Sweet Deals for Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air, and there are plenty of ways to make sure you don't empty your pockets while celebrating the special someone in your life. Read on to find out how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank by taking advantage of unique discounts and money-saving ideas.
What Is Valentine’s Day All About?
Each February, Valentine’s Day offers sweethearts, friends and family members a special chance to celebrate the love that binds them together. Traditionally a day rich with romance, Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity for surprise proposals, candlelight dinners, elaborate gift-giving and other displays of heart-felt affection. For youngsters, it can also be a fun time to get crafty and make Valentine cards for the other little people in their lives.
Valentine’s Day Deals
Many establishments, including restaurants and other date-night hot spots, will offer unique savings opportunities for this special day. Here are a few of the deals that you may be able to find this Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking for something sweet to send to your Valentine, Edible Arrangements has a great variety of chocolate-covered fruits and small treats. Use code FOLLOW10 for $10 off orders $59 or more through 2/12 only.
Grocery delivery doesn’t always sound romantic, but you can get items from local stores in 1-2 hours. So if you forgot to stock up on wine, cake, or even balloons and greeting cards, try Instacart and get free delivery on your first order of $10 or more.
In years past, Macy’s has offered special discounts on select jewelry purchases around Valentine’s Day. Some discounts have been as high as 70% off the original retail price.
Another way to save on something sparkly for your Valentine is to shop at Zales and check out the company's specials during this time of the year. In recent years, Zales has offered up to 50% off select items during this sale.
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In previous years, Auntie Anne’s has offered its special heart-shaped pretzel in the flavor of your choosing with a buy-one-get-one deal for February 14.
Boston Market has been known to offer a free sweet treat as a special incentive to dine there for Valentine’s Day. In years past, the company has offered a free dessert with every adult meal purchased, and kids were able to get a free small dessert item with no additional purchase necessary.
Take the whole family to CiCi’s for its special Valentine’s Day meal deals. Previously, CiCi’s has offered a free kids’ buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet and large drink on February 14.
If you want to enjoy a family date night this Valentine’s Day, McAlister’s may be able to help you save some cash. In previous years, McAlister’s has hosted a special event on February 14 that gives customers up to two free kids’ meals for each adult meal purchased.
If you are a Denny’s rewards member, you may be able to snag some extra savings on Valentine’s Day. Previously, Denny’s has offered its loyal rewards members an additional 20% off its meal purchase on and around February 14. Check to see if Denny's is offering this deal again this year.
Check with your local flower shops to see what deals they may be offering to help you celebrate the love of your life even on a budget. Often, these local florists may be able to provide customized arrangements that will better fit your budget.
Budget-Friendly Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Whatever your budget for this special day of love, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and enjoy the day. Get creative on the cheap by doing your research and planning ahead with a few of these ideas.
Create a Special Home-Cooked Meal or Picnic
If you don’t want to fight the restaurant crowds on Valentine’s Day, you can still enjoy a beautiful candle-lit evening with the one you love, plus you can save on the final price tag. Plan a special at-home celebration complete with home-cooked favorites and a romantic atmosphere. Or you might consider packing a picnic and heading to a romantic location such as a local park or garden to enjoy the scenery while you dine.
Museums and Other Local Attractions
Many local museums and outdoor attractions, such as gardens and trails, offer an opportunity for romance and togetherness without costing a fortune. You can also enjoy the beauty all around you with a moonlit stroll, or check to see what venues may be hosting live local musicians on this special night.
DIY Fun for Valentine’s Day
Whether you are crafting special cards with your kiddos or creating a work of art for your Valentine, there are so many ways to put your own creative spin on Valentine’s Day at a reasonable cost.
Families often enjoy helping their kids create special Valentines for friends in class or around the neighborhood, so grab some glue and scissors and let their creativity run wild. Adult couples might enjoy doing something creative together such as baking a special dessert or cooking their Valentine’s dinner together.
DIY Supply Deals
Check your local craft stores for supplies to create those Valentine treasures. Stores such as Michaels and Hobby Lobby will have everything you need, and prices will begin to drop more drastically as Valentine Day approaches. These stores also offer a ton of sales and coupons, so check their websites to see how you can save the most on your Valentine’s Day supplies.
What to do on Valentine’s Day
The sky’s the limit for celebrating the ones you love. Giving heart-felt cards is always a primary part of the day’s celebration. Gifts of sweets, candies and flowers are traditionally favorites for the day, but you might also write a poem for your Valentine, give a special gift of jewelry or spend the evening together with fine food and wine.
What We Like About Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day gives you the opportunity to share your feelings more freely, whether through word or deed. This special day may serve as unique incentive for starting a new relationship or for celebrating a lifelong love.
History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day began as a Christian celebration of the martyr St. Valentine. Since then, many legends and surrounding stories have built on the original meaning and brought the day to be primarily a celebration of romantic love.
Frequently Asked Questions About Valentine’s Day
Is there a Valentine’s Day?
Yes! Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year in the United States and around the world.
Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated?
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romantic love, often commemorated with gifts and special events.
Which day is Valentine’s Day celebrated on?
Each year, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14.