BBB Offers Tips When Shopping for Halloween Costumes

Halloween depending risers each year. If you are shopping for a Halloween costume this year the Better Business Bureau is reminding people to always make sure you are clear on the store’s return policy before you buy.

Find out how long you must keep your receipt, or what happens if you should lose your receipt.

This will help you avoid any mishaps like unwanted items being non-refundable. Remember: Buying a bunch of stuff with the intent of simply returning it after October 31st is considered fraud.

If you decide to shop from a seasonal store, ask whether or not they will be open after the holiday, how long they plan to stay open, and if they will accept returns after Halloween is over.

If they plan to close up shop November 1st, or refuse returns after, either consider shopping elsewhere, or take more time to be sure that item is exactly what you want before making the purchase.

More tips for seasonal “pop-up” stores:

  • See if they have a website in case you have to contact them later.

  • Save every receipt.

  • Use a credit card so you can dispute problems with the card’s issuer.

  • Make sure you are clear on what items are FINAL SALE.