With seven in ten Canadians planning on celebrating Halloween this year, consumer spending for Halloween could easily match or exceed the $1.5 billion price tag for Halloween spending in 2011. However, as debt levels remain high for many consumers, the credit card debt incurred from Halloween this year may be scarier than anything you’ll encounter on this spooky day.

The following infographic shows how Canadians spend their money on Halloween, and offers helpful tips to help you keep your costs down. With a little planning and some creative ways to save, you can have a scary good time without incurring a terrifying amount of debt.