Easter is just around the corner, and that means many Americans will be filling children’s baskets with candy and buying dresses, suits and other spiffy threads to wear.
This year over 80 percent of Americans ages 18 and older said they celebrate Easter. And those Americans say they are planning to spend $17.3 billion this year to celebrate Easter, according to an annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation. Those celebrating are planning to spend an average of $146 per person — the highest dollar amount in the 13 years of the survey.
“There’s definitely some spending involved, from putting together an Easter brunch or dinner to putting on your best Sunday outfit,” said consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch.
But spending more doesn’t mean spending better. Woroch helped us pull together these tips on how to stretch your dollar as far as possible and celebrate in style: