Is The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Really Worth It?

If you enjoy Bath & Body Works body scents and scented house products, chances are you know how to get the best deals on your favorites — like their popular 3-wick candles, wallflowers scents, hand soaps, hand sanitizers, body creams, and more. One of the times you might stock up every year is during the retailer's semi-annual sale. According to The Krazy Coupon Lady, the store often features sales and deals during this time that outrank even its popular Black Friday and Candle Day bargains. 

RetailMeNot revealed that the popular Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale occurs twice a year, just as the name implies — once right after Christmas (just in time for your Christmas money) and again in the mid-summer. Of course, sometimes, when you find a sale, it's disappointing to see that the bargains aren't so great. Is that the case with the Bath & Body Works twice a year event? Read on to find out if you should stock up on all your favorites the next time you see the iconic rubber ducky in the window of your local Bath & Body Works.

Here's how long the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale usually lasts

The Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale runs for nearly a month in the summer, starting in mid-June and ending in mid-July (via RetailMeNot). The winter version of the mega savings event often begins the day after Christmas and runs through mid-January. It's no secret that the winter version of the semi-annual sale typically lasts fewer days than the one the retailer holds in the summer, according to The Krazy Coupon Lady. However, each year the start and end dates vary a bit, so be sure to keep an eye out for specific sale information as the time rolls around so that you don't miss the best selection of your favorite products.

So, just how much can you save during the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale? As it turns out, you can save as much as 75%, which makes it an ideal time to stock up on things for yourself and your household, gifts for teachers and others in your life, and items for donation to shelters and other charities that need body care items. In fact, The Krazy Coupon Lady advises that you don't buy during this sale unless you save 75%.

Here's how to maximize your savings at the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale

It can be tempting to load up your basket either online or in-store during the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale. However, some items you probably love are much better bargains than others, which makes it essential that you strategize in order to save the most money. 

According to The Krazy Coupon Lady, you need to keep an eye out for the different versions of the sale online and in-store. In 2020, discounts never went over 50% online, while in-store the savings hit the typical 75% you'd probably expect if you've shopped during this clearance event in the past. Be sure to keep an eye out for free shipping and other discount codes that might pop up online. If you've created a cart during the twice-yearly event, don't check out without looking around for a coupon.

According to RetailMeNot, this sale is the best time to stock up on 3-wick candles. You should also use any paper coupons you can find — even if it's expired, most locations offer a three-day grace period, so take them with you when you shop. If you purchased something shortly before the sale, don't forget to ask for a price adjustment. Bath & Body Works will adjust prices within 14 days after your purchase even during the sale. The final two days offer the biggest savings. Happy shopping!