CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree
asked over 2,000 Americans about their Halloween spending plans,
including whether or not they think they'll go into debt for
Halloween-related expenses, if they plan to skip on spending money
on the holiday this year due to the pandemic and what they plan to
buy if they're splurging.
- 75% of Americans will spend money on Halloween this
year. The most common purchases include candy (53%),
pumpkins and carving supplies (24%), outdoor decorations (22%) and
costumes for kids (20%).
- 24% of parents with kids under 18 will spend more than they
can afford, and 41% are planning a special splurge. Their
primary reason for overspending is to make their children happy
- Gen Zers will also spend big for Halloween, with 57%
splurging and 23% spending more than they can afford. That
generation's main motivator was fear of missing out (29%).
- Social media is another big motivator for Halloween
spending. Gen Zers (60%), parents of kids under 18 (52%)
and women (41%) all say they buy Halloween-related items in order
to include them in social media posts.
- Watching a scary movie and buying Halloween treats are the
top two ways Americans will celebrate the holiday (both
32%). On the other hand, 12% say they won't partake in
Halloween due to COVID-19.
"Throughout the pandemic, we've heard of people going above and
beyond when it comes to holidays and other events to make up for
how crummy the last couple of years have been," said Matt Schulz, LendingTree's credit card expert.
"Don't let your big Halloween blowout turn into debt, though. One
evening of fun isn't worth it if it is followed by months of
To view the full report,
LendingTree commissioned Qualtrics to
conduct an online survey of 2,050 U.S. consumers from Sept. 23 to Sept. 30, 2021. The survey was
administered using a nonprobability-based sample, and quotas were
used to ensure the sample base represented the overall population.
All responses were reviewed by researchers for quality control.
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