If you have a lot of kids in your neighborhood, you should consider buying cheap Halloween candy in bulk. Every year, we count the number of trick-or-treaters who come to our door dressed in cute, silly, scary, and often creative Halloween costumes. Usually the number is in the hundreds- a few years ago on a particularly nice Halloween night, we counted over 500 trick-or-treaters! That year, we didn’t buy candy in bulk and ran out quickly. After a few hours, we had to dig into our stash of afterschool snacks!
That was embarrassing, but we didn’t have the heart to turn them away. Kids were happy with their individual packets of goldfish, but it wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for. Luckily, we were prepared the next year, but realized that Halloween candy can be expensive. As seasoned Halloween veterans, we’ve learned a few tricks to save money on Halloween candy. If you’re looking for places to buy cheap Halloween candy in bulk, here are three suggestions that have worked for us over the years.
If you haven’t discovered the magic of Oriental Trading, it’s time to visit their website or order a catalogue. You’ll have to plan ahead if you use this option, because shipping can take a while, but it’s my favorite place to shop for cheap Halloween candy. This is a great company that specializes in holiday-themed bulk items. They carry classic Hershey’s bags, but they also have fun, nostalgic candy packages like Fun Dip, candy necklaces, and eyeball printed suckers. Oriental Trading has rock-bottom prices, so if you have time to wait for shipping, you should definitely consider this company for ordering your cheap Halloween candy in bulk.
Popular Stores and BOGO coupons
BOGO stands for, “buy one, get one free,” and they are your secret weapon to saving money this Halloween. Check the Sunday paper in mid-October and you will be bombarded with Halloween sales and specials. Popular stores like Target, CVS, RiteAid, and Kmart often offer BOGO coupons to get rid of their Halloween stock. They draw you into the store, and you get a good discount. Sounds like a good deal, right? The best part is, you can mix and match. Discount stores don’t usually have giant bags of candy, so you can pick and choose the candy you–I mean the trick-or-treaters–like best.
If you have a Costco or BJ’s membership, you already know the money-saving potential. Why should Halloween be any different? Your local discount warehouse is a great resource for buying cheap Halloween candy in bulk. You can buy giant boxes of bite sized candy, tubs of twizzlers, and family-sized containers of mints for a fraction of the cost when you buy larger quantities. Discount warehouses also have cheap Halloween costumes and decorations, so you could make it your one stop shop for all your Halloween purchases.
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