Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

What to Buy in October

Posted on October 06, 2017 by Laura Lam

When it comes to shopping, October is an odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday extravaganza. But there are plenty of October deals to be had. The best buys range from leftover items from previous months to goods discounted in advance of the big shopping days to come. Halloween Stuff – Unless you bought a costume and decorations last November, when prices were at their lowest, be on the lookout for bargains this month. The closer the holiday, the bigger the deals, as retailers try to clear the shelves by Halloween. However you won’t find many…

A Treat for Economy: Higher Halloween Sales

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Laura Lam

Halloween spending is expected to top $8.4 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the most since tracking began 11 years ago.  Its survey found more than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, spending an average of $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Handing out candy is the most popular Halloween activity, with 70% planning to greet trick-or-treaters at the door. Consumers planning to dole out sweet treats are predicted to spend 5.5% more on Halloween candy compared to last year, bringing the anticipated total spend to $3.8 billion – or $30.60 per household. If realized,…

What to Buy in October

Posted on October 03, 2016 by Laura Lam

When it comes to shopping, October is an odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday extravaganza. But there are plenty of October deals to be had. The best buys range from leftover items from previous months to goods discounted in advance of the big shopping days to come. Cheapism outlines this month’s steals and deals. Halloween Stuff – Unless you thought way ahead and bought a costume and decorations last November, when prices were at their lowest, be on the lookout for bargains this month. The closer the holiday, the bigger the deals,…

By the Numbers: Halloween 2015

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Saldutti

Halloween is right around the corner, and while you frantically look for a costume or the perfect party (it falls on a Saturday this year, so you have no excuse), you’re joining millions of Americans as they put their consumer dollars to use. The National Retail Federation projects we’ll be spending a solid $6.89 billion on Halloween this year on everything from paper ghosts and Snickers bars to costumes for our kids and dogs. Here are your Halloween ’15 facts by the numbers: $6.9 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending in the U.S. expected for 2015 64%: Americans who plan to celebrate Halloween this year…

November 1: The New Black Friday?

Posted on November 03, 2014 by Saldutti

A number of Americans are not pleased with the growing number of retailers who plan to roll out Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. Part of the disgust with stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s and Staples (which are opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night), is the idea that they’re ruining what was once a blissfully shopping-free holiday.  A large portion of the population is also turned off in general by “Christmas creep,” the relentless expansion of the most promotion-heavy, consumerism-crazed of seasons. Kmart has started airing Christmas ads within days of Labor Day weekend for the past two years, and…

By the Numbers: Halloween 2014

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Saldutti

Halloween continues to be one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year.  In fact, Halloween is the fourth most popular holiday that gets consumers to open up their pocketbook—next to Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, according to Alliance Data Retail Services.  In a recent National Retail Federation (NRF) Halloween survey, more than 66% of consumers said they will purchase costumes this year – the most in the survey’s 11 year history. To help you get ready for the ghosts, goblins, ninja turtles, and Elsas who are about to invade your front doorstep, here is…

Leftover Halloween Candy?

Posted on November 01, 2013 by Saldutti

Another Halloween has come and gone, and now you are left with pillow cases full of treats or mounds of candy piled by the door. Your household cannot possibly eat that much candy–even if your children beg to differ. Here are some things you can do with your leftover Halloween candy, courtesy of Parenting magazine and Fox News. Freeze it – Have you ever had a frozen Snickers bar? They are delicious, and will taste a lot better if you save them for a time when you aren’t candied-out from trick-or-treating. Chocolates freeze well, but if you aren’t sure which…

Halloween 2013: Costumes, History, Myths & More

Posted on October 31, 2013 by Saldutti

Halloween 2013 should be less scary in the United States than last year’s holiday, when the monstrous Hurricane Sandy savaged parts of the U.S. Northeast. Despite the storm, 2012 featured record participation and spending that, even with a small 2013 downturn, show Halloween’s steady growth as a prominent date on the American social calendar.  Today’s mix of parties, pranks, and profit is a far cry from Halloween’s ancient origins. Over the centuries the celebration has seen a lot of changes, and NationalGeographic.com has summed them up here for you. Pagan Progenitor – Halloween’s origins date back more than 2,000 years….

Halloween By the Numbers

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Saldutti

The first of the major shopping holidays is upon us. In fact, Halloween is the fourth most popular holiday that gets consumers to open up their pocketbook – next to Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, according to Alliance Data Retail Services (ADRS), a marketing and customer loyalty solutions provider. Here’s a glance at Halloween by the numbers, complied by Forbes.com.  158 million: Consumers who will participate in 2013 Halloween activities; down from 170 million in 2012 86.1: Percent of those say they will spend less overall on Halloween this year, and in particular 32.7% will buy less candy while 18.1% will…

Sweet Savings on Halloween

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Saldutti

With a little over a week left until Halloween, it’s time to start stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, though we are well aware that this can be a costly venture.  According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $2.08 billion on Halloween treats this year.  Thankfully, there’s no award for having the best or biggest candy bars in your neighborhood, so if being budget-conscious is your utmost concern this Halloween, Eversave’s blog offers some tips to help you stay on track. Opt for sugar-based snacks over chocolates. While the kids’ dentists probably won’t…