(Closed) Why are Yankee Candles so freakin’ expensive?!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The trick is going to the Yankee candle outlets.  Much cheaper.  Or buying little votives.  They’re still overpriced at $2 each, but it feels better to buy 3 or 4 scents for the price of one small candle.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went to an outlet! I got a HUGE electric warmer for $15! They usually run at about $40. They had a great deal on tarts too, like 12 for $10. Retail they’re $2 EACH! I won’t shop anywhere but their outlets πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I live kind of near the “Scenter of the Universe” ie Yankee Candle’s flagship store you stopped into. The trick is to sign up to their email list and buy the candles when their on sale. I only buy the Large Candles and I usualy get them for about $12 each compare to the $24 normally. I go for the buy 2 candles, get 2 free sale.

It’s a fun place to stop into….yes they are wicked expensiive! If you want a great place to eat near the store, stop at Bubs Bar-B-Que  OMG it’s aweome!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to college up there and my FI’s parents have a lake house in the town next door so I’m a frequent visiter.

Go to Bubs if you do go back, and theres also a butterfly sancuary maybe 1/2 mile away which is fun to go at least once a life time.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As a soy candle store operator, I love this thread.  Yankee is still using paraffin, which is no good – black soot up the walls, respiratory triggers, headache inducing chemicals, you name it.  I’m not saying I’ve never owned one, but I love nothing more than converting people over to my side πŸ˜‰  Cost is also a huge factor with Yankee. Totally shocked that they get away with charging so much for mediocre candles.  I mean ours aren’t cheap but soy burns for twice as long for the same price…more bang for your buck!

Try a soy brand if you’re getting tired of Yankee – it’s totally worth it I promise!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you thinking of using Yankee Candles in your reception?? Just curious.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

@KristenGotMarried: I never knew that! I guess I will now be looking to soy candles. I always wondered what the difference was, but never really thought to look at it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My sister’s ex-husband used to be an executive at Yankee Candle, and the reason why they cost so much is because people will pay that much.  You wouldn’t BELIEVE how inexpensive it is for them to make those candles… it’s all about marketing and their successful branding. 

Buying a YC vs. any other candle is just about buying the name.  They actually own some of the less expensive brands that don’t bear the YC name.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i love yankee candles! i only buy one scent per season – for fall that scent is always autumn leaves. smells soooo good. I’m thinking of putting their ‘wedding day’ scent as part of my centerpieces. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love Yankee Candle, but I either use coupons or I just go to Bed Bath and Beyond and use their coupons on the already cheaper candles to get them… seriously. They have 3 or 4 scents of the month that are discounted and if you use a 20% off coupon and a $5 off purchase, wayyy way cheaper.  I live maybe 40 minutes from their flagship store in MA and I go up once a year to shop and poke around.

 

Edit: Kringle Candles are made by the same original family and are a few bucks cheaper, I haven’t tried them out yet, but every scent is made in white only so it goes with any room. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yankie candles suck really. They produce soot, and that’s not something you want in your breathing air all day. Some of them smell good, but you’re only paying for the brand.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SoupyCat:  Definitely give it a shot!  You’re really going to get a much better candle.  For example, one of our 8oz soy candles burns for 60 (sixty!) hours, and it holds the fragrance much better than paraffin – and costs $15.  To get 60 hours of burn at Yankee, you have to go up to 14.5oz of wax and it costs $22.99!!!  I mean really.  I wish I could shout it from the rooftops but there are much better candles out there!!!!  GO SOY!

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