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How to Save Money at Spirit Halloween in 2023 A Comprehensive Guide
Spirit Halloween is the go-to destination for all things spooky and fun during the Halloween season. Whether you're planning a terrifying haunted house or searching for the perfect costume, Spirit Halloween has you covered. While indulging in the Halloween spirit is exciting, it can also put a dent in your wallet. Fear not, as we've prepared a comprehensive guide to help you save money at Spirit Halloween in 2023. 
Spirit Halloween is a pop-up, seasonal retailer with over 1,450 locations. They feature decorations, props, makeup, accessories, costumes, and animatronics. You’ll start seeing the stores open in early August to the beginning of November. Use their store locator to find a Spirit Halloween store near you.

Sign Up for Emails for a 20% discount!

Subscribe to Spirit Halloween's newsletter or join their loyalty program. They frequently send exclusive deals, discounts, and promotions to their subscribers — look for things like 20% off one item or even $10 off a $65 or more purchase, first access to sales, new arrivals, and more.
For the 20% coupon, sign up for their emails. The Spirit Halloween welcome email should arrive in your inbox within a day or two of signing up. I received mine about an hour after signing up. My first email included a 20% off coupon for one item and free shipping on orders over $75. To sign up, just scroll all the way to the bottom of and fill out your email in the bottom right corner. I also saw a pop-up window appear with the same promo when I visited the website.
Other coupons and promotions will be listed on the Spirit Halloween promo page.
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Coupons and Promo Codes

Search online for Spirit Halloween coupons and promo codes. Websites like RetailMeNot and often feature money-saving offers. Apply these codes during checkout to enjoy instant discounts. 
In addition to the coupons you get in your email, you may get some in the mail, too. Spirit Halloween normally distributes these right as the Halloween shopping season ramps up. These coupons can save you up to 25% on a single item. 
NOTE: If you are to shop in person at Spirit Halloween, you can only use one coupon or discount code per order. So no coupon stacking! Of course, you could split your purchase and still save by having your friend or spouse use another coupon.

Shopping Online vs. In Store

Shopping online at Spirit Halloween's website can be more budget-friendly than visiting a physical store depending on the distance you have to travel. They sometimes offer online-exclusive deals, and you can take advantage of coupon codes and free shipping offers. Personally, I like that you can shop the sale section - which is something I haven't seen at any of my local stores! 
Of course on the flip side, unless you’re spending over $50 and have a coupon, you can count on paying for shipping when shopping online with Spirit Halloween thus making it more expensive to shop online. Plus, you can’t get a refund on them if you decide to return your items. It’s worth a trip into a Spirit Halloween store. You can try your costume on in the fitting room and hopefully avoid returns altogether. Keep in mind their strict return policy. Make sure you have your Halloween costume ideas lined up and ready to go because returns are a hassle.

Shop the Spirit Halloween clearance items

If you can get a clearance costume from the back wall in your store (lucky you since I haven't seen any in my stores!) and use a 20% off Spirit Halloween coupon, you can actually get a pretty good deal. Spirit Halloween store clearance selection is thin, so shop as soon as you can. 
TIP: Price tags ending in $0.99 are full price. Before you get all excited and start hunting for all the $0.99 price tags, this is essentially all the merchandise in the store (except for the clearance wall). Spirit Halloween discounts only come with clearance or a Spirit Halloween coupon or coupon code. Price tags ending in $0.97 or $0.98 are clearance. These tags are usually yellow, but I’ve seen them in white, too. For that reason, pay attention to the price tag amount, not the tag color at your Spirit Halloween store.
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DIY Costume Ideas

Consider making your costume instead of buying a pre-packaged one. Not only is this often more affordable, but it also allows you to unleash your creativity and create a unique outfit. 
TIP: Watch Spirit Halloween video tutorials to learn how to apply makeup and prosthetics! With all of the makeup at Spirit Halloween, wouldn’t it be nice to get some ideas on how to apply it? Makeup tutorials for DIYers are abundant on their website (over 40 videos available). Find out how to apply scary makeup or how to wear makeup and facial prosthetics together.

Price Comparison

Before making a purchase, compare prices at different Spirit Halloween stores or online retailers. Sometimes, items are priced differently depending on location or platform.
Spirit Halloween is more expensive than Walmart and Target when it comes to certain costumes. So if your child wants to be a more common character like Elsa, Bluey, or Minecraft, go with Walmart or Target. Here are a few price comparisons just to show for example: 
Minecraft Jumpsuit with Headpiece
Toddler Bluey
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Use Social Media

Follow Spirit Halloween on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They often post exclusive deals and promotions for their followers.
TIP: Don't forget to follow Closet of Free Samples on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, YouTube, and Telegram so you never miss any deals!

Return Policy Awareness

Before finalizing your purchase, familiarize yourself with Spirit Halloween's return policy. Knowing the terms and conditions will prevent you from overspending on items that you might return later.
At Spirit Halloween you have 14 days to make a Spirit Halloween return. Even after 14 days, Spirit Halloween won’t refund any shipping fees you pay. The items must be unworn and in resalable condition with original accessories AND you must have the original receipt.
In addition, you can’t return items you buy online in stores, and during Halloween season, your returns have to be postmarked by a specific date. Since the brick-and-mortar stores disappear after Halloween, Spirit Halloween doesn’t offer returns on items purchased after Oct. 31, but the date can vary. In 2022, the date was Oct. 20, and it’s Oct. 23 for 2023. In 2023, you have until Oct. 26 to make exchanges. Refunds are typically issued five to seven business days after the return is made, but in-store returns could only take two to three business days.  
Exchanges are accepted from Oct. 23-26, 2023. Aside from a receipt, items for exchange must have the original accessories, in the original packaging, and be in resalable condition. All sales are final after Oct. 26, 2023. Shop early to avoid keeping a costume that you don’t like.
TIP: Costumes run small, so order a size up if you're unsure of the size to go with!
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Spirit Halloween is the ONLY official retailer to Purchase Hocus Pocus Brand Costumes!

Obsessed does not even come close to how most of us feel about Hocus Pocus; including our family. Spirit Halloween knows all about it because they have the exclusive on Hocus Pocus costumes costumes.
You can get them on Amazon, but they’re through Spirit Halloween stores, so do your price check on the best deal first. Chances are, you’ll get the best deal by using a Spirit Halloween coupon in store. Buy early because they’ll go fast and may not be restocked. Hocus Pocus costumes and costume accessories range from $16.99 all the way up to $129.99! 

Look for Spirit Halloween items with Amazon Prime shipping! 

Amazon‘s costume and animatronics selections are low, but you can find a few Spirit Halloween costumes like Miraculous LadyBug and Hocus Pocus. Search Amazon for “Spirit Halloween,” and then sort to show only the items with Prime shipping.
You can’t use any Spirit Halloween discounts on Amazon Prime, but your purchases are backed by the Prime return policy — which means you get 30 days and you don’t have to pay return shipping. Amazon returns are ridiculously easy these days, so don’t stress if you don’t want what you bought. Plus, as a Prime member, shipping is free.

Ask for a bulk discount!

If you’re interested in purchasing a product in bulk, Spirit Halloween offers a bulk discount. Bulk discounts are offered on orders of 20 units or more of the same product. The bulk discount cannot be combined with any other coupon codes or promotions.

Student and Military Discounts

If you're a student or a member of the military, don't forget to ask about available discounts. Spirit Halloween sometimes offers special deals for these groups.

Price Adjustments

If you purchase an item and it goes on sale within a certain timeframe (usually a week or two), Spirit Halloween might offer price adjustments. Simply keep your receipts and monitor prices and don't be afraid to ask! 
Free photo woman holds two small pumpkins stares surprised wears white ghost costume surrounded by halloween toys isolated on orange
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Spirit Halloween FAQs

1. Can you try on costumes at Spirit Halloween?

Yes! And you absolutely should because of their short return-policy window.

2. When does Spirit Halloween open for 2023?

The flagship Spirit Halloween store opened on July 29 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. All other stores open shortly after that in early August.

3. Is Spirit Halloween open all year?

Brick and mortar stores? No. Only early August through just after Halloween. But you can shop Spirit Halloween online all year long!


With these money-saving tips, you can enjoy the Halloween season to the fullest without emptying your wallet at Spirit Halloween in 2023. Plan ahead, hunt for deals, and get creative to make this Halloween spooktacular while staying on budget. Happy haunting!
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