A National Retail Federation survey predicts that shoppers will spend $145.13 on Easter food and other items this year, about even with last year's $145.28. "While many of today's consumers are coping with tight budgets, the Easter Bunny isn't headed toward retirement in 2013," said Pam Goodfellow, consumer-insight director at BIGinsight, which conducted the survey. "Look for cost-conscious parents to scope the sale racks, head to discounters and clip coupons to keep spending on track -- and to make the holiday special for youngsters this year."

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