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The Semi-Annual Yankee Candle Sale Returns in Dec. 2023

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If there’s one rule to shopping for Yankee Candles, it’s that you should never pay full price. You can find a Yankee Candle sale pretty much any time of the year at all sorts of different retailers. So you should seriously never pay full price. As long as you know where to look, you’re bound to find a deal. And twice a year, you’re guaranteed to save during the Semi-Annual Sale. The Spring/Summer sale started on May 26 and ended on July 4.

You can also find sales and markdowns through an authorized retailer like Macy’s or Kohl’s. And if all else fails, there’s always the “Deal of the Week” on or the Yankee Candle Outlet — which you can totally shop online.

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Our Favorite Buys From the Semi-Annual Yankee Candle Sale Summer 2023

During the last Semi-Annual Yankee Candle Sale, there were small jar candles as low as $4, votives for $1, select large jar candles for $15, and their Woodwick large candles for $17. The super cheap votives went first, selling out from the sale within its first week. Yankee Candle did roll out weekly promotions, like an extra 10% off sale or a markdown specifically on their Well Living line of candles. It was worth peeking in on regularly to see what was hot from week to week.


1. The Yankee Candle sale will save you 50% – 75%.

During this sale you’ll see savings of up to 75% off regular prices.

  • Wax melts from $0.56
  • $5.76 small tumbler candles
  • Perfect Pillar medium-sized candles from $10.35
  • Large jar candles $15 each

TIP: Get an instant 15% off your first purchase with Yankee Candle when you sign up for their emails or text message alerts (text PERKS to 926533).


2. The summer sale ended on July 4 but it will be back in Dec. 2023, right after Christmas.

Yankee Candle Semi-Annual Sale takes place twice a year — once in December right after Christmas and again in June. During the summer sale it started on May 26 and ended on July 4. The winter sale began on Dec. 26, 2022, and ran through Jan. 20, 2023. When you shop this sale, you can expect to score up to 75% off bestselling Yankee Candle products. We expect it to return on Dec. 26, 2023.

Which sale is better: Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candle?

Ironically (or maybe not … ), the Yankee Candle Semi-Annual Sale happens right around the same time as the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale. And while you’d ideally opt to buy your Bath & Body Works candles during Candle Day for the absolute lowest prices of the year, that doesn’t mean we don’t scoop a few up during the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale, too.

But how do the prices compare? Bath & Body Works’ small candles will go as low as $5.20 each (regularly $15.50) during their Semi-Annual Sale. Compare that to the cost of a small jar candle from Yankee Candle, which goes as low as $5 (regularly $14) during their Semi-Annual Sale. These candle prices are pretty comparable for the sizes, so it really comes down to availability and what scents you like.

TIP: I find that the Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale offers savings on more year-round scents, while the Yankee sale is more for seasonal scents.



3. Buy discounted Yankee Candle gift cards to stack your savings.

There are tons of gift card hacks out there. Make your dollar stretch even further by buying discounted gift cards for Yankee Candle and using them in combination with a sale. In Dec. 2022, Amazon offered $10 off select $50 gift cards, with Yankee Candle being one of the options! Keep an eye out for another similar deal on Amazon to coincide with the June sale.


4. Lots of other stores offer Yankee Candle deals.

Here are the other stores that sell Yankee brand candles (and frequently have sales so you don’t pay full price):

Save by shopping these deals:

$13.93 $30.99 (55% Off)
$16.88 $30.99 (46% Off)

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