Halloween is almost here and I am so excited. . . and I’m doubly excited to tell you about an incredible coupon deal from Chuze and Party City just for Halloween. . . but more about that in a bit.
In my little village Halloween is a pretty big deal. You see–we are a lovely little town surrounded by farm country. Right in the center of the village (where I live) there is a nice, level, 2 mile loop with sidewalks and streetlights in a mostly residential area, with plenty of nice, level, sidewalk lined side streets cutting across the loop:
Conveniently located at one end of this loop is a small grocery store with a HUGE parking lot.
Why does this all matter? Because TONS of people bring their kids to our town to trick o treat. People who live on the back country roads just outside the village. People who don’t even live in our town. People from a couple towns over who don’t have as nice or big of a “village” to go door to door in. . . you get the idea. They park at the grocery store parking lot up the street and then head right down the street I live on:
Can you see the line of people? It’s actually way more than it looks like in this photo-it’s hard to accurately capture the mobs of kids. We frequently have over 200 trick o treaters. The doorbell barely stops ringing between 6 and 7:30 or so (and Yankee Bill has a fantastic time wearing a creepy mask & cape and scaring the snot out of the bigger kids). Trick o treating actually goes until 8, but most folks run out of candy before then, even when they’ve purchased a lot.
So Halloween candy buying is a big deal for me. I was thrilled when Chuze called and asked me to head out to Party City with a check to buy my Halloween candy and tell you all about their incredible, 20% off $70 on anything in the store till Halloween coupon! Thanks a $14 savings! (yes, yes, I’m coming to how you get the coupon. . .just keep reading to the end).
I admit it, it’s been years and years since I’ve set foot in a Party City. I’m not quite sure why. When I got into the store I couldn’t BELIEVE the “Candy City” they had set up! Wow, it was an amazing array of candy in all shapes, sizes and colors. Individual candies organized by color or theme. Lollipops. Jelly beans. Large bagged candy for Halloween (or pinatas).
I was like a kid in a candy store–literally! I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of bags of Ring Pops–kids always love those, even the boys. Blow Pops are another favorite, after all you get a lollipop AND gum. I threw caution to the wind and picked out some of my favorite chocolate candy bars (I usually try to buy candy I don’t like so I won’t be tempted to eat it!) and then rounded things out with a big bag of Dum-Dums.
That’s a lot of candy!
I was done with my shopping, but couldn’t resist looking around at everything else in the store–it’s a visual feast. The cake/cupcake decorating section was huge–they had everything you could want in every color as far as frostings, gels, food coloring, sanding sugar. . . you name it.
Then there were all the character themed items to make your cake or cupcakes really fun. Even if you aren’t much of a cake decorator, you can use the themed liners to make cupcakes, then frost them simply and add a sugar decoration or a pick with a cute paper decoration and you’ll look like you went all out!
They also had some cupcake decorating kits to put it all together for you (I thought the purple one eyed monsters were so cute) and of course some special macabre sugar decorations just for Halloween and The Day of the Dead.
There were costumes galore for Halloween, but you probably already knew that. What I didn’t know is that this time of year they carry a lot of T-shirts and sweatshirts that are themed–for the folks who sort of want a costume but don’t really 🙂 Up by the register there were Halloween socks and jewelry, and around the perimeter of the store were all sorts of costume “extras” arranged by color–masks, boas, gloves, sunglasses, wigs, beads, headbands. . . it was almost overwhelming.
If you want to have some non candy Halloween options (or are filling a pinata or gift bags for a birthday party sometime soon) there was an extensive selection of bagged toys, plastic accessories (like sunglasses or beads) , stickers, and glowsticks/bracelets.
Believe me–there are plenty of things you will want to use that 20% off $70 coupon for!
After I had toured the whole store and was heading to the door I had to pick up a little Halloween treat for myself. You know, for the long ride home:
So I bet by now you are wondering–how can you get this great Party City coupon? Well it all starts with getting the Chuze grocery list and coupon app for your phone! I wrote an entire post on How to use the Chuze App, so you can refer to that to see how it works.
The important thing for you to know is how to FIND this coupon on the app so you can print it out before you head to the store. Once you are in Chuze, you simply click on the magnifying glass “search” icon in the upper right corner. When the search box pops up, you type in “Halloween Bundle” and your 20% off $70 Party City coupon will appear. Choose (or Chuze!) it and then follow the directions in my How to use the Chuze App post for printing it out.
That’s it–so get your app, print your coupon and hurry on out to Party City for your Halloween shopping.