Halloween

10% Off Halloween Costumes at Kohl’s

October 18, 2011
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10% Off Halloween Costumes at Kohl’s

Sorry; this deal has expired! Have you figured out yet what you’re going to be for Halloween? And have you started shopping for your costume yet? If you’re looking to save some dough on costume, Kohls.com is offering my readers at 10% off discount on Halloween costumes through October 21st only when ordered online. Kohl’s has Halloween costumes for adults (that’s “Where’s Waldo?” at left), kids, and even pets (below). To get that 10% discount, be sure to use the code SCARY10 at checkout. Here is a link to Kohl’s online Halloween costume headquarters. You might also enjoy (Note:...

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Need a Halloween Costume Cheap? Check Your Local Thrift Store

October 26, 2010
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A few weeks ago I got a package from The Savers stores’ PR team with a Snooki wig in it. Well, actually it said “Jersey Shore Girl,” but one look at that “bump” in the hair and you knew exactly which Jersey Shore girl this was. (My daughter had fun trying on the wig with her friends, taking pictures and posting them on Facebook. However, none of them actually wanted to use that wig as part of their Halloween costume.) Seems that this gal from “Jersey Shore” is supposed to be one of the hot costumes for Halloween 2010,...

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4 Frugal Finds for Halloween

October 3, 2010
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4 Frugal Finds for Halloween

This morning you can watch me on the 10! Show on NBC 10 Philadelphia. I’ll be discuss frugal ways to celebrate Halloween. Wondering why they’re having a Halloween segment so early in the month? Because we wanted to time it for this Saturday’s Green Halloween costume swap. That is, on October 9th, there will be costume swaps going on nationwide so parents can trade in last year’s costume and swap them for a new one–for free! With this in mind I got to thinking about other ways we could take a frugal approach to Halloween, and here are 4...

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5 Frugal Ways to Reuse Halloween Candy

November 3, 2009
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5 Frugal Ways to Reuse Halloween Candy

This is what my friend’s dining room table looked like after trick or treating on Saturday night. Clearly, she has more candy than any one family could ever need. But, hey, if you’re watching your pennies, that is free candy after all. So how do you make the most of it? Here are 5 frugal ways to reuse Halloween candy. 1. Freeze it for later use. Toss the chocolate candy in the freezer so it doesn’t melt or spoil before you can enjoy it. When you get a sweet craving, you’ll know where your stash is (albeit cold but...

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3 Ways to Green Halloween

October 27, 2009
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3 Ways to Green Halloween

It’s no surprise that when you try to green your Halloween, you’ll likely save some money, too. Here are 3 quick ways you can make this Halloween a bit more eco-friendly; these tips are courtesy of my friend Jodi Helmer, author of the awesome book The Green Year (Alpha Books, 2008), which provides 365 simple and inexpensive green ideas for each day of the year. 1. Green the goodies: Think of all the candy wrappers that one little goblin throws in the trash – then multiply that number by the millions of trick-or-treaters who are happily gobbling up their...

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3 DIY Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

October 26, 2009
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3 DIY Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

Whenever possible I try to spend as little as possible on my kids’ Halloween costumes. That’s why I really appreciate these three DIY Halloween costumes-on-the-cheap ideas from the folks at iVillage. While they’re designed for kids, I think any grown up could pull one of these off, too. 1. Bunch of Grapes Start with: Purple or green sweatsuit or leotard, green or purple balloons, brown tights or leggings. Add on: Blow up small purple or green balloons and carefully pin the ends of them to your kid’s sweatsuit or leotard, and you’re all set. 2. Tiger Lily (as in...

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Don't Let Halloween Spending Spook You

September 30, 2008
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About once a week I check the traffic reports for my blog. This helps me to get a better sense of the kinds of articles that visitors to this blog read the most–and what kinds of posts I should write in the future to continue drawing more readers to my site. For some reason this week visits to last year’s posts on Halloween spiked. They were in the top 5! So I’m guessing that, with October right around the corner (hey, it’s October tomorrow!), people are starting to think about how they can stay sane financially–and be green–this Halloween....

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Halloween Spending Can Get Frightening

September 24, 2007
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Move over Christmas: Halloween is turning into a major shopping holiday, with Americans expected to spend $5 billion dollars in 2007 on this spooky celebration, so says a National Retail Federation study on consumers’ Halloween spending habits. Broken down it comes out to just under $65 per person. That’s a number that can give a frugal gal like me a fright. The challenge for us this year will be to allow our girls to enjoy Halloween without feeling like we overspent and they didn’t get ripped off. Plus, I’ve got to stay true to my green mission. Here are...

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