Cost of Halloween candy is up a scary 13% in the US

Cost of Halloween candy is up a scary 13% in the US

Those who prefer treats over tricks will be paying more than last year.

The cost of Halloween candy is up 13% compared to this time last year.

It's the largest yearly jump in candy prices the CPI has ever recorded. For comparison, it took nine years — from 1997 to 2006 — for candy prices to rise 13%.

Here are a few tips on how to find sweet savings and cheap Halloween candy.

While it’s hard to resist the big display of candy, don't forget to check the regular candy aisle for inexpensive sweet treats.

If you’re expecting lots of little ones ringing your doorbell on Halloween night, consider buying candy in bulk at a wholesale club.

Consider candy alternatives and switch back and forth between candy and toys.

Kids may feel slightly tricked, but parents will appreciate your efforts to save their sweet tooth.