Save Money On Valentines Day GiftsValentines Day gifts can be expensive. But, they don’t have to be! You can save money on Valentines Day gifts and still make your significant other very happy!

Valentine’s Day is an expensive holiday for most people. It is very hard for couples and spouses to save money on Valentines Day. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), expected sales for Valentine’s Day this year are expected to be over $18.6 billion.

The average person planning to spend $130 on candy, cards, gifts and more which is a 2% increase from last year and the highest spending total in the 11 years that the NRF has conducted the annual survey.

So, how can couples have any chance to save money on Valentine’s Day this year? The simple answer is that you have to get a little creative. You have to think outside of the standard roses and chocolates box.

Here are ten ways that you can have a great time and still save money on Valentines Day gifts.

Ten Ways To Save Money On Valentines Day Gifts

Skip The Roses

Almost 200 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day alone. It is also no secret that the price of roses, like most things, are dictated by supply and demand. There are a finite number of roses, and there is a higher demand for those roses especially around Valentine’s Day.

There are so many factors that go into the price of roses all the way from the grower to the wholesaler and then finally to your local florist shop. The price increases for Valentine’s Day continues through the supply chain whether we like it or not.

The one way that you can save money on Valentines Day is to not buy roses. You may be able to find a better deal on a different variety of flowers if you have to be some type of flowers for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. FlowersFast.com – FTD Top 100 Florist! For SAME DAY DELIVERY! Click here!

Shop Together For What You Really Want

I love to shop with my wife for gifts whether it is for Valentine’s Day, her birthday, Christmas, or some other occasion. It is not because I love shopping with her for the sake of shopping. It is because I don’t like wasting my money on things that you she won’t like. I hate the guessing game.

So, I make a point to keep a note as to what she likes while we are out together and buy that instead. Then I have the potential to watch that item and get it at some point throughout the year when it goes on sale.

Make A Meal At Home

I dread going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. It is always so crowded. So one way that you can save money on Valentines Day is to stay at home and make a nice romantic meal there. There are great recipes from sites like Food.com, Epicurious, AllRecipes.com, and the Food Network.
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Turn Setbacks into GreenbacksThe following is a guest post by Dr. Willie Jolley. Dr. Willie Jolley is the author of “Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks: 7 Steps To Go From Financial Disaster to Financial Freedom“.

There’s a great Lenny Kravitz song that says, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.” Nowhere is this truer than in the world of business and finance. Whether you’re an independent business owner, an executive or work for an hourly wage, it can be absolutely devastating when things go wrong and everything that you’ve been planning for goes off course.

You may be reminded of chicken little and begin thinking that the sky is falling and you just want to give up. If you find yourself in this mindset, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath and find your focus.

Most of the world’s greatest successes faced major obstacles and challenges, yet managed to bounce back. You can do the same thing if you are ready to adapt, take advantages of opportunities and never give up.

Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks

When it comes to going from financial disaster to financial freedom, it all starts with these seven steps.

Stop commiserating

People who sit around and commiserate are the people who would rather complain about problems than do anything to fix them. In the real world, things sometimes do happen that shouldn’t or are unfair. The real question is: how do you deal with it?

We can complain about the dark or we can light a candle and be a light in a dark world. We can’t change the past, but we can definitely move forward towards something better. The choice is yours.
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