The Best Easter Weekend Deals and Freebies

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There are plenty of deals and freebies to be had during the Easter weekend. Some retailers are aiming to attract last-minute chocolate egg shoppers; others are just using the holiday as an excuse for a sale. Regardless, here are some of the great buys you can get this weekend.

Bass Pro Shops holds free events every weekend, and FreeStuffTimes alerts us that this weekend is all about Easter. Go to the fishing supply store on Saturday or Sunday and your kids can participate in a free egg hunt, decorate their own bunny magnet, and get a free 4-by-6-inch photo with the Easter Bunny. The events will be happening at most locations, but check the website to make sure your own local shop isn't excluded.

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When you're done finding eggs and taking pictures with a man in a giant rabbit suit, why not head to the Outback Steakhouse.Kids eat free on Easter Sunday when you purchase an adult entrée; the terms of the deal note that children 10 and under can get one entrée and drink from the "Joey Menu" for every adult entrée at the table. There's a limit of four free meals per table.

If you're like us, you go to the local drugstore for your Easter candy. Walgreensis offering 3 packages of marshmallow peeps for $2. You want to stock up on eggs for an egg-decorating party (or because you just happen to need eggs this weekend), you can get two-dozen store-brand eggs for $2. CVS is offering the same deal on Peeps -- Peep price war! -- as well as other deals on candy and stuffed rabbits.

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.