According to statistics the average American spends over $115 on Valentine’s day–that’s a lot of money for one day! But there are ways to lessen the blow to your wallet if you plan ahead and think outside the box.
The easiest way to save money on Valentine’s Day dinner–stay home! I know, I know, not the most romantic but what is romantic about blowing a wad of cash on one meal? Stay home, make a special meal, light the candles on the table and talk. Save the night out for another night later in the month. It is a lot cheaper to pick up steaks or chicken from the grocery store on sale and make a dinner at home than it is to eat out, hire a babysitter and deal with the crowds at the restaurant! Check out my 15 Valentine’s Day Dinner ideas for some inspiration for dinner at home!
Think outside the box when buying gifts for your Valentine’s as well. I know many of you (especially men!) will be running to the florist on the way home or stopping off at your local jeweler but by planning ahead now you can grab great deals from local daily deal sites such as Groupon and MyNEPA Perks.
Here are some great deals going on now:
Make sure to check out Ebates before you do your online shopping. Not familiar with Ebates? It’s a website where you get a percentage back for all your purchases. You sign up for Ebates and then search for the stores you want to shop. You then make your purchase using the stores website and within a few days your percentage will be credited to your Ebates account. Then a couple of times a year you will get a check from Ebates. It’s easy and FREE!!
Right now through Groupon you can get half off FTD flowers! For just $20 you can get a beautiful arrangement sent right to your door!
Are flowers not your thing? Then what about yummy chocolate covered Strawberries from Shari’s Berries? For just $15 (reg. $30) you can get gourmet dipped strawberries and treats topped in swizzles, nuts, or premium toppings.
There are a ton of great gifts for everyone, including some fabulous trips, on Groupon right now. Click here to check out the great Valentine’s deals on Groupon.
Need to send a special someone some fresh fruit? Then make sure to check out the great MyNEPA Perks deal for Fruit Bouquets from 1-800-Flowers for just $15 (reg.$30).
Click here to sign up for MyNEPA Perks and grab these great deals!
Finally, don’t forget to check out all the great ideas for Valentine’s day on Pinterest. There are thousands of great ideas for kids, special meals. crafts for your little ones and more!