Post-Easter Candy Clearance: How Mobile Coupons Make Peeps Even Cheaper

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I hope you had a fantastic weekend and the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is for me today. You might think the Easter party is over and today’s just supposed to be a boring back-to-work routine, but you couldn’t be more wrong. In the same way you can save a ton of money stocking up on clothing and home accessories during after Christmas sales, you can save yourself cash and headaches for the rest of the year by stocking up on candy after Easter. Maggie from one of my favorite coupon blogs, Family Frugal Fun, posted this excellent guide to how and why you should shop seasonal candy sales. A lot of Easter candy is pretty definitively Easter-themed, but a lot of it is simply bright and pastel, perfect for summer sleepovers, baking, birthday parties, picnics, and gifts/favors.

How to Shop Easter Candy Sales:

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Immediate Savings: Candy goes on clearance (40-50% off) the day after Easter.

Additional Markdowns: Candy will move to the next level of clearance (60-70% off) between the 4th and 7th day after Easter.

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Immediate Savings: Candy goes on clearance (50% off) the day after Easter.

Additional Markdowns: Candy will receive additional markdowns between one and two weeks after Easter.

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Immediate Savings: Candy goes on clearance (30-50% off) the day after Easter.

Additional Markdowns: Candy will receive additional markdowns two weeks (or more) after Easter .


Bonus Mobile Couponing Tips: Remember, you don’t have to take even the ridiculously low sale prices oScreen Shot 2013-04-01 at 1.02.27 PMf Easter candy at face value. Here’s how you can save even more money with your mobile phone:

SnipSnap: Think all of the Easter candy coupons in the SnipSnap app expired last month? You’re wrong! just search “Candy” in the search bar of the Discover screen to pull up current offers for spring chocolate and marshmallow treats.Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 1.03.06 PM

Ibotta: There are still some Easter candy offers in the Ibotta app! Earn money back on peeps, Starburst, M&Ms, and Reese’s. (New to Ibotta? Read one of my recent reviews.)

Shopkick: If you’re planning an ice cream party with all the Easter candy you scored for next to nothing, there’s a coupon for $1 off hot fudge sauce in the shopkick app now. (New to shopkick, read one of my recent reviews here.)

REMEMBER: You can stack Ibotta offers with SnipSnap and shopkick store coupons. Since Ibotta offers require you to scan your receipt yourself and SnipSnap/shopkick coupons require your cashier, the two kinds of savings are redeemed independently of each other and can therefor be combined.







DIY Easter Egg Dye: Kool-Aid and Simple Shaving Cream Colored Eggs with Family Frugal Fun

We’re in the final stretch! It’s almost Easter and officially spring, so that means it’s egg dyeing time. If you’re on the East coast and sick of the cold and snow like I am, you’ll probably want to dye eggs no matter how old you/your kids are, because it’s soScreen Shot 2013-03-26 at 1.00.59 PM gloomy out and the world needs more pastel. One of my favorite money saving inspiration bloggers, Maggie from Family Frugal Fun, created a DIY Easter Egg tutorial yesterday, using some super inexpensive techniques I haven’t seen before (check out Mo’ Money’s top 5 DIY Easter Egg designs here). What’s up Maggie’s sleeve? I really love her DIY Kool-Aid Easter egg dye; the concoction is just the right ratio of Kool-Aid powder to water and is perfect for people who really can’t stand that vinegar smell normally associated with egg dyes. I’m also really digging her shaving cream/food coloring marbled egg technique which is also completely no-fuss, no smell, and made out of stuff you already have in your home. Want more budget and family friendly inspiration? Make sure you “like” Family Frugal Fun on Facebook and check out the FFF channel on YouTube!

Bloggers at Family Frugal Fun Release The Top 100 Mobile Text Coupons ebook!

Hooray!  A totally simple, affordable, comprehensive, at-your-fingertips way to get a head start on text couponing!  If you’re new to mobile text coupons and don’t want to scour the web for as long as it takes to do your own research, look no further!  The lovely ladies, Maggie Miller and Beth Rose, from Family Frugal Fun have compiled everything you need to know about landing huge deals with your mobile phone in one nifty ebook called The Top 100 Mobile Text Coupons. Think of this as your new text coupon Bible.  The ebook is available on Amazon for Kindle at $2.99 and it’s totally free to borrow if you’re a member of Amazon Prime. (You can take a peek inside before you buy, too.) The Top 100 Mobile Text Coupons is a super-comprehensive look at exactly what mobile coupons are, how they work, why you should use them, and how you can integrate them into your overall couponing method.  The ebook’s pages are also filled with cool extras, like how to mobile charity coupon (Maggie and Beth are renowned charity couponers who teach volunteers at nonprofits how to coupon for their organizations), plus, of course, Maggie and Beth’s top 100 free coupon picks for restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, and groceries!

If you haven’t already, check out for some seriously great coupon deals.  My absolute favorite part about Family Frugal Fun is its authors’ love of and commitment to ice cream in all its incarnations.  Stay up-to-date on all the beautiful ways to eat ice cream with coupons, then stay tuned for recipes (like fried ice cream and ice cream punch) to follow!  Zing!