Expenses have a way of creeping up this time of year. Avoid getting tricked into spending more with these tips on how to save this Halloween.
Halloween might look different this year, but saving on expenses doesn’t have to. Historically, Halloween is a pricey celebration; consumers are expected to spend $10.6 billion in 2022 for the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. Keep reading for safe, money-saving ideas.
Enjoy fun and memorable activities with the family this Halloween that won’t break the bank. Try these ideas to welcome in the spooky season:
- Pumpkin carving contest
- Scary (or not-so-scary!) movie night
- Halloween DIY crafts for decorations
Check out the dollar stores near you for inexpensive Halloween decorations, and look for coupons online to compare prices and sales before you start shopping. And if you’re an earlier planner, hit the clearance racks the first week of November for huge discounts on costumes, decorations, and candy.
Save money on candy and buy in bulk. This is one of the best money-saving ideas for Halloween, especially if your neighborhood brings in a lot of trick-or-treaters. Look for deals online, at Sam’s Club, or Costco.
Shop on the regular candy aisle versus the Halloween aisle. Even though the Halloween aisle is eye-catching, everyday prices may be the better buy. Look for coupons and BOGO deals to save even more.
Get creative and ditch the expensive store bought outfits. Instead, search the internet for costume inspiration and DIY examples. YouTube is full of makeup tutorials for every look from scary clowns to cute rag dolls.
Hit the thrift store for a unique look or organize a costume trade. Check with friends and family to see what used costumes they may have that could be put to use for you this year and vice versa. Whether it’s an entire costume or a few accessories, that’s just one less thing to buy.
For the costumes that you must shop for, be sure to comparison shop online and look for coupons. Look at sites like Amazon and eBay to compare prices to find the best deals.
Save money where you can and be safe to protect yourself and those around you.