Romantic Valentine’s Day on A Poor Man’s Budget

Valentines Day

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Valentine’s day is only 4 weeks away. We still have enough time to plan on having an amazing Valentine’s Day celebration without breaking the bank.

With Americans spending more than $17 Billion on Valentine’s Day (Yes, that’s $17 Billion on one special day!) let’s see if we can help you celebrate that special day BUT at a fraction of the cost.

Dinner Ideas

If you have a limited budget but would like to enjoy a nice dinner for two, Chili’s has a great deal for you. For one appetizer and two entrees you’ll pay only $20 (plus tax).  As long as you opt to drink water, your dinner, including a 20% gratuity tip, will run you less than $27! If you LIKE Chili’s on their Facebook page, you can also get a coupon for a FREE dessert, which will help to top off your valentine’s dinner.

IHOP has a great deal where you can get 3 free meals when you sign up for their pancake revolution! So you can go online and sign up (two of you would have to sign up individually) and you can actually have a FREE meal on valentines!

Outback has some great deals on steak dinners, and if you don’t mind celebrating Valentine’s a few days early, you can get a 3-course meal at Outback for less than $12 (deal available on Wednesday’s only). Combine this great offer with a discounted gift card purchased on Giftcardgranny, and you are good to go!

If you don’t like any of the above choice, you can still get an awesome deal on your valentine’s dinner by visiting where you can simply put in your zip code and find the restaurant of your choice. You can get a $10 gift card for $4.00 or a $15 gift card for only $6.00!

Entertainment Ideas

If you really want to go to the movies but you don’t want to pay full price, check out sites like or for the opportunity to get discounted movie theater gift cards.

If the price of movie tickets is not in your budget, but you’d still like to watch a good movie with your special someone, check out redbox. If you’ve never used redbox, you can be treated to a free movie rental (just pay attention to how long you keep the DVD, because you’re charged per 24-hours; so the free movie is only free if you return it within a day)!

Have you visited your local library lately? You can find a decent FREE movie selection there.

If you just want to enjoy good conversation over coffee, you can get a BOGO deal at Starbucks on Valentine’s Day with their “Share the Love” offer.

So don’t stress over your Valentine’s Day. Simply opt to participate in one or 2 of the deals we listed, and you and your special someone can enjoy a nice evening or a nice afternoon for less than $30 including food and entertainment!