Trick-or-Treat: 6 Tips to Save Money This Halloween

Trick-or-Treat: 6 Tips to Save Money This Halloween

Posted on Oct 28 2020 Posted in  Holidays & Seasons, Money-Saving Tips
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Trick-or-Treat: 6 Tips to Save Money This Halloween

BOO! Halloween night is almost here, and according to a recent survey conducted by, 64 percent of Americans still plan on celebrating Halloween this year with 62 percent celebrating from home.

But between stocking up on candy, buying costumes and ensuring you have the spookiest house on the block, Halloween can get expensive. Luckily, you don't have to play trick-or-treat with your budget. Here are 6 tips to make the best of Halloween and save money from TopCashback’s Consumer Expert Rebecca Gramuglia.


  1. Get (witch)crafty with decorations.

    You don’t have to break the bank to give your home a charmingly spooky atmosphere inside and out. A lot can be accomplished with basic Halloween decor from the dollar store, some spray paint and glue. With a little creativity, a set of plastic pumpkins can become a tower of spooky pumpkins right out of a home decor magazine.


  1. DIY your costume.

    Buying brand new costumes for your crew can cost hundreds of dollars. Not to mention, you’ll likely only wear them once! To save money, raid your closet or the local thrift store for inexpensive DIY costume pieces and material. If you can’t DIY the costume, don’t forget to look outside of the Halloween aisle. For example, if your child is set on being Cinderella, peek at the dress-up section of the toy department. Chances are that the dress-up section is cheaper than a seasonal Halloween costume.


  1. Stack the savings.

    Score fang-tastic deals by bundling coupons, browsing sales and using credit card rewards when shopping for Halloween. Plus, make the savings extra-wicked by shopping through a cash back site like to score a percentage of your purchase back in cash back on qualifying purchases from stores like SpiritHalloween, Walgreens,, Dollar Tree and more. Can you say fab-BOO-lous?!


  1. Check the supermarket.

    While the supermarket may not give off the ultimate fall vibe that a pumpkin patch does, you can still score pretty mums and pumpkins for nearly half (or even more) of the price. If you are looking to buy new fall decorations, always compare prices no matter where you are shopping to ensure you’re getting a great deal.


  1. Buy in bulk.

    Whether you’re counting on stealing a few Kit Kats from your child’s Halloween basket or want a sweet treat (or two) for yourself, candy is definitely a Halloween-must regardless of how you’re celebrating this year. Search for deals at your local grocery stores, wholesale clubs and drugstores to stock up on your favorite goodies—and make sure to buy candy that you like! Candy has a decent shelf life, so you can keep your favorite treats in stock for a while. Otherwise, if there’s a lot leftover once expired, you may end up throwing it out and therefore, wasting money.


  1. Shop for Halloween 2021 in November.

    While it might feel odd to shop for next year’s scary celebrations right after Halloween, doing so can save you a few hundred bucks. Retailers like Michaels, Kohl’s and Home Depot make room for Christmas merchandise in November so you’ll find Halloween items marked down at more than half-off.


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