When you think of Easter, egg hunting and chocolate Easter bunnies are usually the things that commonly spring to mind. In fact, according to History, over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made every year. Information released by Statistic Brain states that Americans spend over $2.1 billion on Easter candy every year. But Easter isn’t just about chocolates, it can also be a huge event for online gamers and dog lovers.
Despite its religious significance, most businesses still find a way to commercialize Easter. Various industries capitalize on this holiday to endorse their goods and services. Aside from food establishments and other stores, gaming industries also have their share of special offers for Easter.
Binary Pumpkin Ltd. has recently released Easter Bingo through Google Play. This Android mobile app is a special version of Pumpkin Bingo specifically for Easter. An online bingo game also announced their special promotion for Easter via their social media account. On their Twitter account, Cheekybingo is promoting #Eggstravaganza, their easter offering which takes place from April 1 to 28. It is filled with 5 fun games and exciting prizes like cash and vouchers.
Easter can also be great holiday for dog lovers. Pet Connection Magazine is presenting the 7th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt. It is a fundraising event held every year to benefit local charities. This year’s charity event takes place at The Regional Athletic Center of Lacey (RAC) on April 12th, 2014, 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Proceeds that will be collected during the event will benefit local charities namely Concern for Animals, Feline Friends and Old Dog Heaven.
In Canada, the National Service Dogs is also hosting their own Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on Good Friday, April 18, in 8 cities across Ontario namely Brampton, Calgary, Guelph, Kitchener, London, Oakville, St. Catherines and Windsor. Their 2013 event helped raise around $90,000 for NSD.
NSD is known to have pioneered the program for breeding, training and placing Certified Service Dogs with children with autism. It has graduated over 250 CSD teams and aided many service dog organizations around the world with their own autism programs.
This is a guest post by Anna Wilson.