One of the best parts of fall for many people — after pumpkin spice beverages, beautifully colored leaves and carving jack-o’-lanterns — is celebrating Halloween. The modern candy-focused holiday traces its origins to a Celtic new year festival marking the night between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 as one when the dead could visit the living. Since then, Halloween has become a time to decorate your home, trick-or-treat with your kids and throw spooktacular parties — which can add up if you’re not careful.
According to the National Retail Federation, 179 million Americans are expected to spend $9.1 billion this year on Halloween — up from the $8.1 billion spent in 2016. The organization estimated that each household will spend $86.13; however, there are plenty of discount Halloween costumes, candy sales and decoration bargains you can take advantage of so that your Halloween budget won’t haunt you.
Best Halloween Costume Deals
If you’re not handy with a needle and thread and can’t make your own easy Halloween costumes, you can still get an excellent deal on an outfit if you know where to look. Below is a list of deals that are sure to put a smile on your face and keep money in your pocket:
- Anytime Costumes: Code BEST gets you 20 percent off costumes at checkout when you shop on AnytimeCostumes.com.
- Costume Discounters: Code WOW takes 20 percent off any order and includes free shipping when the order is over $49. If you sign up for promotional offers using your email address, you’ll be given a special code for 25 percent off your first order.
- Costume SuperCenter: Code WEB saves customers 30 percent off costume orders over $20 with free shipping for totals that exceed $59. If you sign up with your email address, you’ll also get a code for $10 off your order.
- CostumeExpress.com: Code GO25 scores you 25 percent off your entire order online.
- Costume Kingdom: Use code CK10 at checkout for 10 percent off your favorite costumes. Spend more than $50 and you’ll also enjoy free shipping.
- Disney Store: Take 10 percent off orders over $50 or get free shipping if you spend $75 or more with the code SHIPMAGIC.
- HalloweenCostumes.com: Save 20 percent off your first order when you sign up with your email address.
- Halloween Express: Code SPOOKY25CJ17 saves customers 25 percent with no minimum order requirements.
- HalloweenMall.com: Take 10 percent off your order with code UgotSale.
- Kmart: For a limited time, Kmart is offering Halloween costumes 20 percent off with an additional 10 percent off when you type KBOO in the coupon code box at checkout.
- Party City: Take 20 percent off all in-store and online orders over $50 using coupon code RMN20. This offer is good for a limited time.
- Petco: Enjoy up to 25 percent off Petco’s Bootique Collection with no coupon code required. Find a great outfit for your pet using this and other stores’ 2017 Halloween costume ideas.
- Spirit Halloween: Code SAVE100S gets customers 20 percent off orders over $60. All orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.
- Wholesale Halloween Costumes: Take 10 percent off all orders and enjoy free shipping when orders total $59 or more with coupon WHTEN. Sign up with your email address to also get a coupon for $10 off your next order.
- PetSmart: Get 15 percent off of $100 or 10 percent off of any order $99 or under. There are no shipping charges when you use in-store pickup.
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Best Halloween Candy Deals
A Halloween candy sale is the best way to stock up on treats to give out to the kids in your neighborhood. Here’s a list of some of the best deals so you can buy more candy for less:
- Cheryl’s: Get 15 percent off cookies and treats for Halloween with code TAKE15 until Dec. 31.
- Dylan’s Candy Bar: Code KEEPQ3 gets you 25 percent off and free shipping if your order reaches a total of $75 or more.
- Fannie May: Use code 18860 to take 15 percent off Halloween candy and code 29978 for free shipping on orders over $59.
- Ghirardelli Chocolate: Take 20 percent off flavor-of-the-week orders. Check back each week to save on a different flavor. No coupon codes needed.
- BlairCandy.com: Type in code SWEETS at checkout for 5 percent off your Halloween candy order.
- WH Candy: Enjoy 20 percent off your order of $50 or more with code SAVE20.
- Candy Warehouse: Save big if you need to buy in bulk with code SWEET20 for $20 off $200 or SWEET50 for $50 off $500. All orders over $200 ship free with code FREESHIP200.
Best Halloween Décor and Gift Deals
Whether you want to spook the neighbors with scary lawn decorations or purchase a gift for a Halloween party, you’ll love saving with these deals:
- 1800Baskets.com: Save 20 percent off gift baskets with code 20GIFT.
- Cost Plus World Market: Enjoy 10 percent off any order — including Halloween supplies — with code SAVEBIG10.
- GourmetGiftBaskets.com: Get 10 percent off any order with code FALL17. This offer is good through Nov. 15.
- Improvements: Take 20 percent off your Halloween decor — or any type of home furnishings — purchase of $75 or more with code MM7W533.
- Kohl’s: Save with free shipping. Get free standard shipping with a $75 purchase. No promo code required.
- Overstock.com: New customers can save 10 percent off their Halloween decor order simply by clicking the “Activate” button on the website. Not a new customer? You can still save $20 off $300 orders and $50 off $600 orders.
- Plow & Hearth: Get all your Halloween home decor and pay only $4.99 for shipping when you spend $125 or more with code LS499PH or sign up for the company’s emails and get $10 off your next order.
- Redbox: Text code PUSH to 727272 to get a one-day DVD rental for free, making it affordable to watch your favorite horror movies.
- SmartFares: Enter code SFCHEAP15 to score $15 off cheap flights to visit your friends and loved ones for Halloween. This discount on travel is good until Dec. 31, 2023.
- Oriental Trading Post: Save up to 50 percent on Halloween supplies and combine that sale with code COUPON17 to receive free shipping if your order totals $49 or more.
- Home Depot: Take 15 percent off $75 or more on home decor using code BUYMOREDECOR at checkout.