Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bargains for a Happy Halloween

Halloween is expensive and although it is over, the immediate week after is perfect for taking advantage of steep discounts. Decorations and all other overpriced Halloween accessories are priced for cheap; which usually reflects the quality of Halloween-themed products.

Think about stocking up for the following year. With decorations and costumes already purchased you will have more time and money next Halloween for carving pumpkins and enjoying hayrides.

If you miss the window for after-Halloween sales, there are plenty of other ways to save big. Purchase candy after other big holidays such as Easter or Valentine’s Day. Make the decorations yourself—this pairs as a great Halloween activity for kids.

Shop online to price compare and be sure to check reviews. Many reviews will not be great, but if it’s a cheap price, then you’re getting the expected value.

Avoid those Halloween-themed retailers that appear every October. Their items are almost always over-priced.

There are many ways to save money on costumes, which, once purchased for the whole family, can add up to a hefty price. Try to reuse or repurpose costumes from previous years. Swap costumes with friends or relatives. More and more funny costumes tend to be the simple but clever ones.

For more ideas, check out this list of easy, cheap, and humorous costumes: http://www.essortment.com/halloween-costume-ideas-50-funny-ideas-52248.html

Trick or treat!

Written by: Sarah Cornwall, Marketing Resources, at Family Services, Inc.

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