How to Save on Your Halloween Shop by Kristin Louis

Holidays are a fun and exciting time for families! However, as parents know, they can also be expensive. Thankfully, writer Kristin Louis can save you time and money with her latest article, "How to Save on Your Halloween Shop at Target" on 

How to Save on Your Halloween Shop 

If you’re one of those people who gets very excited about Halloween, chances are you have a tendency to go overboard when shopping for the holiday. There’s candy, costumes, decorations, and party essentials to buy, and where better to get them than Target. However, before you start throwing pumpkins and plastic ghosts into your cart, it’s worth picking up on some tips and tricks to keep you from blowing your holiday budget.


Shop Online Using Target Promo Codes


The single easiest way to save money when shopping at Target is to shop for everything you need online. So, check into a cashback program like Rakuten to get incredible cashback deals on your Target shop, as well as exclusive promos and codes.

the cart” mentality. You can plan to buy only what you need, and you are less likely to be swayed by impulse buys (eight out of 10 impulse buys are made in brick-and-mortar stores).


Get Crafty


The other main way you can save money during Halloween is to get creative. For example, homemade decorations can be a lot cheaper than store-bought ones, and they often recycle old stuff you’d find around the house, which is better for the environment — that way, the only thing you need to buy at Target are basic craft materials. So, try some of these super-simple ideas from Reader’s Digest, which range from bloody vampire napkins to bats made out of egg cartons and ghosts made out of leaves.


As for the kids’ Halloween costumes, stay away from the costume aisle and opt for homemade. Don’t worry if you can’t work a sewing machine to save your life — there are loads of great no-sew DIY costumes that anyone can put together. The kids will love working on their own costume, and the result will be a lot more memorable than something store-bought.


This also applies to cooking. If you’re hosting a Halloween party, skip all the ready-made spooky treats and make some of your own. Not only will it be cheaper, but it will be a lot more impressive for your guests! Good Housekeeping has a great selection of easy, affordable, themed snacks, from green popcorn to mummy brie, monster smores, and breadstick bones.


Shop Smart for Candy


As soon as fall rolls around, shops fill up with large promotional displays filled with Halloween candy. Before you stock up, consider a few ways to save money on that big trick-or-treat stock. Coupons for candy about during this season, and you can usually find good deals in the regular candy aisle. Another option is to stock up on candy throughout the year, taking advantage of post-holiday sales, and use that for Halloween — just make sure to check expiration dates.


Come Back After Halloween


It’s tempting to forget about Halloween the second it’s over and start focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, you can save a lot of money on next year’s Halloween if you head for the clearance sales in early November. You can either go in-store or check out Target’s online clearance section to get up to 90 percent off candy, decorations, costumes, and more. 

As with most things in life, the secret to saving money during Halloween is planning. Take some time to research DIY ideas, plan out your shop, and look for coupons and deals that will make everything cheaper. You will be amazed at how much you can save just by making that little bit of extra effort, and that you know what that means — more money for Christmas!


This disclaimer informs readers that the article is not paid for by Target, and the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee, website, or other group or individual. 

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