If you want to spruce up any room, but don’t have much budget for interior design pieces, or large furniture, simple additions like lighting could give a warm vibe to any room. If you want to try it out first without spending a cent, check out this guide on how and where to find free candles.
How to Get Free Candles
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 companies like Yankee have websites and online stores, while smaller companies are often found either in Etsy selling candles there or using Facebook as their product’s home base. 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 as possible.
Sign up for all 3 sites to get regular freebies in the mail.
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.
For example, if you’re after Yankee candle coupons, check Coupons.com, Groupon, Slickdeals, Offers.com, Krazy Coupon Lady, and other coupon websites always get first dibs on good deals. 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’re already a member of Swagbucks, InstaGC, QuickRewards, InboxDollars, MyPoints, and other trusted rewards sites, continue to use it to earn more points. 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.
Survey sites like Toluna, Vindale Research, Pinecone Research, and Survey Junkie rewards you with points for every review you answer. The more surveys you complete, the more points you’re able to save up.
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.
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.
If you’re lucky, you can get free candles and other products using this method.
5. Check out 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.
For example, ADCO Marketing, Femme Promo, Any Promo, US Promo Items, and other similar sites may be willing to give you free candles if you show interest in buying bulk. Sometimes, they may 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 Yankee Candle Fan club is a MUST. You can earn points every time you buy from the store and once you’ve accumulated enough points, you receive a voucher, which you can use for future purchases.
Of course, like most loyalty programs, you also get first dibs on new products and freebies.
The company has a sample program and they send about 15 samples a week. But because of the demand, expect a bit of delay with your free candles.
If you’re not in a hurry, make sure to like them on Facebook where they post promotions and additional info about the sample availability.
These 3 sites will send you FREE stuff in the mail and PAY YOU to hear what you think about what you receive.
You also have to sign-up for their e-commerce website and fill out the form with your shipping address and contact information.
Visit the store, subscribe to the company’s newsletter, and be automatically entered in the Free Candle Winner of the Month contest.
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.
This company sells artisan-crafted candles and home scents. To get free wax tart samples of their famous French Vanilla Oak, Log Cabin, or Apple & Oak scents, you have to purchase something from the store and add the samples you want to your cart.
Know of Other Secret Stores that Give Free Candles Away?
If you know any store that gives free candle samples away and is in the mood to share, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to share it with the world.