8 Ways to Save on Valentine’s Day

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your Valentine's Day special.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your Valentine's Day special.

Valentine’s Day is next week. Having the perfect night out doesn’t mean you need to break the budget. Here are eight ideas for an inexpensive Valentine’s Day date.

  1. Cook a romantic dinner at home instead of eating at an overpriced restaurant. Set the ambiance with some scented candles and music, and save a bundle!
  2. Make your own gift. Instead of buying a pricey piece of jewelry, frame a nice picture of the two of you or write a meaningful card. The more thought you put into a gift, the more special it is.
  3. If you’re going out to eat, make sure to check Groupon, LivingSocial and RetailMeNot for deals on restaurants near you before making reservations.
  4. Skip the wine bottle at the restaurant and pop the cork at home instead. It’s a great way to save on your restaurant bill.
  5. Explore the great outdoors! It may be cold out, but you can still have fun just enjoying the fresh air. Bundle up and take a refreshing walk under the stars. Or, if it’s snowy out, build a snowman! Then, go home and warm up in front of the fireplace with steaming mugs of hot chocolate.
  6. Get yourself a great work out and have a fun date by going ice skating!
  7. Get cultured on a budget by taking advantage of a local museum’s free or discounted rates at specific times or nights.
  8. Have a good laugh at the neighborhood comedy club. Entrance tickets can be as cheap as $5 apiece. There’s nothing better than sharing laughter with your significant other.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your Valentine's Day special. All it takes is a thoughtful gesture to do something nice for the one you love.

If you’re looking for a post-Valentine’s date idea, register for our free Financial Priorities Seminar on February 22 and 24. While it may not be the most romantic date, it’s a great opportunity for you and your significant other to discover the 10 keys to planning your roadmap to financial success together. Register for our seminar online and join us for a little financial fun!