Ghosts, goblins and spending… oh my!
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion dollars on Halloween this year. Yes… you read that right, $9.1 billion dollars! Which means, an average consumer will spend about $86 on Halloween this year. So if you’re tight on cash, that figure may be scary. Therefore, don’t get spooked into spending this year, and a save with our three spooktacular tricks to save on Halloween.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or want to deck your home out in Halloween décor, browse online before you head out to your local big box store for decorations, costumes and candy. While there are tons of deals to be had in-stores, most often you will find the best deals online. If you prefer to make your purchases in-store, make a copy of the lowest price you found online and present it at the check-out, as most big box stores will price match.
You may be surprised at how creative you actually are. Get inspired by searching Halloween Pinterest boards and posts from crafty bloggers. With a little inspiration there are endless ideas for do it yourself Halloween decorations, costumes and even homemade treats.
The best time to buy Halloween costumes and decorations is after the holiday. Therefore, if Halloween decorations and costumes aren’t urgent this year, consider waiting for the after holiday sales when items are extremely marked down. By waiting for the after holiday sales, big box stores are known to reduce their prices by 75% or more! Though this tip may not help you this Halloween, it will in years to come, saving you money year after year.