Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of love, laughter and, if you’re a bargain hunter, lots of sweet savings. Most will celebrate by buying gifts and taking loved ones out for dinner, drinks or dessert. However, who says you have to spend big bucks to show your love?
Money-saving cupids should aim their arrow at restaurants offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials and discounts or attractions offering Valentine’s Day deals. Because the lovely holiday is so popular, you should call ahead to secure a reservation or place an early order.
Don’t forget to support your local restaurants and shops, if possible. Many will be offering lots of specials for the day, so check their website or call ahead to inquire about any possible Valentine’s Day deals. Don’t forget to look for local deals near you at our network of local cheap sites.
Amtrak – No need to travel solo when there’s Amtrak’s two-for-one deal for rail travel. Now through Feb. 16, 2022, buy one ticket and bring along a companion for free on a variety of routes across the country. The deal is valid for travel March 1 through Aug. 31, 2022. The fare discount will automatically apply by starting a search from the Amtrak page or applying code V214 on the Amtrak app.
Auntie Anne’s – Don’t get it twisted, Auntie Anne’s is offering a sweet deal on Feb. 14. Pretzel Perks members receive a buy-one-get-one FREE Chocolate Frost on Valentine’s Day, when they order in-store or on the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app.
Baskin-Robbins – Surprise your sweetheart with the Box of Chocolates Cake from Baskin-Robbins. The specialty cake is made with your favorite cake flavor and ice cream flavor. Price varies by location.
And, back by popular demand, the shop’s Flavor of the Month for February is once again Love Potion #31. The limited-time flavor features white chocolate and raspberry ice cream, a raspberry swirl, chocolate chips and raspberry-filled chocolate hearts.
Buca di Beppo – Enjoy a Lasagna Lovefeast at Buca di Beppo on Valentine’s Day. For $59.99, couples can enjoy a lovely date filled a Heart-Shaped Lasagna for two, small garlic bread, small salad and mini cannoli. The special meal is available from Feb. 11 to 14 — dine-in or to-go.
California Pizza Kitchen – Make your Valetine’s Day lunch or dinner lovelier at California Pizza Kitchen by ordering your favorite Crispy Thin Crust pizza in a heart shape at no additional charge — for dine-in only.
Plus, enjoy the restaurant’s “Sweet Deal for Two” with an appetizer, two entrées and dessert from Feb. 9 to 14. Choose from the Classic or Adventure options. Price varies by location.
Plus, diners will receive a Bonus Card with the purchase of either Sweet Deal — good for a buy-one-get-one FREE pizza, pasta or salad. The card is valid Feb. 15 to 22.
Chick-fil-A – Many are “in love” with Chick-fil-A, so it’s fitting they’re packaging customer-favorites in such a lovely way. The popular chicken chain is offering some of its most popular items in heart-shaped tray, including 30-count nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis, 6-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies or 12-count Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves.
The special Valentine’s Day tray is available from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14, while supplies last. Price varies by location.
Cinnabon – As if Valentine’s Day isn’t sweet enough, you can make it sweeter with this special at Cinnabon. The bakery is offering its Fantasy Sweet Bundle on Feb. 14 — two (2) Classic Cinnamon Rolls and two (2) regular Cold Brews for $15. The offer is only available online.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Things are definitely going to get saucy at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Valentine’s Day. From Feb. 6 to 14, the much-loved barbecue restaurant is offering a $10 Bonus Card for every $30 e-gift card purchased. Barbecue lovers can even choose a new Valentine’s Day-themed gift card.
Hallmark – You can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without sending your sweetheart a greeting card. While this one from Hallmark may not arrive in time, you can always send one for their birthday, your anniversary or just to let them know you’re thinking of them any day of the year.
Hallmark’s Gold Crown loyalty members can send a FREE personalized greeting card (including postage) through the shop’s Sign & Send service. The offer is available through June 30.
Hooters – On Feb. 14, Hooters encourages customers to forget all about their ex by shredding a picture of him or her. By doing so, enjoy 10 FREE boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings at participating locations. Use the shredder provided in-restaurant or shred it virtually for a digital coupon.
iFly – Many are over the moon about their spouse, partner or special loved one. And, thanks to iFly’s Valentine’s Day special, you can take the relationship to new heights. The popular attraction is offering a “Love is in the Air” flight package — available from Feb. 4 to 20. The package includes four flights shared by two people, two videos to commemorate the experience, specialized flight gear provided, one-on-one flight instruction and a personalized flight certificate.
It’s not necessarily a cheap date, but it sure is lots of fun and very memorable. However, when you compare the price to that of a fine dining restaurant, roses and fancy chocolates, it might actually be less expensive!
The price of the package varies by location, starting at around $155 for two people.
Jamba – It’s going to be juicy at Jamba on Valentine’s Day. The smoothie shop is offering $2 off two (2) smoothies, juices and/or bowls on Feb. 14 — for Jamba Rewards members only.
Jimmy John’s – Get sandwiched by savings on Valentine’s Day. Feb. 14 just happens to the be the last day for Jimmy John’s popular BOGO special — buy one sandwich and get a second one for 50% off with promo code SAVEON2.
Krispy Kreme – The doughnut shop is sending lots of sweet love with its Valentine’s Day specialty doughnuts. Krispy Kreme is offering four new heart-shaped doughnuts filled with beloved flavor combinations: Beary Best Valentine Doughnut, Bee Mine Doughnut, Cookie to My KREME Doughnut and My Batter Half Doughnut.
In addition, the shop’s Valentine’s Day custom dozen box includes two perforated, pop-out valentines — making it easy for customers to share not only doughnuts, but kind words, too. Price varies by location.
Noodles & Company – Use your noodle on Super Sunday! Noodles & Company is offering all of its Noodles Rewards members a FREE shareable (3-ct. potstickers or 5-ct. Korean BBQ meatballs) with a purchase. The offer is is valid Feb. 13 and 14. The bonus is open to new and existing members.
Olive Garden – The popular Italian restaurant continues its $5 Take-Home Entrées. After enjoying your Valentine’s Day date at Olive Garden, take home an extra budget-friendly entrée to enjoy later for just five bucks.
Choose from fettuccine alfredo, five-cheese ziti al forno or spaghetti with meat sauce. The offer is available for dine-in only.
Panda Express – Make Valentine’s Day a family affair! Panda Express is offering its Family Meal (three large entrées and two large sides) for just $29. The meal is customizable with many different options — from Orange Chicken to Honey Walnut Shrimp, Chow Mein and egg rolls. (There is an additional charge for premium items.) The family-friendly offer is valid through Feb. 15 — only available online via Panda Express’ site or app.
Papa John’s – Slice into a festive pie for your sweetie pie on Valentine’s Day. Papa John’s is again offering its popular heart-shaped pizza — a thin crust pizza with your choice of topping. The pizza arrives uncut, so you can enjoy the heart in its full glory.
The specialty pizza is available for $11.99 from Feb. 7 to 14. Price may vary by location.
Papa Murphy’s – Heat up the sweet holiday with the return of Papa Murphy’s Valentine’s Day favorite, the HeartBaker Pizza. The festive pizza shaped like a heart is available from Feb. 1 to 14, online and in-store. The price is $10 or $11, depending on location.
Customers may also choose to bring home the Sweetheart of a Deal, which includes a HeartBaker Pizza and chocolate chip cookie dough for $14.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Make your Valentine’s Day sweeter at Potbelly Sandwich Shop! The sub shop is offering Potbelly Perks members a FREE cookie with the purchase of an entrée on Feb. 14. Choose from a Red Velvet Cookie, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, Sugar Cookie or Chocolate Brownie Cookie.
QDOBA Mexican Eats – Spice up Valentine’s Day at QDOBA Mexican Eats! The popular Mexican fast-casual restaurant is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE entrée for QDOBA Rewards members on Valentine’s Day. The offer will be loaded to each member’s account on Feb. 14. The spicy offer is available to new and existing members.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Romano’s Macaroni Grill at a discount. The Italian restaurant is offering 25% off e-gift cards with promo code VALENTINE — from Feb. 8 to 14. Just purchase the discounted gift card beforehand and your date will never know you saved money on the “fancy” lunch or dinner. If not for Valentine’s Day, now’s the time to pick up a discounted gift card or two for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion later in the year.
Shoney’s – From Feb. 11 to 14, Shoney’s is offering a 2 Can Dine for $29.99 special. Couples enjoy two (2) All You Care To Eat Fresh Food Bars, featuring customer favorites including entrées, seafood, sides, salads, fresh fruits, vegetables, soups and more. And, to top off the lovely meal, couples enjoy a FREE shareable dessert — Shoney’s famous Hot Fudge Cake.
For those dining alone, Shoney’s is offering the same delicious deal for $14.99 — Hot Fudge Cake included.
Starbucks – Get Starbucks delivered to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day! On Feb. 14, enjoy 50% off a Starbucks delivery order on Uber Eats — just use promo code VDAY50. There is a maximum discount of $10. (Fees and taxes still apply.) Limit one discount per customer.
Taco Bell – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a FREE taco at Taco Bell. The popular Mexican fast-food restaurant chain’s Taco Lover’s Pass lets customers enjoy a FREE taco for 30 days, including on Feb. 14. Buy a pass for you and your sweetheart and both of you can snack together on Valentine’s Day and days beyond. The pass is just $10. Price may vary by location.
Torchy’s Tacos – Heat up Valentine’s Day at Torchy’s Tacos! On Feb. 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., diners will receive a FREE Lil’ Nookie. The treat is the chain’s specialty fried chocolate chip cookie dough topped with powder sugar and cherries. The offer is valid with any purchase made in-store, including to-go orders placed inside the restaurant. Limit one per purchase.
Waffle House – For some, it doesn’t get any fancier than enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at Waffle House. The fast-food restaurant offers special table service for the lovely occasion.
Because of the popularity of the annual affair, reservations are required. Not all locations are participating, so check here first.
Wendy’s – Start Valentine’s Day with a thirst-quenching deal at Wendy’s. The fast-food chain is offering a FREE beverage of your choice in any size with the purchase of any breakfast sandwich. The offer is valid through Feb. 20.
For the month of February, the chain is also offering $2 off any salad and a buy-one-get-one premium burger for $1 (every week). Both offers are only available via the Wendy’s app.
Whole Foods Market – Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some rosy savings just for you! Whole Foods Market is offering probably the best price in town on roses. Pick up two dozen roses for just $19.99 (reg. $29.99) — Amazon Prime members only. The rosy offer is available from Feb. 9 to 15.
Yogurtland – Fill your cup on Valentine’s Day at Yogurtland. The frozen yogurt shop is offering froyo lovers a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of any eGift of $25 or more. The sweet offer is available online from Feb. 7 to 14. (The bonus is valid Feb. 15 to March 15.)
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