In a season of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, the scariest sight may be the bills you collect. Halloween is a popular but expensive holiday in the United States. The National Retail Federation predicts that spending on Halloween-related merchandise will exceed $10.6 billion by 2022. This is an average of 103 US dollars.
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However, for the savvy shopper, GOBANkingRates has plenty of tips and tricks to make your Halloween even more fun.
You may be wondering where Americans spend Halloween. The costumes and sweets are obvious, but the decorations and activities are also expensive. Check out some tips on how to save on Halloween.
An easy way to save money is to stock up on your local Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree stores offer a variety of decorations, party supplies, and even pet clothing. And of course, the dollar store is another place for jewelry.
Another option is to use pillows, board games, etc. Who is the target?
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If you and your partner are planning a party together, we have DIY options under $20 or inexpensive his-and-hers options.
One of the biggest Halloween expenses is candy, and it's a must. However, take your time to grab the first bag that comes along. Instead, follow these great money-saving tips. Also consider buying in bulk.
Don't forget the clothes! According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend an estimated $2.9 billion (five!) on addictions. That's a lot of money you spend on things you don't wear to work. One decision you have to make is whether to buy a dress or make it yourself, and our handy guide can help.
It's easy to overspend on Halloween, especially when you watch some of these funnies. After checking out the price tags, read on to see the cheapest versions of these fun treats, and congratulations on being a smart spender this Halloween!
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