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How to Hack Bath & Body Works Body Care Day, Predicted to Return Dec. 8

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After the rush of Bath & Body Works Candle Day is over, it’s time to focus on your body. And that’s where the Bath & Body Works Body Care Day sale comes into play. Last year, the sale officially kicked off on Friday, Dec. 9. However, Bath & Body Works Rewards members got to shop at 8 p.m. ET until midnight on Dec. 8. B&BW is pretty consistent with the timing of their annual sales. So based on historical data, we predict the Bath & Body Care Day 2023 sale will kick off on Friday, Dec. 8. This is one of the last big B&BW sales before the end of the year. After the body care event will be the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale.

Much like how they dropped the Candle Day prices in 2022, Bath & Body Works did the same for their Body Care Day prices — just $4.95 (down from 2021’s $5.50 price tag). In case you needed an extra nudge, Body Care Day is always an excellent time to grab those last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers.

I guess you can say we’re pretty Krazy over here about Bath & Body Works. We’ve been tracking their sales for years and we’re sharing all that information we’ve learned with you.


1. When is Bath & Body Works Body Care Day 2023?

A bath and body works spray and lotion held out by hand in front of a sale sign and other products.

There’s no official word yet, but we predict the next Bath & Body Works Body Care Day sale will begin on Dec. 8 (starting at 12:01 a.m. ET)). The sale typically only lasts two days, with a day of early access for Rewards members and then a day for everyone. But since Bath & Body Works expanded Candle Day to three days, we’re curious to see if they do the same for this event.. Important to note: The sale happens both in stores and online.

Body Care Day always takes place in December (the week after Candle Day), which makes it the absolute perfect time to stock up on stocking stuffers and gifts for neighbors, your mother-in-law, or your white elephant exchange.


2. Last year, Bath & Body Works Rewards Program members got to shop the Body Care Day sale a day early.

A person using a computer with on the screen.

Bath & Body Works Rewards program members got early access to Body Care Day last year on Dec. 8 , with the ability to shop from 8 p.m. to midnight ET (online only). We are hoping that B&BW will do the same with Body Care Day as they did with Candle Day in 2023, and give Rewards members a full day to shop early before the event opens to everyone.

New Bath & Body Works Rewards members get a $10 off $30 Bath & Body Works coupon when they join. The coupon is delivered within 72 hours, and it expires 30 days after you receive it. Make sure you sign up for My Bath & Body Rewards at least three days before you think the Body Care Day will happen to ensure you get the coupon in time for the sale.


3. Over 500 products are available during Body Care Day.

A woman holding body care items inside Bath and Body Works

Bath & Body Works has over 500 products available for Body Care Day, with more than 140 fragrance options! Products to choose from include aromatherapy items, men’s products, shower gels, mini perfumes, mini cologne, body lotions, bath soap, bubble baths, body scrubs, body mists, bar soaps, and more. Unfortunately, the sale doesn’t include perfumes or men’s cologne.

Just like they did for Candle Day, Bath & Body Works releases some new fragrances just for Body Care Day.


4. We predict the price for Body Care items will be $4.95 with a promo code, staying consistent with 2022.

Graphic comparing prices at Bath and body Works

The first year that Bath & Body Works hosted Body Care Day was back in 2018. Back then the price was $2.95 for body lotion only (that was literally the only item included in the sale). In 2019 Bath & Body Works included their full line of body care products in the event and increased the price to $4.95. In 2020, the price was hiked up — just like Candle Day — to $5.95. But in 2021, they dropped the price down to $5.50.

We were excited to see Candle Day’s price drop in 2022, and even more pumped the same thing happened for Body Care Day in 2022. The price for body care items in 2022 was just $4.95 with the promo code GIFTLIST. Since Bath & Body Works kept their Candle Day pricing the same in 2023 as it was in 2022, we predict the same for Body Care Day, with items just $4.95 each.


5. How do Body Care Day prices compare to the rest of the year?

 a person holding two bottles of bath and body works lotion in front of a holiday display

Throughout the year, Bath & Body Works offers sales on their body care products. Other than during the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual sale, you can expect to see body care prices drop as low as $5.50 other times of the year. But during the Body Care Day sale in 2022, the price dropped even lower, to $4.95.

The best products to buy during the Body Care Sale (and the ones that typically sell out the fastest) are body scrubs and body butter. These two products have a higher regular price point than other body care products, making the savings go even further!

TIP: Skip buying the bar soap, as its sale price is right around the $4.95 offered for Body Care Day.



6. Body Care Day carries a limit of 20 products per shopper.

A person looking at body care items at bath and body works

Now hear me out on this one. I know that limits may generally seem bad, but I’m gonna argue the opposite is true in this case.

First, the limit makes sure nobody clears the store out before you get there. But second, and I think most importantly, how else would we ever know how many body care items to get? Would we stop ourselves at two dozen? Three? Would we bring a second wagon?

Without a limit, you’d find me holding up the checkout line while running back to grab just one more.

Twenty body care items per person. It’s probably enough, no? If you really must have more, there’s no reason you couldn’t make two trips. Nothing in the brief fine print would preclude you from doing so.


7. What about coupons on Body Care Day?

Bath & Body Works Coupon Mailer

Bath & Body Works coupons don’t have any blackout dates, so if you’ve got a valid coupon, you can use it on Body Care Day as long as you’re shopping in store.

Mail coupons that overlap with Body Care Day do exist. And the Bath & Body Works Rewards program is available in all areas, so you’ll want to sign up so you get your welcome coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase. The coupon code is valid in store and online. All new Rewards members will receive this offer, and details will be in your Wallet within 72 hours of joining.

Because the coupon expires 30 days from when you sign up, don’t take the steps to get this coupon until the week before the next anticipated Body Care Day date. If you already have an account, sign up your partner, your mom, the mail carrier, or anyone willing to share that code with you once they receive it.


9. Shop in store during Body Care Day, not online.

A woman standing in line at Bath and body Works

Body Care Day online requires you to use a digital coupon code to get the discounted price. Because you can only use one code per online order, stacking coupons online on Body Care Day doesn’t work.

And that’s not the only reason I recommend you shop in store. It’s also because of the issues with Bath & Body Works’ free shipping — or lack thereof. The new store pickup option was paused on Candle Day until the third and final day of the sale. We expect the same for Body Care Day — making it nearly impossible to avoid the $6.99 standard shipping fee on every Bath & Body Works online order, no matter how big.

Related: Learn more about Bath & Body Works free shipping (or lack thereof) in our explainer.


10. You might be able to score a Bath & Body Works blanket for $30 during the event.

A person holding out a cell phone displaying the Bath & Body Works rewards app ad for the $30 blanket with a $45 purchase.

For 2022, Bath & Body Works offered a blanket for $30 when you made a $45 purchase. It’s a super plush, cozy blanket and is available in-store and online. I love getting these blankets to add to a gift basket along with my body care products to make the ultimate relaxation gift. Fingers crossed for this promotion again in 2023.



11. Get text reminders for every Bath & Body Works sale.

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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 Bath & Body Works Body Care Day sale and more.


12. Download The Krazy Coupon Lady app and we’ll tell you about all the body care deals.

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You’ll never have to worry about missing Body Care Day with alerts in the free The Krazy Coupon Lady app. Plus, we’ll give you tips about how to shop the rest of the Bath & Body Works sales throughout the year.

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