Halloween On A Budget

Posted On: October 4, 2023
halloween on a budget

Halloween, the spookiest season of the year, is just around the corner! It's the time for costumes, candies, and creative decor, but that shouldn’t mean you have to break the bank. At Extraco Banks, we understand the importance of managing finances wisely while still having a fantastic time during this much-anticipated holiday. In this blog post, we'll unveil some thrifty and budget-friendly tricks to make this Halloween a spooky success without draining your wallet.


DIY Magic: Summon Your Inner Artist

Why spend a fortune on store-bought costumes when you can brew up your own DIY masterpiece? Create a costume from items lying around your house or get creative with affordable finds from thrift stores. Let your imagination run wild, and watch your savings brew with delight.

Dollar Store Décor: Haunt for Less

Transforming your home into a haunted haven doesn't need to be a haunting expense. You can use items around your home like old cardboard boxes, construction paper, and markers to craft ghosts, bats, or witches. Or, visit your local dollar store for affordable decorations such as spider webs, plastic spiders, candles, and skeletons. Be sure to use your Extraco Banks debit card to track your spending and earn rewards while you deck out your home in eerie ambiance.

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Bargain Sweets & Treats

Keep an eye out for candy sales and discounts at local stores. Buy in bulk or opt for off-brand goodies to fill those trick-or-treat bags without spooking your budget.


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Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt for children using themed clues to guide them from one location to another. Extraco Banks believes in community engagement and creating memorable experiences. This activity not only promotes a sense of togetherness but also provides a fantastic Halloween adventure for all without the expense.

Budget-Friendly Movie Marathon

Host a movie marathon with your favorite horror films or family-friendly Halloween classics. Borrow DVDs from friends, stream from platforms offering free trials, or take advantage of the networks you already pay a subscription to. 

Pop some corn, dim the lights, and have a spooktacular movie night in the comfort of your own home.

Potluck Perfection

Embrace the spirit of community and invite guests to a potluck-style gathering. Each guest can bring a dish to share, ensuring a variety of treats and eats without draining the wallet. This not only distributes the financial load but also promotes community involvement and sharing.


This Halloween, let's embrace the spirit of spooky savings and financial wisdom, with Extraco Banks as your trusted financial partner. By employing these creative and budget-friendly tips, you can enjoy a hauntingly delightful Halloween without a financial scare! It is within reach to keep your budget intact while also having a fun and memorable Halloween.