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Ghosts, Goblins, Thrills and Bills

GHOSTS, GOBLINS, THRILLS AND BILLS Halloween Spending will send shivers down your spine 7 in 10 Canadians plan on celebrating Halloween this year. Consumer intentions show Canadians have some spooktacular Halloween spending expectations!! Jeepers Creepers How much do we spend on candy costumes and critters? Overall: $1.5 billion Candy: $322 million Costumes: $60 each; $59 for our furry friends Fun Fact: many dentists will pay $1.00 for every pound of Halloween candy that mini monsters and mummies bring to their office Expenses that will make your blood curdle... $300 to celebrate Halloween with a family of four $19 on decorations $8 on greeting cards Fun Fact: $15.3 million of pumpkins are produced each year for Halloween! Wicked Ways to Celebrate... 72% of Canadians plan to participate in Halloween activities 41% plan to decorate the yard 47% will dress up in costume 11.2% will dress up their pets Tips to take the Horror out of High Halloween Spending.... Reuse parts of past costumes (shoes, gloves, leggings, etc) Swap costumes with your friends Check costume makeup from last year to see if it can still be used Don't over-buy candy if you live in a low-traffic Trick or Treat area Bake/decorate your own Halloween cookies instead of buying them at the store Reuse decorations from past years Sources: All statistics gathered from Stats Canada & 2011 Value Village Halloween survey. CONSOLIDATED CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES OF CANADA, INC. m When deht is the problem we are the solution

Ghosts, Goblins, Thrills and Bills

shared by conniesolidad on Oct 22
With seven in ten Canadians planning on celebrating Halloween this year, consumer spending for Halloween could easily match or exceed the $1.5 billion price tag for Halloween spending in 2011. However...


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