Searching for the best Valentine’s Day deals on roses and flowers for your sweetie? Valentine’s Day is just days away, but many florists are offering great last-minute deals that won’t put a huge dent in your bank account. Whether you order online or purchase flowers from your local florist, there are several budget-friendly offers available this week.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) states that Valentine’s Day spending is expected to be at an all-time high this year, with the average person spending as much as $143 on flowers, candy, and other gifts for the one they love. Don’t have that much to spend? Here are some money-saving ideas that may help you save a little cash.
Uh flowers are cool but I would so much rather have a heart shaped cactus for Valentine’s Day pic.twitter.com/tTJ31vMqaL
— kailey (@kailey_gayleyy) February 7, 2015
Many online floral retailers like Pro Flowers and 1-800-Flowers have several offers for last-minute shoppers, with guaranteed delivery on February 14. The earlier you order, the more you will save. Some florists, including FTD, offer same-day delivery, but read the fine print — you may have to pay extra for your procrastination.
Before you go to a florist or order roses online, check popular daily-deal sites for Valentine’s Day deals. Groupon currently has a number of offers for flowers and gifts, including $20 off flowers from FTD and 25 percent off flowers from 1-800-Flowers.
Retail Me Not has a list of coupon codes to use at popular online florists including ProFlowers, 1-800-Flowers, FTD, and Teleflora. Save up to 40 percent on roses and flower bouquets with free delivery included with many offers.
If you want to deliver flowers to your sweetheart in person, check your local grocery store florist for special offers that may end up costing you less than ordering online. Whole Foods has offered a “double dozen roses” deal for the past few years that is worth checking out. Price for two dozen roses, in a variety of colors, range from $19.99 to $24.99, depending on location. Stop in or call your local Whole Foods store for details.
To save even more money, schedule delivery for February 13 instead — some florists charge higher delivery fees for arrangements delivered on Valentine’s Day. If you are traditional and want the love of your life to receive flowers on February 14, Bank Rate suggests that you order flowers through a rewards site linked to your credit card so you can use the points towards other merchandise you may need in the future. Capitol One, Chase, and Bank of America all offer rewards for using their cards, so it’s worth a look.
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