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Valentine's Day 2016 Deals

Last updated: 9 Feb 2016

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.


Valentine's Day logoDozen red roses from £3Full round-up of prices at major supermarkets

12 red roses £3

You don’t have to pay over the odds for Valentine’s Day red roses, with bunches of 12 starting from £3 at supermarkets. These are the cheapest prices retailers have confirmed for standard roses for the Valentine's period, but in the past stores have cut prices even further on the day itself in their war of the roses.

  • £3 for 12 red sweetheart roses, or £5 for 12 red roses at Aldi (find your nearest). 
  • £5 for 12 Fairtrade red sweetheart roses at Co-op (find your nearest). From Thu 11 Feb.

We’re still waiting for confirmation from Sainsbury’s. We’ll update you here when we know more.

Expect short-stemmed standard roses unless we've specified otherwise - we've not included any premium ranges. The cost of roses can shoot up if they are long-stemmed, or ethically/locally sourced. If you want more bang for your buck, consider alternatives such as tulips. 

How to jazz up a £3 bunch

With a bit of creative flair, you can make a £3 bunch of supermarket roses look super-expensive for next to nothing. Wrap them in some beautiful paper (no need to spend more than £1), attach a self-penned poem (get some inspiration from Google) and you're sure to be in your loved one's good books.

Of course, you can also find similar bargains at independent stores across the country, but unfortunately we can't compare prices for all of them. Before buying at the supermarket, check the prices at your local florist to ensure you're getting the best deal.

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.


Debenhams logoDebenhams 12 red roses couriered for £21*Via Blagged online code. Norm £26. 21,000 available

6 days left

Debenhams Flowers* has 12 red roses for Valentine’s Day for £25.99 couriered, but enter the MSE Blagged code 12VALD to get them for £20.99. You can't choose a specific delivery slot, but it will be from 8am-6pm on Sun 14 Feb - it's £3.99 extra if you want to guarantee they are delivered before 12pm.

On Mon 8 Feb, there were 12,500  bunches still available - the code will be valid until all bunches go. If they haven't all gone, the last order time for Valentine's Day delivery for most people in the UK is 4pm on Sat 13 Feb. For some postcodes, particularly in Scotland, south-west England and Northern Ireland, the cut off order time is 9pm on Thu 11 Feb for delivery on Sat 13 Feb - see 'more info' below for a list of those postcodes.

Does it have the capacity to deliver?

Debenhams Flowers has assured us extra measures have been put in place to cope with demand. It says its MD will be working between Holland and its UK warehouse to oversee dispatch from the grower to collection by the courier service, while its IT team is also prepared for extra traffic. The company will be using Royal Mail floral courier, DPD and UK Mail for deliveries.

In past years, some big firms’ Valentine’s Day deliveries have gone wrong, so always consider that risk before buying.

More info

Orders for delivery to these postcodes must be made by 9pm on Thu 11 Feb for delivery on Sat 13 Feb: AB, ZE, BT, CA, DG, EH, DD, FK, KY, PH, TD, EX, TQ, G, KA, ML, PA, GY, IM, HS, IV, KW, JY PL, TR.

M&S logoM&S 12 Fairtrade roses couriered for £22*Delivered between 11 Feb-16 Feb, incl Valentine's Day

4 days left

Go online to M&S* to get 12 Fairtrade red roses couriered on Valentine's Day for £22. M&S hasn't confirmed stock levels and it's worth noting you can only select the day of delivery - between 11 Feb and 16 Feb - but you can't choose a specific time slot. Last order date for Valentine's Day delivery is Sat 13 Feb, but M&S says delivery slots could get booked up, so go quick. 

Does it have the capacity to deliver? M&S has assured us measures have been put in place to cope with demand. In past years, some big firms' Valentine's Day deliveries have gone wrong, so always consider that risk before buying.

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.


Asda logo£9 Pierre Darcys Champagne Brut*In stores and online at Asda

5 days left

Pierre Darcys Champagne Brut N/V is £9 (was £18) online at Asda* and in its stores until Mon 15 Feb. Delivery's £1-£5.50 or free if you collect in store (selected areas only).

There's a minimum spend when you order online, so if you just want one or two bottles you might be better off getting them in a store. For most areas you'll need to spend £25+, but in others you may need to spend £40+. Asda says this will be shown on your account when you log in.

Please be Drinkaware.

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.

Asda logo£10 Louvel Fontaine Champagne Brut*In stores and online at Asda

Till 21 Apr

Louvel Fontaine Champagne Brut is £10 (was £24.50) at Asda* until Thu 21 Apr. Delivery's £1-£5.50 or free if you collect in store (selected areas only).

There's a minimum spend when you order online, so if you just want one or two bottles you might be better off getting them in a store. For most areas you'll need to spend £25+, but in others you may need to spend £40+. Asda says this will be shown on your account when you log in.

Please be Drinkaware.

Valentine's freebies

Pitcher & Piano logoPitcher & Piano free £8ish cocktailOr £4ish beer. Register and show code. Ends Mon 29 Feb

19 days left

Register with Pitcher & Piano and you'll be sent a unique code for one free Chambord Spritz cocktail (raspberry liqueur, white wine, vanilla sugar syrup and soda, norm £8ish) until Mon 29 Feb.

If that's not your tipple, you can choose a free bottle of Birra Moretti beer (norm £4ish) instead. Or you can opt for a free soft drink - you can choose from a half-pint of juice, 14oz glass of Pepsi or 250ml bottle of water.

You don't need to buy anything else to get the free drink, just note down the code, print it or show it on your smartphone. Please be Drinkaware.

You'll also be sent a unique code to get 20% off your food bill. Both codes can be used by the same person in a single visit.

More info

Each code can only be used once per person. Not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion. Must be aged 18 or over. Subject to availability. The 18 bars are mostly located in England, with one in Swansea, south Wales. Use this link to find your nearest bar.

Revolution Bars logoRevolution Bars free £3ish beerRegister and show voucher for Budweiser Budvar schooner

Limited stock

Register with Revolution Bars and you'll get a voucher for a free schooner - 2/3 of a pint - of Budweiser Budvar (norm £3ish), valid at all 50 of its bars excluding the three it operates in Scotland, until Mon 29 Feb, while stock lasts.

Throughout February, Revolution’s 50 participating bars have each been given a weekly allocation of up to 232 free drinks, available on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning the earlier in the week you choose to visit one of its bars, the better chance you'll have of getting a free drink before that week's allocation runs dry.

You don't need to buy anything else to get the free drink, just hand over a printed voucher or show it on your smartphone at your chosen bar. Please be Drinkaware.

More info

Can't be used with any other offer or promotion. Maximum of one voucher per person per visit.

Hotel Chocolat logoFREE £2ish Hotel Chocolat slabIn Hotel Chocolat stores only, 50g choc via O2

Go quick

Smartphone users can get a free £2ish 50g chocolate slab at most Hotel Chocolat stores via the O2 Priority Moments app. Simply show the code from the app to staff at the checkout. It's due to last until Wed 10 Feb, but could end before if all the codes run out.

O2 wasn’t able to tell us exactly how many codes are left, but they often run out quickly - so you'll need to go quick if you want this. 

How to get it

If you're on O2 and you haven't got the app already, you can download it for free from Apple's App Store, the Android MarketplaceMicrosoft's Windows store or Blackberry World. Open the app, search for Hotel Chocolat and the offer should appear.

Once you redeem the offer, it'll give you a unique code which you need to show on your smartphone in store at Hotel Chocolat. Wait until you're at the checkout before selecting the 'use it now' option as your code will expire after five minutes. Excludes Rabot 1745 Borough Market, Jersey, Guernsey and John Lewis stores.

Not on O2? 

There's a sneaky way of getting Priority Moments offers even if you're not an O2 customer. It might be too late for you to get this deal, but you can get prepared for the next O2 Priority Moments freebie. See our O2 Priority Moments for EVERYONE! guide to find out how.

Topcashback logo'Free' £7 Thorntons Classic chocolates*Via cashback. New Topcashback members only

5,000 avail

New Topcashback* members can get up to £7 cashback when buying a box of Thorntons Classics Milk, Dark and White Collection chocolates, until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb.

Enter the Topcashback code TCBFSD to get free delivery, meaning you'll get the chocos completely free. There are 5,000 redemptions available, so go quickly if you want this deal.

Here's how to get this deal:

1. Create a Topcashback* account. You'll be automatically opted in to receive marketing emails, but Topcashback says you can unsubscribe at any time.

2. Once you are a member, click through to buy a box of Thorntons Classics Milk, Dark and White Collection chocolates online, entering the free delivery code. The maximum you'll get back is £7.

Topcashback says it could take up to seven days for the cashback to appear in your account as pending, and then up to 30 days for it to be ready to be withdrawn. 

See the Top Cashback Sites guide for full details on how these sites work.

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.


M&S logoM&S £20 Valentine's dine-in for two*Starter, main, side, dessert, wine & chocs. £37+ separately

In stores only

From Thu 11 Feb, go to your local M&S store (find your nearest*) before Mon 15 Feb to get the Valentine's dine-in meal for two for £20, which includes a starter, main, pud, side, chocolate hearts and wine or a soft drink.

The more popular dishes usually sell out with these M&S dine-in deals, so go quick to get the best selection.

What's on the menu? 

Mix and match from a choice of 14 starters, 11 mains, 13 sides, 10 desserts and 10 drinks, including vegetarian and non-alcoholic options. Food options include rump steaks, scallop-topped trout, slow cooked duck, garlic mushrooms and crème brulée. To pair with your meal, you can choose from a selection of wines including Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc, or you can opt for lime and lemongrass pressé. See the full menu*.

How much can you save?

Starters usually cost up to £6, mains up to £14, sides up to £2 and desserts up to £4 if bought separately. Along with a bottle of wine which can cost up to £11 and the box of chocolates costing £1.50, you can save more than £17.

How can you spot the dishes included?

The dine-in products are all clearly labelled on the packet with a black sticker and are usually displayed together at the end of the chilled aisles.

The dine-in menu's available in stores only - see other exclusions in 'more info' below. Unlike other alcohol offers, this one's available across the UK - including Scotland. Please be Drinkaware.  

More info

Wine is included in the promotion for over 18s only. Promotion is not available in the following stores:

  • Channel Islands and overseas stores
  • BP Connect
  • Railway and service stations
  • Hospitals
  • Airports

Morrisons logoMorrisons £15 Valentine's dine-in for two*Incl starter, main, side & dessert plus bubbly, wine or chocs

In stores & online

If you go online to Morrisons* or into your nearest store* by Sun 15 Feb, you can get the Valentine's dine-in meal for two for £15. It includes one starter, one main, one side, one dessert and a bottle of wine, fizz or chocs.

If you're ordering online you'll have to factor in the delivery charge, which is £1-£5 depending on the delivery slot, and the £40 minimum spend. The last date to order in time for Valentine's Day is Fri 13 Feb (if you can still get a slot). The more popular dishes usually sell out with these dine-in deals, so go quick to get the best selection. 

What's on the menu?

Mix and match from a choice of four starters, eight mains, four sides and four desserts, including vegetarian options. Some of the food items include beef wellington, Maris Piper dauphinoise potatoes and prosecco & Senga strawberry chocolate crumble. You can also choose from a selection of wine and fizz including champagne, prosecco or a box of Thorntons chocolates.

How much can you save?

Starters can cost up to £2.50, mains up to £7, sides up to £2.50 and desserts are £2 if bought separately. Along with a bottle of wine or champagne which can cost up to £10 or the box of chocolates costing £9, you can save up to £9 with this deal.

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. Please be Drinkaware.

Asda logoAsda £10 Valentine's dine-in meal for two*Choose main, side, dessert and wine. In stores and online

5 days left

Go online to Asda* or into a store (find your nearest*) until Mon 15 Feb and you can get the Valentine's dine-in meal for two for £10, which includes a main, side, pud and a bottle of wine. If you're ordering online, you'll have to factor in the delivery charge, which starts from £1. Stores in Scotland are not included.

What's on the menu? 

Mix and match from a selection of mains, sides and desserts. Items include duck a l'orange, dauphinoise potatoes, chocolate torte and red, white or rose wine. We've asked Asda for the full menu, but it has yet to confirm it.

How much can you save?

Mains can cost up to £6, sides up to £2.50 each, desserts up to £2 and wine up to £6ish if bought separately, meaning you can save around £6.50 in total

How can you spot the dishes included?

All items included in the offer will be clearly marked in store and online.

Please be Drinkaware.

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

41 days left

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 isn't advertised specifically for Valentine's Day and lasts until Tue 15 Mar.

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 cider and caramel puddings. Wine options include shiraz 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.

Waitrose logoWaitrose £20 Valentine's dine-in for two*Starter, main, side, dessert, wine or chocs. £30+ separately

In stores & online

Go online to Waitrose* or into your local store (find your nearest*) to get the Valentine's dine-in meal for two for £20 until Mon 15 Feb. It includes a starter, main, two sides, dessert and wine or chocolates. Although delivery is free if you order online, there is a minimum spend of £60.

The more popular dishes usually sell out with these dine-in deals, so go quick to get the best selection.

What's on the menu? 

Mix and match from a choice of nine starters, 11 mains, 13 sides, 10 desserts and three bottles of wine, including a vegetarian option. Some of the food items include baking camembert, yellowfin tuna, sirloin steaks, parmentier potatoes and passionfruit cheesecake. To pair with your meal you can choose from a selection of wines including Pinot Grigio or you can opt for the non-alcoholic option - a box of chocolates. See the full menu.

How much can you save?

Starters usually cost up to £4, mains up to £8, sides up to £2 and desserts up to £4 if bought separately. Along with a bottle of wine which can cost up to £10 and the box of chocolates costing £3, you can save more than £10.

How can you spot the dishes included?

The dine-in products are all labelled on the packet and will be displayed together at the end of the chilled aisles and clearly marked online.

The offer is not valid at Welcome Break services. Unlike other alcohol offers, this one's available across the UK - including Scotland. Please be Drinkaware.  

Tesco logoTesco £20 Valentine's dine-in meal for two*Incl 2 mains, 2 sides, 2 desserts & bubbly, wine or chocs

In stores & online

If you go online to Tesco* or into your nearest store*, you can get the Valentine's dine-in meal for two for £20 until Sun 14 Feb. It includes two mains, two sides, two puds and a bottle of wine, fizz or chocs.

Tesco says this deal is only available in selected stores, so if you're planning a special trip it's worth calling ahead to check if it's available in your local store. If you're ordering online you'll have to factor in the delivery charge, which starts from £1. The more popular dishes usually sell out with these dine-in deals, so go quick to get the best selection.

What's on the menu?

Mix and match from a choice of eight mains, six sides and five desserts, including vegetarian options. Some of the food items include lobster, king prawn and chorizo paella, potato dauphinoise and Belgian chocolate heart torte. Alongside your meal you can choose from a selection of wine and fizz, or a box of chocolates.

How much can you save?

We asked Tesco how much the individual items normally cost, but it hasn't got back to us yet. When it's done similar deals in the past, mains have cost up to £7, sides up to £3 each and desserts up to £3 if bought separately. Along with a bottle of wine or champagne which can cost up to £13, you could save around £19.

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 cealry marked promotional space in stores and online. Please be Drinkaware.

Co-op Food logoCo-op £5 frozen meal dealIncl pizza, wedges & ice cream (separately £11.77)

20 days left

Ok, this isn't marketed as a Valentine's Day deal, but food's food and if you're watching the pennies we reckon £5 is a decent price for a 'romantic' meal for two.

Until Tue 1 Mar, if you go to a participating Co-op you can get a frozen meal deal containing five specific items for £5 (norm £11.77 if bought separately). Participating stores are listed on the Co-op website.

You'll need to buy ALL of these items to get the £5 deal: 

  • Goodfellas The Big Cheese takeaway pizza and garlic dip 555g (norm £4.19, next cheapest we found, £2.50 at Sainsbury's)
  • The Co-operative lightly spiced potato wedges 750g, (norm £1, next cheapest similar we found, 65p at Aldi)
  • Birds Eye Classic chicken goujons 200g, (norm £1.59, next cheapest we found, £1.20 at Asda)
  • The Co-operative garlic baguettes 310g, (norm £1, next cheapest similar we found, 62p at Aldi)
  • Cadbury Marvellous Creations salted caramel & sour cherry ice cream 500ml, (norm £3.99, next cheapest we found, £2.47 at Asda)

The total cost for similar items elsewhere would be £7.44, so this could be a decent saving on your night in.

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.


Pizza Express logo Pizza Express Valentine's meal £16.95Includes two courses and a glass of prosecco

12-14 Feb

Get two courses and a glass of prosecco for £16.95 - £18.95 (check ahead for your local restaurant's price) at Pizza Express from Fri 12 to Sun 14 Feb.

You can choose a starter (excludes sharing starters) and any main from the main menu. You'll also get a 125ml glass of prosecco or, if you'd rather not have alcohol, any soft drink or a 500ml bottle of water.

While prices vary at Pizza Express restaurants, based on our checks this offer could save you up to £5.40 if you pick the highest priced menu items for each course. However, you might not save any money if you pick the lowest priced menu items. It’s likely to be busy so it’s best to book in advance.

More info

Offer not valid with any other set menu or the kids' menu. Also not available in conjunction with any other promotions or loyalty/discount cards.

Alcohol is available in limited Scottish restaurants due to licensing laws. Excludes all Pizza Express Jazz Clubs and music rooms.

Carluccio's logoCarluccio's Valentine's set menu £19.95Includes three courses from special menu

11-14 Feb

Get three courses from £19.95 from the Carluccio's Valentine's menu, available at all restaurants from Thu 11 - Sun 14 Feb.

You can choose a starter and a main (there's a £3 supplement if you want rump steak), plus there's chocolate mousse served with raspberry coulis, strawberry ice cream and macaroons for pudding. Drinks aren't included in the offer.

Prices vary at Carluccio's restaurants, but starters usually range from £4.95 - £6.75, mains from £8.50 - £16.50, and desserts from £3.75 - £5.50. Only three items on the Valentine’s menu are actually on Carluccio's regular menu: chicken liver pate (norm £5.95), lobster spaghetti (norm £13.95 - £14.95), and chicken saltimbocca (norm £13.50 - £13.95). It’s likely to be busy so it’s best to book in advance.

More info

Offer not available in conjunction with any other promotions or the Carluccio's VIP card.

Ask Italian logoAsk Italian Valentine's set menu £21.95Includes three courses and a coffee or tea

12-14 Feb

Get three courses and a regular coffee (excludes liqueur coffees) or tea for £21.95 from the Ask Italian Valentine's menu, available at all restaurants from Fri 12 - Sun 14 Feb.

You can choose a starter, a main and a pudding. Prices vary at different Ask Italian restaurants, but when we looked at a few in and outside of London, we found you could save between £1.05 and £9.50 per person using this deal depending on which dishes you picked. It’s likely to be busy so it’s best to book in advance.

More info

Tables of eight or more are subject to an optional 10% service charge.

Offer not available in conjunction with any other promotions or loyalty/discount cards.

Zizzi logoZizzi Valentine's set menu £21.95Includes three courses and a glass of prosecco

12-14 Feb

Get three courses and a glass of prosecco for £21.95 from the Zizzi Valentine's menu available at all restaurants from Fri 12 - Sun 14 Feb.

You can choose a starter, a main and a pudding. Prices vary at different Zizzi restaurants, but this offer will save you between £3.45 and £9.95 depending on the dishes you pick. Soft drink alternatives to prosecco include Coke, Diet Coke, and Belu still or sparkling water. It’s likely to be busy so it’s best to book in advance.

More info

Offer not available in conjunction with any other promotions or loyalty/discount cards.

Prezzo logoPrezzo Valentine's meal £24.95Includes three courses, a glass of prosecco and a liqueur

11-14 Feb

Get three courses, a glass of prosecco and a Limoncello liqueur for £24.95 with the Prezzo Valentine's menu, available at all restaurants from Thu 11 - Sun 14 Feb.

You can choose one item from the bread and olives section of the main menu, plus any main and any dessert. If you were to pick the most expensive dishes on the menu for each course you'd save £9.15 compared with buying them during other times of the year. It’s likely to be busy so it’s best to book in advance.

More info

Offer not available in conjunction with any other promotions or loyalty/discount cards.

Pizza Express logoPizza Express two courses £12Dine-in with voucher for starter and main

Every day

Register with Pizza Express and get a voucher for a set menu starter and a main for £11.95 valid every day until Sun 21 Feb, excluding Sat 13 Feb after 5pm, when you dine in.

You can choose from dough balls, garlic bread and garlic bread with mozzarella to start; for main you can choose Classic or Leggera pizza, or a salad.

Prices vary between branches, but two courses can set you back over £15 if you choose the higher priced dishes, so this is a decent saving. However, if you’re going for the cheaper options, this offer might not save you much and may even work out more expensive, so be aware.

The voucher's valid at the restaurant you choose when signing up and it's good for the whole table - you can either print it or show it on your smartphone. See 'more info' below for menu and restaurant exclusions.

More info

Extra toppings and pizza upgrades will be charged. If you choose a gluten-free based pizza, you can order a mixed side salad as a starter. All items are subject to availability.

Can't be used with any other offer, or with Tesco/Nectar vouchers/codes, NUS extra or Tastecard. Also excludes set menus, takeaway and delivery.

Excludes Ashford McArthur Glen, Brent Cross and Olympia branches, plus Pizza Express Jazz Clubs. Offer also not available at Baker Street, Fulham Broadway, Fulham Road 363, Fulham Road 895, The O2, Twickenham or Wembley when a sports or entertainment event is taking place nearby.

Pitcher & Piano logoPitcher & Piano 20% off foodRegister and show code. Ends Mon 29 Feb

Every day

Register with Pitcher & Piano and you'll be sent a unique code to get 20% off your food bill until Mon 29 Feb.

One voucher's good for a group of two and there's no minimum spend required. Just note down the code, print it or show it on your smartphone.

You'll also be sent a unique code for one free Chambord Spritz cocktail (norm £8ish). Both codes can be used by the same person in a single visit. Please be Drinkaware.

More info

Not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion. Must be aged 18 or over. Subject to availability. The 18 bars are mostly located in England, with one in Swansea, south Wales. Use this link to find your nearest bar.

Pizza Express logoPizza Express 25% off food billRegister and show voucher. Includes takeaway

Excl Fri & Sat

You can register with Pizza Express to get a voucher for 25% off your food bill, valid all day Mon-Fri and Sun after 5pm, until Sun 14 Feb.

The voucher's enough for the whole table or group and you can either print it or show it on your smartphone. It includes the Piccolo kids' menu and takeaway orders, but not those made online.

Make sure you download a voucher for the restaurant you want to visit, as there are some exclusions – see ‘more info’ below.

More info

Can't be used with any set menu or other offers including Tesco vouchers/codes, Nectar, NUS extra and Tastecard.

Excludes Pizza Express Ashford McArthur Glen, Brent Cross, Olympia and Jazz Clubs. Also can't be used at Baker Street, Fulham Broadway, Fulham Road 363, Fulham Road 895, The O2, Twickenham or Wembley when a sports or entertainment event is taking place nearby.

Restaurant deals valid around Valentine's Day

Carluccio's logoCarluccio's main courses 2for1 for £1*Print or show voucher on smartphone. Valid every day

1 day left

Order two main courses at Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's and get the cheapest for £1 until Thu 11 Feb. Simply register with Vouchercloud* and either print the voucher or show it on your smartphone at your chosen restaurant.

With mains costing up to £16, you'll be making a decent saving with this voucher, which is valid every day at all Carluccio's restaurants.

Only one voucher is required for the whole table. It can't be used with other offers, antipasti sharing dishes, 'Menu Fisso' fixed price menu or 'Trio di Pasta'.

Prezzo logoPrezzo 2for1 for £2.50Register and show voucher. Excl Saturday and Sunday

Mon-Fri

Register with Prezzo to get a voucher which gets you a second meal for £2.50 when you buy a full-price main until Mon 15 Feb, excluding Sat 13 Feb and Valentine's Day.

One voucher's good for the whole group and you can either print it or show it on your smartphone.

The offer includes classic and light pizza and pasta, calzones, risotto, salads, filled pasta and al forno. See 'more info' below for a list of menu and restaurant exclusions.

More info

Offer excludes starters, sides, grills, VIPizzas, executive pizzas, Two Classic Pastas, specials, desserts, set menus and children's menus. The cheapest main will be £2.50. Extras will be charged on top. Not valid on takeaways.

Excludes the following London branches: Euston, Glasshouse Street, King’s Cross Station, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Northumberland Avenue, plus Wembley on event days. Code can only be used once. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or Tesco tokens.

Toby Carvery logoToby Carvery two mains for £10Print voucher or show on smartphone. Excludes Sun

Mon-Sat

Download a Toby Carvery voucher to get two carveries or main meals for £10 (or four for £20), Mon-Sat until Sat 13 Feb.

Depending on the branch you visit, carveries can cost up to £6.99, while the most expensive main meal on the menu is the baked salmon fillet at £8.29 (order four of these using the voucher and it'll cost you £20 rather than the usual £33.16).

The voucher's valid at any Toby Carvery restaurant, just print it or show it on a smartphone. The promotion doesn't include king-size upgrades or drinks and can't be used with any other offer.

Bella Italia logoBella Italia 30% off foodPrint voucher or show on smartphone, excludes takeaway

Mon-Thu

Register with Bella Italia to get a voucher for 30% off your food bill when you dine in Mon-Thu until Mon 15 Feb.

One voucher's valid for a table of up to six people - just print it or show it on your smartphone. See 'more info' below for menu and restaurant exclusions.

More info

Can't be used with any other offer or voucher, including set, specials, lunch and evening menus, Tesco Clubcard tokens or Nectar points. Also excludes takeaway orders.

Excludes the following Bella Italia restaurants: Center Parcs, Argyll Street, Wellington Street, St. Martins Lane, Mansfield, Burton, Walsall, Hempstead Valley, Gloucester Quays, Orpington, Glasgow Silverburn, Kingston upon Thames and Colliers Wood.

Zizzi logoZizzi 30% off mainsNote down code or show on smartphone, includes takeaway

Days vary

Register with Zizzi to get a voucher for 30% off main courses at most of its restaurants.

The voucher's good for a maximum of eight people at the participating restaurant you choose when registering. It excludes Saturdays, but the days and times it's valid vary depending on the branch.

The promotion runs until Mon 22 Feb, but ends earlier at some restaurants, so check your individual voucher. See 'more info' below for menu and restaurant exclusions.

More info

Offer includes takeaway and kids’ menu, but excludes breads, nibbles, starters, sharers, sides, desserts and set menus.

Excludes Zizzi Earls Court and Victoria. Also not available at Zizzi O2,Twickenham, Cardiff and Wembley on event days

Not valid with any other voucher, offer, or Tesco tokens.

Ask Italian logoAsk Italian 25% off foodPrint voucher or show on smartphone. Dine-in only

Sun-Fri

You can register with Ask Italian to get a voucher for 25% off your food bill when you dine in Sun-Fri until Fri 12 Feb. The offer includes starters, mains and desserts but excludes set menus, drinks and takeaway.

The voucher's valid at the restaurant you choose when signing up (see 'more info' below for exclusions) and it's good for up to eight people, just print it or show it on your smartphone.

More info

Excludes Ask Italian Twickenham on match days. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

Pizza Hut Delivery logoPizza Hut large pizza, three sides & drink £14*No vch or code needed, collection or del, norm up to £32.75

Every day

Select the 'Big £14 Deal' offer at Pizza Hut Delivery* to get a large Italian, pan or classic crust pizza (norm up to £18.49), one portion of garlic bread (up to £3.49), one portion of wedges (up to £3.49), another side (up to £4.99) and a 1.5l bottle of drink (up to £2.29) for £14 until Sun 21 Feb.

Normal prices can vary by store, but we tried it at a few different UK locations and found savings of up to £18.75. The offer's available every day for collection or free delivery. If there’s more of you, you can pay an additional £5 to add a medium pizza (norm up to £16.49) to your order.

There’s no voucher or code needed - simply ask for the Big £14 Deal when you order over the phone or in store, or select it from the deals menu* when ordering online.

More info

Includes pre-set recipes and create your own pizzas with up to four toppings. Excludes ultimate dipping box and side combos. Pizza sizes and toppings included in the offer may vary subject to availability. £5 additional medium pizza applies to Italian or pan pizzas only.

Valid at participating Pizza Hut Delivery stores only, so excludes dining in at Pizza Hut restaurants, Express stores, Butlin's, Thorpe Park and Jersey branches. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

Papa John's logoPapa John's 33% off your online order*Minimum spend of £10.99 required for delivery

Every day

Select the '33% off your online order' deal at Papa John's*, or enter the code NPJ33PCOFF at the checkout, to get 33% off your order until Sun 20 Mar.

Orders must contain at least one pizza and the offer excludes Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Snog frozen yogurt.

There's a minimum spend of £10.99 after the code is applied if you want delivery, but if you're happy to collect there's no minimum spend - we ordered a small cheese and tomato pizza (norm £10.99) for collection at our local branch using the code and had £3.63 knocked off at the checkout.

Most Papa John’s (excluding Northern Ireland) are taking part - see ‘more info’ below for excluded branches.

More info

Cannot be used in conjunction with any offers. The following branches are excluded:

  • University campus branches
  • Welcome Break
  • Haven
  • Butlin's
  • Planet Ice
  • Ribby Hall Village

Valentine's cards

Aldi logoValentine's Day cards from 79pIn store at Aldi. Similar £4 elsewhere

4 days left

If you go in store to Aldi (find your nearest), you can get Valentine's Day cards from 79p each. We've had a look and we reckon some are pretty similar to pricier cards which would normally set you back around £4 - so you can ensure you don’t kiss goodbye to your cash this Valentine’s.

Designs include:

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 Day logoCheap perfume dealsIncl discount codes/sales. Eg, £25 Marc Jacobs Dot

Ongoing

Fancy perfume's a lovely thing, but it doesn't come cheap. So rather than splash all that cash, there are 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, as it varies per retailer

Strong discounts for Valentine's Day perfume/aftershave we found include:

Discount codes

  • The Fragrance Shop: Go to VoucherCodes* to get a 15% off code for The Fragrance Shop in store and online until Fri 12 Feb. Check out the T&Cs as exclusions apply. Decent prices we found include: Roberto Cavalli EDP* 75ml (plus free bag) £28.94 delivered with code, next cheapest we found - £31.94 delivered at Fragrance Direct.

  • Fragrance Direct: Go to VoucherCodes* to get a code for £5 off £50+ spend at Fragrance Direct until Fri 12 Feb. Or enter the code FREEDEL40 online at Fragrance Direct* to get free standard delivery (norm £1.99, can't be used with other codes) if you spend £40+. Using the £5 off code, Gucci Bamboo EDP 50ml* is £53.98 delivered, next cheapest we found - £63 at The Fragrance Shop. If you're not spending £40+, Emporio Armani He EDT 50ml* is £29.94 delivered without a code, next cheapest we found - £35 from Boots.

Sales

  • Boots: Go to Boots* in store and online and you'll find up to 50% off a limited range of fragrances. Decent prices we found include: Marc Jacobs Dot EDP 50ml* - £25 at Boots. Next cheapest we found, £49 at Feel Unique.

  • Superdrug: Similarly to Boots, Superdrug* has up to 50% off a limited range of fragrances in store and online. Decent prices we found include: Boss Bottled Night EDT 200ml* £40, next cheapest we found - £50 from The Fragrance Shop.

  • DebenhamsDebenhams* is not usually the cheapest place to buy fragrances, but it does currently have fragrances and gift sets with up to 50% off. Decent prices we found include: Calvin Klein Eternity Men 30ml EDT gift set* £20.49 delivered, next cheapest we found - £27.99 delivered at The Fragrance Shop.

  • AmazonAmazon* 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. Decent prices we found include: Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDP 100ml* £25.19, next cheapest we found, £45 from The Fragrance Shop (but out of stock).

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.

Valentine's gifts for him

Red Letter Days logoRed Letter Days 25% off adventure days*MSE Blagged discount, incl £33 F1 simulator

11 days left

If you’re struggling to find that perfect present for someone who already has everything, experience days can work out as a great gift. You can get 25% off full-price adventure days when you go via our special Red Letter Days* link and buy a voucher by 11.59pm on Sun 21 Feb.

It's also worth checking out its up to 70% off sale (see below), you won't find the same deals on both, but you might find something more suitable.

We found some great savings on adventure days via our Blagged link (the discount is applied automatically), but don’t take it as 'red' that it’s the cheapest around. It's always best to check if you can find the same experience day cheaper elsewhere.

Some of the discounts you can get on adventure days include:

  • Day at Diggerland - £16 (normally £22), next cheapest we found, £19.95 at Virgin Experience Days
  • Catapault experience - £29 (normally £39), next cheapest we found, £35 at BuyAGift
  • F1 Grand Prix simulator - £33 (normally £45), next cheapest we found, £39 at Virgin Experience Days

You'll get a voucher, which you can print at home for free, but if you want it delivered, standard delivery's £1.99 (or next day £5.95). Red Letter Days says you'll need to allow 3-5 working days for standard delivery. Next day delivery needs to be ordered by 4pm on Thu 11 Feb if you want it in time for Valentine's Day (Sun 14 Feb).

'Up to 70% off' sale

You can also get some decent discounts in Red Letter Days' 'up to 70% off' sale. We asked Red Letter Days, but it wasn't able to give us an indication of when these offers would end, so you'll need to go quick if you spot something you're after.

Here are some of the stronger deals we spotted on Tue 2 Feb: 

  • Stunt driving - £49 (normally £99), next cheapest we found, £159 at Virgin Experience Days
  • London photography tour at night for two - £55 (normally £200), next cheapest we found, £60 at Virgin Experience Days

Note: The vouchers expire 12 months from purchase. There may be a book-by date as well as an expiry, so be aware of this. Also make sure you check what dates/time it's valid as these might be restricted.

Make sure you book your experience well in advance for the best availability. Some experiences may be subject to weather conditions - in these cases, call up the venue before you leave on the day to confirm the event. 

Ralph Lauren logoRalph Lauren extra 20% off*Code valid on sale. Eg, men's polo £38 delivered (was £80)

1 day left

If you go online to Ralph Lauren* you can get an extra 20% off everything in its winter sale when you enter the code RLWINTER until 11.59pm on Wed 10 Feb. Delivery's only free if you're spending more than £70 (otherwise it's an eye-watering £9.95), so make sure you factor this in.

Using the code on Tue 9 Feb we found men's polo shirts for £38 delivered (reduced from £80 to £45 delivered before code) and checked shirts for £43.55 delivered (reduced from £85 to £52 delivered before code). Stock's extremely limited as the sale's ending this week.

Not everything's cheapest direct from Ralph Lauren, so check prices with MegaShopBot.

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...


Feelunique.com logoFeel Unique £10 off £25 spend*Blagged code. Eg, £15 YSL Touche Éclat concealer

2 days left

If you go online to beauty retailer Feel Unique* before 11.59pm on Fri 12 Feb, you can get £10 off a £25 spend when you enter the MSE Blagged code MSE10FU. Delivery's free as you'll be spending over £10.

It's valid on full-price and sale products, including YSL, Estée Lauder and Urban Decay, but excludes Chanel, Dior, GHD, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Moroccanoil, NARS cosmetics, NYX cosmetics and Philips.

Strong discounts you can get on popular products (while stock lasts) using the code include:

If you want something that doesn’t reach £25, here are some other popular products to get you over the threshold. With these examples you’d still pay less overall in most cases and get an extra item thrown in:

  • Shiseido Full Lash Volume mascara 8ml* - as this is normally £22 you'll need to purchase something else for £3 or above (eg, this Invisibobble*) to get both for £15.75 - next cheapest we found the mascara, £22 at John Lewis, Invisibobble £3.75 at Boots.
  • Benefit They're Real mascara 8.5g*, as this is normally £19.50 you'll need to purchase something else for £5.50 or above (eg, this Popband headband set*) to get both for £15.50 - next cheapest we found the mascara, £19.50 at John Lewis, Popband headbands £6 at House of Fraser.
MSE Sarah says:

This is a great offer as these brands aren't often discounted, and essentially you're getting 40% off £25 products.

More info

The code can't be used with any other offer or discount code. It can only be used once per person. 

Poundshop.com logo90p La Senza knickers*At Poundshop.com with site-wide Blagged 10% off code

RRP £4-£5

If you go to online pound store Poundshop.com* you can get 10% off all items when you enter the MSE Blagged code MSE10 by 11.59pm on Tue 16 Feb - making everything on site 90p. Delivery's £3 on orders under £30 - free £30+ - so it's best to bulk buy.

The sexy part of this deal is the code takes La Senza knickers down to 90p a pair. We've picked this out as La Senza underwear isn't part of Poundshop.com's usual range, and we don't normally see underwear down this low (it also enables us to put our 'knickers coming down' pun in the weekly email, which we all enjoy!).

These are clearance items from a stock liquidation - lingerie retailer La Senza went bust in 2014 - and they all still have their original £4-£5 price tags. Poundshop.com says it has only four styles left in size 8-10, so if this is something you want, go quick.

Ann Summers logoAnn Summers 30% off Valentine's lingerie*37 styles included. Discounted price shown on site

4 days left

If you go online to adult retailer Ann Summers* or shop in store, you can get 30% off selected Valentine's lingerie until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb. There are 37 discounted styles available and the 30% off price is already applied on site and clearly marked in store - so this one's a quickie.

Some hot offers we found on Tue 2 Feb include:

Delivery's £2.95 or you can collect from a store for free (find your nearest*).

Boux Avenue logoBoux Avenue 25% off Valentine's lingerie*Automatic online discount - selected items

4 days left

If you shop online at lingerie retailer Boux Avenue* you can get 25% off a selection of items until 11.59pm on Valentine's Day (Sun 14 Feb). Delivery's £3, or you can collect for free from one of 20+ Boux Avenue stores, owned by former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis.

Valid only on items marked '25% off' - the discount will be added automatically at the checkout.

Ernest Jones logoErnest Jones Valentine's Day sale*Up to 25% off diamond rings in store and online

4 days left

Jewellery retailer Ernest Jones* has up to 25% off diamond rings until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb in stores and online. The discount will be shown on screen and clearly marked in stores and will be applied automatically. Standard delivery's £3 and free to collect in store.

Of course, diamond rings are not MoneySaving so make sure you remember Martin's Money Mantras. Ask yourself: "Can I afford it? Will I use it? Is it worth it?" And always compare prices with other retailers before buying.

Strong discounts we found on Thu 4 Feb (with the additional 10% off) include:

The last day you can order to receive items in time for Valentine's Day is 2pm on Thu 11 Feb. 

H.Samuels logoH. Samuel Valentine's Day sale*Incl diamond jewellery, watches & bangles in store and online

4 days left

Jewellery retailer H. Samuel* has an up to 50% off selected items sale until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb in stores and online. The discount will be shown on screen and clearly marked in stores and will be applied automatically. Standard delivery's £2.95 and free to collect in store.

Its Valentine's sale includes selected diamond jewellery, the heart Valentine's collection, ladies' and men's watches, and Chamilia bangles.

Strong discounts we spotted on Tue 2 Feb include:

The last day you can order to receive items in time for Valentine's Day is 2pm on Thu 11 Feb.

use the money mantras

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

are
you
Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
are
you
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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