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Valentine's Day 2015

Last updated: 12 Feb 2015
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From cards to flowers, chocolates 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 free card and £10 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

A dozen red roses couriered

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. They know people will happily pay full price rather than risk disappointing their loved one.

Thankfully, we've still managed to find the best offers and lowest prices on couriered and delivered flowers, including the timeless classic – a dozen red roses.

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.

Valentine's cards

Card retailers cash in as Valentine’s Day approaches, which means deals are scarce. We’ve listed a couple of offers below, but if it’s the personalised touch you’re after, you could just make your own with a bit of card, a photo and a stamp. See Free Photo Print Deals.

Valentine's gifts

Valentine’s gifts aren't always about how much you’ve spent - rather, it's how much thought you’ve put into your present. We’ve a selection of offers for lingerie, Valentine's bundles and more.

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.

Cheap perfume/aftershave

It's the bog-standard last-ditch "oops, need a Valentine's gift" present - but actually, you need to act early to grab intoxicating deals.

Order it now at a fraction of the price while you still can. Supermarkets tend to undercut the high street, but the web usually beats both. For a quick hit, we've built the MegaShopBot which searches all the big retailers and perfume comparisons. Our Cheap Perfumes guide has more help.

Also, use our specially-created 60%+ off fragrances* link from our Amazon Hidden Discount Finder.

ValentineCheap perfume dealsIncl discount codes and sales


Fancy perfume's a lovely thing, but it doesn't come cheap. So rather than splash all that cash, there's loads of smell-a-likes that cost a fraction of the cost of fancy designer brands, but smell the same.

But if you do want a designer perfume, here's a round-up of the best discount codes and sales around. Make sure you check the perfume can be delivered in time for Valentine's Day. 

Discount codes

  • The Fragrance Shop
    Go to VoucherCodes* to get a 15% off code for The Fragrance Shop in store and online until Fri 13 Feb. Check out the Ts and Cs as exclusions apply.

  • Half Price Perfumes

    You can only use one of these codes per transaction online at Half Price Perfumes*:

    -Enter the code NEW15 to get 15% off fragrances for new customers only (ongoing offer).
    -Enter the code hpp10off to get 10% off £10+ spend until Mon 9 Mar.
    -Enter the code 80plus to get £10 off £80+ spend until Wed 1 Apr.

  • Debenhams
    Go to VoucherCodes* to get a free delivery code on Debenhams beauty orders (including fragrances). Delivery's usually £3.99 if you spend under £30.

  • Fragrance Direct
    Go to VoucherCodes* to get a 5% off code for Fragrance Direct until Sun 15 Feb. Or enter the code FREEDEL40 online at Fragrance Direct* to get free standard delivery (usually £1.99) if you spend £40 or more (ongoing offer).

  • Boots
    Enter the code VDFR50 online at Boots* to get £5 off £50+ spend until Sun 15 Feb - you must be logged in to your Boots online account* (or if you're new register for free) to use the code and it may not work with other offers.


  • Boots & Superdrug
    Go to Boots* or Superdrug* in store and online and you'll find up to 50% off a limited range of fragrances.

  • Debenhams
    Debenhams* is not usually the cheapest place to buy fragrances, but it does currently have fragrances and gift sets with up to 50% off.

  • Amazon
    Amazon* has up to 60% off fragrances for men and women. It can often be the cheapest place for perfumes, but double-check you're getting the cheapest deal. 

  • M&S
    Get 20% off selected fragrances at M&S* online and in selected stores until Sat 14 Feb.

WARNING: Things can always go wrong with deliveries for Valentine's. There's always a chance they won't be delivered in time, so consider the risk.

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, including discounts on well-known brands at Asda and Tesco.

Check out the MSE Cheap Champagne page for the full list of deals.

Aldi logo£10 Veuve Monsigny Champagne BrutIn stores only at Aldi


Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is currently £9.97 a bottle at Aldi. Usually this bottle costs £11.99, but it often drops down to £9.97. We'll update you here if it goes back up.

Please be Drinkaware.

Valentine's Day restaurant vouchers/deals

If you fancy some tender loins (steady!), then you could head out to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. However, you'll be cosying up with other couples and it’s likely you’ll pay much more for the pleasure.

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.

Restaurant deals valid around 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.

Ember Inns logoEmber Inns £5 off £20Print voucher or show on smartphone. Ends Wed 21 Oct


Register online with Ember Inns and get a voucher that gets you £5 off a £20+ spend. The discount will be taken off main menu food and drink, as long as there's at least one main meal ordered from the main menu.

It's valid at any restaurant Mon-Thu until Wed 21 Oct. You can only use one voucher per bill and table. 

If you are an existing customer, you can sign up again to get this voucher.

More info

The voucher can only be used once. Can't be used with any other offer or with set menus. 

use the money mantras

Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!

Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
not skint? ask:
  • Will I use it?
  • Is it worth it?
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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