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BBB Offers Spooktacular Tips for Halloween

Shopping for Halloween should be fun—not terrifying. With so many costume and decoration ideas, it’s hard to choose what to buy, and where to buy it from.

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending for 2018 is expected to reach $9 billion, with consumers planning to spend an average of $86.79 each.

According to the survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, among Halloween celebrants, 70 percent plan to pass out candy, 50 percent will decorate their home or yard, 48 percent will wear costumes, 30 percent will take their children trick-or-treating and 18 percent will dress their pets in costumes.

When it comes to purchasing costumes and other Halloween supplies, 45 percent of shoppers will visit discount stores, 35 percent will visit a Halloween store and 24 percent will shop online.

Read the full article to see tips recommended by Better Business Bureau to avoid getting spooked this Halloween.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 10/03/2018

Want to make the best out of this fall season? Visit these New England favorites!

Here in New England we sure know how to enjoy fall and celebrate Halloween. Each year our events and festivals draw crowds of people that are in search of all things spooky!

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Halloween industry is expected to reach a record-breaking $9 billion in sales this year. On average, Americans will spend $86.79 per household - splurging on their favorite candy, costumes, events and decorations. 

The list of things to do is endless. Check out the full article to see the list BBB put together of our favorites - orchards, corn mazes, pumpkin festivals and Halloween activities - and some tips to keep in mind before heading out during this fall season!


By Shannon Boyle on 09/27/2018

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