6 Ghoulishly Great Ways to Save Money on Halloween Activities for Kids

American consumers spend billions of dollars each year on Halloween, yet they still struggle to save money. In its latest feature, personal finance website exposes six Halloween activities for kids that help keep money in parents’ bank accounts.

EL SEGUNDO, CA, October 27, 2012 – Halloween is just around the corner, which means parents are scrambling to find ways to entertain their little rascals in the most frugal way possible. To help families celebrate while saving money, Go Banking Rates shares six spirited activities that will keep kids occupied and savings accounts full.

In 2011, U.S. consumers spent an average of $21.05 on Halloween candy alone. And when it came to Halloween costumes, shoppers spent more than $2.5 billion last year.

With costs this high, there’s clearly a desperate need for cheap Halloween ideas for families on a budget. Go Banking Rates uncovered six alternatives to costly Halloween activities:

1. Make DIY Costumes
2. Create a Haunted House
3. Find Free Community Events
4. Participate in a “Candy-Pool”
5. Host a Fun Movie Night
6. Go Trick-or-Treating

Halloween does not have to break the bank with lost cash on costumes, decorations and candy. With a little planning and creativity, Halloween-lovers can show kids a frightastic Halloween night on a budget.

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Go Banking Rates ( a national website dedicated to connecting readers with the best interest rates on financial services nationwide, as well as informative personal finance content, news and tools. Go Banking Rates collects interest rate information from more than 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions, making it the only online rates aggregator with the ability to provide the most comprehensive and authentic local interest rate information. Go Banking Rates also regularly publishes expert advice from personal finance professionals. is a division of ConsumerTrack, Inc., an 8-year leader in online lead generation, performance-based marketing, and customer acquisition in the financial, insurance and credit sectors. The company’s portfolio of 1500 finance websites includes,, and These sites receive more than 2 million visits each month.

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