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Halloween costumes: NASCAR

Retail: $20-$30 from various online retailers Thrift: $6.99 Flexibility is key to saving money, and there are hundreds of ready-made costumes available at local thrift stores for a fraction of their retail price. Jordan Powell, 8, of Newport News, was so excited to wear this NASCAR outfit that he raced around Sanford Elementary School showing off his new duds to friends. Start your search now, and you won't have to break out scissors, markers, safety pins or your extra checkbook at all.Diane Mathews, Daily Press