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Ghostly Savings – Discounts for Halloween Preparations
Including Discounts on Decorations, Costumes, Supplies and Candy
Date: October 15, 2010
Author: David Smidt, SeniorDiscounts

Halloween is just around the corner and many of us will be preparing to receive those little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night. Better yet, some us may even be getting our own children and grandchildren ready for their Halloween trick or treating.

Here some of the discounts that can help with your Halloween preparations like candy, costumes and decorations.

Decorations and Supplies:

Factory Card and Party Outlet:
Receive 10% off every Wednesday at most locations. The age requirement and the day of the discount can vary at some locations, so you may want to call or ask at a local store for details.

Savers – Value Village:
Savers has a senior discount program available at many of its locations, although not all participate. The discount is usually on Wednesdays and is good for as 10% to 40% off their used merchandise. The age requirement may vary by store but usually is around 55 years of age.

ShopKo offers a discount of 15 % on most items to individuals 55 and older. The discount is available once a month and is advertised in the local paper or at the local store.


Goodwill Industries and Salvation Army:
You may be able to piece together a great costume at Goodwill and Salvation Army. Stores that offer a discount typically give seniors 55 and older anywhere from 10% to 20% off and are usually good only on certain days of the week, most commonly Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Age requirement may vary by location.

Hancock Fabrics:
If you plan to make a costume this year, seniors 55 and older receive a 10% discount, usually on the first Wednesday of each month. But may vary by location.

Candy and Other Supplies:

Here are some tips to help with the cost of stocking up on candy and other goodies for those little ghosts and goblins.

Most grocery stores only offer their senior discount on certain days of the week, typically a Tuesday or Wednesday. You can expect to receive about a 10% discount, and some stores may offer even more substantial discounts on their own store branded items. If you plan to have an adult party this year, restrictions may apply to products like alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, but it never hurts to ask.

Below are a few examples of discounts offered at some national and regional chains, but don’t forget to check with your local grocer. Many co-ops and family owned grocery stores provide the best discounts.

Bi-Lo Grocery Store - Located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Save an extra 5% with the Senior Bonuscard every Wednesday.

Foodland - Some Foodland Stores offer a senior discount of 5% one day a week. The day of the discount, discount amount and age requirement varies for each store.

Fry's Food & Drug - Located in Arizona, shoppers 55 or older save 10% on the total food bill on the first Wednesday of every month. Must be a member of the Fry's VIP Club.

Harris Teeters Grocery Store - Located in the Southeast US. Shoppers 60+ save 5% on groceries every Tuesday. Not all stores participate. Age requirements vary by location.

Kroger Grocery Stores - Kroger provides the Senior Citizen Reward Club. Seniors receive a 10% discount off of the total purchases on the first Wednesday of every month. Discount not available in all stores in all areas. See your KROGER store for more details.

Meijer – Meijer offers a Senior Discount Day featuring 15% off General Merchandise. Senior Discount Days usually occur Monday or Tuesday.

Pamida Discount Centers - Shoppers 55 and older can save 10% on most items during select discount days. Contact your local Pamida store for dates and details.

Price Chopper - Customers 60+ receive special discounts and offers with the Senior AdvantEdge program. Visit a local store or the web site for details.

Ralph’s Grocery Store - Located mainly in California, seniors 60+ save 10% on Ralph’s Private Label Products.

Shop N’ Save – Located in the Midwest, many locations offer a 10% discount one day a week.

We hope these discounts help save you some money this Halloween. Have a great Halloween.

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