Easter is a time for worship and family — and, for savvy consumers, shopping. Companies across the country are running great sales online and in stores that let you get the goods you want without breaking the bank.

Americans are set to spend more this year on Easter than they have in 13 years, according to the National Retail Federation — to the tune of about $17.3 billion. "Retailers are beginning one of their busiest times of year and are more than ready as consumers shop for spring essentials,” the federation's president and CEO, Matthew Shay, said in a news release. “Shoppers will find promotions on a number of items on their lists, from Easter baskets to sports equipment, home goods, garden tools and more.”

GettyImages-85618829 A retailer decorates his shop with Easter eggs and spring flowers in 2009 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Here are the best Easter sales and deals to check out over the holiday weekend. Photo: Getty Images

He's not wrong. In between the egg hunt and the ham dinner, take some time to check out these sales over the holiday weekend, collected mostly from DealsPlus and NerdWallet:

American Eagle is offering 50 percent off men's, women's and Aerie clearance items on its website through next week.

Pier 1 Imports is offering 20 percent off customers' purchases with the code SPRING20. Indoor dining room furniture and cabinets have their own sales running, as well.

Macy's will give shoppers 20 percent off with the promo code EASTER. On top of that, home goods are 15 percent off — some of the best deals include a $29.99 Black & Decker blender and $600 Vitamix. If you spend more than $50, you can get free shipping through Saturday.

Through Saturday, Michael's is giving $2.95 shipping with the promo code 295MARCHW. The store is closed Sunday, so be sure to take advantage of the buy one, get one half off Easter basket stuffers before then.

Urban Outfitters is taking 20 percent off all dresses both in store and online. 

At Williams-Sonoma, you can get free shipping on big orders with the promo code SHIP4FREE. Also score 20 percent off soaps, roasters and spring bakeware, or nab a Wüsthof steak knife for 60 percent off.

Your order at Old Navy will be 30 percent off even without a promo code. Their spring styles sale features T-shirts as low as $5 and dresses starting at $15. Get free shipping by entering FREEDOM at checkout.

This weekend, H&M is giving customers free shipping if they use the code 3371 at checkout. The brand also has deals that make prices as low as $4.99.

Rad.com is offering 40 percent off spring essentials, which include T-shirts and sweatshirts with a variety of prints.

There are several promo codes you can use on Snapfish to get cool photo prints at low prices. Try 50SPR16 for half off your order, or 29FS0316 through the end of the weekend to score free shipping. Plug in 3BKSM16 for a buy one photo book, get two free deal.

Xbox is running a spring sale where you can buy an Xbox One for $299. Games are up to $20 percent off.