Not Breaking the Bank on Feb. 14

Valentines card, candy, and rose on the ground

This year, your girlfriend, boyfriend, or special someone deserves something for the “greatest day of love there is.” Want to get them something special but don’t want to break the bank? Here are a few ways to show someone you care for them without emptying your pockets.
There is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned dinner reservation to show someone how much they mean to you. With websites like, it is easy to make a last-minute romantic reservation for under $100.
Looking for something more active and adventurous? Try a roller skating night. JellyBeans is a Skate Center in Raleigh with themed nights – charging $6 admission and $2 for rental skates.
Don’t feel like going out? Redbox movie rentals are located at grocery stores, gas stations, as well as outside Drug Stores. They have new releases as well as oldies for perfect date night inside.
“Ryan and I are planning to go to North Hills and catch a movie, keeping it simple,” said senior Alex Dixon.
Looking for a meaningful gift for Valentine’s day? These are a few that they will surely love – a homemade gift basket filled with their favorite candy or movies, hand picked flowers, a scrapbook with your favorite memories together, a homemade CD, or a “10 Reasons I Love You List” which will definitely put a smile on their face.
Whether you need a date idea or a thoughtful gift, there are many budget friendly ideas that they will love.

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