Before you know it – your neighborhood will be over-run with ghosts and goblins looking for sugary treats. Don’t let Halloween play a trick on your budget.
Be kind to your budget with these three tips to save on Halloween candy:
- Wait until 1-2 days before Oct. 31 to purchase the candy. Stores like Walgreens and Wal-Mart will still have plenty of candy left and slash prices right before the holiday.
- Look for sales on candy and combine sales with coupons. Check out Coupons.com for coupons on Hershey’s snack size bags and Mars (Snickers, M&M’s, etc…).
- Skip the bite sized candy and opt for snack size or larger – that way you’re only handing out 1 piece of candy per child instead of 3+ pieces of the bite sized ones.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
In his 40-plus-year newspaper career, George Morris has written about just about everything -- Super Bowls, evangelists, World War II veterans and ordinary people with extraordinary tales. His work has received multiple honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press and the Louisiana Press Association. He avoids debt when he can and pays it off quickly when he can't, and he's only too happy to suggest how you might do the same.