Yankee Semi Annual (SAS) Candle Haul: Epic $3.33 Large Jar Glitch

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The planets aligned, the temperature was just right, and the creek was at just the perfect level for the glitch to end all glitches to happen.

I still can't even believe it! AHHH!



So, before I list the goodies that I was able to order, I have to talk a little bit about how this came to be.

It was a normal Tuesday:  cats were snoring,  chores weren't getting done, and lots of coffee was being consumed.

I was messaging with Beth, a fellow vlogger and wax blogger (links will also be below), and exchanging deal information about the many present and wallet-crushing Semi-Annual sales.  She was on the Yankee Candle site looking to see what deals were to be had that day since they like to randomly add things to the 75% off section and such.

Then...a random miracle appears...

She was telling me that she added some large jars to her cart, and it was showing stupidly large discounts.  I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, but I eventually headed over there to check it out as well.  I already had a bunch of large candles sitting in my cart from the day before.  So, I refreshed and...

Sure enough, my cart went from like $250 to about $50.  WHAT?! They were showing up as $3.33 each...for large jars.  Again, I say WHAT?!

The best we could figure was that someone somewhere goofed the candle size for the 3 for $10 sale.  It was supposed to be the small jars that were that price.

So, we both put in orders.  I, myself, ordered 17 items.  We pretty much assumed that Yankee Candle would cancel the order.  It is their right to do so and all.

For the next 48 hours, I stalked my order status and paypal account forever thinking it was going to get cancelled.  But, no!  Yankee Candle actually honored it and even shipped it 2-day legit FedEx.  I am floored and very thankful.

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Girl Scouts:  Thin Mints (Not Pictured)

*Official Scent Description: the delicious aroma of sweet chocolate and cool mint reminiscent of these classic goodies

This one is not pictured because I gave it to my older brother for his birthday.  It really did smell like chocolate and mint on cold. 

Girl Scouts:  Coconut Caramel Stripes

Official Scent Description: Almost good enough to eat. . . a tantalizing fragrance of sugary caramel, warm chocolate and fresh coconut

This one definitely has the sweet caramel and coconut notes to it.  To my nose, it is a more artificial coconut like you would find in a lotion instead of a food.

Vanilla Chai

Official Scent Description: The perfect accompaniment to "me" time, this is a supremely satisfyingly rich and spicy recipe of ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Just as brewing a cup of tea, slows us down and relaxes us, so do this Indian and flavor-inspired fragrance. Great spice notes, really perky ginger, and sweet cinnamon make for a hearty scent perfect for cozying up at home on a chilly night.

This is such a rich warm chai scent.  This isn't the light kind that comes in discount tea bags.  This is like the chai you would get from a high-end cafe.  Just divine smelling!

Vanilla Lime (22oz Jar and 2 Wick Large Tumbler)

Official Scent Description: Smooth and refreshing - the creamy richness of vanilla with sweet cane sugar and a zesty lime twist.

I actually got the wax tart of this in my first Yankee haul, and I just fell in love with it.  It is a warm vanilla infused with lime.  Yum!

I have been burning the large jar of this for about 30 hours, and it isn't giving me any throw yet.  I hope it gets with it.

Rainforest

Official Scent Description: Naturally clean and relaxing. . . fresh, slightly moist air with hints of exotic flowers and greenery. We've brought back one of your treasured fragrances from the past for a limited time.

This has a fresh, almost soap like quality to it.  Very interesting.

Fluffy Towels

Official Scent Description: The fresh scent of clean towels warm from the dryer with notes of lemon, apple, lavender and lily.

This is fresh linen or laundry type smell.  Think of a bounce dryer sheet but fancier.

Fruit Fusion

Official Scent Description: Summer-licious . . . berries, orange and lime make this sunny fruit blend refreshingly tart and sweet.

Orange zest!  Fresh citrus goodness!

Beautiful Day

Official Scent Description: Life is good with this happily enchanting mix of sunny fruits, pretty flowers and spicy herbs.

This is a floral with a lot of green in it.  It reminds me of a lotion I've used in the past.  I usually don't like florals at all, but I'm liking this.

Cookies and Cream

Official Scent Description: Delicious cookie dreams with the scent of creamy, buttery-rich vanilla icing.

I was expecting a Oreo in vanilla ice cream type of scent.  It is nothing like that at all.  It smells like the toasty and crunchy edges of a sugar cookie that you've dipped in a fancy sweetened homemade whipped cream.  I'm warming up to it.

Greenhouse

Official Scent Description: A beautiful blend . . . the heady perfume of delicate rose blossoms intertwined with spicy green herbs.

This smells just like the name.  It smell like green grass and fresh flowers balanced together.

Orange Dreamsicle

Official Scent Description: A favorite childhood summer treat you never outgrow . . . a cool blend of orange and vanilla ice cream.

This one smells pretty true to its name.  It is very strong with orange on cold.

Fresh Mint

Official Scent Description: A stirring sensation . . . the cool, peppery zing of green mint leaves fresh from the garden.

This is probably one of the best mints I've ever come across.  It is dead on mint that is still growing in the garden.  Not dried herb mint.  Not peppermint, Not menthol.  Straight up fresh in the garden mint.

Hazelnut Coffee

Official Scent Description: A full-bodied blend of java suffused with macadamia nut, vanilla, and cocoa bean. 

I get straight up coffee but not any hazelnut.  Maybe it will come out once burned.  It is very nice.

Beach Wood

Official Scent Description: Seasoned by the elements. . . this modern blend of vetiver, salt air and driftwood creates an intriguing fragrance.

This smells like a unisex soap or mist that learns a little to the masculine side.  It will be interesting.

Girl Scouts:  Chocolate Peanut Butter

Official Scent Description: Everyone's favorite. . . a creamy combination of sweet chocolate and roasted peanuts tickles the nose.

This smells like a Reese cup.  Yes!

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Haul Video With Cold Scent Impressions:



Or watch on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igsbh4khyaM

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*I couldn't find the description on the official Yankee Candle website.  So, I got it from the Bed, Bath, and Beyond page HERE

All other descriptions are from:  http://www.yankeecandle.com

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Beth's Links:  

Merely Melting (Wax Blog)http://merelymelting.blogspot.com/

Beth on a Budget (Youtube Channel):  https://www.youtube.com/user/frumpette

Beth's Yankee Glitch Haul Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKY1DFecqh0

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Not sponsored in anyway.  A wax addict can only dream of being sponsored by Yankee Candle.  Haha!

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