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Best Halloween Candy Price? Check Package Weight!

October 15, 2020

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.

Papa John’s $11 Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

October 9, 2020

The following Halloween promotion was active in previous years, but has NOT yet been verified for 2020. As soon as we are able to confirm participation, we will update this page. Be sure to check back often!

Papa John’s Pizza is getting in on the fun this year with Jack-O-Lantern pizzas! Because they don’t want to smash your pumpkin, this pepperoni masterpiece arrives uncut. It’s a Halloween treat the entire family can enjoy. Best of all, a large thin crust Papa John’s Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza is just $11.00 with no coupon required. Your kids will love Papa John’s Jack-O-Lantern Pizza. They’re perfect for Halloween gatherings, spooky events, and late October pizza parties.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas available through Thursday, October 31, 2019 at participating locations. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Most Papa John’s Pizza restaurants will be open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28.)

Godfather’s $14.99 Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

October 9, 2020

The following Halloween promotion was active in previous years, but has NOT yet been verified for 2020. As soon as we are able to confirm participation, we will update this page. Be sure to check back often!

Once again this year, Godfather’s Pizza has Jack-O-Lantern Halloween pizzas. With eyes made out of olives and a nose and mouth of pepperoni, they’ve created a Halloween masterpiece you can’t refuse. Through October 31, the Godfather’s large Jack-O-Lantern Pizza is just $14.99. Your kids will love the Godfather’s Jack-O-Lantern Pizza! They’re perfect for trick-or-treat parties as well as spooky family pizza nights.

Jack-O-Lantern pizzas are available through Thursday, October 31, 2019 at most Godfather’s Pizza locations. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Mozza-Loaded Crust extra. Most Godfather’s Pizza locations will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28.)

50% Off Half Price Halloween Candy Discounts

October 9, 2020

There are 4 times per year to buy candy: immediately after Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter Sunday. Hershey, Nestle, Mars, and Wonka all create special holiday candy assortments. Packaging makes it unique to each particular holiday. After the holiday, this candy cannot be sold at full price because the packaging is now outdated. It cannot be saved and resold the following year because it would become inedible long before then. This is why Halloween candy is discounted significantly, beginning on November 1.

After Halloween candy discounts of 50% are common. Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Walgreens are good national sources. Target usually starts at 30%, but eventually gets to 50 and finally 70% in the final days. I’ve also found Kroger family stores to offer half price Halloween candy: Dillons, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, QFC, Ralphs, Smith’s, Baker’s, City Market, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Gerbes, Jay C Food Stores, King Soopers, Owen’s, and Pay Less Super Markets. If these retailers exist in your area, RiteAid, CVS Pharmacy, Cub Foods, A&P, Albertsons, Publix, Safeway/Von’s, Osco/Jewel, and Cashwise/Coborns are also worth a shot.

Be quick to take advantage of half price Halloween candy sales! The “good stuff” always sells out within a few days. Come early and you’ll find Reese’s Pumpkins and Ghosts, Kit Kats, Twix, Milky Way, Snickers, Three Musketeers, and Baby Ruths for 50% off. Wait too long and there will be nothing left besides suckers and junk that nobody wants. November 1st is prime time for half price Halloween candy deals.

IHOP FREE Halloween Scary Face Pancake

October 9, 2020

The following Halloween promotion was active in previous years, but has NOT yet been verified for 2020. As soon as we are able to confirm participation, we will update this page. Be sure to check back often!

IHOP means International House of Pancake. On October 31, IHOP means kids eat a FREE Scary Face Pancake for Halloween! The Scary Face pancake starts with one of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes. Then, add whipped topping mouth and a glazed strawberry nose. Finally, top it off with 10 delicious decorations: two mini-Oreo cookies to create eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to add teeth or fangs. This IHOP free pancake event has become a Halloween tradition, only available on the last day of October. Bring the kids in to take part in the fun before they head out trick-or-treating!

Offer valid only on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 7:00-10:00PM at participating restaurants. Limit 1 free pancake per child, age 12 and under. Dine-in only. Most IHOP locations will be open holiday hours on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25.)