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Budget Friendly Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be an expensive holiday. Luckily we have some tips on how to create a thrifty yet fun Valentine’s Day for you and your loved one.

For those who want to save some money, staying in might be your best bet.

Eat At Home

Rather than dealing with the stress of making reservations in advance, why not take a quick trip to the grocery store and whip up a deliciously inexpensive meal at home? (Bonus points if you and your mate cook together). You’ll get to experience a fun and possibly new experience with your other half. Also, you’ll avoid the crazy crowds.

Give Each Other Massages

Giving each other massages as a gift is not only free, but also allows you both to relax and possibly have a meaningful conversation, or simply enjoy each other’s company.

Board Games

Need something a bit more interactive? Bust out an old board game! Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition?

But if you must go out, try one of these activities.

Get Physical

Take a walk, go on a hike, or ride bikes together. You’ll get a nice workout which will release endorphins and instantly lift your spirits. You can take this opportunity to disconnect from your devices too. You can also take in a beautiful sunrise or sunset together – score!


Volunteering is always a good idea any day of the year. On such a superficial holiday, volunteering will help you realize that acts of kindness truly are the best gifts. You’ll feel good knowing that your time was well spent helping others.

Take A Road Trip

Gas prices are fairly reasonable these days so why not pack up and take on the open road. Go somewhere you’ve been itching to go, or simply see where the road takes you. Explore new places with your love and create memories to last a lifetime.

Celebrate Before/After

You’ll avoid the crowds and maybe even score better deals. Plus, there’s less pressure so you can let loose and be present.

Another way to save some money is to celebrate locally at your neighborhood deli. After 2pm on Valentine’s Day, we’ll be serving up buy one get one free sandwiches! Simply mention the promotion when you’re ordering and you’ll get your second sandwich free (of equal or lesser value). Dine in with your sweetie or take it to go for a sweet Valentine’s Day picnic. Remember, this cannot be combined with any other offer, gift card, or discount, and it is limited to one per customer.

If you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day with us, be sure to snap a photo and tag us! Find us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest. And did you know we have a Vine? Check it out!

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A Frugal Valentine’s Day
No plans for Valentine’s Day yet? These fun & resourceful ideas will help you create lasting memories while saving money this Valentine’s Day.