The temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling, and my favorite season is here. Fall is the time of pumpkins, sweatshirts, good food, and frugal fun. It’s also the time of two fun and festive holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
And since Halloween is quickly approaching it’s time to break out the candy, decorations, and costumes. Here are three frugal Halloween tips that I use and that you can too.
Save Big on Pumpkins, Gourds, and Other Seasonal Items
I was shocked to discover the large pumpkins I had purchased at the local Amish market for $3 were a whopping $7.50 at Sam’s Club. Walmart’s and Kmart’s prices weren’t too much lower either.
Shop locally owned businesses and you can score some big savings on your pumpkin needs. Check local farmers markets, craft stores, and Amish markets if you have any in your area.
Opt for Frugal Fall Fun
For the month of October I have two fun filled frugal weekends planned for the girls. Both are low cost and are packed with learning.
It’s a beautiful time to be outdoors. Take walks, read books, carve pumpkins, make leaf piles, and bake some goodies. Let your kids help you whip up some spooky cookies, graveyard brownies, or pumpkin pillows.
Score Some Cheap Costumes
Start shopping early enough and you’ll be able to score some sweet savings on Halloween costumes. Even better, you can browse the left over costumes at the end of the season for rock bottom pricing on next year’s costumes.
Or, you could test your creativity skills and fabricate your own costume. My girls have enough fairy wings, princess dresses, and high heel shoes to dress a small army. Perfect Halloween costume pieces!
Win Some Halloween Spending Money
Today I am pleased to bring you the chance to win some cash! There will be three winners. First prize is $360, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. A big thanks to Sicorra for coordinating the giveaway. Here are a few little details you should know:
- Open Worldwide
- Paid via PayPal
- Terms and conditions are in the RaffleCopter widget
- All entries in the RaffleCopter are optional