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The Bath & Body Works Rewards program gives shoppers back the highest value of any national loyalty or rewards program on the market today. And we know rewards programs. Getting 16.5% back in value is not only the best reason to join, but also the best reason to shop. And isn’t that the point? Well played, B&BW.
And as of August 2022, the Bath & Body Works Rewards are available nationwide. This is huge news, since for the past few years the highly coveted program was only available to a select 11 states.
Note: With any new rollout, there’ll be some hiccups. The Bath & Body Works app and/or website may take a little longer to load in the coming weeks, and some features may be missing as they roll out the rewards program to everyone.
Now on to the details about the Bath & Body Works Rewards program:
1. Get a freebie worth up to $16.50 when you spend $100.
Members earn 10 points per $1 spent, and once you accumulate 1,000 points, you’ll get a freebie valued at $16.50 or less. (Note that you can’t apply the $16.50 to a higher-priced item, and sale prices aren’t included.)
Lots of aromatherapy items, body scrubs, and body oils are $16.50; that’s what you want to get to maximize your free reward. Sort by price (high to low) to quickly find items priced at $16.50.
To earn the freebie, you must reach the $100 qualifying spend on your total out-of-pocket expense. That means if you spend $100 and use a $10 off coupon, you won’t quite have earned your first reward.
2. And get a $10 off $30 coupon just for signing up for the rewards program.
Get a $10 off $30 Bath & Body Works coupon when you 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 Black Friday, Candle Day, or the Semi-Annual Sale.
And if you get greedy, remember it’s one coupon per account. I can already see the Bath & Body Works app icon on your partner’s phone …
3. Rewards members get a birthday gift worth up to $7.50.
Get a free birthday item with any Bath & Body Works purchase just for being a member of the Bath & Body Works Rewards program. The birthday reward entitles you to a free body care item with a regular price up to $7.50. Choose from travel-size hand or body creams, lotions, or shower gels.
The Bath & Body Works birthday freebie reward begins on your actual birthday and is valid for 30 days after.
You must make a purchase in order to redeem the coupon. And the coupon won’t stack with sales. So if travel-size creams are on sale “buy 2, get 1 free,” you would have to buy four items in order to use your free item coupon and still get the free item as part of the “buy 2, get 1 free” sale.
4. The program is now available nationwide.
The Bath & Body Works rewards program has been around since 2019, but it was only available in select ZIP codes. As of August 2022, the program is available nationwide. It was officially announced through the Bath & Body Works app and their Facebook page!
A word of caution: If you signed up for a Bath & Body Works Rewards account in the past using a “borrowed” ZIP code, don’t update your ZIP code in the app just yet. We found that some rewards may disappear if you try to change your ZIP code to one that previously wasn’t part of the program. We expect this is one of the kinks they’re working out.
5. Shop online to earn points.
The Bath & Body Works Rewards program allows you to earn points by shopping in store and online. When you order online, you’ll earn points for free items. Just shop using the email address registered with your Bath & Body Works Rewards account, and it will automatically give you the points.
6. Everyone can get points for in-store purchases, too.
It’s true. The POS system (point of sale … not the other thing) at Bath & Body Works is smart. When I pay with my credit card, it pulls up my account. My cashier always thanks me by name and lets me know my points have been added to my account. If it doesn’t work that way for you or you’re paying another way, the cashier can take your phone number in order to link your purchase to your rewards account.
In addition to those methods above, you also have the option to open the Bath & Body Works app and show the cashier the barcode in your wallet. My store has horrible reception, so I like to open up my barcode and take a screenshot of it.
7. Redeem your free product rewards in store or online.
Now that the program is available nationwide, everyone can redeem their rewards in store, which is lucky for us because you don’t have to contend with trying to find Bath & Body Works free shipping.
You can redeem your reward for a free item online, too. We can even ship or online-order to any store that offers in-store pickup.
Nobody wants to pay the $5.99 shipping charge that accompanies every Bath & Body Works order. Luckily, free item rewards are valid for 90 days after you receive them. That’s likely enough time to stumble across a free shipping code.
8. Rewards can’t be stacked with sales or promos.
You know I tried. Bath & Body Works’ free item rewards must be used on a product with a retail value of $16.50 or less. This means you can’t buy two $8 items and call it your freebie. You also can’t use three free item rewards on a Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale and get four items for free.
I’m not complaining. Just clarifying. A free product with no purchase required is fine by me.
9. Redeem multiple (up to eight) rewards at once.
If you’ve stockpiled My Bath & Body Rewards points, they’ll let you use up to eight rewards in one transaction (one freebie of up to $16.50 per reward). Make sure you tell the cashier when you’re ready to use your rewards.
Then when you scan your barcode at checkout, the register will automatically apply your available rewards to the highest-priced eligible items.
10. Get early access to Bath & Body Works’ top sales — like Candle Day — every year.
Rewards members get to shop the super-popular Candle Day sale and other sales before everyone else. Look for early access Candle Day deals to begin this year at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2022.
11. Get text alerts with Bath & Body Works sales and coupons.
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 Semi-Annual Sale and more.
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