Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Basket Shopping on a Budget at Kmart

I love holidays. They are a great way to come together with family and friends to have a great time. I also love how holidays like Easter are filled with tradition. Easter Baskets are a big part of Easter in my family. I can recall many wonderful Easter baskets I received as a child from the Easter Bunny. Each year there were elements of the basket that I knew would be in there. I am creating the same traditions with my son each Easter.

My parents with the help of the Easter Bunny of course would put together each Easter basket for the 5 of us kids. My mom enjoyed the process of selecting and organizing our basket and now so do I.

As the money saving Mom that I am I shopped at Kmart to find great deals on all the Easter treats I would be buying for my son's basket. For us there has to be a traditional basket, grass, plastic eggs, Peeps and a chocolate bunny. Those are the foundation of the basket and then you add the other stuff. Depending on the age and interests of each of us kids my Mom would add toys and activities for each of us.

For my son I wanted to get him a plush animal, an art activity and a toy. I found all three of those items and so much awesome candy for under $30 at my local Kmart. I used the store ad, my Shop Your Way Rewards card and some coupons to get a great deal.

For Easter candy Kmart had it all. There were tons of brands and varieties at low prices. They had many candy items for only $1. I found chocolate Easter bunnies for $1 and even a cute white chocolate duck for $1.

Its not a Holiday without M&M's

Normally I have to use many coupons to get low prices on candy but this year Kmart had great prices. The weekly Kmart ad helped me to plan my trip and budget before I left the house. This made it easy to know what I needed and be able to select extra items to stick to my budget. I found Cars 2 die cast cars on sale for $0.99 normally priced $3.99. Reading the Kmart ad helped me to find them, a perfect item to put in my son's basket. Clearance toys are on sale with an additional 50% off marked prices so be sure to check your store to see what deals you will find.

Using my Shop Your Way Rewards card I accumulated points with my purchase and even had a coupon for 15% off Easter Plush toys printed. I think I will use it to go back and get a large Easter bunny my son was hugging in the store. I used 1 candy coupon with the sales and rewards card my receipt said I save $10.98!

My total for everything I purchased was $29.89. It was a lot of great Easter Basket items for that price.

My son loved his Easter basket with all the wonderful items inside. I got such a great deal we were able to fill another basket for my son's friend. My son enjoyed the candy and toys in his basket and this weekend we will deliver the other basket.

If your looking for a place to find everything you need in a one stop at a great price Kmart is the place to go. Grab a Kmart ad and your Shop Your Way Rewards card and your set!

I had fun shopping at Kmart for Easter Basket items and even spotted a few cute items that I wanted. You can read my Google+ story about my shopping trip.

*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.
All opinions expressed in this shop are my own and your experience may vary. #Cbias #KmartEaster
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