Easter is fast approaching, although it seems it’s closer than it actually is as Easter eggs start appearing in the shops so early! Easter Sunday is 12th April this year, shortly after my Mum will reach the amazing age of 93. I hope to be able to pop up and see her for her birthday, it’s rather a long drive away and who knows what restrictions may be in place by then.
If you need to keep to a tight budget, you might be interested in this Easter week meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children aged about 7, featuring roast lamb, hot cross buns and chocolate. I haven’t re-priced it yet, but have just checked that there is half a leg of lamb listed on Aldi’s website at the right price. I’ll try and reprice the plan in time for Easter shopping.
With the current health issues so paramount, it might be more difficult sticking to a budget as items become difficult to get hold of. I recommend going with a shopping list as usual. But take the meal plan with you as well and be prepared to change it on the fly.
In the meantime, do have a go at this fabulous new competition
Some of the UK Money Bloggers have teamed up to offer you a fantastic prize selection this Spring. There are five M&S Easter hampers up for grabs, worth £50 each. That means five lucky winners will receive a hamper in time for Easter 2020!
Meet the bloggers taking part
The bloggers taking part in this fantastic giveaway are:
Katie Saves | Looking After Your Pennies | Monethalia | Lylia Rose | Earning By The Sea | The Money Saving Mum | The Reverend | This Money Works | Bang on Blanks | Charlotte Musha | Joleisa | SueFoster.Info | Mind Over Money Matters | Mum on a Budget
Emily Brookes | Alieshia | Glitz & Glamour Makeup | Money Saving Nat | Side Hustle Directory | TuppennysFIREplace | My Money Cottage | Mrs Pinch | Brit On A Budget | SavvyMumUK | I Beat Debt | Broke Girl in the City | Debt Free Family | Reinventing Neesha
Skinny Spending | Bargain Bunny | Papawire | The Savvy Sloth | Savvy Dad | Thrifty Chap | Frugal Family | Savvy in Love | The Financial Wilderness | Young Fun and Thrifty | Great Deals Made Easy | Frugal Expert | Money Saving Central
There are five M&S Easter Hampers up for grabs, worth £50 each.
If the hamper is no longer available when the winners are drawn then the winners will be offered an alternative hamper from M&S worth £50 each.
Enter to win
To enter simply complete any or all of the Rafflecopter entry widget options below.
The competition closes at midnight on 29th March 2020. If the hamper selected is sold out then we will offer an alternative M&S hamper worth £50. You can see the widget for the full terms and conditions of this giveaway.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one