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Update 10/15/12:  Congratulations to this month’s winner, Donna, who says she likes to make her Halloween decorations “as scary as skeletons, but my 4-year-old twins have always been around those at Halloween time so they don’t see them as scary.” Congratulations, Donna! Check back next month for another great freebie.

There are two types of Halloween folk: The ones who deck their yard out in fake blood, life-sized zombies and motion-activated vampires and the ones who stick to jolly pumpkins and mildly creepy ghosts.

Since I can’t watch a horror movie without developing a new irrational fear, you can probably guess which camp I fall into. But whether you go for the blood and guts or would rather keep it PG, you’ll love this month’s giveaway: a collection of outdoor Halloween decorations from Grandin Road.

Halloween Reversible Pumpkin - Grandin Road
First on the giveaway list: This creepy animated pumpkin. Sure, it looks innocent enough, but flip on the switch and it turns “evil” — complete with a diabolical laugh — when unsuspecting folks walk by.

Halloween Ghost From Grandin Road
With your pumpkin decorations taken care of,  we’re also throwing in another Halloween essential: a gauzy ghost.  Lights inside this life-sized model add ambiance to your yard at night.

Halloween Skeleton

And finally, you can’t have a Halloween party without a resident skeleton. Hang him from the ceiling, prop him up in a chair or send him outside to greet the neighbors.

How scary do you go with your Halloween decorations? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win this spooky prize.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on October 5, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 8, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $152. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



309 Responses

  1. cindy sather says:

    I would LOVE to win the decor. :)

  2. monica says:

    I like a mix of both. Something for everybody.

  3. Jill says:

    We have a pumpkin carving contest every year! I like the carving on the picture shown here, it's so silly!

  4. ychauvin says:

    We keep it calm with the little ones. Just some happy pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, black cats and the like hanging from our hugh oak tree and swaying in the breeze!!! Love Halloween and maybe some fall in the air here in the deep, deep south of Louisiana!!!!

  5. @tom426 says:

    Can't wait to start decorating this year!

  6. Sue says:

    A graveyard in the yard!

  7. Pam says:

    I like pumpkins-lots of pumpkins inside and out….orange and black twinkle lights-nothing scary just fun*

  8. Holly w says:

    Love, love Grandinroad. We get the catalogue where I work and I love the quality and variety of their merchandise! We all agree at our office that they have the neatest Halloween decorations !! Love that pumpkin!!

  9. Ed Y says:

    My yard is always scary/creepy but no blood & guts…more like old time movie scary

  10. Sarah Scott says:

    I love everything scary so the scarier the better!

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