How to save on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day spending was expected to surpass $18 billion last year, according to a study by the National Retail Federation. The average person celebrating the Feb. 14 holiday planned to spend about $142.31, the research shows.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, why not show your wallet some love, too, because while roses are red, there’s no need for your account balance to be.
Here’s four great ways to save this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re shopping for a loved one, a “galentine” or showing love to a family member.
Shop with ShopAtHome.com:
We’re happy to be your money-saving Valentine. When you sign up for ShopAtHome.com (it’s free!) you’ll start earning Cash Back when you buy online from thousands of retailers. Among the places you’ll find Cash Back are online flower delivery shops like 1800Flowers and ProFlowers. Shop chocolates and other sweet treats at Shari’s Berries or Harry and David. Earn Cash Back at jewelers, too, like Kay Jewelers and Zales.
Send your sweetheart a special delivery:
Feb. 14 falls on a Sunday this year. Delivery prices for flowers, chocolates and balloons will cost you extra if you deliver on Valentine’s Day. Show your sweetheart you planned ahead and were thinking of them and send their delivery during the work week. Delivery prices start going up on Friday, Feb. 12 and become most expensive on Feb. 13 and 14. You can save up to $20 by sending earlier in the week.
Send tulips or lilies:
Roses are the most popular flower come Valentine’s Day, but other arrangements are just as gorgeous and can cost less. You can save on bouquets of tulips or lilies or perhaps get a mix of flowers that includes roses. This Precious Love Medley bouquet of roses and carnations in a red vase is $39.99. Precious Love Medley bouquet and vase, $39.99 (plus Cash Back), 1800Flowers
Save on your date:
Whether you’ve got dinner plans, are headed to a movie or the theater, getting a couples massage or are doing something recreational like ice skating, save on your Valentine’s Day date by purchasing a Groupon. You’ll find dozens of restaurants and activities and, on top of the Groupon savings, you’ll earn Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com on your Groupon purchases. Check out our post on 4 Unique Valentine’s Date Ideas.