Last night we went to Target for food and strayed off into the clearance aisles, where Halloween candy, costumes, decorations. etc. are now 75 percent off.
Even if you don't celebrate Halloween, the costumes and trinkets are great for birthday parties and other family events. Or if you do celebrate Halloween, stock up now for Halloween 2007.
Here's what we found:
0range & Black mugs: original price: $1 clearance markdown: 25 cents
Angel Costumes: (Really fancy,with gold wings for my daughter to wear on Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrated with costumes) original price: $20 sale price: $5.00
Pet Costume: Yoda (for our dog...don't ask: the kids pleaded; we gave in. ) original price: $10 sale price: $2.50
There are also decorations (great for a haunted house birthday party theme for kids), paper goods (buy either orange or black & use the items for non-Halloween parties) and cheap, cheap candy for goodie bags.
I heard that the post-seasonal prices at Target usually go down to 90 percent off by Mid-November. But the Halloween stuff is already getting pretty picked over.
That's the deal at Target, I imagine that Kmart, Wal-Mart and the other big boxes are also having aggressive post-Halloween sales.
The Frugal Duchess Boutique