Cupid on a Shoestring: Save Money this Valentine’s Day!

J-Lo proclaimed that “love don’t cost a thing” but for the rest of us, Valentine’s Day signals spending pressure if you have a special someone in your life.

How do you show that someone you care when the post-Christmas Visa bill just came in? Here are a few Valentine’s tips to avoid breaking hearts or the bank this Valentine’s Day:

Skip Dinner at the Expensive Restaurant
Dinner, wine, and dessert can really add up. Meet for lunch when the prices are less, or make a special meal at home. Plans for the evening could include dessert and a special coffee.

Made with Love
Put your skills to good use. Bake some heart-shaped cookies or make breakfast in bed. Not very affectionate? Give a handwritten love note as a surprise.

Be Creative
Offer to give your partner a massage at the end of a busy day or grab your guitar and strum a little song to make them smile.

Create an Experience
Go skating on the Oval or a long walk outside. Make a date to meet at the art gallery and spend a few moments staring at beauty besides your loved one.

A Rose by Any Other Name
Roses are not the only option for Valentine’s Day; buy less expensive flower varieties. Avoid the extra cost of delivery and deliver them yourself.

Candy is Dandy
Godiva out of your price range? Hit the bulk barn or Freak Lunch Box and create your own special bag of goodies.

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