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The Bath And Body Works Semi-Annual Sale: Everything You Need To Know

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May 12 2022, Published 5:44 p.m. ET

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Summer means more than just kids out of school and warm, long sunny days. Summer has come to be one of the best shopping seasons of the year thanks to annual sales that have captured their own cult following. One of the biggest of these is the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale. The highly anticipated event happens just twice a year, which means if you don’t know what to look for, you could be missing out on savings that won’t be around for another six months. To help you save the most during the markdowns, we’ve got the scoop on what you need to know before you shop.

What Is The Bath And Body Works Semi-Annual Sale?

Bath and Body Works has been a popular stop for home and personal fragrances for decades. Specializing in candles, soaps and lotions, body wash and elevated hand sanitizer, Bath and Body Works has solidified itself as a household brand and gifting go-to. With luxurious ingredients and delectable scents that have become synonymous with the Bath and Body Works brand (looking at you, Teakwood Mahogany), it’s no wonder why so many shoppers look forward to the store’s bi-annual mega sale. With popular bundle deals being a huge hit every sale, this is a great time to stock up on gift items too.

When Is The Bath And Body Works Semi-Annual Sale?

While there has yet to be an official date announced for the summer 2022 semi-annual sale, history does tend to repeat itself — and the best guess for this year's event is mid to late June. As for the winter sale event, shoppers can expect a similar timeline as the previous winter 2021 semi-annual sale, which officially kicked off after the Christmas holidays but just in time to use newly received gift cards.

What’s Discounted During The Bath And Body Semi-Annual Sale?

As is the case with most sales, there’s likely to be a few exceptions that do not fall into semi-annual sale pricing. However, shoppers can expect the majority of inventory to be included. Popular deals in the past have featured bundle offers that include free products after a certain amount of purchases (buy 3 hand soaps, receive 1 free). Personal soaps and lotions are not the only thing Bath and Body Works has to offer though — customers can expect savings on some of the stores most coveted products as well, such as three wick candles and wall flower scents. Single wick, triple wick and wall flower plug-in oil fragrances are all expected to have their own individual offers but will also be included in bundle deal savings.

Is The Bath And Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Better Than Black Friday?

Both Black Friday and the semi-annual sale event feature generous savings, and to some degree, the latter could be considered Bath and Body Works’ personal Black Friday sale. Either way, you’re likely to find some of your favorite goods for discounted prices. Bath and Body Works devotees would likely argue that the semi-annual sale event is the one to not miss, while others favor it due to the exhausting hustle and bustle that comes with shopping on Black Friday. Because the semi-annual sale has become such a big deal for the brand, exciting offers are likely to be more prevalent during that time. Additionally, the store’s Candle Day, which has historically taken place in December, is another one-off sale event that captures Black Friday-like savings without all the baggage.

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You don’t have to wait to enjoy Bath and Body Works savings. Shop the latest scents, plus score bundle deals and savings on your favorite products while they’re in-stock!

Are Better Deals Online Or In Store?

Shopping the semi-annual sale online or in store is truly a personal preference as both options will feature major markdowns. That being said, in previous years, Bath and Body Works kicked off the semi-annual sale event in stores first before taking the deals online. If you’re really serious about saving, it could pay off to be among the first to shop and save in store. Moreover, there have been past instances when special deals were available only to shoppers in store or vice versa.

Sign Up For Semi-Annual Sale Alerts

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for email or text message notifications regarding the sale so you'll be in the loop and ahead of the game. To sign up to receive emails regarding sales and promotions, click here. To sign up for text messages regarding sales and promotions, click here.


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