January 11, 2021

Did the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Suck Again this Year Or Did You Score?

As many of you know the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale kind of sucks lately. It just isn’t what it used to be. Those yellow bins used to be chock full of amazing things back in the day! I’m dating myself here probably but I remember all sorts of goodies that would overflow out of those bins. In recent years the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual sale really sucks!

I made a promise to myself this year I wouldn’t shop it because of this but I did manage to skim over the website just today because I was curious. I was good! It started on Boxing Day and this is my first time actually exploring the sale. Looks like they actually have a lot of sale items still in sock. Traditionally many Christmas scents would sell out super fast but I see a good deal of items still in stock which surprised me. Even a lot of the Holiday Candles which are tempting me are still available. I was soooo good this year! I didn’t do any Christmas Candles at all! It was hard but I stock to my candle ban! I dunno if it’ll last into Spring 2021 but I’m trying over here!

How did the sale treat you? Did the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale suck for you or did you score some good stuff?

Or were you like me and not shop it at all?

Do share!


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  • Carolina

    I did stock up on a few Black Cherry Merlot products but overall I agree with you. It was pretty much a snoozer!

    • Isabella Muse

      They seem to have more stuff in stock this year which was good but meh! Not a great sale!

  • kimkats

    The only thing I used to get from them was the scrubby hand soaps, and it looks like they don’t even make them any more, so guess I’m going to have to try another formulation of their hand soap. The scrubby ones were SO nice – they’re what I got my DH to use instead of Dawn dish soap to wash his hands (and then he’d wonder why his hands were so dry…SMH…)

  • Violet

    Never checked it out. I have so much stuff from previous sales that need to be used up and I’m on a candle ban too. Hubby’s complaining about candles spilling out of our closets lol!

  • Frozendiva

    Stores here are open at 15% fire code capacity. I did go to the mall Boxing Week. Went by the shop and only 8 or 9 folks allowed at a time. Huge line and I did not feel like waiting. My foot was also a bit sore, so I skipped it. Haven’t found any good deals in a couple of years. A lot of mismatched items.

  • Dee

    First time ever I bought nothing! I checked their website ever single day but really nothing even tempted me.

  • Traci

    Yep, it was very underwhelming this year. I got mango body butter and hand soap, but didn’t see any candles that I wanted in the store. I’m disappointed, especially after they cancelled my online candle order.

      • Traci

        The email says that the items are no longer available 🙁 I am bummed because I really wanted the Frosted Moscow Mule candles. I hope they will be available next Christmas.

        • Isabella Muse

          I’m sorry what email? Select xmas candles are still on sale on the website. I’m looking at them right now but Moscow Mule is sold out.

          • Traci

            The email from B&BW after you place an order. I ordered 2 of the Moscow Mule candles on December 28. Instead of getting an email that my order had shipped, I got an email that my order was cancelled because they were out of stock.

          • Isabella Muse

            oh sorry I got confused LOL! I’m sorry! that sucks sorry 🙁 maybe if you really want it check mercari!

  • kel b.

    i stocked up on the balsam candles, winter wreath soaps, and balsam plug-ins so that i would have them for next year, but the sale prices were not that great. i should have tried harder to shop the candle sale that one day but by the time i logged on everything was sold out. i’m finding that for the holiday stuff that i really want (ie. halloween) i just need to suck it up and get what i want right away, as it sells out so fast.