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How to save money at Easter

How to save money at Easter
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With Easter fast approaching, you may be wondering how you can save money at this expensive time of year. Granted, it might not be as expensive as Christmas, but there’s still quite a lot to spend. If you’re looking to cut back, while still enjoying the holiday then below you’ll find some of the best money-saving tips to follow.

Comparing supermarket deals

At special times of the year, supermarkets face fierce competition which prompts them to come up with great offers. It’s worth shopping around to compare the different deals available. Easter Eggs and treats are often sold off at discount prices. Look out for multi-buy offers if you need to buy eggs for more than one child.

Don’t feel pressured into buying expensive gifts

Of course it isn’t just eggs that children receive at Easter these days. There seems to be a trend where parents buy expensive presents such as tablets and phones. While it is a fun holiday, it’s not as big as Christmas so you shouldn’t feel the need to buy huge gifts. Keep it simple and instead spend quality family time together – that’s far more important and rewarding than an expensive gift.

Create your own Easter baskets

One cheap way of creating Easter gifts is making your own baskets. By following the earlier tip of comparing supermarket deals, you should be able to find inexpensive chocolate treats and other Easter gifts that you can place in your own basket. This also gives you the chance to personalise the basket to fit each recipient. It’s possible to create Easter baskets for less than £10. No matter what your budget, this is a gift you can always afford.

How to save money at Easter

Eat at home

It may seem tempting to head out for Easter lunch, but you will end up paying far more than you need to. The prices go up on special holidays so while you will save some of the stress, you will be a lot worse off financially. Eating in is not only cheaper, but it also gives you a chance to bond with the family. There’s no long waits to worry about and you’re in a comfortable setting.

Use leftovers for your weekly meals

If you do eat at home, you’re bound to buy too much food. Instead of throwing the leftovers away, plan to use them again for your weekly meals. There are all kinds of recipes you can find online that will help you use up what’s left. With thousands of different recipes out there, there is no limit to what you can create.

These are just some of the ways you can save at Easter. It doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. By following the tips above you could save yourself a small fortune. If you take the time to shop around, you will find the cheapest deals. The last thing you want to be worrying about during the holidays is money so be wise and make the most of what you already have.

 

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Jemma Porter is an experienced content creator who has written for a number of online publications. A self-confessed penny pincher; she's often found seeking out the best personal finance deals.

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