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Tips for Saving Some Money on Valentine's Day

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The week of Valentine's day, Americans are estimated to spend more than 18 billion dollars on their loved ones according to Bills.com. The week of Valentine's day, Americans are estimated to spend more than 18 billion dollars on their loved ones according to Bills.com.

NBCRightNow.com - The week of Valentine's day, Americans are estimated to spend more than 18 billion dollars on their loved ones according to Bills.com.

Valentine's Day comes in second for most retail spending behind Christmas, but there are ways to save a buck on that special day!

If you are planning on hitting the movie theater you are looking to spend $50 to $75 by the time you pay for tickets, popcorn, candy and maybe even a baby sitter, but there is an alternative to save some money.

You can always rent a flick, cuddle up on the couch to watch it home.

Doc John says he will be staying home with his wife and instead of going out to dinner he will be putting his culinary skills to work.

"[I'll] do something special for her, nothing elaborate," he said. 

And when it comes to gifts Americans will spend on average of $131 for their love bird.

"We kind of celebrate Valentine's Day all year so we don't get that excited about doing something special, he'll probably bring me some flowers he usually does," said Donna Colson.

While roses can run you $30 to $50 on Valentines Day it might not be a bad idea to pick up a potted plant instead or an arrangement of different types of flowers to save extra money.

So if your wallet is running thin, no worries, just use some creativity and you can still make sure to make your Valentine's Day this Friday.

 

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