I’m a huge fan of post-holiday sales. A collector by nature; I have perfected the art of purchasing items at 50-80% off the retail price a mere days after the special event is over. Then, I hoard like a penny-pinching maniac until the following year, when I break out my brand new Christmas decorations/ Easter baskets/ Valentine’s heart paraphernalia/ insert-holiday-or-occasion-here.
(The only caveat, I suppose, are the boxes of “stuff” in our storage room. Still, well worth it when the occasion rolls around, and I don’t have to spend full price on amazing decor!)
Today, I’m particularly loving the 75% off Halloween-themed costumes and decor at Loblaws and Superstore.
At a routine grocery run this morning, I was like a kid in a candy store – or, I suppose, a kid on Halloween – as I sifted through the goodies for cheap, cheap, cheap. The average deluxe costume was between $12.00-18.00, and the accessories? Don’t even get me started. If you’ve got extra room under the stairs, the time to stock up is NOW.
Pictured above: Our local Loblaws had enough Halloween outfits to dress a small army. Most were the indoors type, but quite a few were extra warm for wearing over clothes outside. Sizes ranged from Infants to Children’s XL.
Did I mention that this is a NO TAX weekend? Indeed! So, the 34¢ buckets below cost me just that, and not a penny more. I picked up six, and now I have a new place to stash the boys’ crayons, mini cars, art supplies and more. Great deal!
Next, I can’t resist a Pumpkin Carving Kit for $1.24, especially one that comes with tools, stencils and stickers. Here’s an idea for parents who have a child’s birthday in the beginning of October – grab a handful of these for next year’s loot bags! They’re also a great little gift to distribute “just because” at the office, at play groups, or to your favourite neighbours. I’ve got a stack stashed in my closet!
Now upon entering the store, we were greeted by a talking butler and skull. Seriously, the thing was taller than I am. It was creeptastic and my husband instantly put on his “please can we get this?” face.
I became remarkably warmer towards ol’ Jeeves when I found out he was only $32.24. A steal! He’s huge, he talks, his skull lights up red and the original ticket price on the box says $129. And, if you’re not loving him, you may be partial to his friend with a candy bowl.
There were tons of Halloween accessories and decor for just a few bucks. I’m really not fond of spiders, but Reid was most taken with the “Fooky Fider” (his pronunciation, not the product name!) that drops down from the ceiling for just $1.94. There was a plethora of decorations for starting at just 44¢. I mean really, how can you resist?
Tell us, have you purchased Halloween items on clearance this year? Where did you find the deals?