Halloween is a few short weeks away and if you are wondering what is a good price for Halloween candy then you are not alone. I am going to make it easy for you and I’ve provided my purchase price guide for buying Halloween candy below. You might have a different price point than I do but this is typically the price point you want to stay around to avoid overpaying for candy.
*Extreme*- This is when you want to Stock Up!
If you can find the fun size or snack size candy bags (up to 12 oz. in size) for $2.00 or less don’t pass them up and buy them!
Anything $0.20 or less per ounce (not per candy piece) is a stock up price. Formula: Price/# of oz in bag= price per ounce
For example: a 100 oz bag of candy is $15.99. You take the $15.99/100 oz= $0.16 per ounce which would be a stock up price!
Good- This is when you want to buy if you are in a time crunch and cannot wait for an extreme deal.
Bags of candy (up to 12 oz. in size) that are more than $2.00 but less than $3.00 are a good deal (up to $0.25 per ounce). This won’t get you that extreme price but is good enough to buy if you are in a hurry or need some candy asap.
For all bags that are larger than 12 oz. the same formula shown above applies. As long as the amount per ounce equals $0.20 or less you know you are getting a good deal.
Pro Tip: Chocolate candy is typically more expensive than non-chocolate candy. So if you want to pay less go for some skittles, starburst, or suckers over the M&M’s and Kit-Kats.