Five Tips for Celebrating Easter on a Budget
Easter is on Sunday. Here are five tips for celebrating when money’s tight . . .
1. Buy candy and food in bulk . . . or hit the discount stores. If you’ve got a big family, hit the warehouse stores like BJ’s and Costco to buy candy and food in bulk. Also, dollar stores have affordable Easter decorations and candy.
2. Don’t go overboard. The average person is expected to spend $170 on Easter this year. It’s easy to go overboard and end up with too much food that ends up being tossed.
3. Think outside the basket. You don’t HAVE to go with the typical Easter basket packed with tons of candy. A box of chocolates or a gift card would be just as appreciated.
4. Host a potluck. Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner are going to be more expensive this year with inflation at a 40-year high. To save on the meal, make it a potluck.
5. Reuse something in your closet. Buying a new Easter outfit can be expensive, so give your closet another look before shelling out for new clothes for yourself or your kids.
(AARP / National Retail Federation)