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You can expect great deals on home electronics, clothing, and health and beauty items for the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days taking place on October 10-11, 2023. But you may also want to add Halloween candy to your list.
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Whether you’re looking for name-brand chocolates or giant bags of lollipops for the little ones, you’ll find everyone’s favorites at the online retailer. When you’re comparing Halloween candy prices, it’s important to take into account how many pieces there are in a bag. In general, the larger the bag, the lower the price of candy per piece.
We shopped online to compare the prices of the best-selling candies in large quantities and find out who has the best deals: Amazon, Costco, or Walmart.
Hershey’s Minifigures and Snack Size Variety Packs
Walmart offers a 155-count of Hershey’s miniatures for $16.98. A smaller bag of similar candies in “snack size”, with only 50 pieces, is $9.94. Walmart lists the price per ounce for the small bag at 38.6 cents, while the larger bag costs 36.8 cents. It’s not that big a difference, since snack-sized candies are larger. But if you want enough candy for a crowd of trick-or-treaters, the miniatures are, by far, the better value.
But don’t jump on that deal just yet. You can get a 220-count bag of Hershey’s Miniatures from Amazon for just $21.97, or 31 cents per ounce.
However, stay away from Amazon’s snack-sized bags of Hershey’s. You’ll pay $26.65 for a 130-count bag — or 47 cents per ounce.
Mars Variety Pack
Walmart and Amazon both offer a Mars Variety Pack, which includes the Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Twix, and 365 pieces of M&Ms for $30.
Winner: Amazon and Walmart tie
Skittles & More Variety Pack
If you prefer fruit-flavored candy, Amazon has a variety pack of Skittles, Skittles Wild Berry, Starburst, and Life Savers Gummies available for just $26.88 for 300 servings.
Walmart has an 80-count package of the same candies for $10.84, once again leading Amazon for the best price on Halloween candy.
It’s always good to have lollipops on hand for the youngest trick-or-treaters. Dum-Dums are a safe bet because they’re also peanut-free and allergy-friendly. Get a 1 lb bag for only $4.74 at Walmart. Amazon also has Dum-Dums, but a 4.3-pound bag costs $28.48, making Walmart the better deal here.
Full Size Candy Bars, Variety Pack
Everyone loves a house that provides full-sized candy bars. Costco is making it easier to make that home run this year with a 30-count assortment of full-size Milky Ways, Twix, Snickers and M&Ms for $23.79. That’s just 79 cents per bar.
Walmart has an 18-count package of Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers and Milky Way for $19.88, which works out to just over $1 per bar. Amazon sells the same package for $16, or about 88 cents per bar. If you’re not a fan of M&M’s, this is the way to go.
If you prefer Hershey, you can get an 18-pack of Hershey chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kats for $17.58 at Walmart, which is a little less than a dollar per bar — but still not as good as Costco’s prices. .
Hershey’s Full Size Chocolate Bars
If you don’t mind sacrificing variety for a lower price, get a 36-count package of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars from Amazon for just $28.75. Walmart and Costco don’t even come close in this regard.
Snickers Full Size Bars
Walmart offers a 48-count package of full-size Snickers for just $50.97. Costco has the same product for only $49.99. Once again, Amazon comes out the winner with 48 bars for just $47.99.
In general, Amazon has the best deals for most Halloween candy compared to Walmart and Costco. However, if you’re looking for full-sized candy bars, you might be better off at Costco. However, Costco doesn’t have the same options that Walmart and Amazon offer.
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