Valentine’s Day is a special time of the year when you get to show that someone special in your life just how much you mean to them. The problem for many is that the day of love has become something to hate, especially when you consider the heavy dent that the showering of gifts can put in your wallet.
There are plenty of ways to save money on Valentine’s Day without having your spouse or partner feel as though your love for them is not quite as rich as it should be.
Keep Communication Open
One of the first things you need to do is talk with your partner about the upcoming day. It often ends up being a situation where both of you go out and spend a small fortune on extravagant gifts when all you really want to do is spend quality time together.
Instead of choosing separate gifts, decide on one thing that you would both like to do together. That might end up being something as simple as renting a couple of movies and snuggling up on the couch with a nice bottle of wine and a home cooked meal.
Planning In Advance
If you are intent on doing something really special, take the time to plan in advance. Look for restaurants that are offering a fixed priced meal on the special day, or go online and look for discounts on flowers or other deliverable goodies.
Buying in advance, especially with flowers, could save you a small fortune, as many shops tend to jack up their prices on Valentine’s Day in order to meet the demand.
No Shame In Couponing
Finding savings and discounts online is not solely reserved for flowers, though, as many major retailers make coupon codes available for all kinds of things. For example, you wife or girlfriend may love shopping at one particular store that sells all their favorite goodies.
Keep an eye out for gift cards where you get more than you actually paid for. It’s not uncommon for retailers to offer something like a $50 gift card for their store, but only ask you to pay $40. It is here that the savings can really begin to add up very quickly.
Those are just a few ways to save money on Valentine’s Day without looking as though you are a total cheapskate. It’s better to take a little time beforehand to find some discounts than to end up like Cupid with a cash flow problem for weeks and months after the big day.
For the best deals on Valentine’s Day Gifts I always recommend Amazon! It has everything on there and it’s the cheapest place to buy online!
Thanks for reading folks, I know this post is late and I apologise for that! 🙂
Hope all is well and Happy Valentine’s to you and yours!
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Hi, I’m Chris Lee. In September 2013 I decided to quit my job to focus on building up my business. Glad to say that till now all is going well and I think I made the right decision but it’s only because I have learned how to properly manage my personal finances.