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Next week is Valentine’s Day, and though sometimes it’s fabulous to splurge on time together, you don’t need to spend a bomb to make it special. I know some people dismiss Valentine’s Day for being overly commercial. But I think because I was single for so long before I met my husband, we still like to celebrate.
So here’s a quick round up of five frugal things I’ll be doing for Valentine’s Day:
Saving £10 on flowers
Fancy sending someone flowers with a tenner off? Or hinting to your other half with a £10 voucher code? Or better still, thinking ‘sod it‘ and just ordering your own bouquet for less?
Bloom & Wild, the flower delivery service, have given me a voucher code specially so that Much More With Less readers can get £10 off their first order. Bouquets from Bloom & Wild start from £23, so you could get flowers delivered for Valentine’s Day from just £13!
Enter the code MMWL10 at Bloom & Wild*
You can choose between hand-tied bouquets and flowers sent in boxes specially designed to fit through a letterbox. Check out the pic above for the beautiful letterbox delivery I received.
Dining out the day before
One of my top tips for Valentine’s Day, if you’re going to eat out, is to book a table the day before. It means restaurants are less crowded, staff are less stressed, and you’re less likely to face a limited set menu.
Also, offers on the Meerkat Meals & Movies app, with 2 for the price of 1 starters, main courses and desserts from Sunday through Thursday, don’t apply on February 14th – though they do on Wednesday Feb 13th!
Last July I spent the princely sum of £1.78 on a UK travel insurance policy for one night via comparethemarket.com, and it meant I qualified for Meerkat Meals & Movies for a whole year.
Eating yellow-stickered beef stew
I spotted some braising steak on the reduced shelves in our local Co-op this week. It’s now in our freezer, so I can make my husband’s favourite beef stew on Valentine’s Day itself. Reckon it will go down well with creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli and green beans.
Don’t fancy cooking? TopCashback are offering new members £10 cashback* if you buy a supermarket Valentine’s meal deal and upload your receipt. Alternatively, new members of TopCashback can get chunky cashback up to £15* when ordering from Just Eat.
Drinking free fizz
We’re still working our way through the fizz we bought using Nectar points, when Sainsbury’s was doing a Double Up promotion last November. So I’ll be bunging a bottle in the fridge at a total cost of 0p for Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Conegliano Prosecco. Cheers!
Getting cashback on a Valentine’s Day card
If you’re feeling frugal and creative, a home-made Valentine’s card is both cheaper and more personal 🙂
But if you buy one, TopCashback Snap & Save* is offering 20p off any card that costs £1 or more, available right through to February 13. Just buy a card, click on the website, and send in a photo of the receipt. Great to get a small saving on something you’d buy anyway!
Now – over to you. How do you make Valentine’s Day special on a budget? Do share in the comments, I’d love to hear!
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