Happy Fathers Day - Not April 06 2017You may not be my real Dad, but that doesn't make you a bad guy. To honor you on this most righteous day, I present you with the "Not My Real Dad" candle. This is a real collectable, hand made in our South Jersey Factory from pure soy. So next time you are tracing your Ancestry, stop the search and enjoy the Father/Step Child relationship, that has Love, Tradition, and Difficulty wrapped in a gauche Gift.
Hello 2017 January 04 2017
2016 wasn’t great for most normal people, but it was awesome for us. We sent out thousands of candles all across the country and, hopefully, made our customers laugh. We know for a fact (based on some nasty emails) that we also made some customers cry. These candles are meant to be funny… so make sure the person you’re sending them to can take a joke. Otherwise, they just yell at us.
2017 has a lot in store! We will be putting out some new candles and retiring others. Look for those announcements soon. As always, please light our candles responsibly. -- Mark
Jamming out for Christmas Shopping December 13 2016
Right now all candles being ordered are shipping within 24-48 hours. Our workers are taking 0 days off and we've canceled all breaks too. They love it!
Just a quick update: We have two coupon codes you could use. 2for25 and 4for3 Both take money off your total order depending on how many candles you put in the shopping cart. Stay classy. -- Mark
2 Candles for 25 dollars? SHUT UP November 16 2016
It’s November and we’re full steam ahead at the Flick Candle sweat shop…I mean reputable business factory that follows all OSHA workplace standards. We even started giving our employee’s ‘sun time’ where we let them see the sun for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes each day.
We also have a great discount code called ‘2for25’ that takes your order of 2 candles or more and reduces the cost to 25 dollars. You still have to pay for shipping which is a flat $4.99. Don’t complain, it’s still a great deal. -- Mark
Pumpkin Flavored Cigarette Candles are back! October 02 2016
We don’t always agree with your life choices, but if you’re going to indulge in that sweet craving for pumpkin, you might as well light up our Nicotine Pumpkin Patch candle.
It’s never to late to add nicotine patches to your daily cigarette regime. My own grandmother used to smoke a pack a day, chew nicotine gum, and wear a nicotine patch on each arm, and she lived to be 45.
Buy one here for the smoker in your life, because you might not get another opportunity! (I’m implying these candles are limited for the season, not that your smoking loved ones will pass away; don’t make connections that aren’t there…RIP GRANDMOM).
Make America Grape Again August 02 2016
Have you ever looked at Donald Trump and thought, “What does that man smell like?” You don’t have to wonder anymore, thanks to our newest addition to Flick Candles:
Maybe you thought America was never that grape to begin with. You’re wrong. America has always been grape and now, with this new huge scent and upcoming election, it’s about to get Graper. This scent is so huge and so great that you’re going to love it, I guarantee it.
To make this candle, we’ve blended the hopes and dreams of the Republican Party with a small splash of Xenophobia to give it that ‘kick’ that’ll be sure to rock your senses.
Get your hands (and nose) on the grapest candle we’ve ever made by clicking here to order. We decided to release this candle even though every single lawyer told us it was a pretty bad idea. Order while supplies last, or until we get sued.
Disclaimer: This candle might not actually smell that ‘Grape,’ but neither do Trump’s promises, so it doesn’t really matter. As long as you believe it does, it will.
Summer 2016 July 23 2016How Hot is it? We are heating our wax with nothing more than the afternoon sun. Speaking of some other hot deals, check out "Sandcastles and Sunburn" and "Hermit Crab Memorial." Both of these candles capture the feel of the shore, the heat, the sun and the despair. Going out tonight? You take the Uber and buy the "Smells Like a DWI" candle for your friend. And by the way, after your night out, our "Love Me Tinder" candle can remind you of the close encounter you didn't have.
Love Me Tinder May 08 2016
Spring is in full bloom and that means new life, new love, and new relationships that are all bound to end in disappointment. What better way to celebrate than with our newest candle Love Me Tinder?
We have more great stuff on the way, so check back soon. -- Mark
So Much More Coming Soon April 26 2016
Spring and summer are right around the corner, and so is our new candle line. We’re super excited over here because we have some awesome candles coming out that will knock your socks off….or at the very least make you laugh a little bit. Stay tuned, -- Mark
Strawberry Shortcomings March 15 2016
Dear Flicking Fans,
It’s been a little while since we’ve updated, and I’m sure none of you care about what we’ve been up to, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Just like a grandparent that’s overstayed his welcome, we’ve cleaned house and kicked some candles out to the retirement home. Fantasy Football failure, Gingerbread Broken home, and Nicotine Pumpkin Patch are all gone for the season.
Now for something completely new! We held a contest in 2014 that we never followed up on. We wanted the fans to name our new strawberry-scented candle. We finally got around to it, and we are proud to introduce Strawberry Shortcomings.
There were a lot of hilarious submissions, including Sexual Tension Strawberry, Sex Tape Strawberry, and Strawburial (morbid). We had two fans both independently send us Strawberry Shortcomings. Thank you, Rachel and Ivette. You guys win our longest contest ever. We’ll be sending you a bunch of candles as a thank you.
We’ll have some more new candles coming your way in the near future. And as a final thank you, we’d like to give a formal shout out to The Pipefitter. They’re a cool store and they just got cooler because they are carrying our candles. Check them out here.
Our Presidential Candles Make Good Scents March 03 2016
Just what you need on the last days of winter....Candles that make Scents. (we worked that joke in twice).
A shout out to "The Pipefitter" of Madison Wisconsin. Their Fine Store now features a great collection of Our Flick Candles along with many other unique gifts.
Thank you again for rolling the dice with us.
Holy Hoda and Kathie Lee! January 08 2016
Yesterday I was a guy working out of a small, cramped factory with no windows. Today, I’m still doing that, but now I can proudly say that we were featured on TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda. I suppose we now need a candle that smells like pre-noon wine.
They reviewed our Frat House Basement Party, Blueberry Bromance, Fantasy Football Failure, and our fan favorite Freshly Signed Divorce Papers. They also did a great job of recapping how we got started: when I refused to write a term paper and decided to make a candle instead. If there is one thing this new success has taught me, it’s that procrastination sometimes does lead to better things. A true American Dream.
Special thanks to all our fans and supporters out there. Anyone who’s ordering two candles or more, be sure to use our '2for25' discount code. If you want to order the four candles they reviewed today (or any four candles) please use our discount code ‘HolyHoda’ and you can have 4 candles for the price of three.
OH MY GOD THANK YOU!!! January 08 2016
We will have a full blog post later, but I just wanted to give a big thanks to Kathie Lee & Hoda for featuring our products on their show today. We are floored, blown away, and so excited. Thank you. Thank you. -- Mark
To everyone ordering: If you would like a discount use our code 2for25.
Happy Flicking Holidays December 02 2015
First, we’d love to give a shout-out to Refinery29.com for putting us on a list of the best worst gifts to give. Thanks for the kind words and for 6th place. Hopefully next year we can make the top 3.
Secondly, we have some great coupon codes we rarely advertise, but I’m going to put them all here. You can only use one per purchase, so pick whichever one suits you and use it! Otherwise, you’re just sending us extra money-- which we will totally take but don’t really need considering we pay our workers below minimum wage and don't provide them with health care.
2for25- This takes about 8 dollars off a two-candle order. You can use it for 3 candles as well, but I don’t really know what it does then.
The coupon code ‘reddit’ will take about 15% off your entire order, regardless of however many you buy (...this is a limited coupon code, so if it doesn’t work it means they’ve all been used up).
LeaveNoBroBehind gives you 4 candles for the price of 3.
And our favorite coupon code is ‘sendmeyourtrash’
With this code, we will literally send you a crappy candle we messed up with. The color could be wrong, the scent might be bad, or it’s a candle we’ve just discontinued and have laying around. If we have any trashy candles, we’ll send them to you!
Those are the codes. Pick one and use it, or don’t, I don’t care. Happy Holidays – Mark & Friends
NETFLIX & CHILL November 08 2015
Let’s give a Big Flicking Welcome to the newest candle to join our family: NETFLIX & CHILL.
There is no better way to spend these long, cold, winter nights than on the couch with that person you just found on that dating app. You both probably went through at least 10 people before you saw each other’s pictures and said “Eh, good enough.” If that isn’t love, we don’t know what is. Celebrate the romance, and buy this candle while supplies last! Check it out here. Below is a picture of who we think would love this candle.
We also have a deal called 2for25. Just type that code in at checkout and it takes about $8.00 off your overall order. You still have to pay for shipping, though (it’s $4.99 so don’t get all mad about it). Other great candles that go well with Netflix & Chill include One Night Teakwood Stand, Surprise Baby Powder, and of course, Freshly Signed Divorce Papers.
Fall Deals October 17 2015
In other news, we’ve officially retired Foreclosure French Vanilla. The candle never sold really well, especially because losing your house just kind of sucks. We have a new house candle we're working on now. We have 10 left of the Foreclosure French Vanilla's on our shelves, and we want to get rid of them… so include the coupon code SendMeYourTrash at checkout and we’ll throw one in for free if we have any left. It will take a penny off your order (which is stupid), but it will also notify our shipping department to throw in the Free Foreclosure candle. Again, there are only 10 of these left, so best of luck if you get one. Also, you actually have to order a candle for us to send you the free one. Don't be cheap.
We’ve brought back two fan favorites for the holidays: Thanksgiving Dinner for One and Gingerbread Broken Home. We also have some new and exciting fall/winter candles coming out over the next few weeks, so keep checking us out.
As always, follow us on Facebook or Instagram. There are about 15,000 more Likes on the Facebook page ‘Grass’ than there is on our actual page and grass doesn't do anything but turn brown and need to be cut. Please Like our page, so we can compete with grass. -- Mark
Brotober awareness Month October 04 2015
October is the perfect month to show your Bro how much you care about him. Which is why we’ve decided to introduce a special coupon code called LeaveNoBroBehind. This coupon code lets you buy four candles for the price of three.
As always, we have a news letter which we sometimes use to send out other sweet deals and announcements. You can sign up for that here. We have an Instagram account and if you're lonely and just want to talk you can email me personally at Mark@Flickcandles.com. Sometimes I respond. -- Mark
Campaign Candles September 24 2015
The presidential election is only 410 days away. We’ve raised the bar on flimsy lawn signs and faded bumper stickers. There’s no better way to show your support for a candidate than by making your entire house smell like them.
We’ve selected some great candidates that are running in this upcoming election and captured their essence in our carefully hand-crafted soy candles. These candles are 100% made in an American basement factory with no windows, horrible working conditions, and unpaid overtime—just like the politicians themselves.
It goes without saying: these are limited-edition candles and will only stay as fresh as the candidates themselves. If you don’t see your favorite candidate up there, we’re sorry. We wanted to make a Donald Trump candle, but we don’t want to get sued… which we were told was pretty much 100% likely. Also, unlike our regular line of candles, these do not have any text written on the backs of them.
We want to do something great for America by making this the best-smelling election of all time. Your move, Yankee Candle.
Our pumpkin scented candles will literally crush your children September 19 2015
There’s a chill in the air and with that comes our favorite Fall Candles. We’re just downright addicted to our sweet smelling Nicotine Pumpkin Patch. All season you can order this candle for the non-special completely regular price of $16.99.
We also have a couple of coupon codes that you need to use. First, we have a code called 2for25. Use this when you order any two candles and it will knock the price down to 25 dollars for two candles. We know, 2for25 actually comes out to a total order of 29.98. Shipping is still $4.99. Without the code your overall order is about 38 dollars with shipping, so stop complaining that it doesn't make sense and just thank us. There is another code called 'reddit' that will take about 15% off your entire purchase. You can't combine coupons so pick whichever you like to use.
We also have a super sweet newsletter. You can join it by clicking here. We never give out your email address unless someone pays us a lot of money. Nobody has yet to pay us any money, so your email is safe with us...for now. We also have an Instagram. You can follow us here. Lastly, we have a facebook page with over 2,000 Likes. Yankee Candle has over 1.3 million Likes on their page. If we could get kind of close to that you'd be doing us a big favor, thanks in advance.
We have some new candles coming out and some old ones coming back soon. Keep checking us out and we'll keep checking you out, in a totally non-creepy way. -- Mark
One last candle for the summer of 2015 August 25 2015
The end of summer is upon us, and that means Fall stuff is coming soon. Before we gear up for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, cable-knit sweaters, and fall romances that die like the leaves, we thought it only appropriate that we send off the summer of 2015 with one last candle.
For customers and fans that don’t know, our company headquarters is based right near the pristine beaches of the jersey shore. We have a lot of shore towns and most every boardwalk sells hermit crabs. As a rite of passage, every year children around the region buy these crabs—and then are taught about the circle of life as they lay their new, beloved pet to rest a few days later, without the little crab ever even using his really cool home they bought for him (with accessories!).
So we wanted a grand send-off to the summer by honoring these little guys with our Hermit Crab Memorial Candle.You may have only been a super-expensive lesson in cheap tourist souvenirs, but you’ll always be in our hearts and our rental house backyards. #NeverForget
August 2015 Coupon codes, new candles, and more August 07 2015
We’re turning up the summer heat at Flick Candles. First, if you haven’t seen it already, we have an awesome 2015 summer collection of candles that are worth buying. Many of these have absolutely nothing to do with summer, but we don’t care.
We’ll have one more summer candle coming out next week but it will be a limited edition. We’re only going to sell a select number and it will only be around for a month. Stay posted.
In other news, and we’re way more proud of this than we should be, you can check out a nice feature in this month’s American Bar Association Journal. Divorce lawyers have featured our Freshly Signed Divorce candle and we couldn’t be happier.
We have a sweet little promotion we’re running right now as well. I recently did an AMA on Reddit and I offered a coupon code called REDDIT which takes 15% off your order. It can’t be combined with any other order but we have about 50 or so of these coupons left. So if you are ordering from us try and use the code, hopefully there will be some left!
As always, sign up for our newsletter and check us out on Instagram.
Reddit AMA right now 8.4.2015 August 04 2015
Hey all. I'm currently doing a very enlightening and eye opening tell-all AMA on Reddit that really gets to the seedy underbelly of the candle industry. I am doing this tonight because I literally have nothing else to do. My user name for this Mark_FlickCandles
Feel free to log on, ask me any question you'd like. Or don't, that's fine too. -- Mark
EDIT: I'm going to bed now. Thanks to anyone who participated in the Q&A
Flick July July 12 2015
The weather’s warm, the sun has been shining, and summer is in full gear. We ask that you tell none of this to our employees, as our candle factory is located in a basement with no windows and very little air flow. Don’t feel too bad for them though: they’ve been working hard on summer scents that we’re finally starting to release.
I know what you’re thinking: summer is halfway over… these should have been released weeks ago! You’re right, we get it. We’re lazy and our summer scents have nothing to do with the summer, so it doesn’t even matter.
Every day for the next four days we’ll be releasing one scent a day! Starting with our favorite summer time activity… going to the dentist! Pick up our new candle “Dentist Office Waiting Room” today. Just a heads up, this smells like cheap mouthwash.
As always, don’t tell anyone about our super secret coupon code 2for25. Enter that on the checkout page and we’ll take about $8.00 off your order. You still need to pay shipping, which is a flat $4.99 no matter what.
We also have an awesome Instagram account which you should totally check out here. Hashtag #Flick_Candles and we’ll repost your pics of our candles, no matter how bad they might be! We have no standards.
Remember that we have a newsletter that gives some great company updates. Sign up for that here. We usually send the newsletter right to your spam folder so you won’t even get it probably. Sign up anyway.
As always, happy lighting -- Mark
Goodbye June! June 30 2015
It’s been one crazy month for us over at Flick Candles. First, we’ve brought Fantasy Football Failure out of retirement. Don’t let the opportunity to own one slip out of your hands like the sports career you never had. Order one here.
In Touch magazine paid us tribute in their “Not Hot” section. Being labeled as ‘Not Hot’ feels just like high school all over again. …And the fact that print magazines still exist also makes me feel like I’m back in high school.
Next week, we’ll have all new candles coming out. It’ll be the last of our summer collection. You’ll enjoy them.
Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram, and if you order two candles use the discount code 2for25. If you don’t use that code you’re just giving us extra money. This is something we appreciate but don’t need because we’re making enough to keep the lights on. Thanks! Happy Lighting -- Mark
New Candles for Dad May 17 2015
It’s the Middle of May, and Father’s Day is about a month away. If you come from a broken—or slightly damaged—home we’ve got you covered. Order our brand new Not My Real Dad candle. It smells of uncomfortable neglect. In all seriousness, it’s our second favorite scent behind Smells like a DWI. You should just order it.
I just want to remind everyone that we have a few secret discount codes. First, we have our 2for25 code. That will make the cost of two candles $25.00. You still will need to pay the $4.99 shipping, but it will generally save you about $8.00 on your overall purchase of two candles.
We also have a super secret discount code that we sent out to our mailing list readers last month. If you want future discount codes, join our Big Flicking Mailing list here. We bother you about four times a year. Sometimes our email will automatically go to your spam folders, so you actually don’t even need to delete it yourself. We’re that polite.
As always, we love our fans and customers. Because you are lighting flicking candles in your home, I can afford to keep the electricity going in mine. -- Mark
Flick April 2015 April 04 2015
It’s been one heck of a month at Flick Candles. We’re proud to report that we’ve been spotted on the Chive. Thank you, Sebastian, for the killer press. We also hit the airwaves in Boston with a great shout-out for our FRAT HOUSE BASEMENT PARTY candle, thanks to JAMN 94.5.
We also released our first Spring candle: Lemon Lesbiance. We wanted to pay tribute to all the women out there that dig other women. We’ve got two new candles coming out next week. Check out our Facebook page or our Instagram to see them soon.
New Instagram, New Pics, New Candles Coming Soon March 12 2015
We recently started an Instagram account! Follow us at flick_candles. We are proud to bring aboard our very own Instagram specialist, Aubrey. We have no idea what it takes to become an Instragram specialist, but please feel free to harass her (and send her candle pictures) at Aubrey@flickcandles.com. She will most likely never answer you. Of course, you could just tag us with #flick_candles.
As of writing this, we have four Instagram followers, which is roughly the same amount of people that call Mark their ‘Friend’. Please follow us to make us feel better and more loved.
In other news, we've finally gotten around to getting better pictures up on the website. You’ll notice we now look halfway-professional. Big thanks to our talented photographer! I’m still going to keep the old iPhone pictures on our site for most of the candles, so you can all see what they look like without the glamour.
Lastly, Spring is right around the corner and so is our new candle line! We should be releasing them soon. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible - Mark & Company
It's cold outside, but Flick Candles is just getting Hotter. February 17 2015
There’s a lot of snow being dumped on us this week, but that isn’t dampening our fire. We’re stoked to be able to say we’ve been featured on The Huffington Post for the second time! Check out Carly Ledbetter’s recent article on Huffingtonpost.com. We also had a great write up by Lauren Jacobsen in the Sun Times. Thank you!
We also wanted to answer a question we’ve been getting a lot this week: Which candles are being sent to the retirement home? Thanksgiving Dinner for One was a limited time candle that will be put out to pasture. We’re also going to throw Gingerbread Broken Home in the trash. Being kicked to the curb is Nicotine Pumpkin Patch. Lastly, we’re punting Fantasy Football Failure off the gridiron. If you want to order any of these, then do it soon-- they’ll be gone by mid-March or sooner.
Please don’t feel bad for these candles. They’ve served their purpose, and we need to make room for new upcoming candles. Sign up for our newsletter to receive information about new things here. We only email you like four times a year at most. Thanks! -- Mark
Welcoming all Lawyers February 08 2015
When we created our first line of candles, we weren’t really thinking of lawyers… but we’re proud to say that they’ve become some of our best customers! This past week we’ve even had some great exposure from Law Blogs.
Thank you both for the awesome shout-outs! We take back every bad thing we ever said about lawyers…not that we ever said anything bad.
In other news, we’ll have some new candles coming soon, and we’ll be retiring others. If you’re afraid one of your favorite candles is getting retired, just be on the safe side and order a bunch. That’ll help us both out. -- Mark
January Flicking Update January 25 2015
January has proven to be a great month for us to get stuff done around the dungeon, I mean office. Our website is slowly being updated & upgraded. Long time fans of our FAQ section & Press Page will notice the smooth new look. The other sections still look like the work of a middle school web design class, but we’re fixing them too.
In a week or so, we’ll have all new (and better) pictures of our current products, and we’ll be in the final stages of launching our new candle line for the spring of 2015. If you want a sneak peek at our new candles before anyone else, join our Big Flicking News Letter. We send out about four emails year, so we won’t bother you too often.
We still have our secret code, 2for25, that you should use to order two or more candles. Also, if you’re interested in wholesale for your store (or if you just love our candles and want them in mass quantities), direct your questions to Mark@FlickCandles.com. He’s our employee of the month and really handsome. --- Yours Truly, Mark
PS: To be Eco-friendly & safe, we’ve started packing many of our candles with complementary pages of our local Newspaper, The Press of Atlantic City. Feel free to read the articles.
Happy New Years!! December 31 2014
2014 has been a great year for us—and hopefully you, too!—but definitely for us.
And we’re proud to announce that we’ve got some big things happening in 2015. First, we’re getting a professional photographer to replace all of my crappy iPhone pictures. We also have a (from what I’m told) a competent web developer whose going to make our site look like less of a train wreck.
And as for candles! We’ve got new ones brewing. We’ll be releasing at least three new candles over the next month and we’re almost done with picking a winner for the Strawberry naming contest that we totally haven’t forgotten about.
Enjoy the last night of 2014. See you all next year -- Mark
Just another quick update to all customers: December 13 2014
We have another massive set of shipments going out Monday. If you ordered this past week and haven’t received a shipping email, you should be getting one Monday (12.15).
If you have any questions or special requests, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s sitting at his computer just waiting for your email.
We also wanted to update our customers on the strawberry naming contest. We realized we said we’d have a winner picked by now, but the problem is we have literally hundreds of submissions and some really funny avenues to choose. Since this will be a spring scent, we want to do it right and not rush it. We promise we’ll be revealing the winner and label soon.
In other news, if you order two (or more) candles, make sure you use the secret coupon code: 2for25. If you don’t, we’ll laugh at you-- not with you.
Lastly, we have a big flicking newsletter that comes out every couple of months. Sign up here.
With love, -- Mark
What an awesome week! December 08 2014
We made it onto Tosh.0!!! ....well, we made it onto their blog at least. Thanks to Sam Jarvis for the post! We’ll send you some free candles if you send us your address.
We’ve also figured out that if you want our candles by Christmas, you will need to be place your order by December 18th. There’s still a chance that orders placed after the 18th will arrive by Christmas, but this is our ‘safe date.’
If you have specific questions, please ask Mark. You can reach him at Mark@Flickcandles.com The more emails he gets, the more excited he gets about life in general. He is also planning a company party but his wife won’t let them use their house.
PS: 2for25 is a super secret discount code. USE IT.
Update on recent orders December 06 2014
Thanks to Reddit and a couple of other websites, but mostly Reddit, we’ve had more orders this past week than in the history of our entire company. We’ve been able to ship a lot of those orders, but not all of them. If you ordered this past week and your candles did not ship yet, they will go out this upcoming Monday, 12.8.12. (SEE EDIT) Most people order our candles as gifts for other people. If shipping this upcoming Monday means you will not get your candles in time, or you want more specific information regarding your order, feel free to email us at Mark@flickcandles.com. Along with being the most handsome and smartest employee of the Flicking Candle Company, Mark is also in charge of answering email. He's also rarely leaves his house, doesn't make eye contact with other people, and has no social skills. Just sending a 'hello' email makes his day (he literally prints them out and hangs them on his refrigerator). Thank you all for your orders! -- Mark
EDIT: ....12.8.14 is the date we meant. We messed up the year....Thanks to Ashlie for pointing out we're idiots.
To all the Redditors who stopped by today: November 30 2014
We don't know where it is, but one or a few of you posted our candle shop to reddit today and blew us away with page hits and orders. We just want to send you all a special thank you for visiting and sharing our site. You don't know how much this does for our little company. Thank you thank you. -- Mark
Thanksgiving Thanks November 27 2014
We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. We appreciate everyone who has clicked, liked, shared, laughed, or purchased our candles. We are grateful to all of the websites that shared our candles with their viewers and the nice things you’ve all said about us. Have a great Thanksgiving everybody! – Mark & The Flick Candles.
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