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The Bath & Body Works Black Friday sale is a good sale that can be a great sale, if you shop it the right way. Black Friday is the first of three major Bath & Body Works’ winter sales including Candle Day and the Semi-Annual Sale. And it’s followed closely by the Bath & Body Works Big Weekend Event, which we predict will happen Nov. 26 – 27, 2022.
The Black Friday sale at Bath & Body Works is the same each year: the whole store goes BOGO free, but instead of buy one, you have to buy 3 to get 3 free in return. Fifty percent off is good savings, but we like to aim higher.
Luckily, there are three ways to take this sale from drab to fab:
- Get a paper coupon to stack with the sale.
- Wait for a stackable coupon code to be released during the sale.
- Pick up a limited-edition Black Friday Box set.
Here’s the full breakdown of how Black Friday at Bath & Body Works works. . . werks [snap].
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1. The 2022 Black Friday sale starts the Monday before Thanksgiving and gets better as the sale progresses.
For the past two years, Bath & Body Works has started their Black Friday sale the Monday before Thanksgiving Day. In 2020, the early start was in-store only. In 2021, the sale began both in-store and online.
The gift boxes I’ll go over in a minute become available on Wednesday, and in 2021, a 20% off stackable coupon code was offered on Thursday. A shopper could take advantage of all three promotions on one transaction, which created some truly krazy deals.
When will Bath & Body Works Black Friday start this year?
Based on the consistent pattern in 2020 and 2021, we predict this year’s sale will begin on Monday, November 21, 2022.
Are Bath & Body Works stores closed on Thanksgiving?
Bath & Body Works stores are closed on Thanksgiving, but the online Black Friday deals do not pause on Thanksgiving.
What time do Bath & Body Works stores open on Black Friday?
Most Bath & Body Works locations open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Stores in malls and free-standing stores may have different opening times, so check your local listings to confirm.
2. Bath & Body Works’ Black Friday sale is buy 3, get 3 free in store and online.
Every year, Black Friday at Bath & Body Works is the same: Buy 3, Get 3 free on everything in the store.
Bath & Body Works runs this Buy 3, Get 3 free sale five or six times a year, so Black Friday might not jump out as very exciting. A few things to keep in mind though: during other BOGO sales, often only select categories are included. The Black Friday Sale is unique in that nothing is excluded, not even hardware like candleholders and such. It can be a great time to save on items that don’t usually go on sale.
But there are ways to boost your savings up above 50% during Black Friday, and that’s really what we’re here to talk about.
3. Bath & Body Works does NOT have free shipping on Black Friday.
I never get too excited about online sales since Bath & Body Works free shipping doesn’t exist. Even on Black Friday, customers must pay $6.99 shipping, no matter how large the order.
The only workaround is buying online and picking up in-store, which is a great option for those looking to avoid crowds. Bath & Body Works store pickup is only available at select locations. Just keep in mind, the only items available for pick up are those that are in stock. There is no ship-to-store option.
After your purchase, you’ll have two days to pick up your order. That means you can shop online on Thursday and not go into the store until Saturday, when the sale has technically ended. (But if you go on Saturday, the Bath & Body Works “Big Weekend Event” will be in full swing.)
Black Friday Flash Sales
The best part of online Black Friday shopping at BathandBodyWorks.com happens Thursday morning, when the retailer holds an online-only flash sale with items priced at $3.25 (more than 50% off). The flash sale only lasts a few hours (ended at noon ET last year), so make sure to start Thanksgiving with a quick check-in at KCL.
4. Bath & Body Works Black Friday Hours
Store hours can vary by location, so always check before you go in to shop, but here is what you can likely expect.
Stores will open with Black Friday deals starting at 9 a.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving.
On Black Friday, Bath & Body Works stores will open at 6 a.m.
5. One of the best Black Friday deals is the $40 gift box worth $100.
The gift box will be available in stores no later than Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The box typically contains an assortment of products worth over $100, and it costs only $40. But you must make a $40 qualifying purchase in order to purchase the box.
In years past, the gift box cost $30, not $40. Given the big price hike last year, we’re hopeful that the gift box price will stay at $40 this year.
Here’s what was in the 2021 Black Friday gift box:
Pure Wonder shower gel, 10 oz $15.50, reg price
Pure Wonder body lotion, 8 oz $15.50, reg price
Pure Wonder body mist, 8 oz $17.50, reg price
Tis the Season foaming hand soap, 8.75 oz $7.50, reg price
The Perfect Christmas 3-wick candle $25.50, reg price
Merry Cookie Shea Butter Hand Cream, 1 oz $7.50, reg price
Merry Cookie single-wick candle $14.50, reg price
Merry Cookie Pocketbac Hand Sanitizer $1.95, reg price
Shea-infused lounge socks
That’s a subtotal of $105.45 in retail value, PLUS the exclusive cozy socks that also came in the box.
6. If you don’t like the scents in your gift box, exchange them for ones you do.
You read that correctly. If you don’t like the items in the gift box, you can exchange them for new ones!
Bath & Body Works’ return policy is the actual best. You can always bring back any item for any reason without proof of purchase. That means even if you burn your holiday candle before deciding you don’t love it, you can swap it out for a new one. More on the return policy tips and tricks in our Bath & Body Works Sale Hacks.
Some shoppers even report that store associates will allow them to swap out items in the tote/box AT TIME OF PURCHASE. While that’s certainly not a company policy, and on a busy shopping day seems a bit of a long shot, it’s always worth asking. If not, no sweat. Come back literally any time.
7. And bring your coupons to the Black Friday sale.
Bath & Body Works coupons don’t have any blackout dates, so if you’ve got a valid coupon, you can use it on Black Friday or even Cyber Monday.
- To get coupons in the mail, fill out this form online and select topic “mailing address add/update” to begin receiving coupons.
- This year’s Bath & Body works holiday coupons have a $10 off $40 purchase coupon that will stack with any day of the Black Friday sale.
- Another good bet for a coupon code on Black Friday is the $10 off $30 coupon you can get for joining My Bath & Body Works Rewards.
The Bath & Body Works Rewards program is finally available nationwide, as of August 2022. When you first join, you’ll receive a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase. The coupon code is valid in stores and online.
Because you’ll only have 30 days to use this coupon after you sign up, don’t take the steps to get this coupon until the week before Black Friday. If you already have an account, sign your partner up — or your mom, or the mail carrier, or anyone willing to share that code with you once they receive it.
8. Get text reminders from KCL for every Bath & Body Works sale.
If you want in on our free Bath & Body Works alerts, text BBW to 57299 and be the first to know about the hottest deals each day, like reminders of the Black Friday Sale, the Bath & Body Works Big Weekend event, and more.
9. Download the KCL app for Bath & Body Works deals and sale reminders.
And if you’re prepping for Black Friday, you’re not gonna want to miss these:
Bath & Body Works Candle Day is coming up on Dec 2, 2022
The only day of the year you should buy 3-wick candles. The price is lower than on Black Friday.
Learn all about it: Bath & Body Works Candle Day Sale
Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale begins Dec 26, 2022
The single best sale of the Semi-Annual Sale, where select fragrances are 75% off. This is the one you don’t want to miss.
Learn all about it: Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale
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