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    Default The co$t of Easter...

    DP was speaking with the manager of his local Woolies the other day and he said his expected budget for easter in chocolate eggs alone for his store was $80,000.
    ..and he was predicting they would smash that budget.

    And this was in a relatively low socioeconomic area.


    Does this surprise you!??

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    I don't have any idea a out normal supermarket budgets but it sounds like heaps!! My kids hardly get any eggs, one on the end of their bed from the Easter bunny and some little ones hidden around the house. Not much compared to most kids but really- how much do they need!!?? I think people go WAYYYY overboard for Easter/Christmas etc.

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    No, lower socioeconomic areas tend to have high rates of spending. Plus it is Easter and people tend to go crazy spending around holidays.
    Not surprised at all tbh.

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    Doesn't suprise me, some people go crazy over Easter. We have spent around $60 on DD's chocolate this year and I thought that was bad, until I spoke to the mums at school, some of them have spent hundreds!!

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    That's a lot of chocolate

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    I spent $20 on my dd. Abucket of Cadbury eggs and an awesome puzzle.

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    It does sound like alot, but doesnt surprise me, people (me included, in the past) tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to celebrations. Though I would never buy my chocolate from a supermarket, I find they overprice. We go to BigW, all the boys got this year is a breakfast set with chocolate egg and a choc bunny each. We are using real eggs that have been decorated for the Easter hunt this year. I've told family to cut back on the chocolate too, I know their grandparents have gotten them a pair of warm pj's and slippers plus an egg and they have an egg each from my there aunts/uncles. Last year we still had chocolate in our fridge 3months later we recieved soo much!
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    I must be quite..erm..'innocent' when it comes to Easter spending.

    My jaw was on the floor when he told me!

    ..this is just ONE Woolworths. In the same shopping complex there is a Coles, an Aldi, and IGA and another little independent grocer.


    Add all their forecast budgets up and - whoah!!

    ..on CHOCOLATE!
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    Doesn't surprise me at all... i work with budgets for a major retailer and we are probably doing a minimum of $80 grand a week in the larger stores just in easter

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    i know some people buy huge amounts of eggs. i got eggs for 6 kids for $40. will be just enough for a treat and not make them sick


 

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