If you haven't purchased Halloween candy yet... good news! Today's the best day to do it to save money. Researchers say in the last two years, candy prices are the cheapest FOUR DAYS before Halloween. The worst day is This Monday, October 30th, when it can cost 42% more.
People will spend an average of $80 on Halloween this year. $22 on candy, $27 on our costume, $21 on decorations, and about $10 on other stuff.
Some stores will increase their prices this weekend, and there might be less of a selection.
If you can't get to the store, don't panic. Unless you're handing out truckloads of chocolate, we're only talking about a few bucks. Another survey found the average person who's handing out candy this year will spend $22 on it.
The states where people spend the most on candy are Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, Utah, and California. The states that spend the least are Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama, and Colorado.
Young people spend the most on their costumes, an average of $66. People in their 50s and 60s spend the least, an average of just $3. Obviously you can't buy a costume for three bucks. That's just the average. Meaning most of them won't spend anything.
Source: BankOnCIT.com / Ibotta.com