Valentines DayQ: How can I cut the costs of Valentine’s Day?

A: Today’s money question is answered by guest expert Hannah Hill, Halifax branch manager and volunteer with the Money for Life programme that provides financial knowledge training for anyone who wants to learn more about managing their money.

Hannah says, ‘There are lots of ways to enjoy a romance-filled Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.’ Here are her top tips:

– Bring the celebration home – most supermarkets have dine-in-for-two deals, which are great value for money and save you forking out at expensive restaurants. Be sure to shop around before buying your private gourmet dinner!

– Flowers from your supermarket are not only cheaper than flowers from your local florist, but also last longer, meaning you get more for your money.

– Start the day off by spoiling your loved one with breakfast in bed; check out the deals at  your local supermarket.

– Get creative and make a card, or put together a personalised playlist of their favourite music or write a love letter that they’ll treasure forever.

– Romantic gestures don’t have to cost the earth. Stick post-it notes around the house telling your partner why you love them.

– If you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, offer to babysit for couples who have children or cook for them to earn some extra cash.

Hannah Hill, Money Expert


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