9 Shopping Secrets for Every Bath & Body Works-Obsessed Person Out There

There are two times a year when you can save major bucks.

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At any given time of day, it's easy to find a Bath & Body Works-obsessed person just a s throw away. Since its opening in 1990, the brand has become an American go-to from sea to shining sea. If it's your mom's birthday this weekend and you need an affordable gift, you go to B&BW. If you're having company and need your home to smell amazing, you go to B&BW. If you have a hot date and want your décolletage to smell like a ... you go to B&BW! It has something for everyone — But before you make it to the register with a new candle, we're letting you in on some shopping secrets that will help you score more deals than ever.

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1 Its semi-annual sale is THE semi-annual sale.
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The company hosts : one right after Christmas and one during the summer. This year's summer sale started June 4, and there are still a few weeks left to shop. Once the sale begins, you can save up to 75% off on body care products, wallflower refills, and candles. "This year we've added more bins than ever before with over 900 different products to choose from, and new items are added every week," the company tells GoodHousekeeping.com.

2 You can also score classic B&BW scents for just a few bucks.

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Select cult-favorite fragrances like return for semi-annual sales (while supplies last).

3 Its return policy is quite generous.
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At Bath & Body Works, you can return anything you buy, at any time, for any reason. If you have your receipt, you may get a refund. If you don't, you'll likely get store credit. Either way, you won't feel like your money went down the drain over a product you know you won't use.

4 You HAVE to sign up for the emails.

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We know, junk mail can be annoying, and brands can sometimes overdo it, but B&BW is different. If you sign up for coupons via email, you have the chance snag a free item, money off your purchase, and free shipping! The best part: Most of the coupons can be used online and in stores.

5 And make sure you get those mail coupons too.

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Take the time to confirm your information when the cashier asks at the end of your transaction, especially if you're spending a lot of money. This way, they have the right information to send you snail mail coupons, which will often be sent randomly and offer unique savings.

6 Speaking of coupons, there's a three-day grace period to use 'em.

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Did you know you can use coupons THREE days before their start date or THREE days after at B&BW stores? Well, you can, and it's amazing.

7 Take note of the price adjustment policy.

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If you bought something on Tuesday, only to see it go on sale on Saturday, don't worry. A one-time price adjustment from the original selling price can be issued within 14 days after the date of original purchase. Just make sure you or call B&BW at 1-800-756-5005.

8 Don't miss out on new launches!

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Bath & Body Works tells us that new floorset launches typically occur every three to six weeks, and always on a Monday. Hundreds of new items are introduced every time.

9 Always try before you buy.

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Bath & Body Works is one of the few stores out there that wants you to try EVERYTHING. Seriously, there is no limit to the products you can test before you buy. "Almost every Bath & Body Works store has a sink. You're encouraged to try out as many products as you please until you find the perfect product to suit your skincare needs," the company tells us.

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