A major supermarket has already reduced the prices of Easter decorations and toys

THE EASTER holiday hasn’t even come and gone, but a major supermarket has already cut prices on themed decorations and toys.

Bargain hunters on Facebook page Money Saver By Dansway have revealed how Sainsbury’s has reduced shelves on shelves of Easter sweets.


The shelves of a Sainsbury’s store were full of bargainsCredit: Money Saver By Dansway

Products had been grouped together in the clearance section, marked with red stickers indicating their discounted prices.

Normally, clearance items are the old bits of last year’s stock or out-of-season products that the store needs to sell to make room for new goodies.

So you can expect to see sale items AFTER this weekend.

But the early sale means parents could buy treats, which aren’t chocolate, for toddlers from the range of soft toys and craft kits that Sainsbury’s has on offer.

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And if you’re planning a party this holiday, the decorations on sale could be the perfect way to outfit your home on the cheap.

A small plush bunny offered in the spring clearance for just £3.50 was originally £5, saving shoppers £1.50 off the full price.

Meanwhile, a wicker bunny decoration that cost £16 had been reduced to £11, slashing the cost by five cents.

There’s even a carrot piñata that used to cost £8, but now only £5.50 to buy, saving shoppers £2.50.

What’s more, many board games have also been reduced – such as an Easter version of the classic Twister, with a pound on the prize, and an Easter-themed escape game that was £6, reduced to £4 now.

And you can get a 12-pack of yellow chicks with 50p off the price – the fluffy novelty miniatures perfect for hiding around the house for an Easter hunt used to be £2.50 before being reduced to £1.50 .

On the bargain-hunting forum, shoppers noted that the discounts had been spotted at Sainsbury’s Westwood, Broadstairs.

This means that not all branches are guaranteed to have the same deals up for grabs – especially since they are all clearance items.

That means they’ll be subject to availability and likely won’t return to shelves once they also sell out.

We’ve asked Sainsbury’s to clarify the extent of the deals and will update this story once we know more.

But you can’t get the clearance goodies online.

This means that you will have to go to a store if you have any chance of doing your own business.

Use Sainsbury’s locator tool to find your nearest one – but it might be worth calling ahead if you don’t want to be disappointed when visiting the shops.

Keep in mind that you’ll only save if you intended to buy anyway – you shouldn’t go broke on products just because they’ve been discounted or you could go over budget.

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And if you’re in the market for last-minute Easter decorations, shop around too, as you might even find cheaper goodies offered by rivals.

Don’t leave too much time to take advantage of Sainsbury’s deals, as the store is closed on Easter Sunday, along with many other supermarkets.

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Raymond I. Langston