Valentine’s Day Mania

valentines-day-clip-art-2Did you know that thoughtfulness means more to your significant other than the amount of money you spend? So many of us, especially dudes, forget to be thoughtful and try to cover it up by spending the big bucks on getting fancy roses delivered or making last minute reservations at a swanky restaurant. I am giving you this tip now to save you money and help your significant other feel even more special. Spend a few minutes and think about what she loves. It might keep a lot of money in your pocket and put an even bigger smile on her face.

Oh, and by the way, there are a lot of lists out there full of ideas for cheap V day gifts. Don’t read them. Most of them aren’t very good and it really is the thought that counts. I know that there are a bunch of free or cheap things my wife could do for me that would mean a heck of a lot more than fine dining.

I hope to have more ideas for a cheap date in the future.

What is the best free or cheap Valentine’s Day gift you have ever received?

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    February 08, 2013

    Please put me on your list to email m when you have posted a new subject to your blog

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    February 12, 2013

    Breakfast in bed with a single Origami Rose. There was a little jewlery inside the rose but it was a small pendant.

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      February 12, 2013

      Wow. That is incredibly thoughtful. You are a lucky woman Sara.

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    February 19, 2013

    My hubby and I went to dinner together at a local fine dining spot. It was fairly expensive but we like supporting our local restaurants and trying new, innovative takes on food – it’s one of our favorite indulgences. We saved by only going dinner and not exchanging gifts. I love roses but not for $60+!

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    February 20, 2013

    Hey Emily,

    Eating out is one area that my wife and I will occasionally splurge on too. There are just too many fantastic independent restaurants around us not to. I’m not sure where you live but one tip would be to use Scoutmob to help you determine where to eat. You can get a great meal at a reduced price! I just bought one of their special deals. It was $39 for a multi course meal at a great restaurant and the normal cost is $100.

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      February 28, 2013

      That’s a great thought! I did check it out and my town isn’t on there but maybe it will be in the future.

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    February 28, 2013

    What a bummer! I hope you do get it soon. Savored.com is another option but is also only in a few cities. Groupon also has deals on local restaurants and in many more markets. Scoutmob has the best product in my opinion though because of their selection and the ability to get a discount without having to purchase anything from them.

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