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From 2012:

http://www.thejanedough.com/how-much-do-you-spend-on-halloween-candy-each-year-infographic/

"Raise your hand if you haven’t even begun to think about Halloween 2012! Wait, wait, am I the only one who doesn’t want to begin planning for the miserable, cold “holiday”? Apparently…sorry for unleashing my inner Scrooge so early this year. A new infographic reveals that the U.S. spends an average of $2 billion on Halloween candy and that 70 percent of people say the less-than-thriving economy does not affect how they reward children on October 31.

It goes to show that some things never change. Seventy-four percent of people still hand out goodies, 50 percent decorate their houses, 48 percent carve pumpkins, and 44 percent wear costumes. On Halloween as a whole, the nation spends $8 billion per year. The average household spends nearly $80 in candy — all that money and sugar for kids to stuff their faces with things that will only rot their teeth and hurt their stomachs. All right, all right, let’s just get to Pronto’s infographic before I out-Scrooge myself and the ghost of Christmas Past shows up with the creepy scarecrow-looking guy from “Night Before Christmas.”'

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50% decorate their houses? I'd say that is a high estimate. And:

"Wait, wait, am I the only one who doesn’t want to begin planning for the miserable, cold “holiday”? Apparently…sorry for unleashing my inner Scrooge so early this year." Ah, such wit and grace.

(sorry I can't make the infographic bigger. It is readable at link)
 

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Ugh I don't even want to think about how much we spend on candy :( the custom chocolate coins we had made alone cost us over 100$! We also handed out stickers, rings, rubber ducks, sour candies and ring pops :/ whoops! And man-whoever wrote that article needs a visit from Jack the pumpkin king-what a miserable old crank!
 

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We go way over $72!

We get the full size snickers, reeses cups, almond joy and other candy bars at Sams club. We get usually 200+ tots. I know I have to start buying now to be able to have enough without breaking the bank before the big day!
 

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last year we moved to a new neighborhood and had no idea how many kids we would get. I bought WAY too much candy. Probably about $100.00 worth. I will probably cut it down to $70-80.00 this year. We really didn't get as many as we thought we would...what a bummer.
 

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We get around 75 TOTs. I've mostly switched over to toys and novelty items and provide a grab bag treat. I love that I can simply put away leftovers until the next year.

I will usually also have chips or some candy on hand as well- but probably less than $15 worth. Plus, just for fun, in 5 or so of those grab bags, I'll put King Sized candy bars. They can usually be had somewhere for 99 cents on sale.
 

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We don't hand candy out! We live in an apartment and no kids really trick or treat on our block. A couple streets over they close off the road and let the kids go wild! Since "Trick or treat street" is so close, everyone opts to go there. As for ourselves, sometimes I'll treat myself to a Reese's peanut butter pumpkin or a handful of candy corn but I try to stay away from processed foods and pre-packaged snacks. I normally bake my own goodies :)
 

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Well, we average 400-ish ToTs, so.....it's 'spensive. ;)

I've got the entire spectrum covered (candy corn to Snickers) to be distributed based on the general awesomeness of the ToT (special on-sight recognition formula based on costume + manners + humor. Bonus points are awarded for the hand-holding escort of younger siblings up the driveway)

I guess we spend somewhere between oodles and a pantsload...and speaking of candy, if you have a few minutes to kill, this is a nice breakdown of candy hierarchy and trading methodology

BTW- who assigned a Halloween-centric article to someone who refers to Jack Skellington as " the creepy scarecrow-looking guy from “Night Before Christmas.”?!?
 

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We've had right at 500 trick or treaters each year for the last few years and I usually spend around $200, give or take, and I give each one a fun size bar and a couple of non-chocolate pieces. This year, I'm thinking of just going to Sams and spending a few bucks more to give one full size bar. The cost is .55 each if you buy by the box so not too much more really. No counting out candy and no treat bags to assemble sounds good to me.
 

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We had approximately 750 TOT's last year, I ran out of candy but thanks to my awesome neighbor she came running over with extra bags saying I was the one house that couldn't run out. I have no idea how much I spend on candy though, I need to keep better track.
 

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We had approximately 750 TOT's last year, I ran out of candy but thanks to my awesome neighbor she came running over with extra bags saying I was the one house that couldn't run out. I have no idea how much I spend on candy though, I need to keep better track.
I could NOT affor to hand out what we hand out if we had that many TOTs!!! I'm thankful for my lower numbers for that reason! Lol (average 75-100 depending on weather)
 
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Ohhhhhhh All my clicking on the picture was all for naught. hahahaha :D
I know- I am a computer idiot!

$74 dollars per household?!?!?! MUHAAAA HAAAA HAAAAAAA

MY HUSBAND WISHES!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha
$74 dollars is a low DAY for me during halloween season! I spend $74 before I get out of bed in the am! hahahahahaha!

The dollar amounts average out. I personally make up for many households that don't spend a nickel.
You know it!

We get around 75 TOTs. I've mostly switched over to toys and novelty items and provide a grab bag treat. I love that I can simply put away leftovers until the next year.

We did that this year as well. Plus, we can't eat novelty toys before halloween!

We get 700-1000 ToTs. Since I found out that candy-even choc- has at least a year shelf life, I will be buying sale candy for the rest of my days.

Oriental Trading is where I am buying novelty toys this year.
 

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Frankly I am probably around the average ($70-80) and we have between 225 and 250 kids. We give the kids a handfull of small various candy. The type of candy varies each year. The kids come to our house for the display and the experience we provide. I think if I have to choose between spending on the display or the candy I will continue to spend more on the display because I can offer the experience and memories that others don't.
 
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