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Halloween Shopping on a Budget

For families who look at their personal finance situation before budgeting for special occasions, there are great reasons to celebrate Halloweens fun festivities. While many kid friendly holidays and events can be rather expensive, this is one of the holidays that is easier on the family budget. While there is no shortage of expensive Halloween costumes out there, there are also some rather inexpensive alternatives for families on a tight budget to still ensure everyone has a great time.

Finding Inexpensive Costumes

The biggest expense for Halloween are the costumes. But the good news is inexpensive costumes can be put together quite easily with a little imagination and preparation with these few tips:

One of the best resources for inexpensive costumes are thrift stores. While they often sell traditional costumes, they also sell many clothing items such as gowns, black dresses, capes, sports clothing, winter snow clothing, hats, children’s costume toy accessories, rhinestone shirts, tiaras, costume jewelry and more. These clothing items are perfect for creating a whole series of different costumes at a fairly inexpensive price which ensures parents will have little drain on their personal finance situation.

Another great resource are dollar stores and discount stores as they can provide a great place for costumes and accessories. In fact, many store retail chains like Dollar Tree and Dollar General carry dress up costumes or accessories year-round for princesses, fairies, angels, cowboys, ninja warriors and more.

Inexpensive Treats and Candy

At this time of year, there are many coupons available for candy. This is because chocolate and candy manufacturers gear up for one of their busiest times of year from Halloween to Valentine’s Day. Coupons and sales flyers are abundant and can usually show what stores are having the best sales. Grocery stores and pharmacies often have the best deals and if added with coupons they can make the stocking of treats quite inexpensive. For people who love to give chocolate bars, and may sneak one or two for themselves, dollar stores also often sell 8-10 candy bar packets for $1.00 year-round. If you take time to shop around there is no shortage of sweet treats to be found at a great price.

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