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SAVING YOU MONEY-- Halloween Costumes

Stacy Case

   The average person spends $30 on a Halloween costume.  That's a scary price especially when you pile on candy and everything else that comes with the holiday. 
   I found costumes for as low as $2.99 at Goodwill stores across the Midstate. Goodwill charges about a fifth of what you'd pay retail.  Frankenstein and Dorothy costumes at Goodwill for example were $2.99 to $3.99.  I checked a popular local retailer and those same two costumes were each $29.99.
   Consignment shops and sales are another GREAT way to save on costumes. Their prices run $4.99 to $9.99.  Many are still in the package and well taken care of.
   Other great ways to save?  Costume swap with friends and family or  check Freecycle and Craigslist for other low cost options.
   One final money saving idea?  Download the Shop Savvy app or any barcode scanner app on your smartphone if you're planning to shop retail.  You can compare prices on costumes anywhere while you shop.

   Here are helpful links.  Enjoy~