Easter comes early to The Core

Think Easter egg hunts are just about kids getting sugar highs on chocolate?

For the next two weeks at The Core, finding eggs around the shopping centre can lead to good prizes.

It’s all part of the #COREeaster (link: event, which has returned for a second year.

From now until April 15th, shoppers of all ages are encouraged to seek out eggs hidden throughout all levels of The Core, which contain vouchers for gift cards, swag, gift baskets and more.

Not Easter without chocolate? Fair enough.

Those who find the hidden eggs and post a photo of themselves with their prize to Instagram, tagging @coreshopping and using the #COREeaster hashtag, will have a chance to win a 25-pound chocolate bunny from Purdy’s Chocolates. Or you can simply enter by taking a photo with the chocolate concoction – named Charles – at the Purdy’s store and sharing it on Instagram, tagging @coreshopping and @purdychocolatier.

New prize-filled eggs will be hidden daily around the shopping centre and in stores. For clues, check out The Core’s Twitter and Instagram feeds.

The contest is open to all and eggs are free to find.

Happy hunting!

Gwendolyn Richards is a Calgary-based food writer and the author of Pucker: A Cookbook for Citrus Lovers. She regularly contributes to Avenue magazine, the Calgary Herald and is the restaurant writer for Where Calgary. She believes in eating the ears of a chocolate bunny first.