Easter ads in January?!

Omagh, Northern Ireland
January 17, 2012 6:43pm CST
It's bad enough the supermarkets are stocking the shelves with Easter egg products before they've even cleared away the Christmas stuff..and The first ad I saw in 2012 was a link to an Easter Product with an Olympic Year theme.. and I just saw an ad on TV for another chocolate manufacturer's Easter product (repeated from last Year !) with a tagline "Why Wait until Easter!" Don't Parents get enough pressure to buy Easter Eggs while shopping without TV pushing them too?
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Feb 12
The reason behind the earliness of the products being on the shelves I am told is that that is due to the sales being much more profitable for the stores. People see it and sometimes buy it early if they have a weakness for it, chocolate is always a fan fave. Think about it, if a store only put out holiday specifics out a few weeks before the holiday they would have less sales. This way when it's out 2-3 months earlier then might end up selling more. Thats what I was told anyways.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 12
I can get that more time on the shelves should lead to more sales,but burnout of interest on the part of customers would work against that...I'd hear more negative criticism of this practice because it goes on for so long,rather than appreciation for the extended purchasing possibilities..
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
22 Jan 12
Holidays are being so trashed by tv these days. And stores. I mean, August and they had Halloween stuff out. T-day is usually in there somewhere but not to noticable, and Christmas stuff is on the shelves the week before Halloween! First of December I went in to a few stores and they were already stocking the shelves with Valentines Day stuff! Now, end of January for Easter! I mean, the holidays are spread out literally all year round! They aren't special anymore. Christmas lasts 3 months. I for one am so glad it is over when it is over! Seems like it has been around all year and I am so tired of it! Someone mentioned somewhere I read...how they were so not happy that Easter candys Peeps were now made for halloween and christmas themes. THey said.. Peeps are for Easter. Leave them for Easter and make something else for the other holidays. And she is right. Can't each holiday have it own identity? We look forward to Peeps every Easter...but now, we can have them all year round so they aren't "easter special" anymore! I don't see to many easter commercials for candy other than Cadbury eggs.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
That's it...Christmas is hardly over,then it seems like it's summer,and then we're almost right back into christmas again! the Valentines stuff out in December is a bit much..at least keep it in the same YEAR! You might have to explain what "peeps" are for Me,though..neither thing I can come up with seems appropriate!
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
18 Jan 12
I noticed this the other day too. I went to pick up a few things at the store and noticed that they were putting out their Easter stuff right next to their Valentine's Day stuff. I thought it was a way too early for the Easter stuff to be coming out. My son doesn't really ask for Easter eggs so it doesn't bother me for that reason, I just find it strange that they want us to buy stuffed bunnies when we just packed up the Santas.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
Santa hats,Easter eggs,and heart covered lingerie,oh my..
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
18 Jan 12
I think its to soon also. The days go by so fast for me. We still haven't had Valentine's Day yet.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
I was out shopping yesterday and passed a valentine themed display of "Chick Flick" Movie DVD's..and I had to ask myself wth was ""Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" doing in there?! Hadn't they READ those books?!
@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
18 Jan 12
Doesn't surprise me. Not when you see Christmas decor before Halloween has come and gone. It's all about the almighty dollar.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
They're all starting to overlap..no distinct holiday preparation times left..just as well there's not more holidays being created to slot in there..
• United States
18 Jan 12
Keep that on your side of the water Shep lol! It was bad enough that I started seeing the Christmas decorations in August where I am over here SMH. But the early Easter isn't so much a thing over here. I guess we refuse to even think about Easter until the weather breaks good and we start seeing flowers; I know I do, being in the Midwest lol.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
I dunno why they'd push it so hard here and not over there! the "Black Friday" thing following Thanksgiving is not recognized here,(not least because we don't "Do" Thanksgiving!),though there must be an equivalent date in our tax year when businesses go into their profitable segment.. Our main "Turkey Day" is Christmas...
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
18 Jan 12
yes there should be laws with the dates businesses are allowed to start with these things, it is just vicious circle, Easter then Christmas it takes the magic out of it all.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
9 Feb 12
Rank commercialism,is what it is...not much magic left..