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Don't get spooked by your spending: top deals for a budget-friendly Halloween

With very few households able to stretch their income any further, we have got some top deals to help parents overspending this Halloween.

Halloween is taking the UK by storm and is now a £280 million industry(1). However, My Favourite Voucher Codes looks at ways parents can enjoy the holiday without giving their budget a fright.

Summer may be over but that doesn’t mark the end of the spending for parents, as thoughts turn to the rest of the year. And it’s not just Christmas on people’s minds this year, Halloween is now the second most popular family festivity.

Although Halloween originated in the UK, it soon crossed the Atlantic and became a major US holiday. Kids in the UK might have knocked on a few doors, but nothing like the Americans.

However, in a survey by Woolworths.co.uk, it was found that almost 25 million(1) people will get a knock on the door this October from mini ghosts and ghouls. It’s not just the kids that are having all the fun either, around a third1 of families now plan to celebrate Halloween with a party.

Scary levels of spending
While joining in with the US on their Halloween celebrations might seem like a great idea, it could be adding an extra £115(1) burden onto the pocket of parents up and down the country.

My Favourite Voucher Codes is well aware of the strain on incomes, after all 67%(2) of adults are now using online discount vouchers to save money.

With the holiday now becoming the second most popular in the country, there is increasing evidence that Halloween is getting bigger in the UK.

A few years ago, Waitrose revealed that it was selling 676%(3) more large pumpkins than the year before. Planet Retail also found that Brits were spending 23 times(3) more on Halloween compared to nine years ago.

Saving
With Halloween celebrations on the rise, it’s another thing that households are going to have to pay out for.

Julian House, founder of My Favourite Voucher Codes said: “With very few households able to stretch their income any further, we have got some top deals to help parents overspending this Halloween.”

The supermarkets are always big providers of Halloween decorations, pumpkins and costumes, so it could be worth taking advantage of voucher codes for Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose - shoppers could save up to £15.

Millions of children will be planning what they’re going to dress up as already, but with parents more likely to choose to buy one over a spot of DIY, Angels Fancy dress voucher codes could slash the cost of Halloween costumes.

Sources:
1:http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/PublicConsultationMarketResearc...
2: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2012/10/29/vouchercodes-reveals-...
3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11640412

Contact:
Julian House
E: julian@myfavouritevouchercodes.co.uk
T: 01225 313647