Remember that house in your neighborhood when you were a kid? The one that handed out full-size candy bars to trick-or-treaters?

I’ll show you how to be that house without paying full price for the candy bars.

Plus, you’ll get your share of bags of fun-size candy too. I mean, it’s not like you’re picky. This is candy we’re talking about.

 

1. Shop drugstores for the best Halloween candy deals.

Here at KCL, we know candy. For seven years we’ve tracked the best candy deals every fall, and year after year, the three drugstores take the crown.

CVS: We saw $0.24 full-size candy bars earlier this month — $0.11 less than our recommended stock-up price.

Rite Aid: This summer we saw $0.14 — and Moneymaker — Oreo Candy Bars!

Walgreens: Full-size candy bars dropped to $0.45 last year, but we’ve already seen $0.22 Nestle bars this year.

 

2. Buy Mars and Hershey’s brand candy.

…because compared to candy companies like Nestle or Wonka, Mars and Hershey’s release more coupons and run more sales, especially in the fall.

How handy that they also have some of the best-tasting candy. Get your Mars coupons and your Hershey’s coupons on the KCL website, and be on the lookout for the best deals.

 

3. Don’t wait until the weekend before Halloween to shop!

Historically, the best prices come at the end of September and early October. Ask someone to hide the candy so you won’t eat it, or do whatever you need to do to stay out of it!

Rule of thumb: after the back-to-school dust settles, watch for Halloween candy deals and start stocking up.

 

4. Use KCL help you find the best coupons and deals.

Of course, you can hunt around for coupons yourself. But why not use the KCL app and let us do it for you while you put your feet up and drink your pumpkin spice latte?

Our team literally walks the aisles of every store almost daily in order to give you step-by-step instructions on what coupons to match with what sale so you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Find coupons for brands like

  1. Werther’s
  2. Ghirardelli
  3. Snickers
  4. M&M’s
  5. Brach’s
  6. Trolli

This year, most candy coupons to be sourced from Coupons.com, Cartwheel by Target, and Ibotta.

 

5. Stock up on full-size candy bars when they hit $0.35 each.

Supermarket prices on candy bars are around $0.70-1.00. Costco prices are $0.43-$0.50 each. But, every year, Krazy Coupon Lady posts full size candy bars for even less. Our benchmark or stock-up price is $0.35 or less per bar. If you see a price less in the $0.25-$0.35 range, it’s time to go all in.

 

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6. Buy candy coupons in bulk on eBay, Klip2Save, or Instagram.

A few years ago I found $1.00 off 3 Reese’s coupons on eBay for $0.08 each. I bought 20 of them and paid only $0.17 per candy bar at Rite Aid. And I bought sixty of them. Needless to say there were a lot of happy trick-or-treaters that year.

Unfortunately, eBay now limits sellers to 25 total coupon sales per month, so it might be challenging to find a load of coupons on eBay since they go really fast. Try searching #coupons or #extremecoupons on Instagram too. Klip2Save is another great place to buy bulk coupons too.

Remember, you’re paying for the coupon clipper’s time; you’re not purchasing coupons!

 

7. Look for bonus deals on “specially marked packages” of candy.

Last year, bags of M&M’s went on sale for $2.25, which wasn’t a deal worth grabbing, except that when you bought 3 bags, you got a free movie ticket worth up to $12. Now that deal’s a Moneymaker!

Instead of going straight for the fall colored/Halloween themed candy bags, look for specially marked packages of non-Halloween candy for the best deals!

May your Halloween be filled with dirt-cheap candy and a wallet full of savings.

 

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