Valentine’s Day is one of those special holidays that can put a real dent in our wallet. The average person in 2016 spend $147 according to the National Retail Federation. Here are five quick money ideas that you can use to still make a special Valentine’s Day while also being smart on how you spend your money.
- Become Your Own Private Chef – Have you ever tripped through one of those tasty.com videos on Facebook where you see recipes you always thought about making. This would be a great time to avoid the crowded restaurants and make a special meal for your significant other.
- Flowers At The Grocery Store – Skip the florist and discover that some of your best deals are located right at the local grocery store. Stop by at the end of the day on Tuesday and you’ll pick yourself up a great deal.
- Buy A Card At Trader Joe’s – You mean food, right Ted? Nope. Trader Joe’s is infamous for having some of the best $1.00 cards on the market place. Great quality and low cost.
- Celebrate Monday vs. Weekend – Since Valentine’s Day fall on a Tuesday, many people will wait to celebrate the weekend after or do it the weekend before. Try Monday night. Cheaper deals and restaurants will be less crowded.
- Frequent Flyer Points – Yes! If you are short on money, maybe you can cash in a few of those points for a gift versus taking a trip down the road. Check the clearance racks and you can pick some something good for 5,000 to 15,000 points.