I've never liked scary movies and I have never read a single Steven King novel, although I hear he is an excellent writer. I just don't like being scared. I started reading those popular "Goosebumps" books with my kids, but quickly convinced them to switch to Calvin and Hobbs comics. Give me a good ole musical comedy any day!
Don't get me wrong, I really like Halloween and all of the free chocolate, but when it comes to costumed trick or treaters, I'd rather give my precious Snickers bar to a cute Tinkerbell toddler than a prepubescent goul with blood and guts rolling down his cape. My boys think I'm a dork because instead of decorating our front yard with cool, creepy tombstones and vampires, I display happy pumpkins and harvest designs. I'm just not going to spend my hard-earned money on yucky plastic decor that gushes with fake blood. EESH.
If you’re a chicken like me and you think spending money is scary enough, you just might want to try a Freddy Kruger whack at these Halloween savings:
• Free Mattel Toy: Bring your child (dressed in a Halloween costume) to Sears on Halloween and they will receive a FREE Mattel toy! No purchase necessary, but while supplies last only.
• Free “Boo”rito at Chipotle on Halloween: Must be dressed as a burrito or Chipotle-like.
• Free Halloween events at Bas Pro Shops: check out their web site for schedule http://www.bassproshops.com/
• Free YoCrunch yogurt coupon: trade in our candy wrappers! One submission per household. Mail your candy wrappers to:
9507 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
• Free Halloween crafts: http://www.allcrafts.net/halloween.htm
• Free Halloween decorating idea and costume ebook http://www.favecrafts.com/Halloween-Crafts/How-To-Halloween-Projects-from-Bloggers#
• Free Halloween printable designs: http://www.halloween-printable.com/
• Free Halloween stationery, screen saver, cell phone apps and more: http://www.thefreesite.com/Seasonal_Freebies/Halloween/
• Free Halloween games and puzzles: http://www.freehalloween.com/
• Free pumpkin carving stencils and patterns for all ages:
• FREE GRILLED CHICKEN AT KFC on October 26 – Kentucky Fried Chicken launches another FREE Grilled Chicken promotion. Don’t worry Oprah is not involved in this one…you will get your free chicken this time, they promise!!! Visit KFC on October 26th (Monday) for your FREE KFC Grilled Chicken! Over 5,000 locations will be a part of this promotion so call your local KFC ahead of time to make sure that they are indeed participating in the promotion.
• And lastly, once you’ve taken all of those pictures of your cute trick or treaters, you can put them in a FREE hard cover photo book from Cozi! IF you are a member of http://www.cozi.com/ , log in and you’ll get a code for a FREE 8×8 Hard Cover Photo Book from Shutterfly! These photo books are valued at $29.99!!! FYI- Your code is valid thru November, 15, 2009! If you aren’t a member yet you can sign up (it’s free) and you’ll be able to get a $10 off coupon code for the same photo book! All you have to do is complete your checklist, “Getting Started”, by November 4th to get your code!