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The time for tricks and treats is just around the corner! Halloween is my favorite time of year, and the one time when you get to dress up and eat bags of candy without judgment. While passing out Halloween candy can be fun too, it can take a bite out of your budget. You guys know I’m all about not paying full price, that goes for Halloween candy too! It’s almost as bad as stores with Christmas decor in full stock! Hello, it’s not even November yet?! Here are 8 tips to help you save money on Halloween candy this year.
8 Ways to Save Money on Halloween Candy
Make a Trek to the Dollar Store
While this might not be the first place that comes to mind, Dollar Tree has a whole aisle of name brand candy for just a dollar! You can also find other Halloween themed goodies such as pencils and treat bags.
Buy Candy you Don’t Like
No matter how hard you tell yourself you won’t eat the candy, let’s be real. Before the first trick or treater has even made an appearance, you will already be tempted to eat it. Choose a candy that you don’t like and you won’t have to worry about fighting the temptation!
Don’t Buy at the Grocery Store
Your grocery store will have the highest prices on Halloween candy, guaranteed. Instead buy retail, at a store like Walmart or Target. You will still have an excellent selection, but with much better prices. Drug stores also have great sales on candy, so be sure to check there too.
Start early and create your Halloween candy “stockpile.” Take advantage of store sales and match coupons. Many major manufacturers release coupons around this time of year! While it may be tempting to just pick up a bulk bag and be done with it, sometimes buying smaller packages with coupons can be cheaper.
Buy in Bulk
Are you a warehouse club member? If so, check the bulk candy section. You can often get a better deal than you would pay for individual bags.
Hand Out the Candy Yourself
If you let trick or treaters grab their own candy, you’ll probably go through it a lot faster. Limit one or two pieces of candy per child, and you will be able to stretch your candy further.
Wait to Buy Candy for Yourself After Halloween
Wait until after Halloween and take advantage of the sales. November 1st, Halloween candy will start being marked down 50-90% off. Buy only what you need to pass out to trick or treatersin October, and wait to buy some for yourself after Halloween.
How are you saving this Halloween season?
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