Ever notice how expensive Valentines can be? Lets face it, Valentines is a impress the significant other holiday and it can be hard on the pocket book. If you're a little more money conscious this year, here are some tips:
- If you must get flowers, might as well get the best price. Flower stores make a killing by increasing their prices during Valentines week. However, I've found that grocery stores with a flower section keep their prices fairly competitive. One jewel of a store for flowers is Costco. They have a decent selection at great prices which don't seem to change during Valentines. However, act quick as they sell out fast.
- Going out to Eat? Avoid going out on Feb 14. Along with flower stores, restaurants all seem to have a "special" Valentines menu that includes a side of rip off. Try avoiding going out on Valentines day itself and go out on the weekend before or after.
- Be Creative with your gifts. Instead of going out and buying an expensive gift, why not do something for your partner that would be just as nice? Things like breakfast in bed, or preparing a candle lit dinner.
So now back to you. Do you have any good, but money conscious, ideas for Valentines day?
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