STOUGHTON, Wis. (WMTV) — Wisconsin’s Better Business Bureau found that Halloween spending this year is supposed to reach $9 billion, which is almost ninety dollars per person.
The Bureau also found that 45 percent of shoppers will visit discount stores this Halloween.
Lauren Costello is one of them. She and her son shopped for their Halloween decorations at Goodwill.
“We come often this time of year, this is the best place to be for Halloween shopping,” she said. “I think you can just find more here and you can even go in the Home department and find things that you wouldn’t necessarily expect but turn out that they can be spooky as well.”
The Goodwill in Stoughton has an entire section dedicated to Halloween. It has been up since September.
“Because of the affordability, it’s a lot easier to find unique individual pieces,” store manager Victoria Wohlgemuth said. “There’s so many options that you can choose from and you can take a little bit from here and a little bit from there and make something that’s really unique and it’s more than just the cookie-cutter store-bought costumes.”
The Better Business Bureau has some other tips on how to save money. The bureau recommends using what you already have in your house, renting costumes and comparing prices in different stores to find the best deal.