How to Save on Easter Candy
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How to Save on Easter Candy

Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Little kids look forward to two things at Easter. They want to visit the Easter Bunny, and they want to see their basket filled with lots of candy! Looking for ways to save money on Easter candy? The trick is to buy in bulk, to use coupons, and to plan well so you won’t have to figure out what to do with the leftover candy after Easter.

Use some Coupons
One of the fastest ways to save money on Easter candy is to bring a coupon with you when you go to the grocery store. Here’s a few to get started with:

Target has a coupon that will save you $1.50 when you purchase 2 bags of M&M’s chocolate candy. The coupon is for the 9.34 or larger sizes. Open the bag and split up the M&M’s into small amounts that will easily fit inside plastic eggs. has a coupon that will save you $1.00 when you buy any 2 bags of Dove Promises chocolates. The coupon is for the 8.0 to 9.5 ounce bags. They aren’t specifically intended for Easter, but they are individually wrapped pieces of chocolate.

Do you have the CVS rewards card? They have tons of Easter candy right now. Visit CVS, and put your card through the coupon kiosk. When I’ve been doing this lately, it gives me a coupon for a certain dollar amount off on my purchase of another dollar amount. Use that coupon on Easter candy.

Get Free Shipping

Lindt is the company that makes those adorable little chocolate bunnies in the gold foil. They also make chocolate foil covered eggs, chocolate foil covered chicks, and more. Make an online purchase of $35.00 or more, and you get free shipping. Use the Code: FREESHIP35 when you are ready to checkout.

Buy in Bulk

Oriental Trading is having an Easter sale. Get up to 60% off over 375 items. Here are the best Easter candy deals I found in that sale:

Jelly Beans are on sale for $2.99 for 140 pieces.

Stretchable Candy Bunny Bracelets are on sale for $1.79 per dozen. (Note: these are made of candy wrapped around an elastic string, and can be a choking hazard. This one is for the older kids.)

Easter Shaped Swirl Pops are on sale for $2.99 per dozen. Each is an egg shaped 2” sucker on a 4” plastic stick.

Chocolate Easter Eggs are on sale for $3.49 for 88 pieces. They look just like the name brand foil wrapped egg shaped chocolate candies.

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