To help slash spending, consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch, offers budget-friendly tips for cutting one of the biggest expenses of all; costume costs.
1. Browse your closet for costume creations. Old clothes and even curtains and sheets can be transformed into festive attire. Unworn shirts can be cut up for a sash or vest, a bridesmaids dress makes a great princess or prom queen costume and an oversized orange sweatshirt is the perfect pumpkin for your child. Be creative & browse the internet for DYI ideas.
2. Search thrift stores for inexpensive costumes and accessories. Buying old clothes not only saves money but also helps green-up the environment. Don’t forget to look for used costumes on the internet at Craigslist or eBay.
3. Use online coupons for costume savings. Sites like PromotionalCodes.com and CouponWinner.com offer hundreds of money-saving coupons for costumes, decorations, accessories, candy and more. Search the sites’ Halloween category to find the best deals quickly and easily.
4. Organize a costume swap. Get with friends to trade kid and adult costumes or coordinate a swap within your neighborhood or at your office. Not only will others appreciate the money-saving idea, but you’ll likely score a great costume for free!
5. Buy next year’s costume at extremely discounted prices after Halloween. Start saving for next year now and shop after the haunting celebration to score anywhere from 60 to 80% off of costumes and accessories.
Andrea Woroch has shared her savvy savings tips with media across the country and has appeared on TV & radio shows like ABC News NOW Good Money, NBC Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough, FOX Good Day LA, Home & Family Finance Radio and many others.
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