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Valentine's Day 2014

Last updated: 10 Feb 2014
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Roses are red, violets are blue, we love a bargain and so do you! While it's romantic, don't be forced into an over-commercialised day. Here are our deals, including £3 roses and £10 champers. Even better, ditch pricey prezzies and use our DIY Valentine's Gift Cheques.

We aim to ensure all the deals in this section can be used by everyone and they're checked with the company's press office where possible (unless stated).

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

WARNING! Valentine's delivery doesn't always happen (especially in flood zones). Things can also go wrong with the supply and delivery of flowers for Valentine’s, as happened last year. There’s always a chance they won’t be delivered in time, so consider the risk.


Fri 14 Feb - unfortunately you're too late to order couriered flowers, but you can still get some equally beautiful flowers in-store (see the 12 red roses in-store section just above).

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, including flowers and chocolates bundles and the timeless classic – a dozen red roses – delivered by courier for £21 at Asda.


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FREE Valentine's 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.


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Valentine's cards


Card retailers cash in as Valentine’s Day’s 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.


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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 personalised photo books, discount chocolates, and even something for the fellas in the shape of money off experience days.


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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.

Here are a few deals we've found on fragrance and aftershave...


ValentineCheap perfume dealsIncl half price perfume, sales and discount codes

Ongoing

Fancy perfume's a lovely thing, but it doesn't come cheap. So rather than splash all that cash, savvy forumites have spotted 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 deals around.

Boots

You can get £5 off selected fragrances* by entering the code FRAG5 at the checkout till Tue 4 Mar. If you're spending over £100, you can get a £10 off code at VoucherCodes till Fri 28 Feb. If you're not quite spending that, you can get 10% orders over £90 with a code from VoucherCloud that expires Fri 8 Feb. 

Currently, Boots has up to half price on selected fragrances till Tue 4 Mar.

Bargains include:

You can get these in-store and online (£2.95 delivered, or free to store if you spend over £20)

Amazon

Amazon* is often the cheapest place for full-priced perfumes. But double-check you're getting the cheapest deal, as there are lots of offers out there at the moment. It currently has up to 50% off fragrances for men and women including:

 

The Fragrance Shop

The Fragrance Shop* has 15% off all gift sets with the code GIFT15 till Fri 14 Feb. If you have O2 Priority Moments, you can get 20% off everything, including the sale, in-store and online till  Tue 11 Feb (just get your unique code from the app).

Bargains include:

 

Superdrug

You can get £5 off when you spend £50 at the checkout using the code VAL5 or £10 off £70 with code VAL10 at Superdrug*. It's got 50% off selected fragrances till Tue 18 Feb.

Bargains include:

 

Debenhams

Debenhams* isn't usually cheap, but it has some good gift sets in its sale.

Bargains include:

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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, including discounts on well-known brands at Asda as well as a cheaper cava alternative from the Co-op.

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


Aldi logo£10 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut In-store only at Aldi

Ongoing
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is currently £9.99 a bottle at Aldi. The price for this champagne has been known to jump to £12.99 so we'll update you here if it does.

Please be Drinkaware.

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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. You'll be cosying up with other couples and it’s likely you’ll pay much more for the pleasure.

But we’ve found some restaurant vouchers valid on the big day itself, including two burgers for £10 at GBK and a Harvester £10 meal deal, including main, pud, salad and drinks.


Harvester logoHarvester meal deal £10No voucher required, just walk in

Every day

Simply walk into a Harvester any day of the week and you’ll get a selected main, unlimited salad and soft drink, plus a Sunday Best sundae for £9.99.

The unlimited salad is usually free when you buy a main meal but with some of the mains hitting £9 alone, you can save up to £5 with this offer.

Choose between six mains, plus a tea or coffee, or unlimited soft drink. If you fancy something stronger, you can get a pint of Carling (usually around £3) for £1 extra or another alcoholic drink (options depend on the restaurant, some will offer a glass of wine).

Kids can also get in on the action for £5. It includes any children's main meal, unlimited salad and a kids' Sundae Best ice-cream, saving you around 30p - 70p. 

More info

Can't be used with any other offers. 

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Hungry Horse logoHungry Horse 2 mains for £8.49Simply walk in Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri
Simply walk in any time during the week to get two main meals for £8.49.
More info

Must be ordered in the same transaction. Valid during food service hours. Not valid with other offers. See the full menu.

Sizzling Pubs logoSizzling Pubs £5 off foodNew sign-ups only, must print voucher

Mon-Fri

Sign-up to Sizzling Pubs' newsletter and get £5 off your food bill when you spend £10 or more.  It's an ongoing offer, for up to six people, valid for 14 days from the date you register at any of its restaurants.

Valid Mon-Fri only, excluding bank holidays.

More info

Can't be used with any other offer. Excludes drinks.

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Morrisons logoMorrisons cafe kids eat 'free'When adult buys a main after 4pm weekdays, no voucher's needed

School nights
Kids (age 16 and under) eat free from the 'Monty' or 'Just for Kids' menu at Morrisons cafes when an adult orders a hot meal for £4 or more from the main menu, saving about £2.99. The offer's ongoing and valid Mon-Fri after 4pm.
More info
Can't be used with any other offer, except the Teatime meal deals.

Subway logoSubway 6'' sub & drink £3Simply walk in

Every day
No voucher's needed for this deal so you can just walk in to get a 6" sub and a draught drink for £3. With 6" subs averaging between £2.99 - £3.59 and drinks from £1.19 - £1.59, you could save up to £2.18 with this offer. You can also get your sub toasted for free.
More info
Choose from...

Nine different subs: veggie delite, chicken tikka, meatball marinara, turkey breast, turkey breast and ham, Italian B.M.T, tuna, ham or spicy Italian

Medium pump drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange or coffees, tea and hot chocolate. For bottled drinks, you pay 30p extra.

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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.

You can woo your Valentine with a £10 dine-in with mains, dessert & wine from Sainsbury's, or £20 from M&S including bubbly, three courses & chocs. 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 between Thursday and Sunday, you can get better deals. They include 2for1 mains for £1.25 at Strada (valid Sun-Fri) and 2for1 mains for £2.50 at Prezzo (valid Sun-Fri).


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Azzurro logoAzzurro 'free' pizza or pasta (buy main & drink)Easy register 'n' print voucher valid at four locations

Dates vary
Register and print this Azzurro voucher to get a ‘free’ pizza or pasta dish when you buy any other main and drink till Nov 2014.

The voucher’s valid every day at the Waterloo and London Bridge branches, Sun-Fri at the Portsmouth branch and before 5pm and after 8pm every day at the Woking branch.
More info
Groups of six or more must book in advance.

Can't be used with any other offer, voucher, set menu, Christmas menu or discount. Additional guest must be present to get the free meal.

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Beefeater logoBeefeater Grill TWO kids 'free' brekkieSimply walk in, buy adult breakfast and get 2 free for kids

Every day
Buy an adult breakfast (served till 10.30am) for around £8.75 at a Beefeater Grill restaurant located next to a Premier Inn hotel and get up to two children's breakfasts free. Children must be aged 15 or under.
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