It’s safe to say then, that whatever you are up to over the Bank Holiday weekend, spending less will be a bonus. To make this easier, we have rounded up the best deals and discounts in advance.
The good news for those planning to host family or friends this Easter, is that supermarkets are tripping over each other to offer the best deals on food. So what’s to look out for?
Sainsbury’s is offering a variety of deals on everything you’ll need for your Easter Sunday roast. This includes 50% off its large smoked gammon joint (bringing the cost down to £3.99) and 50% off its leg of lamb (bringing the cost down to £5.49).
Morrisons is selling its British pork leg for even less than half price at £2.99/kg instead of £6.80/kg, or you could opt for a British beef roasting joint for £4.95/kg instead of £10 – again less than half price.
If you’re hosting a party over the break and are looking for some offers on party food, Tesco has a number of three-for-two offers on its snacks and party food range, for example pork pies, quiches and sausage rolls.
And of course, you can’t forget Easter eggs, so shop around to find some fantastic bargains. Asda, for example, is offering a range of smaller boxed Easter eggs for just £1, including its Cadbury Dairy Milk medium caramel egg and Maltesers medium egg.
You can also pick up three large Easter eggs at Asda for a tenner, with Galaxy Minstrels, Mars and Cadbury Twirl. Just make sure you don’t leave it until the night before when many of the shelves will be bare!
For those with a sweet tooth, Morrisons has some good in-store bakery offers. Customers can get a pack of four hot cross buns and its Easter-inspired ‘bunny bread’ for just £1, as well as a pack of 30 mini gingerbread bunnies for £1.99.
The supermarket is also offering a range of Easter flowers, including tulips, at just £1.80 a bunch and larger bouquets for £5.
Despite the hike in taxes on wine and spirits which kicks in from Monday March 25, you can offset the extra cost and more by shopping around for your Easter tipple. This year, for example, Sainsbury’s is offering 25% on selected Taste the Difference wine and prosecco.
Check out Tesco as well, which is offering a variety of wines at half-price or less, for example a case of Swingbridge Chardonnay for £33 rather than its usual price of £72, and a case of its ‘Superb Spring Reds’ for £33 rather than £66.
If you are more of a spirit drinker then keep your eyes peeled and you won’t be disappointed. Shop at Morrisons and you can make a saving of £7.79 on Baileys which is on offer at £12. Bell's Whiskey is just £15 (a saving of £5.89). In the store's wine department a bottle of Chianti Risena has got £5.50 off and is on sale for just £5.59.
Asda also has some impressive bargains on spirits – litre bottles of Smirnoff vodka and Gordon’s gin for, example have, both been reduced from £21 to £14.
If your wardrobe is in need of a freshen-up this Easter, you can make savings here too. Dorothy Perkins, for example, is having a mid-season sale, while M&S Outlet is offering 70% off.
Head to New Look to get up to 60% off in its Easter sale, or get online and take advantage of Debenhams’ current offering of up to half price on women’s wear, exclusively online.
Our own vouchers and deals
There are more general ways to make your money go further this Easter too. By logging on to MoneySupermarket’s vouchers and deals channel you will be able to find a number of bargains.
If you are looking for an Easter gift with a difference, Red Letter Days has a current 20% off all experience days.
And if you are just heading out for a day with the family, check out a raft of vouchers that could help the purse strings here.
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