I know what you’re thinking: I just bought my significant other gifts last month! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s already time to plan out your next present, but that doesn’t mean you have to overspend to pick out the perfect gift.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save – and earn – while shopping for that special someone in your life. Your pet will love a new bed; she’ll love a new necklace; he’ll love new golf clubs; your parents will love a thoughtful card; you’ll love the cashback you earn in the process.
Without further ado, let’s start with the basics: flowers, jewelry, and chocolate. It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without them,
Save Money On Flowers
A time-tested winner on February 14th, flowers are sure to bring a smile to the face of their recipient. Online flower delivery companies like 1-800-Flowers have already released Valentine’s Day-themed bundles and bouquets. By utilizing this nifty coupon code for 25% off any purchase, you’ll be able to save on your purchase of roses and other gorgeous flowers!
Save Money On Jewelry
There’s no bigger season for the industry when it comes to jewelry, meaning plenty of ways to save — and one of the best ways to do so is to search for discounts before purchasing. Retailers like Kays and Zales do their part to help you live happily ever after with up to 40% off engagement items.
Save Money On Chocolate
While it might not sparkle like a ring, you can never go wrong with chocolate. From Godiva to Shari’s Berries, there are deals abound for the sweetest part of V-Day. Who doesn’t want to celebrate love with a truffle assortment?
Other Deep Discounts
Now that we’ve covered the holiday’s staples let’s look at some of the more personalized ways to make Valentine’s Day special for the one that means the most.
Sometimes a good old fashioned shopping spree is the best way to break up the coldest, darkest days of the year. From discounts on home decor at Pier 1 to Valentine’s Day deals that will help you save up to 80% off select clothes, perfumes, and more at Nordstrom Rack, there are plenty of ways to go above and beyond without putting a dent in your finances.
Even a trendy artist-designed phone case from online marketplace Society6 could brighten their day – and yours too when you save 25% off your purchase using their current promo.
Keep It Simple
So you’ve picked out a gift, one they’ll absolutely love. Now what? When it comes to Valentine’s Day, sometimes the best treats are hand-made.
Let’s start with a hand-written card. Often much cheaper than the present you’ve carefully picked out, a Valentine’s Day card, whether funny or full of heartfelt love, might elicit the best reaction.
To keep things simple, drugstores like Walgreens and CVS have dozens of cards for the occasion. Between the savings to be had by joining the respective stores’ membership programs and their long lists of coupons, you’re likely to reduce the cost of the card that catches your eye.
A Romantic Meal
Step one: buy a gift.
Step two: buy a card.
Step three: bust out the pots and pans; it’s time to cook!
Well, OK, depending on what’s in your fridge, you might have to purchase some groceries. Even still, the time and effort it takes to whip up a meal are always appreciated, as are the dollars you save at checkout.
From Kroger, Costco, and Walmart, to higher-end options like Whole Foods to Instacart, coupons are far from rare. Once you’ve chosen a recipe, be sure to scan the retailer’s website or that of a deals aggregator for the best savings.
Like drugstores, grocery stores often have membership programs that can help keep more cash in your wallet. This isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day, either; there are plenty of savings to be had on groceries nearly every day of the year. A quick scan for discounts before shopping goes a long way!
You’re a savvy shopper, and now you’ve got even more ways to save in your back pocket. Time to graduate from coupons to cashback.
While many stores offer membership programs that help you accrue discounts and retail-specific dollars, cashback platforms like CouponCabin also help your hard-earned money go further.
The Chicago-based website provides up to 20% cash back at over 3,500 stores. This is a ubiquitous way to earn money while shopping for everything from groceries to gifts, and over 11 million members can cash out their earnings 365 days a year.
Additionally, using credit cards to purchase items often adds another layer of cashback to your spending. Plus, they’ve got a handy selection of Valentine’s Day deals all in one place, so you can save less time looking for deals and more time saving while shopping.
More often than not, there are ways to save and earn if you’re willing to look!
Valentine’s Day Hack
Before you start shopping for the perfect Valentine’s Day present, I’ll leave you with one last tip: You can score Valentine’s Day deals ever after February 14th. In fact, several stores will begin to offer V-Day clearance deals starting on February 15th. This is one of the best times to shop for discounted chocolate, cards, candy, home decor, and more.
Even if you’re not celebrating the holiday this year, you can still treat yourself by taking advantage of some amazing sales!
Love is in the air, and now it doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re shopping for a new piece of jewelry, ordering flowers, or sending your parents a thoughtful card, you can save money this year by using coupons and earning cashback.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget to take advantage of that leftover discounted chocolate!