Category Archives: Halloween Sales & Deals

50% Off Half Price Halloween Candy Discounts

November 1, 2022

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 After the holiday, this candy cannot be sold at full price because the packaging is now outdated.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.

Chipotle Halloween BOORITO Bowl Salad Tacos

October 31, 2022

INFLATION ALERT: The price of this Chipotle Halloween promotion has increased from $5.00 last year to $6.00 at most locations.

Due to popular demand, Chipotle’s Halloween BOORITO returns this year! This annual promotion has become a Halloween ritual in many areas. It was cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but returned last year and continues for 2022.

Go to Chipotle in costume after 3:00PM local time and get a burrito for only $6.00. If a burrito isn’t your thing, you can substitute a bowl, salad, or order of tacos. Get your costumes and appetites ready for the Chipotle Halloween Boorito!

Offer valid only on Monday, October 31, 2021 from 3:00PM until close at participating locations. Not valid on digital, delivery or catering orders or in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Limit one $6 Halloween Boorito per person. Most Chipotle restaurants will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24.)

Papa John’s $10.99 Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

October 31, 2022

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 $10.99 in most markets. Same price as last year! 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 Monday, October 31, 2022 at participating locations. Price may vary by location. 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 24.)

Best Halloween Candy Price? Check Package Weight!

October 31, 2022

It’s already 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? In previous years, I have recommended around 20 cents per ounce for the popular assortments. Due to 2021’s rapid food price inflation, I have increased this to 25 cents per ounce. 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 25 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 25 cents. It’s not the size that counts. It’s the weight of the bag that matters.

Kroger Halloween Candy Save 33%

October 12, 2022

UPDATE: It’s back! Same dates and same deal as last year!

You don’t have to wait until the day after Halloween to get cheap candy! The Kroger Flash Sale gives you every bag for 33% off! All of your Halloween favorites are included: Kit Kat Snack Size, Jumbo Bag Snickers Fun Size, Big Bag Nestle, Butterfinger Fun Size, Big Bag Tootsie Child’s Play, Variety Bag M&M’s Fun Size, and Costume Party Mix. Selection may vary slightly by location. Please look for tags on participating items in-store.

Because the discount is so large, this Kroger Flash Sale happens for three days only! Here’s your chance to stock up long before trick-or-treaters arrive. Just be sure to hide the candy so it doesn’t get eaten before Halloween!

Offer valid October 14-15-16, 2022 at participating locations. This promotion MAY also be available at other Kroger Co. stores: 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. Most Kroger locations will be open regular hours on Halloween (Monday, October 31.)