Are you looking to save money on Valentine’s Day. Here are my favorite tips for creating a meaningful and frugal Valentine’s Day without looking cheap. First, I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Actually, I am not a fan of many holidays due to the tremendous commercialization we experience in this culture. It is easy to spend $100 on flowers, candy, dinner, babysitter, and for what? Many who read this are trying to save money, but the pressures to spend on this holiday are enormous. If you don’t bring home flowers or chocolate on February 14th, then you must not love me….
If you really loved me, you’d max out your 401K….If you must buy flowers, shop Costco or Sam’s club. They have beautiful bouquets for around $10. They also come with a one-week guarantee. If your flowers don’t last a week, you can return them to the store for another bouquet!
The Valentine’s Challenge
- First decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 19, 20, 21, or whenever, just as long as it is after Valentine’s Day.
- Then decide on a set amount of money, for example $10.
- Now for the challenge, see how much candy, trinkets, cards, and other treats you can get for $10 or less. Most stores have everything marked down at least 50% on February 15 and the prices keep dropping as the days go on.
- Then on your Valentine’s Day, you and your spouse can trade gifts and admire each other’s frugality.