By T.J. Reid, Editor of

The first days of October have brought cooler climate across the country. Driving via my rural southern location, I currently see the flags; the pumpkins and straw scarecrow decorations out in celebration in my neighborhood. My close friends enjoy the spooktacular vacation, and can't resist participating in the exciting of costume, decorations, and candy corn. (And there is absolutely no scarcity of trick-or-tweet sweet goodies currently around the shelves. Regrettably, It's also being bought and eaten now, long ahead of the kids show up in the door!)

According to NRF's Halloween Spending Survey carried out by Prosper Insights & Analytics, replica panerai nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the survey high of 170 million people last year. Those celebrating will also trim their budgets, with the average person expected to spend $75.03 on d¨Ścor, costumes, candy and entertaining, down from $79.82 last year. BUT Overall, average spending on Halloween has increased 54.7 percent since 2014, with total spending estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2014.

Since 43.6 percent of people plan to dress up for the evening, money will be flowing for both children and their adult counterparts and even the family pooch. Totals for adult costumes will reach 1.04 billion dollars, and $330 millions will be spent on outfits for pets!

Although some shoppers have currently begun (32% ahead of the end of September), there are still lots of folks out there searching for just the right thing; 36% won't event start until the last 10 days prior to the big day. It is estimated for the entire holiday, shoppers will spend $2.08 billion on candy and $360 million on greeting cards.

Whether you are a children's store, a gourmet store, or even just a ladies apparel shop, there are so many ways for you to participate and profit from this vacation! Why not offer a discount to anyone who shows up in costume? Offer a prize (a small gift certificate) for the best costume. Then, Even after the day, have them bring in their Halloween photos for your bulletin board and have customers vote around the best, the scariest, the weirdest. It's November by then and your Christmas is out!? Make them look.

I used to dress up as a witch ¨C extended black wig, pointed hat, tattered dress, white make-up with even the warts added. Shoppers came by just to see, but also have their picture made with the witch. It was more enjoyable that photos with Santa and the ladies participated, not just the youngsters!? On the counter I had a basket of tiny pumpkins and a promotion called "Pick a Pumpkin."? Each pumpkin had a discount around the bottom (sort of like pick-a-duck at the county fair), and shoppers loved the surprise of an extra bargain swiss replica watches panerai . And I was then acknowledged as the "Good Witch of the South!"

T panerai fakes for sale .J. Reid is editor of Fashion Advantage magazine, and author of several books on successful retailing. She presents "Be Your Own Publicist" with a lesson on creating an effective advertising and promotional campaign on Saturday quality imitation watches , October 19 at 10 a.m. in the October Atlanta Apparel Market.

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