Retailers are getting serious about Easter and spring price deals

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Are you ready for this Easter’s 'British Invasion?'

Here comes Peter Cotton Sale! Retailers across the country have been a little light on major deals lately, but the combination of Easter and Spring is too hard to miss.

And it seems like everyone’s in, too: Amazon and Walmart on the everything-for-everybody front, and Aldi for grocery shoppers.

Here’s a starter list that you may find enticing enough to search for what else these retailers have.

Amazon

Amazon is expected to have a Spring Sale again this year. It hasn’t announced what the exact dates are, but last year was March 27th to 29th and the focus was on tech, home, and beauty so those guesses are probably worth betting on. 

Department by department, Cosmopolitan says it expects deals like these:

Beauty: Braun IPL Silk-Expert Pro 3 for hair removal (46% off), Oral-B iO8 Electric Toothbrush (62% off), Shark SmoothStyle Heated Brush (15% off).

Tech: JBL Tour One M2 Wireless Headphones (price not discounted), RIENOK Bluetooth Speaker (27% off), Bextoo Power Bank (17% off).

Home: COSORI Air Fryer (39% off), Philips Domestic Appliances L'OR Barista Sublime Coffee Capsule Machine (43% off), CitySports Under Desk Treadmill (15% off).

But, Men’sHealth’s retail watchers say that it’s Amazon Warehouse where you’ll find the best-kept secrets.

“What you might not know about it, though, is that the online retailer has a host of deals on pre-used products, hidden ever so neatly in the Amazon Warehouse section,” Ellen McAlpine, commerce editor at Heast, said.

"We found savings up to 57% off in the if-you-know-you-know shopping tab, and we're breaking down everything you should know as you start perusing.”

Hey, this might be a good time to beat the rush on Father’s Day.

Amazon’s not backing away from Easter, though. It’s marked down lots of Easter toys like the Baby Gund Flora Bunny, price-slashed from $45 to $32; the Squishmallows 10" Patty The Cow is going for $20, down from $27; and the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 White Rabbit Animal Toy Building Set is now available for $16, marked down from $20.

Aldi

Aldi is rolling Easter specials out week by week. Here's a list of all the Easter-themed products mentioned in this article, along with their prices at Aldi:

Available on March 13th:

  • Southern Grove Trail Mix (Honey Bunny or Spring Time flavor) - $3.99

  • Huntington Home Character Rope Easter Baskets (yellow chick, blue bunny, white bunny) - $4.99 each

  • 8-Inch Easter Squishmallow (various characters) - $7.99 each

  • Clancy's Kettle Corn (carrot cake or vanilla flavor) - $2.29

  • Huntington Home Tray Objects (spring-themed signs, figurines, etc.) - $4.99 each

  • Bake Shop Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies (12-pack) - $4.79

  • Benton's Easter Cookies - $2.99

  • Huntington Home Fabric Garland (various Easter themes) - $4.99

Available on March 20th:

  • Emporium Selection Easter Truckle Assortment (aged cheddar, lemon honey, raspberry white chocolate cheese) - $3.99

  • Reggano Easter Shaped Pasta - $2.49

Available on March 27th:

  • Tulips, Lilies, or Hyacinths - $4.89

  • 6-Inch Azalea or Hydrangea - $8.49 each

Walmart

You probably already know that you can get your Easter meal fixins’ for a lot less this year than last at Walmart.

But the retailer is also going after parents looking to build Easter baskets and offering an Easter basket full of goodies for less than $20. Aside from the curated Easter basket, Walmart has seasonal must-haves, such as inflatable Easter bunnies to decorate the front yard, Peeps plushies and Easter flocked bunnies.

In addition to Easter kinds of stuff, Walmart has spring savings and deals across a wide range of other products. For example, in the household and electronics sections, there are discounts from brands like Dyson, Samsung, Apple, and Nintendo for things such as vacuums, air purifiers, kitchen essentials, and tech gadgets.

If Springtime is sprucing-up time, Walmart is also cutting deals for stylish home décor at affordable prices, perfect for giving your space a refresh for spring.

Clothing deals are also part of Walmart's spring bargains, with lower-than-usual prices on Crocs, Reebok, Packable Puffer Jackets for men, and Athletic Works Color Block for boys, among other items.

Don’t miss the new rage: Giant chocolate bunnies and eggs

It’s not 1964, nor is it The Beatles, but a British invasion is going on that you might want to get hip to. It’s giant-sized Easter eggs and bunnies.

Giant eggs grew 59% (in sales, not size) in the UK, last year, and American chocolatiers and candy sellers are just starting to jump on the bandwagon. 

It’s not to the point where you’re going to find them everywhere, but the impact they can make as a gift might be worth the scramble.

Here are some options for finding giant chocolate Easter eggs or bunnies in the U.S.:

Several online retailers like Amazon offer large chocolate Easter eggs from various brands including Lindt and Toblerone.

Small, artisanal chocolate shops are a good option because they can make giant Easter eggs to order. And some gourmet chocolate companies do up giant Easter eggs as a special occasion treat. Li-Lac Chocolates, based in Brooklyn, New York, makes giant milk or dark chocolate Easter eggs that are 24" tall and weigh 16 lbs.

Just keep in mind that because of the specialty of the item, it may require advance notice and shipping costs can be high for these large and heavy items.

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