Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bath & Body Works Fall Haul - September 2013

Fall Haul 2013

3-Wick Ceramic Owl

It's that time of year again, time to snag up all the goodies at Bath & Body Works!  I prefer to shop there during the fall & winter, since I like their products the most during that time.  The photos above represent two online orders, one replacement order and one trip to their store.  I used coupon "NewLuv" for free shipping and 20% off, bought mostly sale items and used Mr. Rebates for an additional 3% back.  First online order included:
  1. 3-Wick Ceramic Owl - cover for a 3-wick candle, missing from box (photo directly above)
  2. Mini Ceramic Owl - holds a 4 oz candle inside, broken during shipping (bottom right in photo)
  3. Half Soap Sleeve Ceramic Owl - to place your soap dispenser in (top middle)
  4. Wallflower Heater Sculpted Owl - holds a wallflower refill (bottom right)
  5. Blueberry Pumpkin Patch - 3-wick candle 
  6. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles - 3-wick candle
  7. Leaves - 3-wick candle (broken during shipping)
  8. Pumpkin Carmel Latte - 3-wick candle
  9. Pumpkin Cupcake - 3-wick candle
  10. Mahogany Teakwood - 3-wick candle
When I opened the box, I was extremely disappointed that they forgot to put the 3-Wick Ceramic Owl inside! Also, the Mini Ceramic Owl and the Leaves 3-Wick candle were broken into pieces.  I had gone to the store to purchase the 3-Wick Ceramic Owl and they were out of stock, so I bought it online and shortly thereafter it sold out.  So they could not ship me another one and it was a birthday present to myself.  I asked the customer service rep to help me locate one in a store and she said she could not.  I called about eight stores before I found one an hour away.  So I placed that one on hold and bought it on my birthday.  I don't think I should have had to go to that much trouble and that customer service should have done the work for me since it was their mistake!  I must say I have never received a broken or missing item from them before.  The box was packed very poorly, with the items laying on their side instead of on their bottom.  The candles were laying on top of the Mini Ceramic Owl and there was no way it wasn't going to break.  They replaced two of the three items, refunded the large owl and gave me free shipping & $10 off my next order online.  Note shipping is slow right now.  It doesn't even leave for four days, last year's orders left in two days.  During my trip to the store I bought the following with a $10 off coupon:
  1. 3-Wick Ceramic Owl (on hold, last one)
  2. Metal Owl 3-Wick Holder (not available online, top left)
  3. Harvest Gathering - 4 oz candle (free)
Then I placed another online order since the coupon was still working and I had the $10 off gift card.  I ordered the following:
  1. Wallflower Refills - Salty Caramel (top left)
  2. Scentportable - Owl on Branch (top middle)
  3. Wallflower Lux Starter - Autumn Owl (top right)
  4. Wallflower Lux Starter - Pumpkin (top right)
  5. Wallflower Refills - Apple Crumble (bottom right)
I also went to the store and exchanged one of my owl wallflowers from last year that quit working.  The candles weren't on sale anymore for 2 for $22, so I didn't buy anything else.  I wish they had the Apple Crumble & Salty Caramel 3-Wick candles this year.  Maybe they will get them later?  You can tell by the picture which of the candles are my favorites by the level of candle left.  Everyone is raving about the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, but I find it too sweet.  The Pumpkin Blueberry smells just like blueberry muffins and is so yummy.  Leaves is a yearly must have.  Pumpkin Caramel Latte is pretty good, I prefer the caramel ones they had last year.  I'm not into the perfume scented candles usually, but Mahogany Teakwood is one of my top favorites.   It smells like an expensive men's cologne. I'm anxious to see what they have for winter and I will be stocking up on the winter candles as soon as they are available and on sale.  I wish they had more ceramic luminaries and figurals as they have in the past.  They really shouldn't sell out before fall officially starts and one shouldn't have to go on the hunt for them!  Check out my previous hauls:

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