Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be tempted to splurge gifts on the love of your life. But celebrating the day in a memorable way doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget. There are many ways to show your love without going off track with your goals or resorting to debt. Here are six tips on how to save money for an eventful day.
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Look out for Vouchers and Discounts
Taking advantage of vouchers and discounts is among the easiest money-saving tips for any time of the year. So, if you decide to buy a gift for your lover for Valentine’s Day be sure to look out for discounts.
Most businesses run couples discounts or special offers for Valentine’s Day. One of the ways to find good deals is to check discount code websites before making your Valentine’s Day purchases.
Plan Free Fun Activities
You can have a fun-filled Valentine’s Day celebration and save money by planning special events. Besides, the most essential aspect of Valentine’s Day is spending quality time together with your lover, and there are many activities both of you can engage in together.
If you’re both movie lovers, plan out the whole day of your top films or check out those that both of you have wanted to watch badly. You could also plan a board day or choose a new multiplayer game if you and your partner are gamers.
For outdoor lovers, you could plan a bicycle ride, a long walk, or a hike in your favorite spot. You can also bring along a picnic and enjoy fresh air while at it.
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Create a Music Playlist
Creating a playlist that reminds you of your partner is a sweet way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Use a music app like YouTube Music or Spotify which you probably already have on your mobile phone, and add soul-warming songs to your relationship.
You can make this activity more fun by asking your significant other to make a different playlist and comparing what the both of you came up with. This activity is a good option if you’re looking for things to do without money.
Cook Meal at Home
Instead of spending cash to go out to eat, you can enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with no money spent by cooking special meals at home using the food items you already have. You can try to follow a new recipe made from foods you usually have on your grocery list.
If you dare postpone your Valentine’s Day celebration by a day or two, you’ll find Valentine’s Day greeting cards and candy on clearance, gifts already marked down, and you’ll avoid paying inflated restaurant prices for the same food. This is a perfect hack for celebrating Valentine’s Day without going overboard on your budget.
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Forget overspending on chocolate and flowers. Instead, get creative this Valentine’s Day and save your money. Write poems, make your own customized romantic card, or even create a custom photo frame with the pictures of the two of you. A creative gift shows how thoughtful you’re about the relationship and won’t break the bank either.
Love is in the air, but celebrating Valentine’s Day shouldn’t weigh you down financially. With the six ideas shared here, you can celebrate an eventful Valentine’s Day on a budget.
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