Ways to save money on Valentine’s Day and still make a good impression

Valentine’s day is a billion dollar boon for retailers but if you’re trying to save a buck, here’s some tricks to help you make ends meet.

According to the online savings site RetailMeNot, the longer couples are together, the more they plan to spend on each other — up to $350!

If you want to keep a tighter budget while showing you care, there are coupons available for the traditional chocolates, flowers and even jewelry.

Still too expensive?

Try these alternatives:

A coffee table book and be really personal and you don’t have to spend more than $20. It’s not only helpful but it also looks really chic in your living room.

Another great idea if you’re not really into flowers, consider a succulent plant because it’s going to last longer and cost no more than $20 dollars. They’re easy to take care of and they make a nice, thoughtful gift.

And of course, if free is your goal… Doing something nice from the heart never fails.

A home cooked meal or breakfast in bed are always winners.

Reporter:Allison Gormly
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