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Money Tip: Push Valentine's Back a Day

Money Tip: Push Valentine's Back a Day

If you want to celebrate with your Valentine by sharing a nice meal out, but are worried about the mark-ups some restaurants charge on the holiday, a solution may be to celebrate on Friday the 15th. You won't have to deal with paying extra for the same plate of food. Added bonus — you'll miss the crowds of couples! Exchange cards and rent a movie together on the 14th, and save your cute dinner outfit for Friday.


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CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
We always go out the day before valentines. No crowds, no lines, no pressure, just perfect. :)
ElissaM ElissaM 8 years
I love enjoying a meal out but hate going out when every place is crowded...I want one on one attention from the kitchen not a thrown together plate because they're busy. I would prefer a different date for that reason.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
Good idea if I had a valentine lol
Valynn Valynn 8 years
My husband I hate how spendy the holidays are. We've done this for as long as we have been together. We usually don't even go out to eat, We take home carry out and spend a quiet night just hanging out together. And not just on Valentine's Day. I've actually got a man who is very romantic on a regular basis, and we have been married 8 years!
omilawd omilawd 8 years
My boyfriend and I have been going to the same restaurant for all our anniversaries and Valentine's days. It's a beautiful, romantic restaurant, fairly cheap, etc. but it's a bit out of the way, so no one really goes there. No need to save up cash for an overpriced meal or making reservations. :]
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
We do this anyways because he proposed on the 15th
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
The best thing about this year is that right after Valentine's Day is the long President's Day weekend! Since hotels at most places are still not in season, those rates are cheaper and it makes for a great weekend to getaway and have a Valentine's long weekend rather than just Valentine's Day. :) I'm excited about that!
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 8 years
we're ordering pizza and drinking wine...that to me is just as romantic as a night out:):)
LuciLu LuciLu 8 years
we usually wait until the friday after vday, its much easier to get a table, and less "romantic pressure" we are going to a hockey game on the actual day, and then a nice dinner on friday the 15th. :D
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Wish I had the option, but it's our anniversary too. Blah. cabaker - that's a great idea about roses on the 15th!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
My husband and I sometimes go out for Valentine's but usually I make him something special so we avoid the crowds... Then I always ask him to get me roses on the 15th, they are always at least half price so I get twice as much!! Yea I'm a cheapo, but whatever! It's all good!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
What? To me that is like having Christmas on December 26th!
sahayra sahayra 8 years
I would think that the day after would be more crowded this year, especially since it's Friday!
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 8 years
I'm thinking we might even postpone our night out until after the 15th...:( we have about $300 in bills to pay between phone and cable/internet and I don't think we'll have the means to go out and have some expensive dinner. We'll think of something, though. :)
isabella531 isabella531 8 years
That's what my boyfriend & I have planned for this year...but it's because we have to bc he's out of town all week :( but he definitely is making up for it.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
Last year we went the day before. It wasn't crowded at all, but there was an ice storm.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
My husband and I have always done this - so much easier and so much less hassle. We go out the weekend before or the weekend after.
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