Posted on 2/11/2017 by ClickPerks

Valentine's Day Savings Tips You'll Fall in Love With

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and consumers spent $19.7 billion last year celebrating the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. That's about $146 per person. The good news is you don't have to blow up your budget just to prove that you're romantic. There are lots of inexpensive ways to show love and affection, starting with these great strategies for saving on traditional Valentine's Day goodies. Take a look:

Grow some rewards. Always look opportunities to earn cash back or rewards if you're ordering flowers. Especially during peak holiday times, like Valentine's day, participating online florists often offer bonus points for customers who take the time to seek out the best deals. Not only will your honey love the surprise delivery, but you'll love the extra points coming your way. Bonus tip: To spend less on flowers, choose other blooms besides roses, and deliver the day before or after Valentine's day to save on shipping.

Dine out for less. If you prefer to spend the night out enjoying a nice dinner, consider cashing in some CP points for a gift card to one of the many restaurants that participate in your rewards programs. Better yet, order in and light up some candles for a quiet meal for two, minus the mess in the kitchen. Bonus tip: Bake up something sweet in advance instead of paying for pricey desserts out.

Don't pay full price. The beauty of online shopping is that you can almost always find a discount code to apply to your purchase. If time is running out, take the code to go to see if the physical store will honor it. Bonus tip: Instead of splurging on one of those giant satin hearts, buy some bulk chocolate and head to Pinterest for some fun ideas on how to package it up yourself.

Celebrate on another day. Going out on the 14 th or paying for delivery on that specific day will jack up the price. Plus, restaurants often offer a limited menu. Especially since Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year (not exactly a convenient date night), why not consider celebrating on the previous or following weekend instead. Before you fall into the Valentine's Day overspending trap, take some time to see how you can save, earn rewards, and still shower your love with gifts