MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas?

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Yep. Didn’t think so.

In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.

Here are six tips to help shave down that bottom line, courtesy of shopping savvy blogger Sarah Carlson.

Tip No. 1:
Download the Shop Savvy App on their phone. Open it up, scan a bar code and find the lowest price.

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Tip No. 2:
Go to the bulk stores. Stay away from chocolate or Halloween themed candy — that’s more expensive.

Tip No. 3:
Masks are expensive. Instead, save a little bit and use face paint.

Tip No. 4:
Do a costume swap – switch with friends and family.

Tip No. 5:
Go to Freecycle.org for locals listing free costume giveaways. It’s a website similar to Craigslist.

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Tip No. 6:
Some local dentist offices have buy back programs where they will give you money for your candy, and in turn, ship them overseas to troops.