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Halloween Saving Tips

Authored By: Tyler Stevenson on 10/6/2023

The holiday season is officially here as October brings about Halloween and other fall fun activities before the traditional holiday season arrives in November. While the last three months of the year can be a drain on your wallet, utilizing some cost-savings tips for your goblins and ghouls will pay off for your turkeys and stocking stuffers!

Costume Thrift Shopping

Why spend $50 or more on an outfit you will only wear a few times between parties and trick-or-treating activities? Check around your home for some things you can turn into a costume or make a trip to your local thrift store for some clothing deals.

Skip the House Décor

Do you need all the bells and whistles with that blow-up pumpkin or the flying witch? Try some home-crafted DIY decorations to stick around your door or visit a discount store to find seasonal décor that won’t cause you to drop your candy bucket.


It’s a constant battle of how much candy to have on hand for the trick-or-treaters, especially with the last couple of years. Supplement the candy you buy (bulk is best) with some alternatives like stickers, bracelets or spider rings. Just stay away from the tooth brushes…unless you’re a dentist.


While the fall décor starts to hit the shelves once school is back in session, think twice before buying your pumpkins to set on your porch and when you make those jack-o-lanterns. They have more of a chance to rot if you carve them and put them out too early, and you might have to get another one before Halloween rolls around.

Be on the lookout for free events

The rise of trunk-or-treats and other community events has turned Halloween into a 2-4 week affair. There are lots of free events in communities, so skip the haunted houses and bring the kids to an event near you.

Our Maplecrest branch will be participating in a trunk-or-treat with the St. Joseph Township on Oct. 21 while our Corinth location will be handing out treats on Oct. 24 at the Alcorn County Parks Trail of Treats event. Be on the lookout for photos on our social media channels afterwards! We will see you there!

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