7 Ways to Save at Bath Body Works Semi-Annual Sale (LIVE NOW)

7 Ways to Save at Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale


The Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale is right around the corner – June 10th! – and here are some of the BEST ways you can save big and stock up on your favorite goodies!

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 mother of all sales – 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 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.

7 Ways to Save at Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

1 . Hold Out for January and June

If you're a big fan of Bath & Body Works products, each year make plans to purchase the bulk of your goodies from Dec 26 through the first week of January, or in June – that's when the Semi Annual Sales always hit!

You can get signature lotions, bodywash, and body sprays for up to 75% OFF regular price. If you're able, go ahead and shop for the next 6 months. Having extra candles and lotions in your gift closet is a great way to stay on top of teacher gifts, friends' birthdays, etc… while paying dollar store prices!

For Example: Get Hand Soaps as low as $1.62 (Reg $6.50!)

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 adjust policy.  They'll adjust to the lower price within 14 days of your purchase. 🙂

And if you got a couple candles or lotions that you aren't loving – you can exchange them for other scents!


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, we're in the first week of the December/January Semi-Annual Sale right now, and I've received these coupons from Bath & Body Works so far:

  • $10 off $40 Coupon with code TNFTYEFS or HELLOHAUL

Here's one deal idea using the $10 off $40 Code:

Buy (14) Hand Soaps for $3 each
– Use $10 off $40 Coupon TNFTYEFS or HELLOHAUL
Pay $5.99 Shipping
Makes it $37.99, or $2.71 per soap!

You can even stack some coupons!   For instance a “Free Product with $10 Purchase” coupon could be used along with a “$10 off $40 purchase” coupon.  

4 . Coupons Expired?  Use them ANYWAY!

Did you know that if your coupon expires before you shop – you can still use them?  Bath & Body Works will accept them within a 3-day grace period (Call first to check at your store)  What a fantastic policy!

5 . 3-Wick Candles under $5??

Guys – these quality candles burn evenly, burn long and are super scented.   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 candle at Bath & Body Works is $8 during the super rare $8 candle sale.

BUT during the Semi-Annual Sale, candles can sometimes go on sale for $10 (check your store for these) – and if you bought (4) and used a $10 off $40 coupon, the price drops to $7.50 each.  (WOW!)

EVEN BETTER: SOME stores get in a selection of 3-Wick Candles for 75% OFF!  ($5.62 each)  If you were to buy 8 of those and use a $10 off $40 coupon – you're going to end up paying $35 – just $4.37 per candle!

6 . Sign up for Emails and Texts

Don't miss out on offers they send their loyal customers!  This Semi-Annual Sale I've received coupons via email, but also a Free Shipping offer on Facebook that was specific just for me.

You'll want to sign up for email, texts and such 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 . Get FREE Giftwrap

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 giftwrap, 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 giftwrap option costs an extra $5!


And one last 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 a Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual shopper 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?)

Happy Shopping!


These are some of the best deals we saw last year:

**Plus we were able to use a $10 off $40 Coupon Code (to be announced)

Do you have any great tips for shopping the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale?  Or maybe just tips for shopping Bath & Body Works period?

I'd love for you to share them in the comments!

If you're a Bath & Body Works FirstLook member – you can shop the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale online EARLY! I just got this email today – so if you don't live near a store, this is a fun way to start your shopping early!

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  1. White Barn is attached to BBW. I got 75% off from there as well. Wallflower plug in’s, cute wreath, and more.

  2. Patricia says

    Why would I buy from a store that retires their scents more than often. You change packaging, scents, lines etc. so quickly. You have lost me as a once loyal consumer. I shopped monthly and spent money for things for me and gifted all my presents from you. I finally learned.

    • You can find all the retired scents in there website. I was upset as well about the retired items but I ourvhase online at bath and body works.com to find all those amazing scents.

      • I feel you completely on this I used to spend and I mean $100s in the store at least every other month….Even worked at the store until I found out that what people return get sent back to be repackaged to sell again….

    • Depending on what scent you want you might be able to find it at one of the semi-annual sale because they always bring back some retired scents for that.

  3. Cheryl Bowers says

    Do you no longer carry Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist????? I love it & buy multiple bottles. Had I known it was going to be discontinued I would have bought more. Please tell me you have some hidden somewhere????

  4. I love your Dark Kiss fragrance which was brought back for Christmas 2016. Every time I wear the Dark Kiss fragrance mist, I get compliments on how nice I smell.

  5. I just went in today and some of this you can’t do. I tried to stack coupons and they would not let me. They also would not price adjust for some things I just bought.

    • You only can stack coupons when they came together in the mail or if it is black Friday.For the price checking they might have changed their policy

    • Sneaky, Bath and Body Works repackaged their mini antibacterial hand gel so all those cute little carriers I bought no longer fit the newly shaped ones. You lost me as a consumer of these…..

  6. one tip i have for everyone is that let’s say you have a spend $10 get a free item up to $14 value and a free travel size lotion or shower get up to $5 value which you can’t use together. Do two different purchases you can use both at the same time then.

  7. I am sorry to say that but these tips are pretty misleading. The company cut down on copouns and rised the prices of the candles. The stores do not accept expired copouns and have different guidelines than what you get via email from the company. I spent close to $200 over the last months and got no copouns. The company also told me they send out copouns to you if you are registered via mail only once a year. There is no way to get a three wick candle under $7 even with a copoun. There were few one wick candles on sale for $5. Please do not post misleading informations such if you buy a pocket hand sanitizer or travel size item you get a full size item free. No company in this country would ever do this. You have to buy a full size item to get a travel size item free which is logical. Company does not have interest giving amazing deals. Nothing is free. And they are smart not to give away deals where you could combine copouns. So chill. Enjoy sales but do not expect deals mentioned on this website.

    • There is definitely a way to get a 3 wick candle for under $7. This past week when candles were on sale for $8.95 i bought 3 of them, 2 pocket hand sanitizers, and 1 aromatherapy lotion. I used one coupon for $10 off $30 and another coupon for 1 free item. I ended up getting the lotion for free and after the $10 off it brought my total to $21.57. Not to mention I get coupons almost on a monthly basis so maybe try signing up online for them. Hope this helps.

  8. I found this site to be quite accurate. I went into the store for the candle sale and I was able to stack coupons. Not to mention I used the same coupons seven different times…yes I did 7 transactions and got $10 off Every $40 and a free item for all seven transactions. If possible I would have uploaded all 7 receipts.

    • Shannon Hare says

      I’m just wondering how you were able to reuse the same coupon 7 times? At my local store as soon as the promo code is entered into the register the employee then tears the coupon in half. Is reusing the same coupon an individual store practice?

  9. Kenninsy Bahena says

    Well some of these tips are wrong. I was at the store yesterday and they told me I could not adjust my purchases nor use an expired coupon then I could nor stock my coupons without doing another transaction. Wrong advice or bad store.

  10. Wow! Thanks everyone who posted about the retired scents section!!! I couldn’t understand why pearberry ever left but then when cucumber melon was gone I was pretty much done with them. In the last 10 years I’ve bought wallflowers and gifted a few times because all of my favorite sprays were gone. And honestly I think it’s been at least 3 years since purchasing anything. I am so excited to get my favorite sprays again. Now if only they’ll bring back some of the original room sprays in the small silver cans.

    Last thing, about the emails…shortly after the 2 year mark of not opening any I received an email saying they noticed I hadn’t opened one in a while and they stopped after that.

  11. SNOWHOHO is not working

  12. I went to to bath and body store today and got bought 3 lotion and 2 got free .Since I spend 40 dollar I got 10 dollar off with coupon.

  13. Current Employee says

    From personal experience, to whoever is saying bbw sends back things that have been returned to be repackaged and resold that just isnt true. i work at a store and they damage out what has been used and then THROW IT AWAY.

  14. You can also use your Victoria Secret credit card at Bath and Body Works.

  15. My tip is, and PLEASE INQUIRE to see if it is still in effect…
    Also, this dollar amount is an example amount:
    Once you purchase 2 for $20, you can then buy more of that item type at $10 each, so, you don’t have to buy in multiples of 2 to get the pricing.
    I hope it still works that way!
    (This buying option may be available for in store shopping only.)

  16. I love it when my house smells good

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