarios (selling 3 for price of 2 ) . The discount given will be presented as contra revenue figure in Income Statement. It means it reduce the revenue by amount of discount given.

Below will be the presentation in Statement of Comprehensive income

Gross sales                              

Less: sales discounts  (Discount given)              

Net sales                     

                 xxx,xxx

                   

                 (xxx,xxx)

                 xxx,xxx

Thanks Bilal!

But some colleagues are of the view that this is a promotion in the nature of "buy 2 and get 1 free".

Hence they are of the view that the cost of the third item should be accounted under promotional expenses rather than COS.
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You can book the sales as a bundle, Companies does apportion the cost of three products and make the deal which looks like buy 2 get one 1. Margins are adjusted across three products this is the same strategy used my Metro and other hyperMarkets.
answered Nov 12, 2016 by sheroze1 Level 2 Member (3,000 points)
Yes, but where would the cost get accounted? Cost of all three items under COS(Considering we have given an additional discount)

 or Cost of two items under COS & one cost of one under promotional expenses(considering one item as a free issue; buy two & get one free)


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