I am usually that person who waits till last minute to buy candy for the trick-or-treaters which happens to the most expensive time to buy candy!
Here are some tips to help you save some money this year!
1. Buy candy BEFORE October - don't procrastinate anymore
2. Make your own costumes
3. Set a budget
4. Look for free events in your area
5. Don't just buy stuff in the Halloween aisle! - Get creative again!
6. Print out jack-o-lantern patterns
7. Reuse the pumpkin
8. Plan ahead
Also this is a tip I love - wait for Halloween clearance! At Target it is usually about 70% a week after Halloween so you can treat yourself to candy on a deal but also you can get costumes cheaper for next year!