Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Yes, less than two weeks away! I probably just reminded some of you about it, and I'm assuming the rest of you reading this are still trying to come up with ideas.
Valentine's Day definitely does not need to break your budget. There are plenty of ways to stay within a small budget and still have a great time, no matter what time of vibe you are trying to have (friendly, romantic, etc.).
Below are four ways to celebrate Valentine's Day on a budget:
1. Spend the night at home.
Spending the night at home is something I always enjoy doing. I love just sitting in front of the TV on my couch in a warm blanket. Or, you can play some online games and see who is better at them. There are free ones too!
You can also make a nice dinner at home and avoid spending lots of money at an expensive restaurant.
2. Shop for gifts at a discount.
There are tons of ways to save money on gifts for your friends, loved ones, or whoever else you give Valentine's Day gifts to. For me, I like to look for discounts and sales, and then I like to couple that with a rebate so that I can earn cash back from whatever I end up purchasing. I highly recommend you check out Ebates if you haven't yet. Read the post Use Ebates For Free Cash Back and Get A FREE $10 Gift Card.
3. Go on a short trip.
If you have a few days off in a row, then I would look into going on a short weekend getaway if you have the budget for it. My favorite website to use to book vacations is Airbnb. You can score great deals and go on a fun vacation. You could stay in a condo, a cabin by lake, a huge house on the beach, and so on. There are so many options and it is usually much cheaper than staying at a hotel.
4. Go on a budget date night.
Another way to save money on Valentine's Day is to have a budget date night. For those who still want to go out, then you should! You can save money by going to eat at an affordable restaurant, doing your favorite activity, and so on.
What do you plan on doing for Valentine's Day this year? How much do you expect to spend?
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