TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Halloween is almost here, so if you want to save - do it fast! Here are some of the best tips we found to help your family have a happy, less expensive, Halloween:*If you can, buy candy early. The price will go up right before Halloween.
- Check out drugstores. You can often get digital coupon deals and rewards back - plus, prices on candy and decor tend to stay on sale closer to the holiday.
- Don’t forget to buy for next year, starting November first! Those decorations and lights the kids really wanted will be up to 90% off.
- Check out free events at churches and community centers near you. You’ll find dozens of amazing trunk or treat options around Southern Arizona for fun, free night for all. Here’s a great list to get you started.
- If you want your kids to go along with a cheaper costume - make it a contest! Give each child five dollars and send them into a thrift or dollar store, or even your grocery store - and whoever comes back with the best costume wins another five dollars! So often, the accessories make the costume anyway.Not to mention, Making a costume isn’t just about saving money, it’s about time together. Plus, they get to design their own costume, be creative, and maybe even learn something!Goodwill has a fun “lookbook” of Halloween costume ideas.
And, if all else fails, go out for some free food with this list of Halloween freebies!