Home Bargains fans race to nab massive Yankees candles for less than a fiver – but there's a catch | The Sun

Home Bargains fans race to nab massive Yankees candles for less than a fiver – but there's a catch | The Sun


MONEY-SAVING shoppers are scrambling to bag huge Yankees candles for just £4.99 – but there's a reason the price is so low.

Like most of us, TikTok user Ash Reid (@ashreid_) loves the scent of Yankees candles.

So it's safe to say, when she spotted them going for a mere £4.99 in Home Bargains, the shopper was delighted.

Not one to gatekeep, the mum took to TikTok to share the amazing news to her 15.9k fans on social media.

Urging fellow shopping fans to not sleep on the deal, Ash said in the video: ''this is your sign to run to Home Bargains.''

In the short clip, which has been viewed close to a whopping 350k times, the mum could be seen walking past a shelf.


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With the corner of her eyes, she noticed the Yankees candles and the bargain deal they were going for.

As these usually retail for anywhere from £10 to £15, the £4.99 price tag was a surprise.

However, as some viewers then pointed out, there was a reason the store charged this little for the sought-after item.

The candle which Ash had found was of the Home Inspiration range – and one employee of the brand explained why it wasn't good news.

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''home inspiration are not the original yankee candles ….I work for yankee candles and get asked this question regularly, it's a cheaper version.''

Someone else had spotted the same deal and left a negative review, writing: ''Got these and it’s got zero scent… cheaper but cheaper for a reason.''

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''Don’t be fooled by home inspirations!!'' a third warned.

''does any think Yankee aren't as good as they used to be,'' a person wondered.

On the topic of Yankees candles, one worker for the company claimed there is a 'jar for jar' policy fans needs to be aware of.

Ashley Lester is a former Yankee Candle employee, and she posted a video revealing a secret that can get you a brand new candle for free.

You can stop scraping the wax out of the bottom of your used candles.

And you don't need to go mad making your own fragrance to save money, either.

If you're a fan of Yankee Candle then prepare for your mind to be blown.

Ex-employee Lester explained that Yankee Candle has a "jar for jar" policy.

And the secret policy is as simple and wonderful as it sounds.

"That basically means that you can take in your candle and exchange it out for another one," she said.

The former employee said that it doesn't matter how much of the candle you've already burned.

Customers can bring back a full candle that was hardly ever lit or even one that was burned down to the bottom of the jar.

Showing off a candle that was almost all the way burned, she said: "I could take this in and say 'I didn't like the smell.'"

"They would give you an entirely brand new candle for free," she said.

Lester said the best part of the cheeky rule is that you don't even need a receipt to exchange the candle.

As for candles with custom photos on them, Lester said they will even take those back as well.

"You can still take it back if you don’t like it," she said.

"All of the returned candles get thrown away or the employees can choose to buy them for like $7."

Many users were shocked by her secret, saying they'd feel 'guilty' to do the exchange.

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One user claimed: "I could never return that with a straight face."

Multiple viewers said Bath & Body Works has the same policy, saying: "Yep! Bath and Body Works, which is owned by the same company, do the same thing."

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