Bath & Body Works Black Friday Ad Scan – Tote Bag Promotion

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The full 2012 Bath & Body Works Black Friday deals haven’t been released yet but the retailer still knows how to get its fans excited early in the Black Friday season.  Bath & Body Works will be offering a 2012 V.I.P. tote bag with “7 merry must-haves” which amounts to over $100 in retail value. The bag will be available both in-store and online.

This Black Friday deal is very similar to last year, where Bath & Body Works offered the same tote for $20 when you made a $40 purchase. Here are the items that were in the tote bag in 2011:

  • Be Enchanted Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Shimmer Mist
  • Mistletoe Kiss Gentle Foaming Soap
  • Mistletoe Kiss Pocketbac
  • Pocketbac Holder
  • Liplicious Cranberry Kiss Lip Gloss
  • 2oz Aromatherapy Nighttime Tea Body Lotion
  • Mini Gauze Sponge
  • Glitter Pump to be used with any Signature Collection Body
  • Lotion or Shower Gel
  • Two Cosmetic Bags
  • Coupon for $10 off any Slatkin & Co. Three Wick Candle

Here are the items from the 2010 tote bag:

  • Full-size Shower Gel (10 oz.)
  • Body Lotion (8 oz.)
  • Fragrance Mist (8 oz.) in Secret Wonderland
  • Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in Sunburst Tangerine (8 oz.)
  • Wallflower Starter and Single Refill in Fresh Balsam
  • Men’s Body Wash in Twilight Woods for Him (10 oz.)
  • Twisted Peppermint PocketBac (1 oz.)
  • Sparkly PocketBac Holder
  • Pink gauze sponge
  • Packette of Fekkai Glossing Cream

This year we can expect something pretty similar in the bag – a nice mixture of gels, lotions, soaps and creams. Because Bath & Body Works made it clear in this year’s ad scan that there will be 7 items included in the tote, down from 11 on 2011 and 10 in 2010, hopefully each item might be worth a little bit more.

As for the Black Friday deals, last year Bath & Body Works offered 3 coupons last year in their Holiday Guide, the first of which could be used during Black Friday:

  •  $10 off any purchase of $30 or more (good from 11/14 – 12/11).
  • Spend $15, get a second item free (good until 11/13).
  • 20% off entire purchase (good from 12/12 – 12/24).

Don’t forget that last year the retailer offered special via social media as well either. Bath & Body Works blasted out special deals, online and in-store, via Twitter and Facebook. The merchant also allowed fans to post pictures of their Black Friday Bath & Body Works purchase on Twitter for a shot at winning a $25 gift card. One gift card was given away every hour from 5am – 3pm.

Check out the tote bag promo ad scan (click to view larger):

If you’re looking to shop at Bath & Body Works before Black Friday, go armed with some Bath & Body Works coupons to save yourself a buck or two.