In this economy, you’ve got to save where you can. And considering the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Valentine’s Day survey says that Americans are expected to spend $130.97 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year, we could all use some cheap ideas.
So I’ve uncovered three Valentine’s Day freebies for 2013 that should help you to get some goodies for that special person on your list or at least celebrate in your own special, frugal way.
- Free Doughnuts. Head over to Krispy Kreme for a dozen doughnuts–for yourself, for your office, whatever–and you’ll get 12 free Valentine cards to give out. But get this–each valentine is good for a free doughnut. So it’s like getting a dozen donuts for free, especially if you keep those Valentine cards for yourself.
- Free Drink on Southwest Airlines. If you happen to be flying the “Luv” airline Southwest on Feb. 14, you can enjoy a drink on the house. It’s one of a handful of days when Southwest hands out free drinks – and we don’t mean soft drinks. Cheers!
- Free Museum Admission. Three museums have free admission on Thursday, Feb 14 thanks to the Target sponsored community days. They are in Minneapolis and New York City. Other museums may have free admission on Valentine’s Day, too. For example, in Chicago, a handful of museums are free to Illinois residents on Thursdays, starting, coincidentally, on Thursday, Feb. 14, including the Art Institute of Chicago. And in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, GEICO sponsors Free Family Night at the National Children’s Museum on Friday, Feb. 15.
If you hear of any other cheap Valentine’s Day ideas or Valentine’s Day freebies, let me know.