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50% Off Half Price Halloween Candy Deals

There are 4 times per year to buy bagged candy: the week after Valentine’s Day, the week after Easter, the week after Halloween, and the week after Christmas. Hershey, Nestle, Mars, Wonka, and other major candy companies all create special candy assortments to commemorate these holidays. Usually, the candy isn’t anything special, but the packaging makes it unique to the particular holidays. Beginning the day after the holiday, this candy is no longer marketable. It cannot be sold at full price because the packaging is outdated. It cannot be saved and resold the following year because it would become stale long before then. Starting on the day after Halloween (November 1), Halloween candy is sold at 1/2 price or otherwise discounted significantly.

Many stores will be offering Halloween candy at 50% off. In my area, Walmart, Kmart, Target, and Walgreens are good places to search. Readers in other parts of the country have told me the Kroger family stores also offer half price Halloween candy: Ralphs, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Fry’s, QFC Quality Food Centers, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, and Pay Less Super Markets. Others have mentioned Cub Foods, Rainbow, Albertsons, Publix, Safeway/Von’s, Osco/Jewel, Cashwise/Coborns, A&P, CVS, and RiteAid. Basically, 1/2 price Halloween candy is likely to show up at any supermarket, drug store, or large discount retailer. You might have to do some searching, but a deal like this is worth it!

One more thing: if you’re going to take advantage of these half price Halloween candy sales, do so quickly. The “good stuff” always goes within a few days. Come early and you’ll find Kit Kats, Twix, Snickers, Milky Ways, Reese’s, Three Musketeers, and M&Ms for 50% off. Wait too long and there will be nothing left besides suckers and the goopy glop that nobody wants. If you’re a true CheapoLifer, half the fun is the hunt and finding the deal. Make plans now to be there on November 1st for half price Halloween candy!

List of Halloween Kids Eat FREE Meals October 31

Once again this year, several restaurants are providing free kids meals or hosting “Kids Eat Free” promotions on Halloween. The idea is a good one. Not only does it save mom and dad some money, it also allows the little ghosts and goblins to enjoy a real dinner before they stuff themselves with candy. In most cases, purchase of an adult meal at regular price is required in order to get the free Kids Meal. In some cases, kids can eat free not only on Halloween, but also on the days surrounding the holiday. Costumes are required at some locations. Here’s the list for 2016:

Arby’s offers free dessert on Halloween at select locations. Present this coupon and choose a cookie, turnover, or Jr. Shake. Valid Monday, October 31 only. Not valid in conjunction with any other special promotional offer.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s has a free Kids Meal for children in costume. Plus, kids receive a free trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies. One free Kids Meal per adult entrée purchase. Offer valid Monday, October 31 only.

Bertuccis has a free Kids Meal for children in costume. Purchase of an adult meal priced at $10.99 or greater and this coupon are required. Offer valid October 29-30-31.

Cici’s Pizza has a free Kids Buffet for kids in costume. Purchase of an adult buffet and regular drink is required. Present this coupon to your cashier to get the deal. Promotion valid October 28-29-30-31.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant allows kids to eat free on Halloween with purchase of a regularly priced adult meal. Offer valid October 31 only.

Crispers has free kids meals with the purchase of any adult entrée (large sandwich, whole sandwich, flatbread, or flatbread salad.) Offer valid October 31 only for children in costume. Limit 1 kids meal per paid adult meal.

IHOP will be serving free Scary Face Pancakes to kids age 12 and under. Promotion valid October 31 from 7:00AM-10:00PM. Limit of one free pancake per child.

Joe’s Crab Shack has free kids menu entrees for children 13 and under in costume with the purchase of an adult meal. Present this coupon to your server. Limit 3 free kids meals per party, per visit. Offer valid October 31 only.

Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts to kids in costume. Limit one free donut per child. Offer valid October 31 only at participating locations.

Luby’s invites kids 10 and under to eat free with purchase of an adult combo. Offer valid October 31 only.

McAlister’s Deli is offering TWO free Kids Meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Offer limited to children age 12 and under. Offer valid October 29-30-31.

Here are a few more kids meal deals. These aren’t free, but a great deal nonetheless:

Chipotle has their annual “BOORITO” special, starting at 3:00PM. Kids in costume can get a burrito, salad, bowl, or an order of tacos for just $3.00. No coupon or additional purchase is required. Offer valid Monday, October 31.

Sonic Drive-In has their annual 50-cent Halloween corn dogs. Offer valid throughout the entire Halloween weekend: October 29-30-31.

These special Halloween promotional deals can and do vary by location. Please call ahead to confirm participation by your local restaurant before heading out. As you can see, there are lots of opportunities for kids to eat free this Halloween!

IHOP FREE Halloween Scary Face Pancake

IHOP means International House of Pancake. But on October 31, IHOP means kids eat a FREE Scary Face Pancake for Halloween! The Scary Face pancake comes with one of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, a whipped topping mouth, a glazed strawberry nose and a set of delicious decorations: two mini-Oreo cookies to create eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to add teeth or fangs. Bring the kids in to IHOP this Halloween!

Offer valid only on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 7:00-10:00PM at participating restaurants. One per child, 12 and under. Dine-in only. Most IHOP locations will be open regular hours on Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) and open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24.)

Chipotle Halloween $3 BOORITO Burrito After 3PM

The Chipotle Halloween BOORITO will return for 2016! Come in after 3:00PM on Halloween and enjoy a BOORITO for only $3.00. To get it, just dress up in costume. Unlike previous years, there is no theme for 2016. Just put on your costume, come in after 3, and enjoy your $3 burrito.

If you’d rather have a bowl, salad, or order of tacos, those are also just $3.00 on October 31. Just be sure to dress up for Halloween to receive your $3 Boorito burrito, salad, bowl, or tacos. No coupon required to enjoy this special promotional offer. Just show up in costume to get this deal. Once again this year, all money raised from Boorito sales, up to 1 million dollars, will be donated to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Chipotle’s $3 Boorito deal is valid only on Monday, October 31, 2016 at participating restaurants. Most Chipotle locations will be open regular hours on Halloween (Monday, October 31) and open regular hours on Veterans Day (Friday, November 11.)

Check the WEIGHT for Best Halloween Candy Price

It’s time to stock up on Halloween candy. But how do you know you’re getting the best deal? There’s a bewildering assortment of brands, package sizes, and prices. Those big Halloween candy bags boast about how many pieces they contain. You’ll see this information displayed prominently on the front of the package: “55 PIECES”, “200 PIECES”, “250 PIECES”, and so on. Dividing the selling price by the number of pieces will give you the cost per piece of Halloween candy. But the size of the pieces varies greatly. Some are mini-size or fun-size bars while others are only bite-sized. How do you determine the best sale price for bags of Halloween candy? Simple. CHECK THE WEIGHT!

By law, all solid food items sold in the U.S. must contain the net weight near the bottom front of the package. This is the only true measure of how much product you are receiving. Do the math. Divide the price by the weight indicated on the package. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right if you’re using a dollars and cents amount as the price ($9.88, for example.) This gives your cost in cents per ounce of Halloween candy. Now, you can compare different sized bags of the same candy and find the best value. This works whether you’re comparing bags from the same store or competing stores.

How much should you pay? Around 20 cents per ounce for the popular assortments. This includes Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Almond Joy, Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, Skittles, Starburst, Heath, and Milk Duds. You’ll have to hunt around to meet the 20 cents per ounce price point, but it’s out there. Good sources of cheap Halloween candy include Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, RiteAid, CVS, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, Cub Foods, King Soopers, and Osco/Jewel.

The absolute BEST Halloween candy deals are found on November 1st. That’s when the half price clearance begins at most stores! But who wants to wait that long? Remember to check the weight, do the math, and shoot for a per-ounce cost of around 20 cents. It’s not the size that counts. It’s the weight of the bag that matters.

Spirit Halloween Coupon Save 25% on Any Item

Halloween will be here before you know it. Spirit Halloween stores are open to serve you! This year, shop Spirit Halloween for your costumes, masks, wigs, make up, hats, decorations, plus Halloween party accessories. Present this coupon to your cashier and take 25% off any single item. For online orders at, enter the promo code GHOST25 at checkout to receive your special promotional discount.

This coupon offer valid through October 25, 2016 at participating Spirit Halloween stores and online at Most locations will be open regular hours on Halloween (Monday, October 31.)

CVS 2 for $4 Hershey Snack Size Halloween Candy

CVS Pharmacy is featuring Hershey’s Snack Size bags of Halloween Candy for just $2.00 each when you buy two! These are the standard size candy bags for Halloween. Includes Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, and other selected varieties. Sale price is 2 for $6.00 less $2.00 Extra Bucks Rewards for your next purchase. Your final cost is 2 for $4. You must purchase 2 bags to get this deal. Single bag price is $3.79.

Sale price valid through Saturday, October 8, 2016 at partcipating stores. Limit 1 offer per household. ExtraCare card required to receive promotional pricing. Most CVS Pharmacy locations will be open regular hours on Columbus Day (Monday, October 10.)

Souper Salad Halloween Kids Eat FREE

Kids in costume eat FREE at Souper Salad restaurant on Halloween! Don’t have a costume? No problem! The children still get to eat for only 99 cents. Be sure to bring the kids to Souper Salad this Halloween so they get a good meal before heading out trick-or-treating. No coupon required to get this deal. Just show up and enjoy!

Offer valid October 26-31, 2015 for children age 10 and under at participating restaurants. Adult buffet purchase required for each free or 99 cent Halloween Kid’s Buffet. Not valid at Albuquerque, Chattanooga, Georgetown, Lubbock, Midland, Pasadena, or any Arizona locations. Most Souper Salad locations will be open regular hours on Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11) and closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26.)

Ryan’s Kids Eat FREE on Halloween

Bring your kids in costume to Ryan’s after 5:00 on Halloween evening and they eat FREE with the purchase of an adult dinner! A great way to make sure your little ghosts and goblins get a good meal before heading out trick-or-treating. Menu and hours vary by location, so be sure to call your local Ryan’s restaurant. Kids 11 and under in costume eat FREE on Halloween at Ryan’s!

No coupon required to get this deal. This offer MAY be available at the other Buffets, Inc. restaurants: Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, and Country Buffet. Call and ask if you are located in an area served by one of these restaurants.

Offer valid Wednesday, October 31, 2015 at participating locations. Limit 2 free kids meals per adult dinner purchase. Most Ryan’s restaurants will be open regular hours on Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11) and open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26.)

Ninety Nine Restaurants Halloween Kids Eat FREE

Kids eat FREE at Ninety Nine Restaurants restaurant all day on Halloween! Be sure to bring the kids to 99 Restaurants on Halloween so they get a good meal before heading out trick-or-treating. No coupon or costume required to get this deal. Just show up!

Offer valid October 31, 2015 for children age 10 and under at participating restaurants. Adult entrée purchase required for each free Halloween Kid’s Meal. Most Ninety Nine Restaurants locations will be open regular hours on Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11) and closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26.)