We all want to save money, the trick is saving money without coming off as cheap. Buying cheap candy or shopping for your kids costumes at the thrift shop may save you a quick buck but it won’t cut it for many, especially when your child wants to be Pokemon Go or Simone Biles from Supergirl, one of the most popular costumes for 2016.
The Problem: It’s easier to be cheap than to find sustainable ways to save money on what you really want.
The Solution: Be frugal not cheap; for those times when you want to save money without compromising on quality. So, back to the spooky stuff, how can you save money on Halloween costumes and decor?
Halloween Savings Tip #1: Buy in Bulk
If you want to be cheap you can limit the amount of candy you give out by handing the candy to the trick-or-treaters instead of just letting them take. But if you want happy faces walking out the door then buy candy in bulk, from warehouse stores such as Costco or BJ’s, or even from Target or Walmart where they sell candy in bulk as well.
More good news: while food costs have risen sharply over the past year candy prices haven’t risen at the same pace so you won’t be breaking the bank when buying candy.
Halloween Savings Tip #2: Use Discounted Gift Cards
Discounted gift cards are a great way to stretch any spending. Once you’ve scouted out the costume, party décor and candy choices and made your decision on where to buy, head to sites like CardCash.com which sell gift cards at a discount to all major retailers. Gift cards to Toys “r” Us, Walmart, Carter’s and even Petco because we can’t forget the dog’s costume can all be had at discounts of 5%-17%.
The best part? Gift cards work as cash and can be used together with other discounts so there’s no compromising on quality or on what specific costume your little one, or you, really wants.
Halloween Savings Tip #3: Shop Online For Décor
Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to get in the Halloween spirit (no pun intended), the best place to shop for party goods and décor is online. But don’t just Google search it; head to savings sites such as Bradsdeals.com, SlickDeals and DealNews, all family oriented sites which scour the web for the best deals for you.
Search Halloween on these sites and you’ll find some great savings on everything you need to make this Halloween out of this world.
Halloween Savings Tip #4: Do-It-Yourself
For the creative ones among us, Halloween can be a proverbial candy store of ideas and fun. Costumes can be easily home-made with shockingly freaky results! You don’t even need to be a makeup artist to get the real look. Watch some YouTube tutorials for easy tips and tricks:
What’s your favorite savings tip? Let us know in the comment section below.