26 Easter Egg Filler Ideas {Hint: Most Aren’t Candy!}

26 Easter Egg Filler Ideas {Hint: most aren't candy!}

I always love having an informal Easter egg hunt for my kids. You can control what goes in the eggs, how many there are, and where they get hidden. And, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always bring your egg hunt indoors.

Easter Bunny in a Cute Basket

This year, I decided to hit up my local Fred Meyer for my kids’ baskets, eggs, and candy. However, I also wanted to see what additional creative ideas I could come up with for filling your eggs. If you want to keep the sugar to a minimum, you might be interested to see what non-food ideas I came up with! To keep things interesting, I challenged myself to see how many options I could come up with. Today’s list includes 26 ideas!

{Please note: This post was originally published in March 2015. Therefore, the prices you see below may be different from what you’ll find at your store.}

But first…let’s talk candy.

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This is how I found the seasonal department of my Fred Meyer store. There are so many choices!


I love that there are lots of inexpensive choices as well. With that, let’s start our list!

1. Jellybeans. Probably my favorite candy to eat at Easter! I picked up a couple bags for just $1 each.

2. Small Chocolate Bunnies. I found a package of 6 small chocolate bunnies for $1 total. Divvy them up, and put them in larger-sized eggs.

3. Foil-wrapped Chocolate Eggs. Fred Meyer was selling several varieties for $1.50 per bag.

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4. Hot Tamales Jelly Beans. These looked really fun – and they were only $2 a bag! If you’re not a fan of the classic jelly bean, Fred Meyer has lots of other fun flavors, too.

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I was at the Dollar Tree yesterday and noticed they had a ton of Easter-related items! I thought I’d share some of what I found, because it might inspire you to pick up some of your Easter treats, baskets, and décor there and save a bundle this year.

In no particular order, here’s what I spotted:

My store had baskets of all kinds – traditional wicker-style baskets as well as plastic and even sports-themed baskets.

Chocolate bunnies, even from top brands like Russel Stover and Palmer.

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Valentine’s Day – Coupons, Offers & Freebies 2019

Valentines Day Coupons, Freebies, and Offers

Valentines Day Coupons, Freebies, and Offers

Thursday, February 14th is Valentine’s Day and you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to show your special someone a little LOVE! Here are some of the best freebies and discount deals that I was able to round up for you. Did we miss something? Please leave a comment so we can update the list.

As always, I encourage you to phone ahead to make sure your local store or restaurant is participating and to confirm any details.

Last updated: February 13th, 2019

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Offers

Auntie Anne’s – BOGO Pretzels
Get a BOGO deal on Heart-Shaped Pretzels on 2/14 with the coupon that will be available HERE from 2/11 – 2/14.

Black Angus Steakhouse – Prime Rib & Crab Cake for $30 Each
Get the Prime Rib & Crab Cake dinner for $29.99 per person from 2/14 – 2/17.

Buca di Beppo – Dinner for 2 for $50
Make your reservations now for their Valentine’s special: heart-shaped lasagna for 2 served with salad, garlic bread, and mini cannoli – all for $49.99. This offer is available 2/14 for dine-in only.

California Pizza Kitchen – Dinner for 2 for $35
Enjoy a special 2 for $35 Valentine’s Day menu including one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert. Available 2/13 – 2/17.

Fogo de Chao – Free Lunch or Dinner w/Purchase
Couples who dine at Fogo de Chao between 2/14 and 2/17 will receive a dining card for a FREE full Churrasco lunch or dinner with equal purchase to use on a future visit from 2/18 – 5/2.

Hooters – Buy 10 Wings, Get 10 Wings FREE
Buy 10 wings and get 10 wings FREE at Hooters on Valentine’s Day when you take a short online quiz about your ex.

Joe’s Crab Shack – Valentine’s Menu for $49
Dine from the Love Shack menu and pay $49 for two. The meal comes with an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert to share.

Krispy Kreme – FREE Doughnut with Purchase
Try out Krispy Kreme’s limited-time Conversation Heart Doughnuts and get one FREE with purchase on 2/6 (for Rewards members).

Olive Garden – To-Go Dinner for 2
Don’t want to brave the restaurant? Enjoy a To-Go Valentine’s Dinner for Two with prices starting at $38.99. Start with two individual soups or salads, plus breadsticks with dipping sauce, then an entree for two. They’ll also include a shareable dessert.

Outback Steakhouse – Special Menu
Outback Steakhouse has a 4-course Aussie Celebration for Two on the menu from 2/13 – 2/17.

Papa John’s – Heart-Shaped Pizza + Dessert
Papa John’s has a special heart-shaped 1-topping thin crust pizza and dessert combo on sale with code BEMINE. Prices and participation may vary.

Papa Murphy’s – HeartBaker Pizza
Pick up a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s and pay $9 for a Large.

P.F. Chang’s – Chang’s for Two
From 2/9 – 2/17, P.F. Chang’s has a prix-fixe menu for $25 per person. It includes two soups, one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert.

Pizza Hut – Valentine Bundle
Pizza Hut also has a heart-shaped pizza plus cookie or brownie bundle available for purchase.

Potbelly – FREE Cookie
Come in without a significant other on 2/14 to get a FREE cookie with your meal.

Pressed Juicery – FREE Mini Juice
Send someone a FREE healthy mini juice gram for Valentine’s Day which can be redeemed in stores.

Pretzelmaker – BOGO Pretzels
Wear pink on Wednesday, 2/13 to get a BOGO deal on their limited-time Pink Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel when you say “On Wednesday, we wear pink.”

Qdoba – BOGO Entrees
Stop by any participating Qdoba on Valentine’s Day and you’ll get a buy one, get one FREE entree just for kissing anyone (or anything) at checkout.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Three-Course Dinner for 2 for $45
Two can dine for $45, including one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert to share. The special offer is available from 2/8 to 2/17.

Starbucks – Cherry Mocha
Enjoy a Cherry Mocha now through Valentine’s Day. You can also get it in Frappuccino form, and they have some Valentine’s Day treats added to their menu for a limited time, as well.

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