Halloween is getting closer and closer and next weekend we will start seeing Spirit Halloween and Halloween Express stores open all over the country. If you can’t wait that long, you are in luck. Both retailers are offering some pretty big discounts online if you have the right codes.

Spirit Halloween code: OPENTW17
This code will get you 20% off at SpiritHalloween.com and is good until Sept 30, 2017. It won’t however get you free shipping. Large props will even cost you an extra $20 in addition to the regular shipping costs. I’ve heard that you can also use another code at SpiritHalloween.com: DONTLEAVE25. It may not work for everyone but it just worked for me when I plugged it in when I went to checkout.

Halloween Express code: HAUNTIT2017
This code will get you 28% off at HalloweenExpress.com. The only problem is that Halloween Express tends to overprice their props and you don’t actually save that much compared to buying the animatronics on eBay. The Rising Swamp Hag is $229 at HalloweenExpress.com compared to $149 at SpiritHalloween.com

Even with the 28% off you also have to pay full price on shipping at HalloweenExpress.com which will set you back $20+ if you buy a large animated prop.

With Halloween right around the corner 20% and 28% can turn out to be big savings even if you have to shell out a little extra for shipping.

Another way to get coupons from the two big Halloween stores is to sign up for their mailing lists. I received a 20% Spirit Halloween coupon in the mail earlier this week that I can take to my local store when it opens next weekend. I can get the savings and not have to pay anything extra for shipping since I can put my props in the car and bring them straight home. Even if you don’t have a coupon you can usually get Spirit Halloween to give you 10-20% off just by asking them at the register. That’s worked for me several times. Just mention you had a coupon but you left it at home.