From buckets full of goolish candy for trick or treaters to pumpkin carving and spooky dress-‐up outfits, Halloween festivities are becoming increasingly popular with Australians of all ages. But like any occasion, with the fun and excitement of Halloween also comes the expense. As Australian families come together to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with costumes, treats, decorations, Halloween can dip into the weekly budget. To show shoppers that they don’t have to spend a fortune to have a happy Halloween, the Independent Grocers of Australia, IGA, has developed some crafty Halloween hints and tips to help savvy shoppers carve the cost off their Halloween celebrations.
Save with Private Label
With Trick or Treat lollies essential for the occasion and what can seem like a never-‐ending line of eager faces turning up at the front door, explore what confectionery products IGA private label brands have to offer as a great value alternative to branded products. Black and Gold, which can be found in IGA and SUPA IGA stores across the country, has a huge range of yummy lollies to choose from with over 90 variants on offer. The range includes packs of Halloween themed treats; Black Cats, Witchery Grubs and Red and Green Frogs – all available at fraction of the cost of branded lollies, priced at $2.09 each. To add an extra spooky touch, pour the lollies into IGA’s colourful Spider Trick or Treat Bowls ($2.99).
Search for Specials
Look out for savings on big brand favourites in supermarkets to put a smile on the faces of your trick or treat visitors. In the week leading up to Halloween, IGA has discounts across big brand confectionery including half price boxes of Nestle Celebrations (540g) at $8.99 and Cadbury’s Favourites (320g) at $5.99.
Celebrate Halloween at Home
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year but that doesn’t mean you have to go out to celebrate! Hosting a Halloween gathering for friends and family home can be just as much fun as going out and will be much easier on the wallet. Black & Gold has everything you need to pull off the perfect Halloween party from paper plates and plastic cups to chips, sauces and soft drinks. If you’re providing snacks for the party, let your guests know that you are operating BYOL (Bring your own lolly) policy with guests so there are more treats to go round!
Shop Local for Décor and Costumes
Call into your local IGA store to pick up Halloween decorations and costumes. From 19th October, IGA stores will have all the props you need to pull of a killer Halloween including Pumpkin Buckets, face paints, glow in the dark masks and dress-‐up costumes so you can celebrate in style without breaking in the bank!
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