Halloween is just around the corner. Soon, little ghouls, zombies, and princesses will be knocking on your door. While Halloween candy can certainly be expensive, it doesn't have to be. There are so many easy things you can do to save money. You might use coupons, cash in points, or even buy in bulk. Let's look at some tricks to save money on Halloween candy.
Start Shopping Now
It's never too early to start shopping for Halloween candy. There will be so many sales between now and the big day. Walmart isn't the only great place to shop either. You can find awesome deals in grocery stores and pharmacies as well. Some pharmacies will even reward you for buying Halloween candy.
Use Those Coupons
Between now and Halloween you will also find lots of candy coupons in the Sunday paper and on Coupons.com. This is such a great way to save money. Pair those coupons with sales and you'll save even more money. This is why you start shopping early. You'll be able to get all the candy you need at a discounted price.
Pay with Points
If you're a Walgreens shopper, consider paying for Halloween candy with Balance Reward Points. If you're not familiar with Balance Reward Points, these are points earned while shopping. You earn points on every purchase, but some items have bonus reward points worth a lot more. Let these points add up and then buy your candy. A total of 10,000 points is $10, but if you let the points add up, 40,000 is worth $50. Or, if you shop at CVS, you could use earned Extra Care Bucks.
Ibotta has so many wonderful rebates and is so easy to use. Check the app often to see if there are any rebates on candy. If you're shopping sales and couponing, that rebate may lead to free candy or even candy that's a money maker.
Buy in Bulk
If you're going to have a lot of trick-or-treaters, and want to get your shopping over with quickly, consider shopping at Sam's or Costco. Both stores have great deals on large bags of candy. You can sometimes even find special discounts.
Add Fillers to Treat Bags
If you're building treat bags, consider adding other items besides candy. You can find packs of Halloween pencils, stickers, little toys, etc at the Dollar Tree. There are so many options and you usually get a good amount of items for your dollar.
You don't have to be tricked into spending a fortune on Halloween candy. There are so many ways to save money.