Cost Cutting Tips for Halloween


By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend an average of sixty-six-dollars on Halloween this year! But with many families looking for ways to save money, local stores that depend on Halloween sales have found their sales struggling. Susan Buhler who owns Poindexters is hoping that this year might be different.

"This year we as Poindexters have rentals and we're really pushing the rentals this year because we know we can give people a better value, a better price, we're offering 25% discounts on our rents in the month of September, get people kind of thinking that way and I will offer some discounts in October but September will be the biggest discount month."

Buhler is hoping those specials will drives sales by encouraging Halloween goers to shop early, but with the struggling economy, some parents are still looking for ways to save.

As a parent, Tiffany Sievers is looking for some ways to save some cash this Halloween season. "I have three boys so I'll probably reuse costumes from last year. It's a good way to save money."

Buhler told us that families looking to save money should shop smart this Halloween Season. "Well of course shopping smart and getting the discount items. I know we're marking a lot of our stuff down that was from previous years, something we don't always do in the past but we will this year."

Other good tips for saving money this Halloween include borrowing costumes from friends or just making a homemade costume. For a list of 100 homemade costume ideas, visit

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