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I can’t be the only one who’s gained a new appreciation for hand soaps that don’t make my hands dry out and crack more than Death Valley. In 2020, I quickly found my way to Bath & Body Works hand soaps, but I grimaced at that price tag: $7.50 for hand soap? Nuh-uh.

I’m not about that. Fortunately, here at KCL we sift through dozens of Bath & Body Works deals on a weekly basis, and what we’ve seen tells us there’s never a reason to spend more than $3.95 on Bath & Body Works hand soap.

And I know a hack to spend only $1.88 apiece on Bath & Body Works hand soap. Read on to see how it’s done.

And by the way, deals and tips like this are a lot easier to find with the KCL app. See for yourself! Download the app and start receiving more info like this on a daily basis.


1. Sign up for Bath & Body Works loyalty program and receive a “$10 off $40” reward.

bath and body works coupons

The dollar-discount coupons are key, because they’re stackable with the best sales Bath & Body Works offers. An easy way to get them is through the B&BW loyalty program, which you can sign up for here.

The tricky part is that B&BW is piloting this program, and it’s only available to certain zip codes in these states:

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

The work-around? Test zip codes from major metropolitan areas in each state. Here’s a hint: All Chicago zip codes begin with “606.”


2. Find hand soap for $2.50 during Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Winter Sale.

someone holding soap at bath and body works with semiannual sale sign

The Semi-Annual Winter Sale is a clearance sale, so it’s not that surprising that it boasts the best price on Bath & Body Works hand soaps. During this sale soaps drop down to $2.50.

Here’s how soap is discounted at other Bath & Body Works sales:

  • March – April: Expect a weeks-long sale featuring 6-for-$18 hand soaps.
  • June: Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Spring Sale discounts hand soaps to $3.75.
  • October: We’ve received email promo codes that bring hand soaps down to $3.50.

The point is, if you can wait for the Semi-Annual Winter sale, you’ll be rewarded with the most valuable savings on hand soap, and you can stock up for the rest of the year.


3. Buy 16 hand soaps for $40 and apply your $10-off coupon.

soap at bath and body works

Sixteen hand soaps brought me to exactly $40. I live with one other person, so for me this was enough soap to last one year fairly comfortably.

My final price was $30 — 75% cheaper than if I had bought these soaps at full price!

Buy 16 Select Hand Soap (Reg. $7.50) $2.50-$3.00, clearance price
Use store coupon or unique code for $10 off purchases of $40+
Shop in stores or $5.99 flat-rate shipping on orders of $10+
Final Price: as low as $1.88 each, when you buy 16
Compare to full-price for $120


4. Or take advantage of the Black Friday Buy 3 Get 3 free hand soap sale.

bath and body works buy 3 get 3 sign

The most important part of this is that you buy in bulk and stack purchases with a dollar-discount coupon, which you can receive from the loyalty program or from B&BW mailers.

In 2020, that’s exactly how we found this “$10 off of $40 through Nov. 29” coupon, which we were able to turn into $60 worth of savings.

Buy 12 Bath & Body Works Hand Soap $7.50, regular price
Buy 3 get 3 free through Nov. 27
Use store coupon for $10 off orders of $40+ through Nov. 29
$5.99 flat-rate shipping on orders of $10+
Final Price: $2.91 each, when you buy 12



5. But you’ll have to shop BathandBodyWorks.com if you want to find retired hand soap fragrances.

A Bath & body works online order box filled with products is open on a table. A person holds a bottle of Cucumber Melon hand soap next to the box, having just taken it out.

The Bath & Body Works customer service reps I spoke with on the phone told me that stores typically don’t exclude soaps from these sales.

That said, physical stores won’t be carrying retired hand soap fragrances, so if you want to buy an old favorite, you’ll need to do your soap shopping at BathandBodyWorks.com.

The best part is, after doing this once, I’m in a much better position to wait for the absolute best time to buy the next time I need hand soaps.


Let me know if this helps you or if you have any other questions in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

How I Saved $90 on a Year's Worth of Bath & Body Works Soaps