So, this year, I filled our candy bowl for just under $12. How? I bought 6 packs of 8-boxes of individual raisin containers. I added with 1.5 pounds of bulk caramel candies from our warehouse grocery (Woodmans). At $1.99 pound it was a steal. In the past I've always bought a few pounds of the bulk candy, far cheaper than the "special" Halloween bags that line the store aisles, but this year I opted for some healthy options. We don't have much use for lots of leftover candies, and avoiding waste is key in a frugal home.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Frugal Halloween Treats
Halloween is just around the corner, and stores are bursting with colorful packages of candies. Individual portions, bulging bags, and prices that cause a frugal shopper to ask "really?". This frugal shopper took an alternative route this year. Half inspired by a desire not to spend a fortune to fill a candy bowl for kids that may or may not show up, and half imposed by our recent decision to limit our 3 year old's consumption of sugar.