Labor Day might be moving up there as one of my favorite holidays. The sales are pretty amazing and you get a long weekend. What's not to like? My go-to's for candles and tarts are Yankee and Bath & Body Works and this fall was no different. Here's how it broke down:
Bath & Body Works
Candle sale - 2 for $20
Always, always, always wait for this to happen. They have this sale several times a year and the candles are regularly $19.50. No reason to ever pay that when you can get it half off! I picked up 2 Leaves (my favorite), Creamy Pumpkin (a close second), and Pumpkin Cupcake. I also got a coupon for $10 off $30 on my next purchase, so when I get my Christmas candles (that'll be the next time I shop at B&BW) I can get 4 for $30 :)
Buy one get 1 half off candles, $1 tarts
Yankee always has some of the seasonal candles for buy one get 1 half off. If I like the scents, I pick a couple up because it's a good promotion. I liked them this time so I got Spiced Pumpkin and Harvest. The large 2 wick jar candles are my favorite and the best deal. It's $3 more than the medium and they burn about twice as long. Tarts are normally $1.99, so they were essentially half off. I picked up a ton of my favorites like Pumpkin Buttercream, and some of the new scents like Apple Cider. I also had a $15 off coupon. With buy one get 1 half off, half off tarts, and $15 off the total it was a ridiculous deal.
In both stores I ended up saving more than I spent. So here's what you do - get emails from companies you actually care to shop from, follow them on Twitter or Facebook, and combine coupons and sales! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go. I have a bunch of candles to burn.