Stretch Your Dollar to Stretch Your Dinner Table this Easter with Walmart

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Fresh Off A Tour To Visit U.S. Troops, Football Superstar Drew Brees Encourages Families to Set Another Place at the Table

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (March 30, 2010) – According to a recent survey, 40 percent of Walmart moms say they’d like to invite a friend or neighbor to celebrate the Easter holiday with their family,1 and this year, Walmart is helping moms stretch their dollar to get all the Easter essentials they need while inviting all the guests they want. Walmart is offering unbeatable2 savings on traditional family favorites from fresh ham and produce to Easter candies and cupcakes, making more room in the budget for more family and friends at the table.

Football MVP, husband and dad Drew Brees is joining Walmart to spread the news and ask families to think about one more guest who might enjoy – or perhaps need – an invitation to an Easter meal.

“In our house, Easter is a special celebration with friends and family each year. And after visiting troops who will be apart from their families this holiday, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to spend time with our loved ones this Easter,” said Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. “Even here in the U.S., many in our local communities – college students, next-door neighbors, even co-workers – live too far from loved ones to celebrate the holiday together. By stretching their budgets at Walmart, families can set an extra place at the dinner table for one more guest, making this Easter an even more memorable holiday.”

According to the National Retail Federation,3 Americans on average expect to spend $118.60 this year on food this Easter, with $17.29 going to candy alone. The unbeatable savings on family favorite Easter candies and holiday meal solutions start this week4 and include:

  • Spiral-sliced ham - $1.48 per pound
  • Fresh asparagus - $2 per pound
  • 12-count Great Value Brown ‘n Serve rolls - $0.88
  • Fresh strawberries - $1.50 per pound
  • Angel food cake (10 ounces) - $2.50 each
  • 12-count Easter cupcakes - $5
  • Carrot cake with crushed pineapple, golden raisins and cream cheese icing with pecans (33 to 40 ounces) - $9 each
  • Egg lollipops (2.99 ounces), cotton candy (1 ounce), mini gumball machines (2.47 ounces) or Easter gummie candies (2.1 ounces) - $1 each

Stop by your nearest Walmart to get a hop on your Easter savings on family-favorite candy – from jelly beans and cotton candy to marshmallow chicks and chocolate covered bunnies -- or visit www.walmart.com/easter to check out deals and trends plus fresh meal solutions, recipes and tips.

About Wal-Mart
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com.

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