I’ve just updated this blog post about after Easter sales. In fact, 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 and during 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.
I remember how much my mother in law loved shopping for my daughters’ Easter baskets at Dollar Tree. Check out the ways you can save this year.
Here is Kirkland’s sale offer: 15% off every regular priced purchase. Use code EASTER at checkout.
Michaels crafts stores have lots of offers to help you save before Easter. Check them out below.
Right now Nordstrom.com is have a price-matching deal. I find this is the best way to save money when shopping at Nordstrom. So if you think you’ll find an item somewhere else for cheaper, make sure you look for the price match at Nordstrom before buying.
Here is a link to QVC’s Easter shop.
Here is a link to Target’s Easter shop.
Here is a link to Walmart’s Easter shop
Zulily is having up to 80% off Easter Blow-Out: Kids!
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.
Stock up on housewarming/hostess gifts
My husband and I finally got around to checking out the clearance aisles at Target last night. And when I say clearance, I mean all of the Easter stuff that was on sale.
We had actually gone to Target because we need new oven mitts–we’re still using the ones with snowmen and menorahs on them. So, right at the Dollar Spot at the front of Target we spied employees putting out the marked down Easter products. Included in them were two-packs of dish towels and oven mitts or pot holders.
These tea towels and oven mitts were in Easter, pastel colors, but they didn’t not have Easter images on them. So, they were universal and could easily work in our kitchen or for a future housewarming our hostess gift. Best of all: they were marked down from $3 to just 90 cents!
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.
Buying Easter dresses at Target
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, assuming you still get one.
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 through Ibotta or Rakuten on your phone. I can help you with that latter scenario.
Cash back on after Easter sales
In addition to coupons, as you do your shopping, either before or after Easter, don’t miss out on cash back opporutnities. The two best that I know of are with Rakuten (formerly Ebates) and Ibotta, as mentioned above for coupons.