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Kmart Build a Basket Challenge #KmartEaster

In our house Easter is just as significant as Christmas, because we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s very important to my husband and I that David, seven, and Wade, two,

 (My silly boys!)

know the real reason for the holiday. I always try to make sure that theme is incorporated into their Easter baskets along with the eggs, candy and chocolate bunnies.

I went to Kmart to shop for supplies to make the baskets for David and Wade. I didn’t want to spend more than $30 on each basket, so I checked out the store circular, and the Shop Your Way Rewards Offers online before I went to see what deals were available. I really like the Shop Your Way Rewards program, because members are eligible for special deals, and you earn points for every dollar you spend that can be redeemed on future purchases. Besides Kmart you can use the card at Sears, Lands End, and a few other stores.

All the plush toys were on sale, and Kmart had all shapes, sizes and types. Wade loves stuffed animals. At seven David is getting a little too old for them, but I picked up two little lambs to put in their baskets. The lamb represents Jesus as the Lamb of God. Growing up my mom gave me some type of toy lamb almost every Easter, so I’ve continued that tradition.

I also found the white chocolate crosses and several children’s books that explained the religious meaning behind Easter. The little book is for Wade since David is getting a new Bible for Easter. It’s not always easy to find items that represent the Christian celebration of Easter at department stores, so I was really pleased to find these at Kmart.

I filled eggs with candy too for their baskets. You can’t have Easter without candy-filled eggs. All the candy was on sale, and their was a big selection of it.

This is what I bought:

These 2 1/2 lb. chocolate bunnies for $9.99 with my Shop Your Way Rewards card were tempting, but I would have had to by two of them since the boys wouldn’t share.

They didn’t need that much chocolate between the two of them. I settled on some smaller chocolate bunnies instead.

Toys were also on sale at Kmart. I bought a Thomas Train toy for Wade, and a Beyblade for David. The Beyblade wasn’t on sale, but since everything else was I went ahead and got it.

Kmart has a lot of basket options from traditional to more modern like the Spongebob buckets that I chose. I like the buckets because the boys can use them in their sandbox and at the beach in the summer.

Here’s Wade’s basket:

And here’s David’s:

I think the boys will be happy with these. I know they’re not pink and covered in ribbons and lace, but they are Easter baskets for little boys.

I’m happy because I found a lot of items on sale at Kmart, and I was able to use my Shop Your Way Rewards card. I had a $2.96 points balance from previous purchases that I put toward the total cost of my shopping trip. I also earned a $5 gift card good for my next visit to Kmart. And I earned more Shop Your Way Rewards Points that I can redeem later also. With all the discounts I ended up spending about $28 on each basket.

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All opinions are my own.

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