By MoneySavingExpert's Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox
Easter is still three weeks away (Sun 27 Mar), but every supermarket nationwide is piled high with eggs. While it’s easy to leave buying an Easter egg until the last minute, when you’re likely to end up shelling out more cash, paying full price is no yolk.
So if you like your chocolate egg-shaped, and want to get as much for your money as possible, here are some egg-cellent tips:
Buying during the Easter weekend is likely to cost you. Supermarkets have a habit of stinging the last-minute shopper. Buying earlier could yield some savings, and there are a few sales happening now such as:
- Three for £10 deals on large eggs (230g – 290g) in Tesco, Asda and Morrison’s (normally £4-5 each)
- A third off extra large eggs (280g – 370g) in Tesco (normally £6 each)
Go for discount stores
Don’t be scared to shop in discount stores such as Aldi, Lidl, and B&M. You can often get some good deals and the chocolate is often made in the same factory as the more expensive options – the only thing different is the price.
Downshift your eggs
Try downshifting your Easter eggs. A blind taste test at MSE Towers revealed that most people preferred the flavour of cheaper brands over the more expensive premium eggs, so think twice before splashing out.
Shop the reduced section
If you can wait until after the Easter weekend, shop for Easter eggs in the reduced section. You could save up to 90%, and who doesn’t like cheap chocolate?
Buy bars instead of eggs
The inflated prices of Easter egg-shaped chocolate means your money will go much further buying bars. Check out MSE Jenny’s blog for the whole rundown.