Every year, many spend a lot on Valentine’s Day gifts—flowers, chocolates, stuffed toys, gadgets, and greeting cards are the most common gifts. Most gifts can be pricey, and since Valentine’s Day is one day short of the usual payday schedule, finding the right gift that fit your budget may be difficult. With a little research and creativity, though, you can find a lot of gift discounts that will not only save you from making a big dent on your wallet, but will also make your significant other feel more special on the day of hearts. Here are some great gift discounts to consider:
Check out credit cards promos.
Are you a credit card holder? Take advantage of credit card promos, especially on consumer-fuelled holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Citibank, for instance, offers a wide range of gift discounts aimed for the heart’s day. Examples are a bouquet of roses that you can get at 15% off and great savings when you dine at any of their partner-restaurants. You can subscribe to their e-mail newsletters or check their social media accounts so you don’t miss out on amazing deals.
Photo courtesy of Island Rose
Look for discount vouchers online.
Getting the best deals has never been this easy and convenient. Recent years have seen a lot of websites whose business is to sell discount vouchers from dining establishments, hotels, and merchants of a wide range of products.
Plan your date on the 14th by checking out MetroDeal, one of the popular group-buying websites known today. Savings can be up to 30% on restaurants that offer Valentine packages such as Annabel’s Restaurant, Ace Hotel’s Sky Garden Steak House, and Best Western La Corona's Cafe Arquiza.
Photos courtesy of Anabel’s Restaurant
For travel enthusiasts, MetroDeal also offers a tour package in Pampanga including a visit at the Hot Air Balloon Festival at 71% discount. But if you and your significant other prefer a relaxing date, enjoy the different hydrotherapy massages at Ace Water Spa at 37% discount.
Hydrotherapy massages (Photo courtesy of Ace Water Spa)
Go online shopping.
If you cannot find the time to look for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift at the mall, then online shopping is the way to go. There are numerous websites that have a large selection of clothing items, bags, and accessories from different brands that offer easy payments and delivery as well. Zalora, for example, carries a wide variety of clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, and other items that are great as gifts for your special someone. Check out their discounted prices and express your love without having to spend a lot.
Lazada is another popular website that offers great products at discounted prices this month. From Feb. 1 to 14, discounts of up to 90% are offered on a wide range of gift items for “him, her, family, and friends.” From various gadgets and home appliances, to beauty products, books, toys, and sports items, you will surely be able to find the perfect gift for the one you love.
Search for the keywords “valentine promos” in social media websites.
Restaurants, hotels, and recreation venues have their own social media accounts where they post news and advertisements about their latest promos. If presenting discount vouchers during your Valentine date does not appeal to you, you can opt to search in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for establishments that have Valentine offerings. It will sound romantic to say “My love and I would like to have your Valentine Special Menu.”
Love can be expressed anytime, anywhere, and in any form, but every February 14, most people really take an extra effort in showing their love. It doesn’t mean, however that the occasion is only for people who have the money to spend. There are a lot of offers out there that will help you enjoy Valentine’s with your significant other, on any budget. A bit of research will do the trick. Happy Valentine’s Day!