Survey finds Americans tend to eat chocolate Easter bunny ears first

Easter is hopping around the corner and is sharing the results of its egg-citing spring holiday survey.

The survey found two out of five (40 percent) Americans’ favorite Easter basket item is the classic chocolate bunny and 68 percent tend to chomp down on the ears first.

Easter is widely celebrated across the world and many (80 percent) in the United States plan on celebrating Easter this year with 56 percent aiming to spend between $1 and $50 on Easter gifts, including the egg hunt!

The survey polled a cross-section of 2,625 adults, aged 18 and over and eggs-posed American traditions and spending habits for the popular spring holiday. Let’s hop to the facts below:

Favorite Easter Tradition:

Spending time with family (34 percent)
Easter egg hunt (20 percent)
Religious aspects (18 percent)
Dying Easter eggs (10 percent)
The food (8 percent)

Favorite Easter Basket Item:

Candy (40 percent)
Activity items- crayons, movie passes, book (20 percent)
Plastic eggs with prizes (17 percent)
Money (14 percent)
Toys (7 percent)

Consumers plan on buying everthing from food to clothing to celebrate this spring holiday with 59 percent of Americans purchasing their Easter essentials at Walmart, 39 percent at Target and 35 percent at the local grocery store. In addition to the most popular places to shop, 42 percent plan to purchase new outfits for Easter.

Planned Easter Purchases:

Candy (78 percent)
Food (74 percent)
Gifts (48 percent)
Decor (33 percent)
Flowers (28 percent)
Cards (24 percent)

Top 3 Ways Americans Celebrate Easter Without Breaking the Bank:

Shop sales and deals (71 percent)
Coupons (54 percent)
Cashback sites like (37 percent)

The survey also found that 59 percent of respondents put money in their Easter eggs, with 29 percent putting coins and 30 percent putting dollars.

Below find some tips on how to save money for Easter this year:

Make your own basket and reuse them every year.

Lots of stores offer pre-wrapped themes Easter baskets, but don’t be swayed by their cuteness. You can easily do this yourself and make it a fun and sentimental tradition, and for a lot cheaper! Baskets, Easter grass, plastic eggs and other decorations can be reused every year and save you a lot of money. And if you’re feeling a little artsy, you can even make decorations instead of purchasing them! Shred green paper for homemade Easter grass and create your own bunny ears out of paper to attach to headbands and hats.

Purchase goodies at discounted rates.

Fun Easter baskets should be filled with a mix of candy, creative gifts, crafts and small toys that are fun for all kids. Target, Walmart, your local grocery store and dollar stores are all perfect places to find great deals on these items. If you’re looking to buy Easter-themed goodies, take note that they’ll be marked at full price until after the holiday. Once they’re marked down, definitely stock up on themed items for the next year so you’ll have a festive basket to give.

Best Dressed

Outfits for Easter can add up – especially if you have children. With 42 percent of Americans purchasing new outfits for the holiday, it’s important to look for ways to save. Shop via a cashback site like to earn a percentage back of the money you spend on qualifying purchases. You can shop your favorite retailers like Target, Macy’s and Walmart while receiving a percentage of your purchase back in cashback.

Home cooked meals

Going out for Easter brunch or dinner can be costly. Restaurants sometimes offer fixed pricing and a limited menu selection, which can be hard on the wallet, and stomach – if you have picky eaters in your family. Instead, cook the meals at home or host a potluck with your friends and family. You’ll save money and be able to share the day with loved ones all while eating your favorite holiday dishes.