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Sam's Club Halloween: Top Deals to Scoop (& What to Skip)

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Sam’s Club does so many things right when it comes to Halloween. Whether you’re hitting up the bakery or hunting for festive, off-brand Squishmallows, they’ve got a good mix of Halloween inventory at reasonable prices.

But there is some nuance to smartly shopping Sam’s Club Halloween sales, though. You need to know your budget before you feast your eyes on their incredible outdoor decor because prices can ramp up fast (especially for the tallest, fanciest items). You also need to understand your timing, because as competitive as Halloween candy prices may be in the middle of August, they get to be less of a good deal once we get into September.

Don’t worry — we’ll teach you how to navigate everything so you can get the most out of your Halloween spend at Sam’s Club.

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1. Sam’s Club Halloween treats first started hitting the shelves in early August.

A pack of some Halloween jelly swirl pops at Sam's Club

Sam’s Club has a couple of super-popular Halloween treats that aren’t actually found in the Sam’s Club Bakery. You’ll have to look in the seasonal section (where the Halloween stuff is) instead!

The 16-piece Bakery Bling Cookie Making Kit hits the shelves first, and it’s going for just $11.98 (or $0.75 per DIY cookie). And if you want something that’s already decorated, Sam’s Club also has a 24-pack of Jelly & Swirl Halloween Pops for $11.98. That comes out to a mere $0.50/lollipop!

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$11.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.75 per cookie
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$11.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.50 per lollipop
In-Store Deal
$12.98
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$1.08 per cone

TIP: Be sure to hit up the Sam’s Club Bakery for Halloween treats, too. They have cupcakes, cookies, and cookie cakes all themed for Halloween (and professionally decorated).

 

2. Sam’s Club has some of the best prices on Halloween candy — at just $0.11 per treat.

Walking through halloween candy

Right now, Sam’s Club has an early advantage when it comes to their selection of Halloween candy. They’re stocking goods other stores have yet to put out — and the stores that do have the same items in stock? Sam’s Club is beating them in price by about $0.10 – $0.30 per unit. Even though the savings seem small, they can really add up when we’re talking about containers of candy with 30 – 60 pieces.

Here are some of our faves that you can pick up for the best price at Sam’s Club right now:

In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$18.98
What to buy
Includes Reese's chocolate pumpkins & white ghosts, Kit Kat Witch's Brew wafers, Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme fangs, and York peppermint patties pumpkins
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.18 each
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$24.98
What to buy
Includes Snickers, Twix, Skittles, Starburst, and M&M's Peanuts
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.11 each
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$11.98
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.18 each
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$11.48
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.11 per treat
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$13.72
Pickup: Free for Plus members
Price Summary
$0.34 per pack
But if this year is anything like years past, Sam’s Club won’t have the lowest prices on Halloween candy for the entire season. In late September and early October, retailers like Walmart and Target start running super big sales, beating the current Sam’s Club prices by anywhere from $0.05 – $0.15/unit. Walgreens and CVS run some pretty wicked Halloween candy sales around the same time.

So if you want the best prices on Halloween candy all season, wait for those competitor sales. But if you want the best prices on Halloween candy right now, Sam’s Club is your bestie.

 

3. Set up a DIY photo op with the Sam’s Club Halloween arch (currently on sale for $149.91).

Three kids dressed in halloween costumes

Want the most Instagrammable house on the block? You might wanna pick up one of Sam’s Club’s Halloween arches this year. They span over your walkway, creating the perfect spot for family Halloween costume photos.

But the price tag is a little bit high, not gonna lie. Arguably worth it, but at $199.98 regular price, it’s something you’re gonna need to budget for. If you can’t (or don’t want to) shoulder the price on your own, talk to some of your neighbors. If you sell the photo setup as a community good, you might find a few other people who are willing to pitch in and bring the price down for everyone.

ONLINE Deal
$99.98$199.98(50% off)
Shipping: Free for Plus members
 

4. Pick up super-sized outdoor Halloween decor at Sam’s Club for $79.98 and up.

person shopping for halloween decorations at sams club

I dunno what about 2020 made people want to start investing in ginormous Halloween decorations — or what made it such an enduring trend all these years later — but I am 100% here for it!

There’s no shortage of massive outdoor Halloween decorations at Sam’s Club. Here are just three that we’ve recently spotted in the wild — and how they compare to other options on the market:

ONLINE Deal
$79.98$99.98(20% off)
Shipping: Free for Plus members
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$249.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members

Related: Check out everything you need to know about the Costco Halloween lineup this year.

 

5. If you’re on a tighter budget, check out their Pop-Up Pals for as low as $79.98.

person shopping for halloween decorations at sams club

The one bummer about mega outdoor Halloween decorations is that they can sometimes require a mega-sized budget. If you’re not really in a place where you want to drop hundreds but you still want at least one sizable lawn item for Halloween, Sam’s Club has a suitable alternative — Pop-Up Pals!

Now, there is one set of four that will cost you almost $200. But if you buy the single-item popups, you can get away with spending as little as $79.98.

And they’re still pretty big! The Pumpkin Pop-Up Pal is 5 feet tall, and the Ghost Pop-Up Pal is the same height.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$79.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$79.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
ONLINE Deal
$129.98$199.98(35% off)
Shipping: Free for Plus members
 

 

6. Score a set of singing skeletons for $159.98.

animated musical skeletons

But then again, big Halloween decorations are fun. And they’re even more fun when they sing and dance, like Sam’s Club’s 5’5″ musical skeletons. You can get a two-pack for $159.98. It’s worth noting here that Costco has a similar duo of singing skeletons this year for $99.99, but they’re shorter and for indoor use only.

The point is, I’m not here to shame you if you want to spend hundreds on Halloween animatronics. If you absolutely need to be on a budget, there are budget options like the Pop-Ups, but joy is something worth investing in. And if singing skeletons will bring you joy that you can afford, there’s no need to feel bad over the price tag.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$159.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
Pickup: Free for Plus members

TIP: If you are all about the skeletons, you’re gonna wanna know that 2023 is the last year you’ll have an opportunity to scoop up the infamous Home Depot Skelly.

 

7. Sam’s Club goes big on Halloween inflatables, like the 9-foot dragon for $189.98.

sams club inflatable dragon on display

Sam’s Club does not play when it comes to Halloween inflatables. Take, for example, this glorious, (nearly) 9-foot dragon we spotted at our local club. It’s massive, festive, and extra in the best of ways for the price of $189.98.

They also sell these really rad inflatable tunnels that you can place over your sidewalk so trick-or-treaters will have to walk through them to get to your front door. One is fashioned like a haunted house ($239.98) and the other is shaped like — get this — HOGWARTS! The Harry Potter inflatable is a little more expensive at $299.98, but it’s also not something every house on the block will have this year.

ONLINE Deal
$129.98$239.98(46% off)
Shipping: Free for Plus members
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$189.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$299.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
 

8. Sam’s Club Halloween Squishy Plush toys are a good deal at $19.98.

halloween plushes

It’s official — Sam’s Club Squishy Plush Halloween line is here! And the 20-inch sizes will only run you $19.98 a pop (about 33% cheaper than the real-deal Squishmallows).

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$19.98
Shipping: Free for Plus members
As long as you’re not particular about your Squishmallows being name-brand, this is a great deal. Right now, official Halloween Squishmallows are selling for way more on Amazon — and they’re only half of the size of the Sam’s Club plushies:

TIP: If you do care about getting name-brand Squishmallows and enjoy a treasure hunt, shop at Ross or T.J.Maxx to get the best bang for your buck. Ross has the 16-inch size for $11.99, and T.J.Maxx sells them for $15.99. The catch is that neither store has them in stock with any consistency, though Ross does tend to stock them more often than T.J.Maxx.

 

9. Halloween costumes are already arriving at a store near you.

display of halloween costumes at sam's club

Lots of Sam’s Club shoppers have already spotted Halloween costumes in their stores. You can also buy some styles online, including a couple Ariel/Little Mermaid options, a Disney 100 Princess costume, and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.

But we haven’t seen any options for some of the other most anticipated costume lines of 2023, like Barbie and Gwen (Spiderverse). Even online. So we wouldn’t be surprised if the costume options expand as the season wears on.

Sam’s Club kid costumes start at $24.98, while the adult costumes start at $34.98. (Truth be told, a majority of the adult costumes push the $50 mark.) These are neither the best nor the worst prices for Halloween costumes, but you might want to wait a couple of weeks to see the full options when they roll out. We’d expect prices to drop as Oct. 31 gets closer, with the steepest discounts (and slimmest selection) being found in the last two weeks of October.

Related: Need sensory-friendly costumes for kids? We found tons of new adaptive Halloween costumes at Target that start at $15.

 

 

10. Sam’s Club Halloween sweaters for $16.98 haven’t made an appearance … yet.

3 ladies halloween sweaters in a cart. Left one is black and says boo with a ghost on it, middle is orange and says good witch, right is grey with an orange pumpkin

Last year, Sam’s Club Halloween sweaters were all the rage on TikTok. They only came in three patterns, but that’s all it took to go viral.

For my part, I’m hoping they come back in 2023. Look for them in women’s sizes for $16.98 each.

 

11. You can purchase Disney Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets at Sam’s Club.

goofy, Minnie, mickey Pluto, and Donald disney characters

Can you buy tickets to Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party via Sam’s Club Travel? Sure.

Do you need to? Meh.

The biggest perk of buying through Sam’s Club Travel for this event is that on certain dates, they have $30 discounts on tickets. But this event is super popular. Even though we’re only in mid-August, they already don’t have any available dates with the $30 discount. It’s theoretically possible that more discount tickets could be added later in the season, but highly unlikely. So if you want to just book through Disney directly, there’s not really a downside.

 

12. Is getting a Sam’s Club membership just for Halloween shopping worth it?

Someone holding a Sam's Club basic membership card next to a Sam's Club cart

It all depends! You might be joining Sam’s Club for access to the Halloween decor, but if you’re purchasing groceries for a family, even the most expensive level of Sam’s Club membership pays for itself after about six months when you consider the food bill alone.

If you’re really only joining to buy a Halloween sweater, you can get a free 90-day trial Sam’s Club membership. If you’re not hooked by the end of the 3 months, just cancel. You won’t even be out the membership fee.

 

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