Fun Ideas and Money Saving Tips for Valentine’s Day

By Angie Cardenas, Military Spouse and SargesList Local Market Manager for Fort Riley, KS

Budget Ideas for Valentine's Day

Sweets for Your Sweetheart

It’s that time of year again! The day we show our special someone just how much we love and appreciate them. While we wish to be extravagant with our gift giving; there are a lot of thrifty ways to express your love! Below are some cute and fun ways to make love deposits without breaking your bank.

Easy & Fun – Homemade Ideas

A popular choice now is to make your own gifts.  A woman appreciates a written sentiment from their spouse and a man will adore the wife who hands over Love Coupons to redeem! After a long day at work, who wouldn’t love to cash in that free massage coupon? Have you ever thought of planting a bomb in your husband’s lunch? Calm down, not that type of bomb! I’m talking about Rolo’s wrapped in card stock to let him know you think “he’s the bomb!” Is she the only one you dig? Let her know with a treat bag filled with her favorite candy and a shovel. Find small shovels in the toy department or dollar store, please don’t grab the shovel you use in the yard!

Treats for Your Sweet(heart)

Men, do you want to sweeten the deal with your special someone by impressing her in the kitchen? No need to start sweating, these recipes are fast and simple! And ladies, there’s no way to sugar coat this but we all know a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Bake up these decadent treats for your sweetheart!

Night Out? Use Coupons!

Not the crafty type? Detest the kitchen? It’s okay, treat your honey to a romantic dinner but don’t forget to get your Military Discount! If you plan to shop online for that special gift, be sure to find a promo code to get extra savings at checkout!

Budget Ideas for Valentine's Day

You don’t have to be crafty to be thrifty!

Separated by Miles? Let USPS Bring You Together!

Of course, some of you have a significant other deployed, and there are lots of ways to send some love! Grab a flat rate box from the post office and decorate the inside with Valentine themed stationary, paste photos and add loving quotes. Fill the box with his or her favorite candies, treats or even a cd with songs that express your love. Miss your voice is a service that will make themed care packages for you if you want to skip the post office.

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Win a Date out for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, whether you stick to the roses and chocolate or venture into the crafting world, remember whether big or small your loved one will be touched if it comes from the heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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