October 31st doesn’t have to be the scariest time of year for your wallet. Getting into the Halloween spirit can be as cheap as it is fun. That means more money for tricks, treats and Halloween parties – instead of wasted cash on an outfit you’re going to only wear once.
Without being lame, there are some great ways to save around this spooky season and get into the SMART SPENDING mode that we love at the Mogo Blog.
We already took a look at what you can do to be cash-savvy with your kids’ costumes, but we know you want to get into the Halloween action as well. Here are some holiday hints that are fun and won’t derail your savings plan.
*Go Retro *– just because you’ve worn a costume once doesn’t mean you can’t haul it out of the closet a few years down the road (it’s not a wedding dress, after all). Get more miles out of something you’ve put time/cash/creativity into. This especially works if you’re going to multiple Halloween parties.
Trade it Up – After pillaging your own closet for Halloween costume ideas, check your friends’. While you can’t expect them to have an entire tickle-trunk of gear, the will have items you don’t.
Parties / Activities
Trick the Treat – If you live in a busy neighborhood, be prepared for a ton of trick or treaters. To cut down on your candy costs, get together with friends to have a small party and hand out candy.
Events like that are BYOB and BYOC (bring your own candy!).
Get Outta There! – Halloween events are everywhere, especially because this year’s event falls on a Sunday. Make a day of it and hit community events, parades or local haunted houses.
Good luck out there, and don’t forget a big bag for your treats!