Love is in the air! Like it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. On this single day being romantic can cost you a whopping 50% more in buying roses and 35% more eating out! However, you don’t have to get stung by thorny VAT (Valentine’s Added Tax) this year.
Here’s our top 10 ways to do Valentine’s Day on a budget:
1. Spending the Night in is the New Going Out!
M & S and Waitrose are both offering a £20 Valentine’s Day meal deal. Choose from a selection of starters, mains and desserts with a bottle of wine/fizz.
Asda, Morrisons and Tesco are also offering meal deals from £10-£15 to make your romantic meal in extra special.
2. Champagne Breakfast
Get a £9.00 bottle of champagne from Asda this weekend, add strawberries or raspberries and you have a bubbly breakfast with your loved one.
3. Personalise It!
Order a personalised card for just 99p from Getting Personal. They offer a whole range of unusual personalised gifts from around £10 too.
4. Night Away
If you fancy a special night away, Booking Buddy are offering £29 Nottingham Deals with up to 60% off Nottingham Hotels this weekend.
5. Name in Print
Mark the occasion and make your partner feel extra special and put a Valentine’s Day message in the Nottingham Post! Get a free lineage style ad, photo ad for just £7 or larger ad for £14.
6. Dine Out
Want that traditional romantic meal out? Go Dine have Valentine’s Day menu offers from just £20.
7. Sunday Stroll
Brave the weather, wrap up warm, pack a picnic and some bubbly and take a romantic stroll this Sunday. Follow the self guided trails of Attenborough Nature Reserve, Vicar Water, Clumber Park or Rufford Abbey and if you fancy lunch in the warm instead, Farndon Boathouse is the perfect place for lunch while you are out on your riverside ramble.
8. Love Voucher
A wonderful way to show you care is making a love voucher that contains a gift of your time or promise you will do for your partner. It could be a week of foot massages, bubble baths or favourite dinners. Use your imagination but get creative on the voucher, perhaps constructing a large heart from card and sticking the voucher to it.
9. Gift Basket
Gift basket filled with your partner’s favourite things. They don’t have to cost the earth but include favourite bubble bath, beer or wine, chocolates, sweets, fruit and so on.
10. Valentine’s Deals
Finally we could not get better Valentine’s Day Deals than from our fabulous Money Saving Expert who promises to bag romantic bargains for you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!