Shoppers rushing to nab bargain Yankee Candles in their local supermarket – with favourites scanning for just £2 | The Sun

SHOPPERS are racing to their local supermarkets to nab Yankee Candles slashed to just £2. 

A standard 411g candle from the iconic brand usually costs £24.99, while a small 104g one will set you back £9.99.

Asda has slashed a number of summery scents to £2 ahead of the autumn season, and shoppers have been quick to nab some jars. 

Taking to Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, Emma Deponeo shared that she picked up three candles at £2 each in the supermarket’s Wrexham store. 

She nabbed two exotic fruit jars and one soft cotton jar.

Similarly, Michelle Brice picked up six Yankee Candles. 

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She spent a total of £35 on 13 candles and wax melts in Asda’s end-of-season home sale. 

The supermarket giant is likely clearing the shelves for its autumn and Christmas offering of candles. 

Among these are holiday cheer, shimmering Christmas tree and sparkling winterberry scents. 

By way of autumn, there’s pumpkin and mulled sangria scents.

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Yankee Candles were first made in 1969 by 16-year-old Mike Kittredge in his family’s kitchen in Massachusetts, US.

They were first sold in the UK from 1998, and 12 years later became the number one scented candle this side of the pond.

It has a number of iconic scents, including soft cotton, Christmas cookie, pink sands and snow in love. 

Earlier this year, a Yankee Candle employee shared some insider knowledge – including how to stop the rim of the jar going black.

Ash Reid’s tip was to trim the wick before burning the candle. 

If that doesn’t work, you should ensure you’re only burning your candles away from a window and nowhere that a draft may come through. 

“Avoid placing your candle in a draft if the sorter wick hasn't sorted it as a flickering wick causes soot build up,” Ash advised.

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