Readers share their budget tips for the Easter long weekend

Find out how AMP News&insights readers will be celebrating Easter without forking out a bundle of cash.

AMP News&insights ran a competition on Facebook asking our readers how they would celebrate the Easter long weekend on a budget. 

It turns out, family, food and some outdoor fun with friends and the wider community were on the top of most people’s list of things to do.

What our readers are up to this weekend

  • We will be enjoying some quality family time and fresh air at our first Good Friday appeal charity picnic. Great fun for a great cause. 
  • You can’t beat a spot of fishing over the Easter break. Also, hoping to catch a big one for a yummy Easter feast afterwards too.
  • I have some roller skating shop-a-dockets saved, so we can go to the roller rink on Easter Saturday. Can’t wait.
  • Our family will be enjoying the outdoors and camping in the back yard, with some hot cross buns bought on special and an Easter egg hunt around the garden on Sunday. 
  • I'll spend it making use of any leftover Easter eggs I’ve collected by cooking my famous leftover chocolate slice and Easter egg brownies for my buddies at work.
  • We'll fire up the Weber, turn up the music and pull out all the good old card games. 
  • We’ll be baking Easter cupcakes, and having Easter arts and craft time with the kids at home, as well as attending some free local Easter events.  
  • We’ll have a get together around the pool and as everyone will bring a plate, we’ll keep costs down while the kids have fun.
  • We’re making homemade treats and gifts, and will then be hopping them over to poppy at his senior home to make his day special.
  • We stay at the family farm every Easter and cook using the vegetables that are grown in the garden and everyone chips in to help out the Easter bunny.
  • We’ve got some outdoor activities planned, such as hiking, swimming and cycling, and a movie night to finish it off this Easter. Also, hoping to indulge in a few chocolate treats.
  • We’re doing a country farm stay. The rent will be free and in exchange we look after the animals, collect some eggs and mow the lawns.

Need a hand with your budget ideas?

Whatever you plan to do this Easter long weekend, if you’re trying to do it on a budget, we have some tools that may be able to help.

Our budget planner calculator might help you to crunch some numbers and the AMP Bett3r Account could help you to stay on track financially as it enables you to track bills, set up savings goals and know what’s safe to spend.

For further tips, check out the articles below - and in the meantime, happy Easter from the News&insights team.

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