How to clamp down on Easter Holiday spending

Last updated: 16 April 2019


The Easter long weekend is hopping its way to us sooner than you think! Are you wondering what you should do over the break and the cost associated with it?

Before you ruin your monthly budget, the team at Credit Savvy have pulled together some great ideas on how to save your pennies over this chocolate-filled holiday.


# Thrifty travel option

With many beautiful locations around Australia, why not take the family out for a camping experience over this Easter holiday to unwind from the 3 months of work, study and the everyday routines?

While camping is a good way to reconnect with nature, it is also a great money-saving way for a low budget travel experience, especially when travelling with the entire #fambam can be expensive!

  • Pick the right location to avoid holiday crowds
  • Pack light, essentials only
  • Don’t blow out on the food budget, pack for a short getaway not a week-long feast


# Homecation for the home lovers

If you don’t plan to travel over the Easter break, we totally understand. Homecation recharges and spares the time to do/try something you didn’t have time for due to all the busy schedules.

  • Binge on your favourite shows and enjoy being a #couchpotato
  • Never had time to read? Well now you have no excuse
  • Camp in the backyard – Unlike real camping, you can still get a shower first thing in the morning!
  • Pyjama day – Laze around the house and enjoy the sleep-ins and 4hr naps
  • Game Night – Bring out the board games or the giant puzzle set, it can get competitive


# 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Rides, fairy floss, cute farm animals, showbags and the battle of horsepower – Now that’s a fun day out for everyone!

Check out our blog post on how to save at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, we have some great tips to share with you!


# Save $ on the packaged chocolate

Chocolate can be overpriced during Easter and can put a dent in your wallet if you go overboard with the sugary goodness. Why not try something different this year and try baking your own Easter treats instead of buying them in-store?

It is a fun alternative to get the family involved, experiment with different types of recipes to create and add that personalised touch to your Easter goodies. The family will enjoy the treats, even more, when they know they were made together!


# DIY Easter treats and props

DIY projects such as making bunny outfits for the kids and creating hints and props for the Easter egg hunt are all cost-saving ways to not break the bank when you want to enjoy this festive holiday to the fullest.


# Post-Easter shopping – Yes, it’s a thing

Like many of us would for post-Christmas shopping, you can score discounted deals for Easter holiday bits and bobs for the year following! It’s always good to plan ‘a year ahead’ right?


Now that’s a wrap!

Drown yourself in chocolate and eat a tummy full of hot cross buns.


The Savvy Team wishes you a Happy Easter!