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Hey, did you know Easter is in a few hours? Yeah, me neither. I totally forgot! Since I have been going non-stop with work, and haven’t even thought about the Easter dinner I need to make, I had to quickly figure out how to do Easter on a budget.
There isn’t much to making a phenomenal Easter dinner. Ham, sides, and maybe a delicious dessert. The big trick for our family is getting everything you need for Easter dinner in one place, and at a VERY tight budget. I gave myself a $25 grocery budget for Easter. Yup, you read that right.
I got up at the crack of dawn, and took a voyage to my local Save-A-Lot. I knew I could find everything I needed in one place, and easily stick to my price point.
Look at all this, you guys! I got the ham, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, crescent rolls, milk and even butter. Oh, I totally snagged a few boxes of boxed mashed potatoes.
Did I mention I needed all things easy for Easter? Plus, the mashed potatoes were part of the Save-A-Lot Easter Super Sale in the weekly ad for the holiday, so the price made me very happy.
The smoked ham was only .79 a pound, and I know this will last us for a few days. $9 for a protein that we’ll eat for at least 3 days makes my frugal heart happy.
OK, listen. I totally forgot to get the kids Easter candy. I know. Fail! But, I was so glad to see lots of chocolate options at Save-A-Lot. I even got myself some Hershey’s Cookies & Cream, because I got my shopping in early and deserved a reward.
I have to admit the candy took me over my budget, but it was worth it! I couldn’t let the kids start their Easter celebration without their candy.
Here’s everything I purchased at Save-A-Lot for Easter, with the price points:
Butt portion smoked ham – 9.04
1 pound mini carrots – .99
2 containers of crescent rolls – 1.19 each
1 box fudge brownie mix – 1.49
16oz bag fresh green beans – 1.99
2 boxes instant mashed potatoes – 1.19 each
2 8oz containers mini portabello mushrooms – 1.89 each
1 pound salted butter – 1.99
64oz whole milk – .99
Total (without candy): 25.03
Hershey’s Cookies & Cream bar pack – 1.29
Kit Kat 8 count – 1.29
2 containers of Peanut M&Ms – .99 each
Total with candy: 29.59
See? The actual total isn’t so bad! I was in and out of Save-A-Lot in less than 20 minutes. The staff was friendly, the produce and meat options were plentiful, and I am finally ready for Easter. Easter on a budget is a real thing, and I am here for it.
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