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If you want to improve the ambiance of any room, scented candles can pretty much take care of it: from changing the light to infusing the air with fragrance.
But candles can be expensive, and there’s no way to know if you’ll actually like the smell except to buy and actually light them up.
So if you’re interested in freebies, check out this guide on how and where to get free candles.
How to Get Free Candles and Free Candle Samples
There are several ways you can get freebie candles. Here’s what I know and have learned other people successfully used in the past to get their candles:
1. Get directly from candle companies
The easiest way to receive candle freebies is to seek candle companies directly online.
Many big-named stores with scented candles have websites and online stores. Here are some I know:
- Yankee Candles
- Manly Indulgence (Who says scented candles are just for women? These candles are designed specifically for masculine scents). Another similar brand like this is Boy Smells.
- Maison Berger
- P. F. Candle Co.
Usually, candle companies with an official website opens their doors to new customers. Subscribe to their newsletter or Rewards programs to get first dibs on promotions.
In some cases, the candle companies provide a free candle sample page so you could request freebies directly. Here’s a good example from Newville Celebration Candles.
Smaller companies are often found either on Etsy selling candles there or using Facebook as their product’s home base. Join Etsy so you could follow these shops (and your other favorites) and wait for discounts or sales:
Either way, there’s a good chance these companies give away free candle samples every now and then, so make sure to follow as many companies online as possible.
2. Go to coupon sites for free or super low-priced candles
If you’re planning to buy candles and want to have them at lower prices than you usually buy them for, I suggest you stop by any of your favorite coupon sites. The savings will be worth your time.
Brad’s Deals has famously featured Yankee candle coupons with discounts up to 90% off.
3. Join Rewards and Survey sites to earn points for candle purchases
If you’ve just heard about these sites now, make sure to register and use them as much as you can with your online shopping, surfing, watching videos, game-playing, and other online tasks.
Once you’ve earned enough points from rewards and survey sites, you can redeem the points for gift cards or cash.
I recommend you go with Amazon gift cards if you’re after free Yankee candles – the giant retailer features all Yankee products available.
Of course if you don’t shop at Amazon, check other payout options that would best fit your candle-shopping preferences.
4. Write Candle Reviews in exchange for free candles
In most cases, the products are given free or at heavily discounted prices in exchange for your review. Some sellers may request you to post this review on a blog, on your social media, or on Amazon itself.
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If you’re lucky, you can get free candles and other products using this method.
5. Check out Free Candle Samples from Promotional Companies
If you’re planning to buy a ton of candles, you can check out companies that create customized, promotional items if they’re giving away samples.
Note that the downside to requesting free candle samples from these companies is that they often require you to show business documentation.
6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
If you have plenty of old candles or crayons lying around, it’s time to make a do-it-yourself candle project. Your kids would love this, too!
You no longer need to hunt for candle freebies. Just follow these simple tips:
- Melt similar-smelling candles. Having too many scented candles all blended together may give you an undesirable candle in the end.
- Cut old candles and crayons into smaller pieces before melting.
- Get a shot glass, old mug, or other ceramic/glass you can use as a mold.
- You can also recycle the wick from old candles.
- Spray the mold with cooking spray so it is easier to slide out once the new candle gets cold.
Where to Find Free Candle Samples
I haven’t found any company that gives away free candles all year round, but if you’re willing to try your luck, these companies have been known to offer free samples on certain promotions and loyalty programs:
If you’re looking for Free Yankee candle samples, you have two options: either take advantage of the company’s “Buy One Get One” deals, or join the Yankee Candle Fan club.
The BOGO deals are not held throughout the year, but at least once a year. The freebie is also a full-sized candle, which is a win-win.
For those loyal to the brand, joining the Fragrance Family Rewards is a MUST. You can earn points every time you buy from their online store or physical locations. You can also earn and redeem points on WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay brand candles.
Once you’ve accumulated enough points, you can use them to get Fragrance Cash, which you can use for future purchases. Of course, like most loyalty programs, you also get first dibs on new products, freebies, and sale events. Plus, you get a birthday present!
This Pennsylvania-based company has regular candle giveaways on Facebook.
You just need to like and share the post from the company and then tag a friend or two.
Don’t forget to like their Facebook page for your entry to be counted officially. For more promotions, visit their website and subscribe to their newsletter.
The company doesn’t have a promo now, but it hosts a contest once a year (usually around Valentine’s Day or Christmas).
Subscribe to their mailing list or follow them on social media to get updated with current promos.
Candles By Victoria has been around for more than 20 years, creating 100% handmade candles and wax melts.
Similar to Yankee Candles, they have a Reward Points Program that earns you points for every dollar you spend on their online store.
Every 100 reward points gets you $5.00 off your order, so the more you shop, the more chances you’ll have to get free candles.
Candles already lend ambiance to a space, but candles in mason jars? Even better!
If you’re a business owner, you can request free candle samples from The A Candle Co. to help you decide which scents to carry.
Mia Bella’s Gourmet Candles is a line of yummy-smelling, clean-burning candles manufactured by Scent-Sations, Inc. for selling by individual distributors as well as team leaders that have distributors working under them (a bit like Lululemon but for candles).
One of their distributors ships out free candles and an information pack to those who are willing to fill out her form and be included in her mailing list.
Noted Candles has a set of aesthetically-pleasing, hand-crafted fragrance candles. The company offers two kinds of programs for its customers: