Valentine’s Day is a fantastic holiday to celebrate love and relationships. But it can also be a downright crazy expensive holiday at the same time. I just read that the average American will spend $128 on their Valentine’s Day gifts. I would not be very happy if John spent this much on my gifts. We are so focused on reaching our financial goals right now. I don’t want him to spend a ton of money on Valentine’s Day. I just want to spend time together. Here are our Frugal Valentine’s Day tips to help make Valentine’s Day a ton of fun without costing a fortune.
A dozen long stem roses will cost on average $15 more on Valentine’s Day than any other day of the year….Hmmm I don’t know about you but I would rather have roses twice instead of just on Valentine’s Day.
Open Table says that more than half of American consumers expect to pay over $100 for a special Valentine’s Day meal!
Here are our Frugal Valentine’s Day tips
1. Have dinner out any day but Valentine’s Day
2. Celebrate at home
3. Discuss a budget ahead of time
4. Make Cute Fun Gift (check out our frugal Valentine’s Day gifts)
5. Decide what is important
6. Check Costco for gift card savings
7. Eat at off times, not during busy times
8. Make a date for a week after Valentine’s Day so you are not paying a premium for being on the 14th
9. Check for Groupon, Amazon Local or Living Social offers that can help you save.
10. Try one of our 81 frugal date night ideas.