Just want to remind you that you need to be on the lookout for GREAT Easter Clearance!! Stock up for Easter next year, birthday parties, or just extra goodies for your family.
Try to think outside the box when going through clearance...a lot of stores will have plates/cups/napkins/table cloths marked WAY down just because they are pastel Easter colors...would work great for a little girl's birthday or baby shower. Keep your options open and don't feel like just because you bought something that was originally intended for Easter that you can't use it for other things.
Right before I got married, my sister gave me a HUGE box filled with all sorts of goodies...Christmas ornaments, decorations, Easter placemats, etc...all things that she had bought on clearance, but things that a newly married couple wouldn't have purchased yet...so think about those wedding showers you might be going to. Stock up throughout the year. You'll be surprised at how much you can find for pennies!!
That being said, I know that CVS and Walgreens have their Easter items on clearance for 50% off right now. Target has Easter decorations on sale for 75% off and candy on sale for 50% off. I haven't run by Wal-Mart, but I'm guessing that it's the same there. Sam's also has their Easter items on sale for 50% off...the clearance at Sam's is back behind the freezer section. I bought a couple of 56 ounce bags of M&Ms for $4.91...to keep it in perspective...I saw a 23 oz. bag of M&Ms on sale for $5.99...so twice the size and a dollar cheaper at Sams. What's different about Easter M&Ms? They have Easter packaging and they are pastel colors...tastes the same. :)
Hope you guys are able to find some good deals to put back for another day!!