Candy is my favorite part of Halloween.
But you don't have to go broke buying candy, you just have to know where to shop.
I got a little help from Ms. Vaughn's second grade class at Vista del Sur in Laveen to figure out where to shop and for what type of candy.
I shopped stores around the Valley including Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target and Dollar Tree to see who had the sweetest deals.
We start with a Mars chocolate variety that includes Twix, Milky Way and Snickers.
Target and Walmart tied at 20 cents per ounce, followed by Sam’s Club at 19 cents per ounce.
Costco had the best price charging 17 cents per ounce.
But remember, you will need a membership to shop at Sam’s and Costco and that will cost you at least 40 bucks.
Next on the list, Childsplay candy, which was a favorite for our second graders.
Costco doesn't carry it so we will leave them out.
This time, Sam’s beat the competition charging 12 cents per ounce.
Target came in second charging 14 cents per ounce.
Walmart charges the most ... 15 cents per ounce.
The Dollar Tree also has some great deals, like a pack of Tootsie Pops cost me $1.
That's 15 cents per ounce.
At Target, you'll pay 16 cents per ounce.
So the bag is smaller but the price is right, so you may want to load up.
Buying bulk will also save you some cash.
I bought a big bag of Twix for 22 cents per ounce.
Buy the smaller bag and pay more, 28 cents per ounce.
And if you're really looking to save, consider buying hard candy over chocolate.
We found it to be cheaper at all of the stores we checked and the kids will be happy with whatever you give them.
In fact, I think the candy may have been a little distracting.
One of the kids asked his teacher if they could skip social studies after we left.
So don't load the kids up with too much sugar, it may scare them away from doing their homework.
Have a safe and happy Halloween.
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