Whether you’re the one getting dressed up or you have to dress your children, purchasing costumes can be very expensive. Here are five ways you can save money this year!
Be flexible. The more flexibility you have with the Halloween costume you or your children wear, the easier it will be to find one that fits your budget! For example, if the costume your child has selected is very expensive…you can try to re-create it at home! If that’s not possible – look for cheaper, comparable options at your local department stores.
Visit your local consignment shop. You can find some great deals on costumes at consignment shops. Some of these costumes might have only been worn once or twice – or not at all!
Accept hand-me-downs. If you have friends and family with children around the same age, you should check to see if you can borrow their costumes from the previous year. In return, offer them your child’s past costumes. Everyone gets the fun of wearing a “new” costume without having to spend a dime!
Be creative. If you’re crafty, you can design and create your child’s costume for a fraction of the price. Take advantage of discounted fabric, dollar store materials and clothing items you no longer use. Click here for a list of 39 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas!
Search for discounts. Costumes and other Halloween merchandise go on sale immediately after the holiday. You can save 50% or more if you purchase costumes and put them away for next year!
If you’d rather not wait until after Halloween to save, check out Benefits Plus® for discounted Gift and eGift cards. Once you upgrade your SeaComm Basic Checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking, you’ll gain access to a variety of savings at numerous retail stores. Click here to learn more, or stop by your nearest SeaComm branch to enroll!
For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.