How to Benefit from After Easter Sales
With so much of the world staying at home, it’s hard to know what Easter is going to be like in 2020 or even what kinds of after Easter sales will happen. However, in hopes that people will still be able to celebrate, I’ve updated this post for 2020. Not only does it include after Easter sales and ideas for taking advantage of them, but also I’ve included Easter deals overall. These should help you save some money with your shopping.
Easter deals before the after Easter sales
Here are a handful of Easter deals I came across that I wanted to share with you. I’ve broken them out by retailer, in alphabetical order.
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Bed, Bath and Beyond has a ton of Easter decor. Some of it is on sale, such as 20% off Easter pillows.
Did you know that Crayola has its own website for shopping? Check out the Crayola Easter gift guide.
You’ll find  50 Percent off everything Easter at Pier 1 online.
Here is a link to Target’s Easter shop. Meanwhile, check out this deal: Girls’ Easter dresses from $6 and boys’ tops from $5. Valid through 04/11.
Here is a link to Walmart’s Easter shop
Strategies for shopping after Easter sales
You can approach after Easter sales the way you do for sales after Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Halloween–all holidays that have chocolate and candy that go along with them. You can stock up on candy that you can freeze for use during a later celebration.
For example, given the spring colors associated with Easter, any pastel-colored candy would work great at a future baby shower, wedding or even just a spring party. Or keep those chocolate candies in your freezer for baking at another time.
Another thought: Easter wrapping paper can double as baby shower paper. Think about it–ducks, rabbits and lambs are what you find on decorations for Easter but they also work for a new baby. Plus, the colors all work, too–pink, baby blue, and yellow!
Build your garden with Easter flowers
What about all those flowers for Easter? I’m thinking hydrangeas, lilies and daffodils. Many of them are perennials that you can plant in your garden and enjoy for years go come. Best of all they should be marked down starting today.
If you buy them already in a pretty pot and can keep them alive until the end of the school year, you can give these as frugal teacher gifts for the end of the year. Otherwise, plant them in your garden.
I would recommend you check out the after Easter sales on gardening goodies at The Home Depot. Make sure you use this coupon for $5 off with text or email signup.
Finally, Ace Hardware has a way to help you save on gardening supplies, too. Right now you can save up to 30% off on gardening supplies.
Get dressy clothes on the cheap
Are your children young enough (and no so much fashionistas yet) that you could buy next year’s Easter clothing this year, on sale and a few sizes bigger? Even better if your kids–namely your daughters–happen to like the colors associated with Easter, you can score lots of items for her closet or room during these sales.
I’m thinking about my younger daughter Annie who has loved purple since she was old enough to say the word “purple.” In college now it is still her favorite color. After Easter was my favorite time of the year to stock up on everything purple for Annie–things like gifts, clothing and decor for the rest of the year.
When my daughters were little, we usually bought their Easter dresses at Target. Here’s a link to Target’s Easter page. Hopefully, you’ll find something you like, whether it’s before Easter or during those after Easter sales.
Also along the fashion lines: if you’re planning a wedding and will be having a flower girl or young bridesmaids in your wedding party, marked down dresses in after Easter sales could be a great way to keep those purchases on budget.
Coupons after Easter sales
One more thing to keep in mind about after Easter sales–Easter Sunday is one of the few Sundays when there are no coupons in the Sunday paper. That means that if you want to take advantage of these sales, you will have either had to have hoarded coupon circulars from weeks gone by, or you need to access coupons online, such as at Coupons.com. I can help you with that latter scenario.