A Valentine’s Day That Won’t Break the Bank or Any Hearts

Friday, January 09 at 10:40 AM
Category: Personal Finance

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and you don’t want to be that guy desperately searching the aisles of the drugstore the night before, do you? Here are a few tips to help you have a great Valentine’s Day without busting your budget!

  1. Don’t be rosy. The cost of fresh flowers, especially roses, goes up exponentially around Feb. 14. Instead of sending the standard dozen roses, opt for a bouquet of other seasonal, less expensive blooms. If she really loves roses, send the less expensive arrangement now and surprise her with roses a few weeks later. Double the brownie points!
  2. Give them a hand. What’s the chore your significant other dislikes the most? Give them the gift of a break for Valentine’s Day. Cook dinner and shop for the groceries for the week, fold the laundry or take out the trash for the month. Small gestures like these mean a lot to them, but don’t have a hefty price tag attached!
  3. Be a bargain shopper. Flash sites like Groupon* and Living Social* are great ways to save at some of your local businesses. Get great deals at restaurants, stores, spas and more! You can even save on products like jewelry and photo albums. You’ll look like a big spender without having to be one! 
  4. Get away from it all. If you are a member of a frequent flyer or hotel rewards program, cash in some of your points and get out of town! If a vacation doesn’t fit in to your schedule, use your hotel points for a night or weekend away locally.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make it a special day for that special someone.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

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