Valentines is a day to celebrate your love with your significant other. Sometimes that means spending a lot of money and stressing about if you are spending enough. Relax; I’m is here to help you save money while still looking like a rock star on your date.
Restaurants with Specials: Do a little research before going out. That is the first step to saving money on Valentines. Some restaurants have Valentine’s specials for two. 2 for $20 can be the biggest budget saver when it comes to dining out. Most restaurants have this special where you get 1 appetizer to share, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert to share. This way you know before even walking in the door you know exactly how much money you are spending.
Save the Wine: When you are dining out, restaurants can really jack up the prices for alcohol and it can eat away at your budget. So enjoy a glass of water or tea at dinner. Plan ahead and have your night end back at the house where you have a nice chilled bottle of wine waiting for you. That alone can save you more than a few bucks on Valentine’s.
Movies: Now movies can be really expensive, but if you plan ahead you can make this the cheapest part of the night. Plan to go to the movies after dinner. The reason for this is because a drink and popcorn at the movies can cost you around $20. If you go to the movies after you eat dinner you won’t need to buy anything there. After that, the only cost is the movie tickets.
Save the Gifts:One of the biggest stressors when it comes to Valentine’s is getting gifts for your significant other. The best way to save money here is to save the gifts for birthdays or anniversaries. Make a deal with your significant other that the only gift you need is to spend time with each other. Now, if that doesn’t work the next idea for saving money is to make homemade gifts for each other. This means you can run to the local crafting store and make a gift. This can keep cost very low and would focus more on sentimental vs. big dollar gifts.
Cash in the Favor:Do your parents or single friends owe you a favor? This is the perfect time to cash that favor in! Ask them to watch the kiddos for the night so you don’t have to pay a baby sitter. This can save you a lot of money and stress.
The biggest point of this blog post is to plan ahead. The biggest stress about the holiday is spending a lot of money and not knowing how much you will be spending. If you plan far enough ahead you will know exactly how much you will be spending and can be prepared for it.
If you have any ideas on how to save money on Valentine’s Day share them in the comments!