Don’t let Halloween bleed your wallet dry:
Coupons abound on everything sweet. Some of the best deals I’ve seen recently are at local drug stores. Buying in bulk at a warehouse store may be ideal for those living in neighborhoods with lots of trick-or-treaters.
To avoid leftover candy, consider cutting it up and adding to brownies or cookies or donating to a local school to use as a sweet treat for good behavior.
Hit one of the dollar stores for cheap décor and costume accessories.
Visit local thrift shops to create one-of-a-kind displays or to find the perfect costume.
Pumpkins can be found just about anywhere. Find great deals at local farmers markets. To make sure your jack-o’-lantern’s face doesn’t rot too quickly, rinse the inside with water and bleach and then carve. Or simply paint your pumpkin’s face.
Save time, be safe
Nextdoor.com, a private social network for neighborhoods, has a tool that allows members to note if they will be distributing sweet treats. Maximize trick-or-treating time!
Think safety and visit FamilyWatchdog.us, a free service that identifies sex offenders on your trick-or-treating route.
IHOP is offering its Scary Face Pancake all month. On Oct. 31, it’s free.
Arrive in costume on Halloween and receive a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme.
All month, Petco is offering costumed furry trick-or-treaters a Halloween freebie.