1. Have a movie date at home.

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While it would be nice to head to the theaters on Valentine’s Day, nothing beats having a movie marathon at home! Make it a bit more special and put together a Valentine’s Day movie date box filled with DVDs, you V-card for each other, snacks and drinks.

So don’t think you’re stuck with “Fifty Shades of Grey” on Valentine’s Day but instead go for a movie selection of classics, old favorites and even new films you and your partner have come to love. The pros? You can watch and re-watch as much movies as you like and you don’t even have to buy them all! Surely your friends and/or family have a copy you can borrow.

  1. Go for public places, which are either cheap or free of charge.

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Most public park and beaches have something planned for Valentine’s Day and they’re usually for free. If you don’t mind the crowd, you can join them for a budget-friendly Valentine’s Day date.

Feeling guilty? Don’t! Splurge – but still within budget limits – on food and drinks for you and your lover. Remember, good food almost always does the trick. Get him or her a good Valentine’s Day gift, too!

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  1. Wine and dine with the help of coupons and deals.

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If you’re really pushing through with that big Valentine’s Day date, might as well get a discount while you’re on it! Valentine’s Day coupons and deals are aplenty, if you know where to look for them!

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  1. Treat your special someone to a spa day at home.

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Give your loved one something he or she will absolutely love – spa treatment! But we’re not talking about high-end ones here but a personally-put-together body treat making use of his or her favorite bath products. We’re sure it’ll be a big hit without costing you that much.

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  1. Organize a Valentine’s Day progressive dinner.

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Take Valentine’s Day dates at home to a whole new level by making it a progressive dinner! Surprise your loved one by selecting memorable spots – like a trip down memory lane — and favorite locations on top of each other’s houses and work places. It will take some time, effort and a lot of help but we guarantee it’ll be worth it.

Good luck in coming up with your extra special yet affordable Valentine’s Day date!