1. Buy Mars brand candy.
2. Stack up to 3 coupons in a single transaction at Victoria’s Secret.
Victoria’s Secret offers 3 different types of coupons:
- Free Shipping – Shipping at VictoriasSecret.com is free for purchases over $99. Look for coupons that will lower that threshold or completely eliminate shipping altogether.
- Free Gift with Purchase – There are always offers for a free gift with purchase at Victoria’s Secret. This can be a free panty, free sports bra, free bag, etc.
- Dollar/Percentage Off – These are coupons like “$15 off a $100 purchase” or “25% off a bra purchase.”
Find these offers in the physical coupon form and available online as coupon codes. Read the fine print for any restrictions, and find the best online VS deals here.
3. Use rebate-app offers to save on cards.
You gotta Ibotta — not just for groceries, but for retail goods and even greeting cards!
Ibotta recently offered a $1 rebate on any Hallmark greeting card at Walmart. So I unlocked the rebate, bought the card, and snapped a photo of my receipt. In the end I only paid $0.97.
4. Dine out for cheap with Restaurant.com certificates.
I’m talkin’ $25-worth-of-food-for-$10 cheap! Eat locally and save money with Restaurant.com certificates. There are dozens of well-reviewed eateries to choose from. And when you buy a certificate, you don’t have to worry about expiration dates or paper coupons — just show the deal on your phone.
5. Freeze your candles before burning.
Keep candles (and the romance) burning longer when you stick them in the freezer first. Shoot for placing them in the freezer 24 hours ahead, and find that they’ll burn slower and longer.
6. Make a DIY romantic gift for your sweetheart.
Turn a regular frame into a dry erase board — perfect for all those love notes! Get more ideas in 12 Romantic DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.
7. Shop the drugstores for some of the best candy deals.
Bagged candies are super cheap at drugstores when you combine coupons and sales.
At Walgreens last year, bagged Valentine M&M’s were just $1.50 when you use a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon on top of the sale price.
8. Buy flowers from grocery stores like Costco and Trader Joe’s.
Skip the expensive florist and pick up cheap bouquets at Trader Joe’s and Costco. Bouquets at Trader Joe’s start at just $3.99.
TIP: For the longest-lasting flowers look for tight buds. Oh, and stay away from red roses if you can — some places sell them for up to $4 per stem!
9. Stock up on full-size candy bars when they’re priced at $0.35 apiece.
The average price of a full-size candy bar is $0.50-$1.00. But here at KCL we post candy bar deals all year round and will alert you when we see a killer price.
See a bar for $0.35 or less with coupons? Stock up and save those babies for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and other special occasions.
10. Save on kids candy treats and cards with coupons.
Use these free candy coupons on top of sales to save big:
11. Help kids make their own “punny” Valentines for the classroom.
These 22 Valentine Puns for Kids Will Crack You Up — free printables included!
12. Stock up on Valentine’s Day clearance.
As soon as February 15th rolls around, head to your nearest drugstore, Target, Walmart, or grocery store and find Valentine’s Day gifts on sale for at least 50% off. Stock up for next year, especially those treats that look the least Valentine-y for gifts to give year-round. Think Easter, grad gifts, and surprise/reward treats for the kiddos.
13. Stock up when K-Y Jelly goes on sale.
You’d be surprised what K-Y Jelly can do outside of the bedroom!
Prevent chafing and moisturize — even use it in arts and crafts projects. Check it out: 9 G-Rated Things You Can Do with K-Y Jelly.
14. Use Groupon to save on date night activities.
Find coupon codes and special rates on Groupon for fun experiences like glass blowing, whale watching, discount movie tickets, and more.
15. Stay in with your sweetie and get whatever you need delivered for free with Amazon Prime Now.
Sending flowers to your love is always sweet, but try sending ice cream, chocolates, a card, and gift without the pricey delivery fee ($20 minimum order required). Better yet, skip the date night crowds altogether and order food for delivery from a local dining hotspot with Prime Now.
As long as you’re a Prime member, Amazon’s 2-hour delivery service is free and available in most major U.S. cities. Don’t have Amazon Prime? Try it now for free.