Scary Great Ways to Save on Halloween Candy -- Savings Experiment

Scary Great Ways to Save on Halloween Candy
Scary Great Ways to Save on Halloween Candy

Halloween's almost here, and that means trick-or-treaters and lots of candy, but how do you get all those sweets without taking a big bite out of your savings? We'll show you how with these scary great ways to save this Halloween.

First, it's important to know when to buy your candy. When it comes to this holiday, it actually pays to procrastinate. A lot of the time, stores are in such a hurry to get Christmas merchandise on the shelves that they start discounting Halloween candy before the festivities even begin. So wait to buy your treats until a day or two before the holiday to get the best prices.

Now that you know when to shop, let's take a look at where to shop. Stay away from dollar stores and supermarkets, because when it comes to candy, their sales are not all they're cracked up to be. Pharmacies actually have tons of candy sales leading up to Halloween at rock-bottom prices, so shop there first.

Finally, with so many candy options, it can be hard to know what to actually buy. Halloween themed treats can cost more than less festive sweets so go to the regular candy aisle and compare prices. And if you really want to stretch your penny, skip chocolate. It will cost you more than hard candies.

When you head to the store for Halloween treats, don't let the high prices get to you. You'll see that by shopping wisely, you can scare up some savings.


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