Sweet ways to save on Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

By Debbie Frye, www.flyerland.ca

The most romantic day of the year is almost here. We know you want to treat your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, but a candlelight dinner, roses, heart-shaped candy and elaborate gifts will cost you a pretty penny. But take heart—this selection of unique and low-cost ideas for gifts and celebrating will show your special someone how much you care. With just a little imagination you can make lots of magical memories without spending lots of money. 

  • Look for Valentine’s Day deals. Many restaurants are offering two for one deals and other promotions for this romantic day to entice people to get out and celebrate.
  • Plan a cocktail party for two. Instead of an expensive dinner, go out for fancy cocktails. Many upscale restaurants and boutique hotels offer a luxurious lounge for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Get dressed up and go somewhere swanky without the expensive dinner tab.
  • Save with weekly specials. Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, but if you wait until the beginning of the week to celebrate you could save a bundle. Also, look for restaurants with low or no corkage fees—the lowest rates are usually Monday to Wednesday.
  • Heat things up in the kitchen. Cooking a romantic dinner together is a fun way to spend quality time without the reservations, line-ups, crowds and big bill. Check out weekly grocery flyers such as Wal-Mart and Loblaws on Flyerland.ca to get the best bang for your buck. Be sure to find a sitter for the kids and turn off the TV, phone and blackberry.
  • Get your pulse racing. Celebrate this special day by getting outside and active. Try cross country skiing, a romantic skating date or a long walk through a scenic area of your city, followed by delicious hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire.
  • Give a gift from the heart. It’s tempting to buy something pricey for your sweetie, but often unique gifts can be the most memorable. A day of pampering including sleeping in, breakfast in bed, a massage and bubble bath is a thoughtful, inexpensive gift—and fun for both of you! Check out Rexall Pharma Plus on Flyerland.ca for all your pampering essentials.
  • Save on the sitter. This Valentine’s Day, share the babysitting responsibility with friends. You take all the kids while they head out for night on the town, and then switch the next night. • Plan a secret escape. Check out travel and hotel deals outside your city and plan a romantic getaway. A mini-holiday is the perfect way to say “I love you.” View the Travel Specials on Flyerland.ca
  • Special Valentine’s Day cards for kids. Visit Flyerland.ca and download our Valentine’s Day cards. It’s a great gift for kids to give to their parents.
  • Make your own Valentine’s Day gifts and cards. Get the kids involved in making gifts for parents and teachers. They can also make cute and thoughtful cards for family and friends instead of buying them. Check out Michael’s for their vast selection of crafty materials, and don’t forget to download the 40 percent off coupon available on Flyerland.ca.
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