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Since Halloween is a little over a week away we're sharing some spooky survey results. 85 percent of Americans plan on celebrating Halloween this year with 71 percent stocking up on sweets by buying more candy than they need for the hauntingly fun night.
Read the survey results, if you dare…
39 percent of respondents expect to spend the same amount of money this Halloween as five years ago.
Biggest expenses of Halloween:
- Costumes (38 percent)
- Sweets for trick-or-treating (31 percent)
- Decorations (21 percent)
- $50 or less (66 percent)
- $51 to $100 (27 percent)
- $51 to $100 (31 percent)
- $101 to $200 (28 percent)
- Less than $50 (21 percent)
- $201 to $500 (18 percent)
On average, how much of your child’s candy haul do you keep for yourself?
- 10 percent (58 percent)
- 25 percent (24 percent)
- 50 percent (12 percent)
- Reese’s (62 percent)
- Kit Kats (56 percent)
- Milky Way (32 percent)
- Three Musketeers (24 percent)
- Candy Corn (21 percent)
- I shop sales and deals (82 percent)
- I reuse items from last Halloween (52 percent)
- I use coupons (40 percent)
- I use a cashback site (38 percent)
- Make your own. A haunting costume doesn’t need to burn a hole in your wallet. See where you can cut costs by creating your costume with DIY tricks. Whether you use clothes you already have and sew something together, play with lipstick to create a bloody vampire effect instead of buying nasty fake blood or have a crafty relative who can help, a homemade costume cost you next to nothing (and it also makes an impression). Plus, your kids can join in on the fun by adding glitter, drawing on t-shirts and making rips in clothes for the costumes.
- Host a costume swap. Let's be honest, we’re all guilty of purchasing a costume with the intention of only wearing it once and then retiring it to a big bin with all the other forgotten Halloween costumes. This year consider trading with a friend. As long as you weren’t partying it up together last year, no one will notice. And even if you were, make a joke about it and have fun!
- Re-use decorations. Halloween decorations can be cute, scary or both! But don’t feel pressured to buy another pumpkin tablecloth or fall wreath for your door every year. Instead, store all of your decorations in a dedicated “Halloween” bin/container so you can re-use them for the following years. However, if your decorations have seen better days, try searching sale sections of home goods and craft stores at the end of October or early November to score a scary-good discount for next year.
- Stack the savings. So you found the perfect accessory for your Halloween costume, but it’s full price. Look for ways to save and bundle coupons and cashback by using a rebates site.
- Shop at thrift/discount stores. Why pay more than you have to? Whether it’s candy, Halloween baskets for trick-or-treating or even costume accessories, don’t rule out your favorite places to save! Thrift shops, for example, are full of costumes and decorations for little to nothing for all your DIY needs at rock-bottom prices. If you’re in the need of some spooky goodies, stop by Target, Walmart, local grocery store and dollar stores to find seasonal bargains on all your holiday necessities. Pro tip: Decorations, Halloween costumes, candy and treats will be marked down close to the end or after the holiday. Keep in mind that the longer you wait to buy something, the less of a selection you may have.
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A man dressed as broccoli was led away by police in connection to Extinction Rebellion protests in London on Sunday. The man, who wore green face paint, a suit, and a floret-style hat, had previously been seen holding a sign reading: “I'm locally sourced and environmentally friendly.” A witness to the apparent arrest said on Twitter: “My favorite thing about working on Oxford Street and whatever was happening today is getting to see a guy dressed as broccoli being arrested.” More than 1,300 people have already been arrested in the protests, part of an “international rebellion” with action taking place in cities around the world. Extinction Rebellion said dozens of activists are expected to appear in court this week, including trials connected with previous action in April.
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