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If there’s an empty spot in your local strip mall, you bet Spirit Halloween is going to temporarily occupy it. But their prices aren’t always the best. I looked into ways to get a Spirit Halloween coupon or discount because my kids insist on going there every year.
These pop-up, seasonal retailers have over 1,400 locations and feature decorations, props, makeup, accessories, costumes, and animatronics. You’ll start seeing the stores open in early August to Nov. 2.
Keep these money-saving tips in mind so your Halloween spending doesn’t turn into a horror show. Psst … make sure to follow our Halloween deals page for the latest and greatest at Spirit Halloween and everywhere else!
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1. Get a 20% off Spirit Halloween coupon when you sign up for emails.
The Spirit Halloween welcome email should arrive in your inbox within a day or two of signing up. I received mine about an hour after signing up. My first email included a 20% off coupon for one item and free shipping on orders over $75.
You’ll also receive Spirit Halloween coupons and discounts periodically — look for things like 20% off one item or even $10 off a $65 or more purchase, first access to sales, new arrivals, and more.
To sign up, just scroll all the way to the bottom of SpiritHalloween.com and fill out your email in the bottom right corner. I also saw a pop-up window appear with the same promo when I visited the website.
Other coupons and promotions will be listed on the Spirit Halloween promo page.
2. Keep an eye out for paper coupons in the mail for up to 25% off.
In addition to the coupons you get in your email, you may get some in the mail, too. Spirit Halloween normally distributes these right as the Halloween shopping season ramps up. These coupons can save you up to 25% on a single item.
3. You can’t stack Spirit Halloween coupons or discounts.
Only one Spirit Halloween coupon or Spirit Halloween discount code per order. Boo. Of course, you could split your purchase and still save by having your friend or spouse use another coupon.
4. Spirit Halloween clearance items are 30 – 50% off the regular price.
If you can get a clearance costume from the back wall and use a 20% off Spirit Halloween coupon, you can actually get a pretty good deal.
Spirit Halloween store clearance selection is thin, so shop as soon as you can! Their website also has a sale section with random items.
If you’re looking for the best times (and places) to score Halloween clearance, then check out our complete guide to after-holiday clearance schedules.
5. Price tags ending in $0.99 are full price.
Before you get all excited and start hunting for all the $0.99 price tags, this is essentially all the merchandise in the store (except for the clearance wall). Boo. Again. Spirit Halloween discounts only come with clearance or a Spirit Halloween coupon or coupon code.
6. Price tags ending in $0.97 or $0.98 are clearance.
Do keep an eye out for prices ending in $0.97 or $0.98. These tags are usually yellow, but I’ve seen them in white, too. For that reason, pay attention to the price tag amount, not the tag color at your Spirit Halloween store.
7. Don’t buy a costume from a Spirit Halloween store that you can find at Walmart or Target.
Spirit Halloween is more expensive than Walmart and Target when it comes to costumes. So if your child wants to be a more common character like Iron Man, Rapunzel, Minecraft, or Ariel, go with Walmart or Target.
8. Buy Hocus Pocus costumes at Spirit Halloween — they’re the only official retailer.
You can get them on Amazon, but they’re through Spirit Halloween stores, so do your price check on the best deal first. Chances are, you’ll get the best deal by using a Spirit Halloween coupon in store.
Buy early because they’ll go fast and may not be restocked. Hocus Pocus costumes and costume accessories range from $2.99 all the way up to $99.99!
9. You only have 14 days to return or exchange unworn costumes.
Even after 14 days, Spirit Halloween won’t refund any shipping fees you pay. The items must be unworn and in resalable condition with original accessories. And you must have the original receipt.
In addition, you can’t return items you buy online in stores, and during Halloween season, your returns have to be postmarked by a specific date. In 2021, it was Oct. 22. The window to make exchanges was Oct. 22 – 28, 2021. Refunds are typically issued five to seven business days after the return is made, but in-store returns could only take two to three business days.
TIP: Costumes run small, so size up!
10. Skip shopping online and go to the store to save money.
Unless you’re spending over $50 and have a coupon, you can count on paying for shipping when shopping online with Spirit Halloween. Plus, you can’t get a refund on them if you decide to return your items. It’s worth a trip into a Spirit Halloween store.
You can try your costume on in the fitting room and hopefully avoid returns altogether. Keep in mind their strict return policy. Make sure you have your Halloween costume ideas lined up and ready to go because returns are a hassle!
11. Look for Spirit Halloween items with Amazon Prime shipping!
Amazon‘s costume and animatronics selections is low, but you can find a few Spirit Halloween costumes like Miraculous LadyBug and Hocus Pocus. Search Amazon for “Spirit Halloween,” and then sort to show only the items with Prime shipping.
You can’t use any Spirit Halloween discounts on Amazon Prime, but your purchases are backed by the Prime return policy — which means you get 30 days and you don’t have to pay return shipping.
Amazon returns are ridiculously easy these days, so don’t stress if you don’t want what you bought! Plus, as a Prime member, shipping is free.
12. After Oct. 31, all sales become final.
Since the brick-and-mortar stores disappear after Halloween, Spirit Halloween doesn’t offer returns on items purchased after Oct. 31, but the date can vary. In 2021, the date was Oct. 28. Shop early to avoid keeping a costume that you don’t like.
13. Watch Spirit Halloween video tutorials to learn how to apply makeup and prosthetics.
With all of the makeup options at Spirit Halloween, wouldn’t it be nice to get some ideas on how to apply it? Makeup tutorials for DIYers are abundant on their website (over 40 videos available). Find out how to apply scary makeup or how to wear makeup and facial prosthetics together.
It isn’t a Spirit Halloween coupon, but we’ll take the free tips, too! It’s a great way to get Halloween costume ideas, too, even if you decide to DIY.
14. Ask for a bulk discount if you’re ordering more than 20 costumes.
If you’re interested in purchasing a product in bulk, Spirit Halloween offers a bulk discount. Bulk discounts are offered on orders of 20 units or more of the same product. The bulk discount cannot be combined with any other coupon codes or promotions.