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Don’t Go Breaking Hearts or Your Budget on Valentine’s Day 

Author: Isaac Ehlers | Image: Isaac Ehlers

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Whether you usually buy your significant other the most extravagant gift or prefer to keep it low-key, there are always ways to save money during the holiday.

Here are a few ways you can stay on budget this Valentine’s Day.


Make memories rather than buying an expensive gift 

An easy way you can budget this Valentine’s Day is to do something fun with your significant other, rather than buying them an expensive gift. Shared experiences are often more memorable than material objects.  If you ARE going to give a gift, make it simple yet meaningful. You could try out your DIY skills by making a gift! The best gifts are usually the most meaningful ones.


Stay at home and make a meal 

Does your significant other have a favorite dish they have been craving? What better way to surprise them than to make their favorite meal! Instead of spending money by going out to dinner, this is a great way to feed your appetite, while still feeding your bank account.


Save on buying the chocolate until it goes on sale 

It may be hard to resist buying that chocolate when it’s right in front of the store, but Valentine’s Day candy goes on sale on February 15th, only one day after they holiday. This is a great way to save money but also get your dose of chocolate and candy!


Skip the movie theater

While you are already staying in to make a meal together, you might as well watch a movie from the comfort of your own home instead of going to the theater. You could also have a fun game night or go on a walk together!


By Maycee Wilkie, Financial Aid Communications Student Assistant