Retailers go into attack mode when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Since it’s the only romantic holiday on the calendar, they know they can charge a pretty penny for products that are usually much cheaper.
Do only those in relationships spend on Valentine’s Day? No, which is why this article will give money-saving tips for both single people and those who are dating or married.
Money-Saving Valentine’s Day Tips for Singles
If you just got out of a relationship or haven’t been in one for a while, you may want to do everything possible to forget that February 14th exists.
What’s the best way to do this? It’s not going to a bar or club and buying expensive drinks as you stare at happy couples and wish you were them. Instead, you can forget Valentine’s Day by doing something productive and inexpensive, such as:
- Reorganize your room, closet, or part of your home.
- Do meal prep so you have something quick and easy you can heat instead of wasting money by ordering or eating out.
- Go to the gym. You won’t be the only one in there, which can be helpful in itself on this lovers’ holiday.
Any one of those activities will make time fly on February 14th. And once the clock strikes midnight, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the holiday’s over and you kept more money in your pocket.
Tips to Save on Valentine’s Day for Those in Relationships
If your budget is so tight you can barely afford a Valentine’s Day gift or dinner, don’t fret. Follow these tips, and you can make it buy even if your bank account is almost empty.
- Use what’s already in your home, such as board games, Netflix, cable TV, etc. to entertain yourselves. What matters is that you’re spending time together, not the activity.
- Look through old pictures. It’s the best way to relive your past and see how far you’ve come without spending a dime.
- Talk about your favorite memories from the past. You can do this while looking through pictures to pass the time, appreciate one another, and not spend a thing.
- Cook together at home instead of heading out to a crowded and overpriced restaurant. You can enjoy each other’s time better while saving money.
Make a coupon book that can be redeemed for things like chores, date nights, and more.
- Go to where you first fell in love, if it’s nearby.
- Visit a park, take a walk around the neighborhood, or go to the gym together. Again, what’s important is spending time with one another, not how much you spend.
While that list could continue, it should give you a good idea of how you can celebrate V-Day with your loved one without breaking the bank.
Look around your house, get creative, and think of the past, and you should be able to come up with ideas of your own on how to show your appreciation on Valentine’s Day in an affordable way.