14 Apr 3 Smart Ways to Save on Easter Spending
A typical Easter spending for Aussie households includes sweets, food, and the great Australian road trip.
Many take advantage of the Easter holidays to escape the busy life in the city and find their own version of chill and relaxation. These getaways don’t come cheap. As the law of basic economics would suggest, higher demand increases the price. Just last year, nearly 50% of Aussie shoppers spent $50 each on chocolate eggs and bunnies. (Michelle Collins, The Courier Mail, 2016)
With a lot of people hitting the beach, visiting theme parks, or shopping for the perfect drink or the most quality chocolate egg, Easter is a big business in Australia and can be an expensive time.
However, there are many ways you can enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank. By following these 3 smart ways, you can actually save money on your Easter spending without compromising your Easter celebration:
- Save on fuel.
Excited for the long-overdue road trip with your family? After preparing for what clothes to wear or food to bring, it might pay to check for some fuel discounts online. You can also visit MotorMouth and PetrolSpy to see which service stations offer the highest or lowest fuel prices for a certain area. According to news.com.au, petrol prices will drop in Perth in time for the long weekend! Perth residents have been paying an average of 131 cents per litre over the January to April quarter, but had reprieved after an anticipated peak. The best current deals are in the East Perth region, which averages 130.2 cpl. (Tim McIntyre, News Corp Australia Network, 2017)
- Save on treats.
Aussie shoppers are paying up to three times as much for Easter chocolates, according to an analysis by Mozo.com.au. (Frank Chung, News.com.au) To get away from this ridiculous spending, instead of jelly beans and marshmallow, pack Easter baskets with healthier treats. Fresh fruits and chocolate-covered raisins will do the trick. That way, you’re able to save money and do good for your kids’ health! Include some cheap toys that will be appreciated after the sugar high is over.
- Save on dinner.
Taking a trip to the grocery store? Keep your menu basic but appealing. Purchase generic brands and cook fresh foods instead of prepackaged. Search on Pinterest hacks on how to arrange the table in a fancy way, making the food look “expensive.” Extract those creative juices! If you’re having family and friends over, you could request them to bring dessert or a drink to complete the celebration.
Easter is a great holiday to reconnect and bond with your family. It can be pretty expensive, too. So take time to consider all of your spendings to avoid serious financial consequences in the future. Bookmark this page for Easter 2018 reference!
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