With so many of us on a budget this year, buying Halloween candy for trick or treaters might be more expensive that we feel we can afford. However, instead of turning out the lights and turning away those trick-or-treaters, why not skip those expensive mini candy bars and select something cheaper?
Many discount stores are filled with cheap non-chocolate Halloween candy this year which fit nicely into a tight budget. Here’s some great places to check out for the best deals on cheap Halloween candy. Don’t wait too long however, because these cheap deals are going fast.
Remaindered stores such as Big Lots and Ross are the places to find large bags of discounted Halloween candies. We found huge candy assortments at our local Big Lots priced affordably between $4-6. Also on sale were 150 count bags of plastic spider rings for just a couple of dollars.
Grocery stores that sell bulk candies.
Do you have a discount grocery store in your town that sells “bulk items” by the bin? Stores such as Winco price their Halloween candy by the pound which is a great way to stock up on cheap Halloween candy without draining your wallet. The bulk candies found in discount grocery stores include hard candies, Palmer chocolates, coins, wrapped taffy, and other Halloween goodies.
Discount Drug Stores.
Discount drug stores such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Shopko start slashing candy prices a couple of weeks before Halloween. Priced at 50% off or more, this is a great time to stock in a supply of cheap Halloween candy for this season’s trick-or-treaters. Avoid the candy bars, and purchase instead candies such as Tootsie-pops, midges, Sweetharts, Palmers, and other hard candies for the cheapest price per ounce.
Surprisingly, dollar stores tend not to be the best place to buy Halloween candies since the packages don’t hold much in the way of candy for the $1 you pay. However, if your local dollar store has 88 cent Tuesdays or offers teacher discounts, dollar store Halloween candy may be worth it after all. Avoid the candy made in China and stick with American brands instead. Good dollar store brands to search for are products made by the Tootsie Roll company and Palmers.