So if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m pretty cheap. But the problem is, I do like nice things. For example, I like to have Vera Bradley bags. But I’ll never pay full price for one. I’m gonna have a coupon code!
Other “nice” things I like are items from Bath and Body Works. (So is it just me, or does anybody else always swap their name for Bed, Bath & Beyond when your not thinking?) At Bath- And- Body- Works I have a few favorite things. I’m not much of a body wash or lotion person because I just straight up forget to use them. I am however, a huge fan of their household products.
|Wallflower Double Packs for $6|
|Wallflower Bulb & Plug In|
I love love love “Wallflowers.” “Wallflowers” are B&BW scented wall plug-ins. I have a unique scent assigned to each room of my house. Kitchen- “Kitchen Spice”, Bedroom- “Twilight Woods or Moonlight Path”, Bathroom- “Clean Linen”. Oh and I annually buy the one that smells like a real Christmas tree and plug it in by my fake tree (that I bought for 90% off at Target 7 years ago). I enjoy most of the Holiday scents as I feel they make Christmas a little more nostalgic. Filling my house with the smell of gingerbread and never having to bake a calorie filled cookie is a win win in my book.
|Foaming Hand Soap “Ocean Pearl” Scent|
The other items I love are the hand soaps. I prefer the foaming ones because the others just make a gooey mess on my counter top. I look forward to washing my hands with these. They have many husband friendly scents. You know, “non-fruity, girly, smelly ones”, as my husband puts it. My rule of thumb is, if I’d wear it as a body spray, I don’t buy that scent in hand soaps.
So, since I like “nice” things but don’t want to pay the full price tag I wait for 2 sales each year to stock up known as the “Semi-Annual” sale. B&BW sends out the sale “bat signal” by plastering a yellow rubber duck on everything. When I see the duck, it’s like the bell with Pavlov’s dog; my sale drool starts up and get really excited! Usually these sales happen in January and June for most stores including Bath and Body Works.
I always ask for a $25 gift cards to this store for Christmas and about 2 weeks after Christmas, the sale starts. I stock up on my favorite items. The Wallflower oil in the bulbs last about 8 weeks each so I get enough to last 6 months for each room. These scented bulbs cost around $3 each during the sale. The hand soaps also cost around $3. I buy 3 for each sink in my house to get me through until the next sale. In 2013 they sent out a $10 off a $40 purchase coupon via email during the sale. That means I got 3 items free!
|My B&BW Bag of Goodies|
The truth is, most retail “mall” type stores do this semi-annual sale concept. Stores I’ve shopped include Aeropostle, Express, New York & Co., Aerie, & Victoria Secret. If there is an item you like at full price, if you can wait until the semi annual sale, you could pay up 75% less for it. When I was an out of the home working woman, I used to get all my snazzy work clothes each January at the New York & Co January sale for ridiculously low prices. If your curious about your favorite store, ask a store manager if they have a annual or semi-annual sale and what months of the year they start. Please share any sales you know about or can’t wait for with us.