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The Real Deal: How to find children’s Halloween costumes without paying full price

If you want to save money when you pick up a costume for your kids this Halloween, you might find that the scariest thing you get is the bill!

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2022, 10:00 AM

Updated 636 days ago

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If you want to save money when you pick up a costume for your kids this Halloween, you might find that the scariest thing you get is the bill!
However, it does not need to be that way. In today’s The Real Deal, News 12 gathered some tips on how to get costumes for kids without paying full price.
Once Upon a Child in Edison has been buying and selling gently used children’s clothing for over ten years.
For co-owner Shereef Hammad, helping families save is important.
“The first time I realized we had an impactful business was maybe our first or second month. A gentleman came up to me, he had tears in his eyes. He said, ‘I wasn't sure if my wife and I could afford to have kids, but walking around here and looking at your prices, I realized we can afford to have kids,’” said Hammad.
Laura Carmona is the store manager. She says some costumes at Once Upon a Child go for up to 50% to 70% off regular retail price.
Afterwards, customers can also get cash for the Halloween outfit, along with any kind of children’s clothing.


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