Call me ghoulish, but I really love (the day after) Halloween.
Why is November 1st one of my favorite days of the year?
Because the sales are AWESOME!
- Costumes are typically 50 – 90% off. Target has them at 50% off right after Halloween, and they usually go down to 75% off a few days later. I’ve also scored great costume deals at CVS ($2.50 for a Ninja costume that five years later is *still* in our dress-up bin). Old Navy and Children’s Place usually have adorable baby costumes for $5 or less. Save these finds for Purim or give them as gifts for Chanukah.
- Candy is cheap, cheap, cheap after Halloween. And if you’ve printed all the candy coupons that have been out lately, you can probably even get some bags for FREE. Target, CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid are my favorite sources, but keep your eyes peeled for bargains at the grocery store, too!
- Fresh pumpkins will be clearanced at the grocery store for pennies on the dollar. Wash them, bake them, freeze them … and enjoy some delicious pumpkin all winter long. I love it in soup, cookies or my favorite pumpkin bread/muffins.
In addition, be on the lookout for clearance on anything that is remotely Halloween themed – like orange napkins or paper towels with pumpkins on them. I’ve even seen Oreos with orange stuffing at Target for 90% off!
What about you? Do you love the day after Halloween, too? Will you be hitting the stores tomorrow or later this week?
This post originally appeared in 2011. I still love the day-after Halloween sales!