As many of you know, Halloween is only a few days away.
However, Halloween can put a dent in your budget if you are not careful. It might prevent you from putting money towards Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Today, I wanted to share with you 5 ways you can save money on Halloween this year.
Here we go:
- Pay attention to sale flyers this week for Halloween candy. This week many stores are having their Halloween candy on sale because they know they will have a lot of people buying candy (so they can lower their prices a little bit and still make a profit). When choosing bags of candy, find the one that has the most pieces of candy for the lowest price (usually lesser known brands). I got a bag of 200 pieces of candy for $2 at my local dollar store. They were selling brand name bags of candy with 30 pieces for around $3 to $5.
- Consider taking your kids trick-or-treating at a community event. Going to a community event will usually save you money because you’re not wasting gas money driving from neighborhood to neighborhood to get candy. It’s all in one area. Downtown areas and churches usually offer these types of events. Pay attention to media and social network outlets (e.g. Newspapers, TV and Radio stations, Facebook) for when these events are.
- Don’t spend money on an expensive costume. Try making a simple costume yourself (if you have a creative edge). One year, my mom made me a Lego costume out of a sweatsuit set (sweatshirt and sweatpants) and plastic cups. It was a lot cheaper than spending $10 to $20 on a licensed character costume set. For adults, I would recommend re-wearing the same costume you wore the previous year. I ended up wearing the same leprechaun costume set I bought for 2 straight Halloweens.
- If you do a Halloween party, keep the food simple. I would recommend doing finger foods and snacks (especially for kids). To me, they are a lot cheaper than having to make a ton of entrees and sides. You could also have other people coming to party bring food and you won’t have to buy as much food (e.g. You make the punch and have someone bring a finger food).
- Watch horror movies. You can rent a few classic horror movies for less than you would going to a haunted house (With the price of gas money and admission to get in). You might not have to spend money if you find some streaming on your Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime account. Here is a list of websites where you can watch horror movies for free (and are legal to watch): https://www.thebalance.com/where-to-watch-free-horror-movies-online-legally-1357650
Please let me know if you have any other ways people can save money this Halloween or have any questions.
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Thank You and Have A Happy Halloween