Halloween can be a fun holiday to celebrate. But the tricks and treats associated with this holiday don't come cheap. Before you know it, you can spend a lot of money on everything you need to celebrate the holiday in style. If you are on a tight budget, but not looking to cut corners when it comes to celebrating, you may be looking to get the best possible deal on all of your Halloween goodies. Below are some of the items that epitomize the spirit and how you can get the best deal on these items.
Grocery Ads & Circulars
One of the items that you will need in order to properly celebrate is pumpkins. You may use small pumpkins as decorations or take larger ones and carve them. One of the places where people often buy pumpkins is a pumpkin patch. However, if you are on a tight budget, you may want to forego the pumpkin patch, as they can be pricey out there. Instead, look to purchase a pumpkin at the grocery store. Grocery stores often sell pumpkins for much cheaper than pumpkin patches. Be sure to check your weekly grocery store circulars to find the best per pound price on pumpkins near you.
If you are attending a party or just want to get into the spirit, you may be looking to purchase a Halloween costume. If you are on a budget, you have a few different options available to you. The first is to reuse any existing costumes you may have. No one will remember what you were for Halloween two or three years ago, so pull out that old costume and wear it again. The second option is to swap costumes with friends. This allows you to be something new without having to buy a new costume. Lastly, look for a simply costume that you can make cheaply if you want something new. For example, consider a black cat or a witch. You likely already have a black dress or black pants and a shirt. Then all you need is ears, a tail and some face paint to complete the look.
While you may want to be generous with what you pass out, you also may be aware that candy can add up quickly if you have a lot of trick or treaters. If you are looking for the best deal on Halloween candy, take the time to read your weekly ads for various stores and compare prices. Often, the bigger the bag you buy, the better the deal you will get. Stores often have buy one get one sales as well. Taking the time to compare the prices in the ad helps you know what the going price of candy is, which allows you to know when something is a deal.
The last goodies that you may be looking to purchase are Halloween decorations. If you are looking to deck your home out and make it festive-looking, the best way to do so on a budget is to buy your decorations after the time of celebration is over. Decorations go on clearance. If possible, stock up the year before for the coming year to get the best price. If that isn't possible, look at places like the dollar store or the dollar aisle at big box stores to find great deals on decorations for your outdoor space. While the decorations may not be the flashiest, they can help set the mood for your home.
Halloween is right around the corner, that means that now is the time that you want to be looking for everything to get you ready. Take your time and carefully look through grocery store and big box store ads to help you obtain the best deal on everything. Don't make the mistake of waiting too long, or what you want may be out of stock or you may not be able to purchase it on sale.