The Easter holiday weekend (Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1) is typically a time spent with family, friends and loved ones. While shopping might not top your list of Easter weekend activities, this holiday is a prime time to save money by taking advantage of stores’ impressive discounts on seasonal merchandise and their Easter freebie and deal promotions.
- 1-800-Flowers: Save $5 to $20 on Easter baskets and flowers.
- Amazon: Amazon is offering 20% or more off select Easter candy.
- Best Buy: Save up to 50% on Easter-themed DVDs for kids.
- Build-A-Bear: Select bunnies are two for $35 through the end of the week, only if you order online.
- CafePress: Save 20% on tee-shirts for toddlers with the discount code CPBUNNY, through April 5.
- Dick’s Sporting Goods: Save up to 40% on outdoor gear for spring when you order online.
- Dollar General: All Easter items, and especially eggs and candy, are seriously marked down.
- Edible Arrangements: Get up to 20% off select fruit baskets.
- Hobby Lobby: Save up to 40% on Easter-themed crafts and kits.
- FTD: Save $10 on an assortment of 20 colorful tulips.
- Macy’s: Save up to 50% on some items in the Martha Stewart Easter Collection through Sunday.
- Modcloth: Use the discount code GALS to get 15 percent off orders of more than $100.
- Mrs. Fields: Use the promo code EASTER15 to get 15% off Easter-themed items through the end of the week.
- Nordstrom: Get up to 55% women’s warm-weather dresses through the end of the week.
- Office Depot: Free 5 pounds of document shredding at Office Depot; expires April 28
- Party City: Adorn the roof of your car with gigantic rabbit years for just $14.99 plus tax if you buy the kit in the store (or get it delivered for a flat rate of $7.99). Human-sized bunny ears start pricing at 99 cents.
- Pier 1 Imports: Save up to 30% on Easter-themed items.
- ProFlowers: Save 25% on orders of $39 and up with the use of the promo code PFPLA2539 at checkout.
- Sur La Table: Spring and Easter items are 30% off through April 4.
- Target: The week before Easter, Target is giving a free $10 gift card to every customer who purchases $50 in groceries.
- Walmart: The sales circular for the weeks leading up to Easter include six-packs of fillable plastic eggs for 88 cents; 12-packs of pink Peeps bunnies for $1.24; and 98 cents for a pair of pink bunny ears.
World Market: Easter-themed candy, baskets and linens are up to 25% off through April 3. Save an additional 10% on any order when you use the promotional code SAVEBIG10.
- Bob Evans: Get a heat-and-serve Easter meal for four to 10 people for $49.99 to $109.99, depending on the size and meal options.
- Cracker Barrel: Order a Heat n’ Serve Easter Family Meal online and pick it up between March 30 and April 1 for your celebration (serves up to 10) for $109.99.
- Golden Corral: Golden Corral will be holding a special Easter brunch until 2 p.m. for $11.99 per person. If you plan to head to Golden Corral, also plan on a hefty wait. Most locations don’t take call-ahead seating and the buffet chain has become a popular holiday meal destination.
- Krispy Kreme: Every year, the chain releases an Easter-themed doughnut that’s usually 50% off — this year’s flavor is called Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg.
- Marie Callender’s: Get a take-home Easter feast that feeds four to six people from $99.99 to $139.99, including entrees, sides, desserts, and coffee.
- Old Country Buffet: Get the Easter Family Pack To-Go meal (turkey, ham, sides, and pies) for $89.99 — order by Friday, March 30.
- Kids: Some local businesses may offer free holiday baskets for kids.
- Events: Check your local listings for free public events like parades, egg hunts, and festivals — especially things for children.
- Online you should also be able to find an abundance of free Easter printables as well as ecards you can send.