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The facts

Today is National Chocolate Day, and that got us thinking about Halloween candy and how much we fork over annually for the goodies.

The numbers are somewhat staggering. The average American household spends about $44 a year on Halloween candy. In the U.S., consumers purchase almost 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween — and the “whopper” of the $1.9 billion in sales each year is chocolate, making up $1.2 billion.

The top-selling candy of the non-chocolate variety is candy corn, to the tune of 20 million pounds of it a year! We wrote about other Halloween stats, too.

The contest

With Halloween a mere three days away, we want to get the skinny on what you do/where you shop to get the best deals on candy. Tell us about your sweet savings strategy and get $50 if we think it is the most clever/crafty.

The rules

Post your Halloween candy savings strategy on our Facebook page or in the comments. We’ll feature the best next week. (When you’ll be able to save with clearance prices anyway.) The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The prize

$50 Amazon gift card.

Last week’s winner

We asked for your worst credit card nightmare story, and our favorite came from Amanda R….

I’ve had my credit card information stolen once before, and it was the most stressful thing ever! It happened a few years ago when there was a breach with Walmart, I was one of the lucky ones who got their card information stolen. Whoever was using it spent $700 on iTunes downloads, and another $300 on Zynga game add ons (Farmville, and all of those games you always get annoying invites to on Facebook). I found it pretty humorous what they choose to buy with my stolen card information, and luckily my bank was great and froze everything immediately after I noticed what was going on. I don’t think they ever did get caught, but I had my money back within a few weeks & I keep a closer eye on my card activity now.

That’s how you save on Candy Crush Saga, anyway. Until you get caught. Enjoy your gift card, Amanda!

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Brian Bienkowski

Brian Bienkowski


Bienkowski is a contributing writer and is the face of's 'By the Numbers' videos.

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