Start Shopping For Halloween Now For The Best Deals And Selection
Alpharetta and Milton stores already have costumes and decorations displayed, so look for the deals.
It may seem early to start thinking about Halloween, but it is right around the corner. The costumes are in stores and fall decor is everywhere. But, the best part of shopping early for Halloween are the deals and selection that you will find by doing so.
Jo-ann's has 40 percent off of a lot of costumes and accessories. These include wigs, wings, capes, and full costumes. Some of the cute toddler bugs, animals and princess outfits are marked down to between $14 and $20 after this 40 percent discount. Parents can buy complete sets or piece together outfits from the huge selection of accessories. Those with sewing abilities will find a huge selection of Halloween costume patterns and fabric at the store. Party items and home decor for the festive holiday is also on sale at this 40 percent off discount. the sale is scheduled to run through Saturday for sure but could be extended according to one store employee.
Michael's has some spooky Halloween decor for parties and to decorate the house for festive occasions. Parents who like to bake for the holiday will find sprinkles, molds, icing and decorations for all kinds of treats. The store even has a Halloween style gingerbread house to put together and decorate for around $10. There are a few printable coupons here that can be used if you shop before Saturday is over. The store has been pretty good about releasing new ones each week so expect more coupons to come out next week as well.
Old Navy has many of their Halloween items in stock. Socks and T-shirts are starting off at a discounted price. Costumes at this store tend to sell out quickly in many sizes each year because they are cute, complete, and priced very well. The most expensive costume that I saw was under $30 still after all of the accessories needed were purchased. Kids are sure to stay warm and have fun in the many plush designs, sweatshirts and festive items. Sign up on their website for emails and they will email you a coupon to use right away as well as one around your birthday. If someone in your family has a birthday coming soon, this is a great person to sign up.
Gymboree has their Halloween line already marked down 30 percent off of the original prices. The most expensive costume that I saw at this store was under $40. they have complete outfits for little girls and boys that are not costumes, but still very festive. Hoodies and shirts are under $20 each and accessories for boys and girls are all on sale. Costumes range from werewolves to ballerinas and everything in between for kids. The quality at Gymboree is great for those who like to bring the costumes and holiday clothing to consignment stores after the season is over or to pass on to younger relatives.
Halloween Spirits Superstore is open in the Alpha Soda, Starbucks shopping center on the corner of Haynes Bridge and Old Milton. The warehouse is huge. Costumes, accessories and decor can be bought in every style and theme that you can think of. This store has many higher priced and detailed costumes and accessories and while they are not having a sale, if you are looking for something hard to find, this place may save you time and gas money from driving all around town hunting for that perfect Halloween item.
Target has a wide variety of costumes in style and quality. The range is huge and full costume sets can be found for between $20 and $60 that I saw. Shoppers can find deluxe higher quality pieces as well as cheap throw away after the holiday type of pieces here. Some of the home decor is marked at 10 percent off right now. The benefit of Target is that there are so many stores. If you see what you want at one store and they do not have the size that you want or you need more, there are always more Target stores to shop at that are not too far of a drive. This store will get very picked over as the holiday approaches. The aisles become a madhouse with people and costumes everywhere. If this is where you like to buy your costumes, shop early and try to shop at off peak hours to avoid the craziness of it.
Party City is of course also a great place to shop for Halloween. Like the other big stores, the closer to Halloween it gets, the busier the store gets. This is the best place to get the decorations and supplies needed if you are having a party. Their paper goods and party serve ware are the cheapest here overall. The selection of costumes for baby through adults is huge. They have walls of pictures of costumes and shoppers tell the employees which costume they would like to see. The nice part about the system at Party City is that the costumes do not end up on the ground and a mess with missing pieces by the time the holiday rolls around like they do at many other stores. The employees handle the costumes for customers and they stay more organized than at some of the other self serve big stores. Sign up at their website for emails and discounts to be sent directly to you or use this coupon before the month of September ends.
Walmart is the place to go for inexpensive costumes and accessories. They have a selection similar to Target and like Target, the place will be a madhouse and a mess by the time the holiday rolls around. But, it is the best place to buy trinkets for hHalloween goodie bags, trick or treaters and classroom parties. This store has the cheapest and largest selection of little objects for Halloween that the kids love. They also sell decorations that are often good buys.
If you are a Costco member, I suggest that this is the place to go to buy the candy needed for trick or treaters this year. I was pleasantly surprised at the prices and selection of candy at the store. I think that this is the cheapest price for the quantity anywhere around.
Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS will have holiday items all season long. They will have cute items for your kids if you give them treats on Halloween. Charactor candies and decorations as well as trick or treat bags are available there and the prices are very low. Shoppers can get last minute make up and accessories at reasonable prices without the rush of the bigger chain stores. Check the coupon books as you enter the store because the deals will change weekly and there are often coupons that the cashiers do not remember to tell you about when yoiu check out that can save you money.
Starting early and watching for sales and discounts can make getting ready for Halloween a lot less scary for your wallet.