How can I configure a 'cheapest item for free' discount for a manual bundle?

By default, the total price of the Frequently Bought Together items is the same price as if they were purchased separately.

However, if you want to encourage your customers to buy a particular bundle, you can configure different types of automatic discounts, including a 'cheapest item for free' discount, to be applied to a manual bundle.

In order to configure it, just go to the app preferences page and look for the 'Manual bundles' section:

Then, look for the manual bundle to which you want to apply a discount, and click on 'See bundle':

Once inside, check the 'Add a discount for this bundle' option and select the 'Cheapest item for free' discount type:

Then, on the left side, you can configure the minimum bundle amount to apply a discount. On the right side, you can also configure the discount message that will be displayed in the Frequently Bought Together widget, and the discount applied message that will be displayed in the shopping cart when the discount is applied. If you want to configure the styling of these messages, it can be done in the 'Visual preferences' section.

The discounted amount won't be displayed on the shopping cart page (this is a Shopify limitation). To overcome that, you can configure a discount applied message that will be displayed on the cart page when the discount is applied. You can configure the position and styling of this message in the 'Visual preferences' section.
Also, you can use different placeholders to add dynamic content to this message, such as the cheapest product name. For more information, check the related document 'How to show bundle discount information in the shopping cart'.

Important notes

The Shopify Discount system is quite limited. For example, no more than one discount can be applied to a single order. On the other hand, the Shopify Platform does not enforce all discount constraints regarding the products in the order. We advise you to review the related document 'Important implications about discounts' before enabling discounts in your store.