It’s that time of year again!  Time to shop for Halloween costumes.  (Unless you’re the crafty make it yourself type, which I know I’m not.)  Costumes can get expensive so I have a great giveaway for one lucky winner. is sponsoring a giveaway for us – one lucky Mommies with Style winner can enter to win a $100 gift card to  That should be enough to cover a couple of kids Halloween costumes!  Woo!

Budget-Friendly Tips for cutting halloween costume costs

We’ll spend a frightful amount of money on Halloween this year: $6.86 billion. From costumes to colorful cosmetics, candy, decorations and more, costs quickly add up when prepping for the big night. This year, don’t get tricked out of funds and treat yourself to monster savings. Get creative and take advantage of limited time online offers for the best savings!

Here are a few tips to keep savings on your side:

1.      Browse your closet for costume creations. Old clothes and even curtains and sheets can be transformed into festive attire. Unworn shirts can be cut up for a sash or vest, a bridesmaids dress makes a great princess or harem girl costume and an oversized orange sweatshirt is the perfect pumpkin for your child. Also browse the internet for DYI ideas—the key is creativity.

2.      Search thrift stores for inexpensive costumes and accessories. Buying old clothes saves money and also helps green-up the environment. Don’t forget to look for used costumes on the Internet at Craigslist or eBay.

3.      Use online coupons for costume savings. Sites like and offer hundreds of money-saving coupons for costumes, decorations, accessories, candy and more. These sites have special Halloween categories that are currently featuring promotional codes for 15, 30, and 40 percent off Halloween costumes and accessories, including special discounts from Halloween Express.

4.      Organize a costume swap. Get your friends together and trade children and adult costumes. Or you could do this within your neighborhood or office. Others will love your money-saving idea, plus you’ll probably get a free costume!

5.      Buy next year’s costume at extremely discounted prices after Halloween. Start saving for next year now and shop after the haunting celebration to score anywhere from 60 to 80 percent off costumes and accessories.

To enter the giveaway, comment below and tell us about yours (and your kids) Halloween plans this year!  One winner will be selected at random after October 11th.

Extra entries:
– Tweet about this contest!  Make sure to @WhitneyMWS so I know you’ve done so.  One tweet per day equates to one additional entry each day.
Sample tweet: “I entered to win a $100 gift card at on Mommies with Style @WhitneyMWS”

– Follow on Facebook, and tell them Mommies with Style sent you.

– Follow, tweet to @shopsaveshare and include #spookysavings while telling us what you’re dressing up as for Halloween


  1. This is exciting!

  2. My 3 yr old loved trick or treating last yr. Can’t wait to take him this yr! Plus he will be having his first school party. Excited!

  3. Followed on Facebook, and told them Mommies with Style sent me.

  4. Follow, tweet to @shopsaveshare and include #spookysavings!/AngelMom037/status/121582745917992961

  5. Well we moved so our plans are to find the best place around to go trick or treating hubby and I are going to dress up along with the kiddos and go trick or treating 🙂

  6. I tweeted!/iceequeen81/status/121604316543979523

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  7. Followed on Facebook, and told them Mommies with Style sent me.

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  8. Sarah Hirsch says

    the kids will be trick or treating around the neighborhood, probably wearing the same costumes as last year!

  9. Trick or Treating is about it. Maybe make some cookies.
    kport207 at gmail dot com

  10. The kids are grown – one of the grand daughters is going to be a witch.
    I’m be either a clown or a witch – how much fun!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  11. Daily tweet:!/JalapenoMama/status/121634933407088640
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  12. This Halloween we’re hosting a party for all our friends & their families before ToT time and then we’ll head out together for trick or treat fun!

  13. My son wants the Captain Jack Sparrow pirate costume

  14. We’re Trick-or-Treating and then passing candy out ourselves as well, all dressed up of course. We’re thinking of Rapunzel from Tangled, and Harry Potter 🙂 Thanks!

  15. I follow on Facebook and told Promotional Codes that you sent me! (Amber H)

  16. I tweeted and told them what I’m dressing up as:!/roomofmyown/status/121769034256621568

  17. can’t wait for halloween, it is one of our favorite holidays!!!

  18. Shannon Thompson says

    we are going to have a halloween party on the saturday before halloween.. and then go trick or treating on the sunday before… my little guy is going to be spiderman and the princess is going to be sleeping beauty..


  19. It’s kind of a long drive, but I hope we’ll be going to our friend’s Halloween party.

  20. Stephanie V. says

    It’s my mom’s bday so double celebration always – trick or treat and birthday cake!

  21. Haunted House and Party

  22. We get together with my brother’s family and my sister’s family and we all go to a little subdivision down the road. It’s off on it’s on so we don’t have to worry about traffic. They area goes all out with it’s decorating so the kids have a lot of fun. Thank you!

  23. Our Halloween plans are to have a birthday party for my daughter whose birhtday is on Halloween.

  24. Ladytink_534 says

    My Halloween plans are to have a Halloween party. I’m dressing up as Sally and my husband is going to be Jack Skellington. I still need to pick up a few things for our costumes though.

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  27. My 5 year old is going has Alice in WOnderland.

  28. i like promotional codes on fb uner Tabitha Evans

  29. My son is going as Captain America (same costume shown above) but I made the mistake of letting him play with/wear the mask and he ripped it already =/

  30. http: //!/OhioCatfish/status/122489101919326208

  31. My plans are to dress up and attend my friend’s Halloween bash! 🙂

  32. I follow shopsaveshare on twitter @deegee13 and tweeted what I plan on dressing up as!/DeeGee13/status/122561232812244992

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