I have a nephew that was born on Cinco de Mayo, so it’s always a celebratory day in our family. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican victory on May 5, 1862, when Mexico won a battle over the French at the battle of Puebla. Although the original holiday began in Mexico, the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Los Angeles, California. So get out your sombrero and check out these four ways you can save and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a budget!

1. Learn about Cinco de Mayo

Learn all you need to know with free, printable worksheets including bookmarks, word scramble, word search, math problems, and fun facts about the piñata at this website.

2. Serve up an inexpensive celebration

I love to throw a party, but my budget kind of dictates how much money I have available to entertain. Finding valuable coupons and pairing them with store sales helps me throw a bang-up party for Cinco de Mayo.

Check out these must-have savings:

  • Mission Foods is offering a $1.00 coupon for Gluten-free tortilla wraps.
  • Chi-Chi’s Salsa coupons are available here.
  • Old El Paso frequently has coupons in the Sunday paper, but I also love to capitalize on all of their coupons on their websites too!
  • Jose Ole features real cheese in their products and is currently offering $1.00 off coupon.
  • El Monterey Mexican Food fans can sign up for company emails featuring special offers and coupons.
  • Sign up for the Ortega Taco Club to get special promotions and coupons.
  • My all-time favorite Wholly Guacamole features promotions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For more details, check out their website.

3. Find a Cinco de Mayo celebration near you

Save money on throwing a Cinco de Mayo celebration at home—go out instead and enjoy a free parade or other fun Cinco de Mayo events! Use this interactive map to find free or low-cost Cinco de Mayo events near you.

4. Let the kids celebrate with free coloring sheets

My kids love to color—and their mom does too. Add that to the word free, and I’m hooked. Find free Cinco de Mayo coloring sheets here.