Valentine’s Deals You Can Use Now
Show Your Love and SaveValentine’s Day is less than a week away! If you have a special someone in your life, you may be thinking about the best way to show your love for them. Perhaps you would like to give them an expensive present on this Day of Love. What if your bank account doesn’t match up with your imagined gift?
Never fear! Your friends at Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union have compiled some great Valentine’s gift deals that will allow you to find the perfect gift while saving your cash. Don’t worry – we won’t tell your sweetheart!
A general tip: Don’t wait until the last minute! There are great deals now, so with a little planning, you can not only save, you can also get a unique and thoughtful gift.
We saw a bouquet of flower offers last year, but the most popular deal we saw came from Whole Foods — which sold 24 long-stem red roses for $25. No Whole Foods near you? Check out grocery stores in your area – you may be surprised at the offerings in the grocery floral department that rival those from a high-priced florist, plus you get to deliver in person!
1-800-Flowers offers a variety of deals leading up to the holiday, but each tack on a $15 charge for Valentine's Day delivery. Check out Groupon for Valentine’s deals on florists in your area.
Both men and women's jewelry and accessories were available at Valentine's discounts to the savvy shopper. Ashford is offering great deals on its jewelry and watches.
Amazon often offers great deals on a variety of jewelry, so check out their site for the latest. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can also take advantage of free two-day shipping to get your gift in plenty of time to share with your sweetheart.
CandyYou don’t have to look farther than Kokomo for a great candy deal! Visit J. Edwards Gourmet for deals on handmade chocolates, including a special on chocolate strawberries if you preorder! Visit their website at https://www.jedwardsgourmet.com to get the details. Not only will you save, you’ll be supporting a local business, which is the sweetest deal of them all.
TravelOne travel site, GoSeek, offered 2-night stays in Las Vegas from $30 per night, and in New York City from $75 per night. These deals showed up in January, and only stuck around until early February. Once again, it pays to look early — some of this year's travel sales may already be over.
A large variety of airlines offered timely travel deals, especially if your departure dates and destinations were flexible. Travel sites Dealbase, ShermansTravel, and Travelzoo frequently sold 1-way fares to hundreds of destinations on major airlines for less than $50.
Groupon may also be your friend – check their website for travel deals for trips for this spring and summer, and gift them to your Valentine as a surprise getaway.
Even Amtrak got in on the travel deals, offering Keystone Service and Northeast Regional 1-way tickets as low as $12.
Off The Beaten PathIf your sweetie isn’t terrified of insects – and has a sense of humor – consider the deal being offered by The Bronx Zoo. For only $15, you can name one of its Madagascar hissing cockroaches for your sweetheart. Add on unique gifts, like roach pins, socks, and chocolates, for gift packages ranging from $25-$75. Get the details at the Bronx Zoo Website.
Whatever you decide, don’t forget that the best gift is the gift of your time and thoughtfulness. Sometimes a handwritten letter or homemade card and a special dinner you made yourself is worth more than what money can buy.