Saving Money on Halloween Candy
The cost of buying Halloween candy can really add up. But you don't have to skip the fun to avoid breaking the bank. This is a guide about saving money on Halloween candy.
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I usually wait until the day before or the day of Halloween to buy my Trick or Treat candy. My husband and I try to watch our diet since we are both a bit "fluffy". LOL! We love sweets so I always buy candy that we don't care for.
For example: I don't like peanuts and he doesn't like coconut, so I usually buy Snickers and Mounds minature bars. And since I wait until almost the last minute to buy them we usually eat only one or two bars - he eats the Snickers and I eat the Mounds.
That way we also get a "treat" but don't overdo it, the kids love their treats and everyone is happy. If there are any bars left over we bring them to work so that we won't eat them. I've been doing this for over ten years and it works for us.
By Margaret from Denton, TX
I don't get a whole lot of kids at my house for Halloween but rest assured I am fully prepared! :) There are a few things you can do to save money on candy:
- Purchase discounted candy the night of Halloween (usually after dinner the stores put candy on sale) or when Halloween is officially over. Candy keeps a long time so you can usually hold onto it till the following year.
- Buy one gigantic bag of candy at a discount store instead of getting lots of small bags of different items. I usually get a HUGE bag of mixed candy for about $4 and I can make a lot of goodie bags with this.
- Look around your house to see if you have any candy or chocolate. Last year I realized I had some wrapped chocolate pieces I didn't eat, as well as some extra candy that was given to me at one time. I just took it out and used them to add to make extra goodie bags. My husband also had bought some chewing gum he disliked so I told him to hand it over and I put the wrapped individual pieces in goodie bags :)
- If you are having a kiddie Halloween party at your house, forget about candy bags as I am sure the kids will get enough by trick or treating! Make candy apples and/or cupcakes as a treat instead.
- Sometimes I get teenagers trick or treating coming to my door, so one year I decided to put together Bath and Body gift bags for any teen who wanted one instead of candy. I collected some pretty awesome funky bath and body stuff, put about 5 items in a paper bag (example:mini body lotion, mini shower gel, mini mud mask, Tea light and nail polish). These bags did not cost me anything as they were all freebies I had received. The teens loved them though some did still want the candy. :)
By Lisa from Halifax
November 1, 20050 found this helpful
Stores have Halloween candy at great discounts today. Buy Halloween candy for use in Holiday baking. Small candy bars, M&Ms and small candies can be used for Christmas Stockings. Store them in a cool place.
Great deals can also be found for Halloween Costumes, masks and decorations for next year. Pumpkins for baking are also available. If you haven't tried steamed pumpkin as a vegetable, it's great!
I asked my husband last night, what is the best time to buy Halloween candy, and he said the day after Halloween. I had to laugh because that is "All Saints Day."
By Carol L. from South Bend, IN
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November 2, 20090 found this helpful
Stock up on after Halloween candy deals to food process (unless you are handy with your kitchen knife) to prepare the end of season sales deals on candy to use as ice cream topping or in cookies or just to have on hand for the "sweet tooth". It takes a little patience to deal with all the smaller size chocolate bars but worth the effort in savings!
Cut or break each piece down to smaller pieces to store or freeze for cookies candies or other deserts!
I know from first hand experience that chocolate bunnies microwaved carefully have the same effect as magic shell topping on ice cream! Melt carefully in the microwave (if you prefer) or in the double boiler.
Source: Me, myself and I
By melody_yesterday from Sedalia Mo
Editor's Note: Lots of sales on candy this weekend!
Stock Up on After Halloween Candy
The drug stores near me all seemed to have a lot of candy left - especially Walgreens.
By Savings Assistant