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Don't miss these sweet Halloween deals

A few last-minute bargains on costumes, candy and more!

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My favorite holiday? Halloween, no question. Spooky fun? Check. Adorable kids in costumes? Check. Candy as far as the eye can see? Check (made out to the dentist).

We're just shy of two weeks out, so this seems like the perfect time to round up some great Halloween-themed deals.

Update, Oct. 24: Many of these deals are now expired or sold out, but here a few last-minute additions!

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Inflatable dino costumes are so 2017.

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Inflatable alligator adult costume for $29. That's the in-store-pickup price at Walmart, otherwise shipping will run you $6. This is a great alternative to the inflatable-dinosaur costumes that are now commonplace. Go green, go gator.

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Get an animated animal mask for $43. Mhcorp (via eBay) has your choice of five animal faces. As you speak, your chin moves the animal's mouth to create an animated effect. A little creepy, maybe, but also a little cool, maybe? They sell elsewhere for closer to $60.

See it at eBay

Save $2 on two bags of candy at Target. It's not much, but the deal applies to some 155 items. And some of the candy is already on sale, like this 50-piece bag of Mars favorites for $7 (normally $8).

See it at Target

Expired deals 

Save 50 percent on costumes and more at ThinkGeek. The store's annual Halloween sale just raised the savings to 50 percent, up from 30 percent a few days ago.

I have to say, I like the simplicity and price of the Star Trek TNG Uniform Polo, currently just $12.50. But keep in mind that you need to spend at least $35 to bag free shipping. (Disclosure: Star Trek and CNET are both owned by CBS.)

See it at ThinkGeek

Get a custom Halloween doormat for $12. Walmart sells personalized things? Who knew? This spooky doormat includes your family name across the top and up to six costumed figures across the bottom -- each named as well. The store promises delivery by Oct. 24, a full week before Halloween.

See it at Walmart

Save 20 percent on candy at Rakuten with promo code CANDY20. A couple good bets include a 135-piece Mars assortment for $20 (not including the discount) and 90-piece Reese's assortment for $18. But the shipping may get you: It's free only when your cart total hits $49. Solution: buy lots of candy. Duh.

See it at Rakuten

Save 50 percent on Crazy Dog Halloween shirts with promo code GHOSTED. A funny Halloween T-shirt says, "I'm too cool for a proper costume, but I still made an effort." Crazy Dog has some splendid ones, and, amazingly, shipping is free on all orders. So, for example, this great pumpkin shirt (see what I did there?) is just $7.50 shipped after applying the code.

See it at Crazy Dog

Get 30 Hershey's full-size candy bars for $13.99. Yep, this is your chance to be the full-bar house, the one that has kids stampeding to your door. This assortment includes Hershey's, Kit Kat and Reese's (pretty much all the best ones).

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Get a decent pumpkin-carving kit for $6 with promo code WUXXQYRK. You know those cheapie plastic kits you get at the grocery store? Time for something a little better (but not any more expensive). This one includes 12 pieces, each made of stainless steel, and a carrying case to keep everything neat and tidy when you store it away for next year.

See it at Amazon

That's all for now, but bookmark this post and check back soon for more great Halloween deals!

Read more: How to keep track of your kids on Halloween

Originally published on Oct. 17, 2018.
Update, Oct. 24: Marked expired deals and added new ones.


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