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A Halloween costume strategy that won't haunt your wallet

Published Oct. 15, 2013

How's that Halloween costume coming along?

If the ideas aren't flowing (and the wallet isn't bursting with expendable income), this offer may help.

Sunshine Thrift Store is offering 50 percent off all clothing on Thursday at its St. Pete location, 2808 34th St. N. You need to print out this coupon.

The Deal Divas love shopping the racks of thrift stores to complete our Halloween costumes. Just take a look at our looks from last year, most of which were built around outfits from Sunshine and other thrift stores. My sparkly leotard, so essential for my impression of the McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed meme, cost just $6.

On a related note, you could win a $25 gift certificate through Sunshine's costume contest. To enter, three-quarters of your costume must be comprised of gear from Sunshine, and you have to post a picture of your outfit to the store's Facebook page. Winners will be decided on Nov. 1.

Tampa thrifters, you will get your 50 percent-off day next month. Stay up to date with specials through the store's Facebook page or by signing up for its text and email program.