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Valentine's Day 2016 Deals

Last updated: 10 Feb 2016
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From flowers to perfume and even a few surprises in between, our Valentine’s Day page will give you plenty of gift ideas for him and her and let you know the best ways to bag a romantic bargain.

Remember, while it's romantic, don't be forced into an over-commercialised day. Here are our deals, including a dozen red roses for £3 and £9 champers. Even better, ditch pricey prezzies and use our DIY Valentine's Gift Cheques.

Shops change policies regularly, so please report any issue - and remember items can be cheaper elsewhere even after the discount (compare prices). See our tips for safer shopping.

A dozen red roses in-store


Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without flowers. Unfortunately, this hasn’t escaped the attention of flower retailers, who are reluctant to offer big discounts. Thankfully, we've still managed to find the best offers and lowest prices on a dozen red roses.


A dozen red roses couriered

WARNING! In past years, some big firms’ Valentine’s Day deliveries have gone wrong. Hopefully it won’t happen but there’s always a risk. Consider that before buying.


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Cheap champagne


Champagne retailers usually reduce prices twice a year – at Christmas and around Valentine’s Day, so now’s a great time to stock up on bubbly. Here are some of the best bargains we found. Check out the MSE Cheap Champagne page for the full list of deals.


Lidl logo£10 Comte de Senneval champagneIn stores only at Lidl

Ongoing

Comte de Senneval champagne is £9.99 in store at Lidl (find your nearest). Lidl has confirmed that this is now the standard price for this champagne, although it has previously been sold for £11.

Please be Drinkaware.

Valentine's freebies

FREE personalised gift cheques


Pledge to do something nice (or naughty). Thoughtfulness melts the heart far more than a pricey prezzie. Promise your loved one a massage (nudge, nudge), brekkie in bed or dinner by printing our Free Valentine's gift cheques.


Valentine's dine-in deals


They say the way to a man's (or woman's) heart is through their stomach. Yet there’s no need to slave over a hot stove for hours. Best of all, bung the packaging in the bin and pretend you cooked it all from scratch.


Sainsbury's logoSainsbury's £10 dine-in 'Bistro' meal for two*Choose main, dessert and wine. In stores and online

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Go online to Sainsbury's* or into your local store (find your nearest*) to get the Bistro dine-in meal for two for £10 which includes a main, dessert and a bottle of wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative). This deal was originally launched around Valentine's Day and was due to end on Tue 15 Mar but has now been extended until Tue 30 Aug.

What's on the menu? 

Mix and match from a choice of 14 mains and five desserts including vegetarian options. Some of the food items include lamb casserole, chicken in red wine sauce and caramel puddings. Wine options include merlot and chardonnay.

How much can you save?

Mains can cost up to £6 each and desserts up to £3.50 if bought separately. Along with a bottle of wine which can cost up to £6 the saving would be around £5.50.

How can you spot the dishes included?

The dine-in products can be found on the end of the first chilled aisle in stores and in clearly marked promotional space in stores and online. This deal is available nationwide, however the alcohol is excluded in Scotland. Please be Drinkaware.

Restaurant deals valid on Valentine's Day


A grand gesture on Valentine’s Day is sweet and romantic. But what about the other 364 days of the year? Prices are often hiked up on Valentine's Day itself, so by avoiding it and going out on a different day, you can get better deals. Here's a round-up of deals available on Valentine's Day, plus other strong offers surrounding the day.


Restaurant deals valid around Valentine's Day

Valentine's cards

Cheap perfume/aftershave

It's a pretty bog-standard Valentine's gift which you might leave late, but actually you need to act early to grab intoxicating deals. The web usually beats the high street on price, but to check you're getting the best deal, we've built the MegaShopBot which searches all the big retailers. Our Cheap Perfumes guide has more help, but check out our deals round-up below.


Valentine's gifts for him

Valentine's gifts for her, incl beauty, lingerie & jewellery


Valentine’s gifts shouldn't be about how much you've spent - rather, it's how much thought you’ve put into your present. Here are some offers on lingerie, jewellery and more...


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Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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