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Yankee Candle Salutes Service Men and Women with New Military Discount Program

Military personnel and immediate family receive 10 percent discount

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced its new Military Discount Program. As part of the company's ongoing commitment to supporting our communities, the Military Discount Program recognizes the contributions and commitment made by military personnel and their families with a 10 percent discount on purchases made at all 568 Yankee Candle retail and outlet stores, as well as online at yankeecandle.com.

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"Yankee Candle is extremely grateful for the military personnel who serve our country all over the world," said Harlan Kent, chief executive officer of Yankee Candle. "The Military Discount Program is our way of saying thank you to those men and women, and their families, for all they do for our country."

Yankee Candle's military discount is available on every day purchases and can be combined with other in-store or coupon discounts.  Military should present a valid form of military identification to the cashier at checkout in retail and outlet stores. For online orders, military should email or fax a copy of their order confirmation to info@yankeecandle.com to receive the discount.

"Our candles evoke that special feeling of Home," said Kent. "Military personnel stationed overseas write us all the time that our Yankee Candles bring to life memories of cherished times with family and friends and help keep them feeling connected."

About Yankee Candle
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. is the leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales, in the giftware industry.  Yankee Candle has a 43-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts.  The Company sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approximately 27,800 store locations, a growing base of Company owned and operated retail stores (568 Yankee Candle Stores located in 46 states and 1 province in Canada as of December 29, 2012), direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com).  Outside of North America, the Company sells its products primarily through its subsidiary, Yankee Candle Company (Europe), Ltd., which has an international wholesale customer network of approximately 5,900 store locations and distributors covering a combined 55 countries.

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