Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter basket bucks...

Easter is fast approaching and that usually means family gatherings for Sunday services, Easter egg hunts and ham dinners. As you start to plan I hope this blog will give you some easy savings and fun ideas.

Most of my Easters involved getting up early to see what the Easter bunny left for me. Putting together baskets is something I have always loved doing and quite often its a lot less expensive than getting one that is pre-made. I love to go to Walgreen's for children's Easter basket items. There are printable coupons this week for 2 bags of Nestle Nest Eggs, Lifesavers Jellybeans and Betty Crocker Fruit treats. Walgreen's also has a sale on DeMet's original Turtles - 2 for $6.00 and Reese's king size peanut butter cups - 3 for $3.00. Target has great sale prices right now on Webkinz plush toys for younger kids, and initial pillows by Fashion Angels Luv for older kids as well as other stuffed toys for your basket.

If you are creating a basket for an adult (because Easter baskets aren't just for kids), then you can include things like a coffee and tea, wine and chocolate, or camping and fishing supplies. For the coffee and tea basket you can find coffee at several on line retailers, The Coffee Beanery is offering 15% off your order with coupon code CB15COUPONS until 3/13, Honey Bean Coffee is offering $4.00 of any order over $41.00 with coupon code 4if41 until 1/1/11 and Precious Provisions is offering 10% off any order over $60.00 with coupon code MCCOFFEE10 but this one is only good until 3/28 so you need to act quickly. Rogers Gourmet Coffee and Tea Market is a great place for both coffee and teas, they are offering 10% off your purchase with coupon code MCGC10, good until 4/15, and they have free shipping for orders over $50.00. Tea Rocket offers almost every brand of tea and using coupon code 1STTEA10 you can save 10% off your order of $25 or more of Stash Tea.

For the wine and chocolate basket there is a coupon for that is good for $15.00 off your online order of $250 or more the code is MARCH15, or 5% off your gift basket order using coupon code MARCH5. Shari's Berries is having a sale on their 6 chocolate covered Easter strawberries with either a plush Easter bunny, Chocolate Easter bunny or an Easter apple for $34.98, regular price of $44.98 and using the link at Retail Me Not you can save an additional 15% at their site. Godiva has a couple of coupon available right now, code HOP is good for free shipping on orders over $50.00 and code SPRING2 is good when you buy 4 select treats you will get a free chocolate bunny, you have to look for the flower icon to find the items that qualify for the deal. See's Candy has two coupons also, use code A1020016 to receive $2.00 off your $20.00 purchase or code A1023333 for $4.00 off your purchase of $40.00 or more, they also have a free upgrade on their shipping until 3/31.

To put together the outdoor camping and fishing basket look for smaller items like tent stakes, lures, water purifiers, dried camp food and shorelunch. Gander Mountain has a great camping checklist that you can print out to give you ideas or tuck into your basket. Gander Mountain coupon code GME0318 is good for $15 off of $50, $30 off of $100, $45 off of $150, etc., they also offer free standard shipping. Bass Pro also has a coupon code for $20 off of a $100 order, code SAVE20A.

This weeks picture is from Southern Livings article on living Easter baskets, a wonderful gift for anyone that is into gardening or if your just trying to be green. Its a wonderful article with another way to be creative.

Hope this gives you some fun ideas to for a wonderful non stress holiday. Have a great weekend everyone.



  1. Wow! Who knew there were so many ways to make a basket? The camping and wine one never would have occurred to me. You are such a clever girl!

    When I was little the Easter Bunny would hide our baskets. He also left foot prints. When we had Gracie, we did the same thing for her. :)

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