Today I will be on the local news Channel WGNT and discuss ways to save money on Easter Baskets. I presented 3 different baskets:
1. Homemade Basket: This basket was completely free for me. Everything was made by materials found around my home.
Bath/Water Fun: 1. Cut sponges into shapes or letters. 2. Cut 2 sponges into 4 long strips and layer them, then tie them together to create a “sponge ball”.
You can also add print outs of you have downloaded for the person!
2. Coupon/Sales Basket: This basket was bought entirely by utilizing sales, coupons, and the $ section of stores. I also used items left over from birthday party favors and prizes/books from fast food meals.
Some of the items in the basket were bought in the past and but some of the deals and coupons are still available:
Use code Placefree (will have to pay shipping)
Aquafresh Kid’s Toothpaste from Target:
Priced at $2.19
Final=$0.19 after coupon
Target Toy Deals:
The Hasbro toy coupons are available from your newspaper insert or you can print them . Unfortunately the Target coupons you could stack with them for the free deals are gone, but you can still get some of the board games for around $2! The Thomas Train figurines are priced at $5 until Saturday.
Toys R Us has candy on sale for $1.99 a bag and there are several candy coupons available right now to use for this sale. Don’t forget you can always price match at Walmart if you don’t have a TRU near you.
3. Themed Easter Basket:
There are endless themes you can use for baskets. I combined “outdoor” and “rainy day” themes to create mine. It contained sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crayons, stickers, Play-doh, and beach toys. Some other themes you can try are:
- Beach Fun
- Super Heros
- Crafts-get free coloring pages from