Here are 7 ways to save at Bath & Body Works – find out when it's the best time to stock up on your favorites. Take a look!
7 Ways to Save at Bath & Body Works!
💃🏼 UPDATE (4/9) – Bath & Body Works added a bunch of stores to their list that offer FREE STORE PICKUP for online orders! That means you can order all your favorite goodies online and not pay the hefty shipping prices (exclusions apply)! Go HERE to see if your store is participating.
I just love it when my house smells good…which means I'm tempted every time I walk by Bath & Body Works in the mall. But I *usually* can resist buying until there's a really good sale going on. And the Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale – is my favorite time to shop!
There are so many ways to save at the Bath & Body Works (especially during the Semi-Annual sale!) – from taking along coupons to knowing where in the store to find the best sales.
Here are some of the best tips I've learned!
Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Shopping Tips
1. Hold Out for December 26th and/or June.
If you're a big fan of Bath & Body Works products, make plans to purchase the bulk of your goodies from December 26th through the first week of January, or in June – that's when these Semi Annual Sales always hit and you can save the most!
You can get signature lotions, body wash, and body sprays for up to 75% OFF regular price. If you're able, go ahead and shop for the next six months. Having extra candles and lotions in your gift closet is a great way to stay on top of teacher gifts, birthdays, etc… while paying almost dollar store prices!
For Example: In the past Hand Soaps have been as low as $2.50 (regularly $7.50!)
The summer sale usually starts the first week of June, and the winter sale starts right after Christmas.
2. Their Price Adjust & Exchange Policies are AMAZING!
If you accidentally bought something right before the sale – Bath & Body Works has a fabulous price adjustment policy. They'll adjust to the lower price within 14 days of your purchase.
Plus, they guarantee everything they sell! So if you got a couple candles or lotions that you aren't loving or a Wallflowers Plug that stopped working, you can exchange them for other scents or get merchandise credit – no receipt needed! Check out all the details HERE.
3. Use Coupons with the Sale!
Bath & Body Works Coupons come out all the time – and you can use them alongside sale events, including the Semi-Annual sale! For instance, during the first week of the Semi-Annual Sale in the past, I've received these coupons from Bath & Body Works:
- $10 off $40 Coupon (check for mail flyers or an email)
- 20% OFF $25 or more (Check your email)
You can even stack some all coupons that come on the same flyer (usually 3)! For instance a “Free Product with $10 Purchase” coupon could be used along with a “$10 off $40 purchase” coupon. Just check the coupon for any exclusions so you know in advance.
If you're not sure, ask one of the staff members or cashiers – they're always super helpful!
4. Hang onto expired coupons! You *MIGHT* be able to use them anyway!
Did you know that if your coupon has expired before you shop – you may be able to still use them? Most Bath & Body Works stores accept expired coupons within a 3-day grace period, but this may no longer be in effect at all locations. Be sure to call first to check at your store.
What a fantastic policy if still valid at your location!
5. Grab 3-Wick Candles for under $5??
Guys – these quality candles burn evenly, burn long, and are highly fragrant. But they're also NOT CHEAP. Normally a Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle will set you back $22.50.
The very least you can expect to pay for a 3-wick candle at Bath & Body Works is around $7-$8 during the super rare candle day sale when paired with their mailer coupons, which is a pretty sweet deal.
BUT EVEN BETTER: SOME stores get in a selection of 3-Wick Candles for 75% OFF during the Semi-Annual Sale (that's around $5.62 each). If you were to buy 8 of those and use a $10 off $40 coupon if you got one – you're going to end up paying $35 – just $4.37 per candle! WOW!
6. Sign up for Emails and Texts!
Don't miss out on offers they send to loyal customers! In the past, during the Semi-Annual Sale I've received coupons via email, but also free shipping offers on Facebook that were specific just for me.
But wait! Bath & Body Works now offers FREE STORE PICKUP for online orders at participating stores! That means you can order all your favorite goodies online and not pay the hefty shipping prices (some exclusions apply). Go HERE to see if your store is participating.
You'll want to sign up for their mailer coupons, emails, and texts to get extra coupons and special treats like those “FREE Product with Any Purchase” coupons. I love those – because you can buy a travel size item (like in the pic above) or PocketBac and get a FREE Full-Size Signature product!
7. Pick up FREE Gift Wrap while shopping!
Why buy bags & ribbons later? While you're in there getting enough lotions to gift every lady in your life for the whole year – grab some gift wrap, on the house! You can pick up the really cute cellophane baggies with ribbon and tag totally free. If you don't see them on a display, just ask your cashier.
*If you shop online, the gift wrap option costs an extra $5 ~ WOW!
And one last practical tip…
As always – if it isn't in your budget, try not to let a good deal lure you into overspending. Buyer's remorse is real – and I guarantee you many Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual shoppers have experienced it!
Just try to think practically about what you'll *actually* use up in 6 months. (a bottle a month? maybe less?). And what you'll actually use as gifts (do your kids' teachers even like getting body care? do your girlfriends use only certain scents?). These are some great questions to ask yourself!
Do you have any great tips for shopping the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale? Or maybe just tips for shopping Bath & Body Works every day?
I'd love for you to share them in the comments!
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