8 Ways to Save on Valentine's Day

8 Ways to Save on Valentine's Day

Having the perfect night out doesn’t mean you need to break the budget. Here are eight ideas for a thrifty Valentine’s Day date:

  • Cook a romantic dinner at home instead of eating at an overpriced restaurant. Set the ambiance with some scented candles and soft music, and save a bundle!
  • Make your own gift. Instead of buying a pricey piece of jewelry, frame a nice picture of the two of you or write a meaningful card.
  • If you are going out to eat, make sure to check Groupon, LivingSocial and RetailMeNot for deals on restaurants near you before making reservations.
  • Skip the wine bottle at the restaurant and pop the cork at home instead.
  • Explore the great outdoors! It may be cold out, but you can still have fun just enjoying the fresh air. Bundle up and take a refreshing walk under the stars. Or, if it’s snowy out, build a snowman! Then, go home and warm up in front of the fireplace with steaming mugs of hot chocolate.
  • Get yourself a great workout and have a fantastically fun date by going ice or roller-skating!
  • Get cultured on a budget by taking advantage of a local museum’s free or discounted rates at specific times or nights.
  • Have a rollicking good time at the neighborhood comedy club. Entrance tickets can be as cheap as $5 a piece!