Enjoy Valentine's Day without getting ripped-off
Romance doesn't have to break the bank
- Duration 3:42
- Date Feb 10, 2013
Romance doesn't have to break the bank
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Lovers out there pay attention because Valentine's Day is this week and if you're on the -- to do something special for your loved ones.
It's pretty easy to get roped into spending more than you planned.
It today's take charge consumer protection segment I wanted to help you avoid some of the most common -- times day rip bucks.
-- -- as the founder of help save my dollars dot com hi Scott hi Jamie good morning you are just a well.
Of savings we're gonna make so many people happy and we're gonna save their partners but time.
Where some of the places we can go to save money on the things we generally think about like flowers and candy and other gifts.
Right wolf for -- you wanna stick to some of the local florist in your area are even some of the warehouse stores because you're gonna score better deal here.
There was a study from chief is on the dot com that showed that the average price of roses locally in new York and California.
Was about fifty dollars compared to sixty to 85 dollars.
At some of the major online flower retailers' annual also score better deal -- local places especially if you're trying to negotiate that price down embargo with them.
And plus look what -- the flowers com.
Damage or they come late at least with the local store you can stop by tell them what happened get a refund rather than having to -- I've for a -- -- a customer service rep on the phone at one of the major online retailers you know I noticed a lot of the restaurants have posted their menus for Valentine's Day and it's the same -- you normally get -- double or more the price.
How do you save money if you want to take out your loved -- to someplace really swanky.
-- what happened is restaurant week is happening and a lot of cities throughout the country.
And this is rebel offer three course meal at a lower fixed price and -- just -- -- here in New York but a lot of times the restaurants will continue those deals.
After a restaurant weeks what you wanna do is call ahead to see if some of the restaurant you wanna go -- are still honoring.
Those restaurant week specials a plus also had to some of the web sites like Groupon living social grieving yet that dot com which aggregates.
All of the deals from those social -- -- sites.
He'll find some last minute restaurant deals in your neighborhood we're talking 50% off on -- a lot of times that'll include the drinks.
And the desserts it's worth checking out.
No no joke living social.
Yet bit and the other one group content are definitely worth checking out what -- you wanna do something a little unique.
You don't wanna do the normal -- -- if you want it really sparkle with something maybe you want to.
Get jewelry or something like that -- ego.
Wolf first off she went ahead to some of the web site that offered discounted gift cards carpool dot com plastic jungle dot com.
Right now you can get a gift card to Tiffany's for 10% off if you really look and a splurge also William Sonoma has a 10% off and -- card.
On carpool dot com and you can even go to the Cheesecake Factory get -- gift card there for 8% off.
A lot of times -- gift cards will be just -- it's you can get them.
-- electronic version that we you can use them within 24 hours of buying them before we go you have one tip about protecting your computer if you actually go on to advise some of these things what are we need to know.
-- sometimes when you're shopping online you wanna make sure that you prep your web browser that's an app called price blink an anytime you're shopping online and alike you know there's a coupon or -- and actually cheaper website you can head choose to get the best deal.
Last act -- we're gonna definitely have -- actually can help people take charge and save money thank you thanks Jamie.
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