Scarily Good Savings Tips For Halloween On A Budget

Posted on 20 Oct 2015 Posted in  'How To' Articles

Halloween is a night for witches, ghosts and ghouls, but it can also be frighteningly easy to break the bank on food, costumes and decorations if you are hosting a party or trying to ensure your child has the scariest costume in the neighbourhood when they go trick or treating.

However, if you plan ahead, you can significantly scythe down the cost. Here at TopCashback, offering great deals is in our blood, so we thought we would share some spine-tingling savings tips with you to make sure, come October 31st, you won’t be cursing your spending.

Creepy Costumes

Fancy dress is an integral part of Halloween, but you do not have to splash out on the vampire or werewolf costume you have spotted online. Get creative and make your own spellbinding outfit from scratch or simply adapt clothes already in your wardrobe which you never wear.

If you do not have the time to make an elaborate outfit, you could go with the classic ghost in a white bed sheet or turn yourself into a zombie schoolgirl, surgeon or car mechanic. Just rip some clothing, splash on generous amounts of fake blood, apply plenty of white face make-up and your chilling costume is complete.

Creating your own is much cheaper than buying - and more fun. Plus, you will not turn up at your party in the same Dracula or witch outfit as six other people there - you will stand out from the crowd in your unique creepy costume.

If you do find yourself without the time or inspiration to make your own costume, you can earn cashback if you buy one through TopCashback. Just click to get a treat not a trick with these leading fancy dress merchants:

Jokers’ Masquerade

Angels Fancy Dress



Devilish Decorations

It does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to decorate your home for Halloween. A few carved pumpkins from your local supermarket or fruit and veg stall on the market, skeletons and candles should do the trick. Have a go at making tombstones out of cardboard to place in the front garden, while you could even get your guests to carve their own pumpkin and bring it to the party for that extra bit of fun.

If you want your house or flat to look a bit more spine-tinglingly spooky, pay a visit to your local pound shop or discount store, where you are sure to find cheap decorations such as spider webs and bats.

There are plenty of merchants on TopCashback offering deadly deals on decorations, meaning you could have a cauldron of cashback when you have finished buying. Here are just a few:


The Range

Party Packs

Fang-tastic Food & Drink and Petrifying Party Ideas

For that spook-tacular Halloween party, you will need to think about what food and drink to provide for your fiendish friends. Shopping around for food which does not have Halloween branding is a great way to save money.

For example, instead of buying Halloween plates, why not just buy orange ones? They will perfectly fit in with the theme and are likely to be cheaper.

The same goes for sweets. Buying themed bags of sweets for visiting trick or treaters could prove costly once you have purchased a few, so why not visit your local sweet shop or supermarket and buy sweets in traditional Halloween colours like green and red? You can also shop around for themed cups, straws and tablecloths if you are hosting a children’s party.

When it comes to the eerie entertainment part of the night, you could go retro and get your guests to play traditional Halloween games like bobbing for apples, which is both cheap and hideously funny.

Other ideas which won’t cost you a penny include creating a Halloween-themed music playlist on your iPod or tablet for some freaky dancing, or having a horror film night to scare the living daylights out of you and your guests.

For some bewitching bargains when it comes to food for your party, check out these merchants and earn a great cashback reward which will leave you cackling with delight:

Asda Groceries


Morrisons Groceries

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