Easter Clearance

April 24, 2011 3 Comments | Disclosure

I paid: $2.26

How did I fill my children’s Easter baskets for only $1.26? All the candy pictured I got for free using coupons, except the Dove bunnies I paid .10 each for those.

All other Easter basket fillers I bought at Albertsons last year when they marked the Easter stuff down to 90% off! Depending on the store you shop and how many other people love to get clearance holiday items you may never see 90% off before it is all gone. Starting today you should start to see Easter stuff at least 50% off. So keep your eye out in the stores you shop for Easter clearance!

PS I did not put the egg dye kits in the Easter baskets, but I didn’t have to buy one this year when it was time to color eggs so snag some of those and put them away for next year. I also bought Easter gel clings last year. My kids had a great time putting those on the windows this year when we pulled out the Easter box!

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  1. I have two little boys so I bought extra hot wheels during the Christmas season when the 5 packs were on sale for stocking stuffers. I bought Easter grass and some plastic Easter Eggs that had toys and play dough in them last year on clearance. I spent about $5 on the clearance last year. I can’t bring myself to pay full price for Easter grass. It’s only in the basket for a couple mins before I have to vacuum it up. I bought the candy this year like you did when it was on sale for next to nothing or nothing but tax. Then I bought a sand pails at the dollar store instead of a basket. It seemed more practical to me. We go to the WA coast on memorial day every year so I know it’ll get good use. It’s funny how people think that if you coupon your kids miss out. My kids wouldn’t get as much if I didn’t. I just think ahead. Now that I’m though Easter I’m stockpiling for memorial day and 4th of July. In July I’ll hit the Christmas in July toy sales so I won’t have to go into debt during the Christmas season.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever put that awful fake grass in my daughter’s Easter basket. She doesn’t care, and it’s just messy. Hot wheels are great egg fillers — my daughter loved them when she was little.

    I have only one child, and she’s past the toy stage and not much of a candy eater (thankfully!), so for egg fillers this year I looked for small items like the little jars of nail polish, barettes, ponytail holders, and lip gloss, which I was able to pick up very cheaply, or even free, at Rite Aid or Walgreens recently.

    Other than that, I procrastinated and did all my Easter shopping last Friday at Shopko. All of the Easter stuff was already 50-75% off, and they had lots. We have a tradition of getting new flip flops, swim suit, a few new summer clothes items, and new yard toys, and Shopko had lots of that stuff on sale. Not free, but really good prices, and I’m very pleased. Everything I bought was at least half off.

  3. I wish I could still could by that easily with Easter. My son is 13 so he wants video games and electronics. I buy used and discounted where I can, but World of Warcraft cards NEVER get discounted!

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