Sweet Savings: Candy Coupons and Deals

Posted on 10/10/2008

Halloween looks like a bright spot for the economy. According to the National Retail Federation, spending for this spooky holiday will reach $5.77 billion with the average person unloading $66.54 on Halloween stuff like costumes, decorations and of course, candy. The average person will spend over $20 on mini chocolate bars and tiny boxes of Nerds. If you plan to snag some sugar to hand out to all of those Hannah Montanas and super heroes that knock on your door, we’ve got some candy coupons and deals that add up to some sweet savings.

Hit Your Local Pharmacy
CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens—they’re all competing for your candy dollars. Weekly ads already highlight deep discounts. At CVS this week it’s buy 1 get 1 free on Hershey’s snack size candy. At Rite Aid fun size bagged candy is $1.99 a bag.

Shop Online
Online retailers are offering some pretty sweet deals on candy. At OrientalTrading.com pick up some cherry filled gumball eyes for $3.74. That’s just $.05 a piece. Plus you’ll earn points from the kiddies for the gross-factor.

Candy Warehouse
If you want lots of selection head to CandyWarehouse.com. They’ve got over 2500 kinds of candy with lots of Halloween treats. Get 5% off your order with the coupon code BARGAINIST15. They’re also offering $5 off any order of more than $35. These offers expire October 17, 2008.

Buy Bulk
Expecting lots of trick-or-treaters? Try buying in bulk. Now through October 31, save $15 when you spend $39 on select Halloween candy at Amazon.com. Use the promotional code CDY08OCT when you check out and look for items with free shipping.

Hold Out
If you can wait until just before Halloween to stock up on your goodies, you’ll get the best bargains. Most stores start slashing prices the week of October 31. You’ll get a lot more sugar for your buck.

By Alison Storm

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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