Which store has the sweetest deals on candy?

Posted at 8:11 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 11:15:30-04

It's the one time of year when we can justify eating tons of candy, and of course, the goal is to save some for the Trick or Treaters.

Since you'll most likely need a lot of candy, we thought we'd go bulk.

We shopped Costco and Sam’s Club for the sweetest deals.

You can't go wrong with chocolate.

We found a bag with 155 pieces of all sorts of chocolate for $14.98.

I did the math, and you'll pay ten cents each at Sam’s Club.

At Costco, their best-priced bag of chocolate comes with 150 pieces of candy but a little more variety as well.

You'll also pay a little more, 11 cents per candy.

Looking to be the neighborhood hero?

Then get full-size candy bars.

Sam's club has a chocolate variety pack of 36 bars for $19.48.

That'll cost you 54 cents each.

Costco has a similar bag but this one has bonuses, Skittles, and Starburst, and it's cheaper, just 47 cents each.

Overall we went through lots of candy, and of the two big box stores, Sam's Club had the most variety hands down.

In fact, this is the most candy we've seen at Sam's in years.

But of the items, we compared Sam's was also more expensive, but not by much, one to two cents per ounce.

You'll also want to consider memberships; Costco’s cheapest membership is $60 per year compared to $45 at Sam’s Club.

Don’t have memberships to the Big Box stores?

Target and Wal-Mart are good options too.

Of the candy, we compared they have similar prices, within pennies of each other, but in the end, Wal-Mart was cheaper.

Still compared to the Big Box stores, you're gonna spend more, about three to five cents per ounce more.

An extreme example is a box of full-size candy bars, $13.99 at Costco.

Double that price at Target $29.95, and a penny less at Wal-Mart.

That's a dollar per bar, so it's just not a good deal.  

Think about it, the typical price for candy bars in the checkout lane is about a buck, so be smart and do your research, so you get the sweetest deals.