Seeking that last minute Valentine's Day gift or idea sweetheart? From department stores to drugstores, Cupid shoots his last minute arrow and slashes prices to a low, low loving price. Where to find these great last minute February 14th deals and steals? We begin with the big guns.
Sears unleashes up to 75% off fine jewelry and with the savings pass in this week's circular you can also receive an additional 15% off of select jewelry. The pass is located on page 2. Also, collect on a free box of chocolates with the purchase of a lab created Ruby heart pendant with diamonds that usually goes for $299.99 but if purchased now the pendant is on sale for $99.99. Oh yes they did! With the pass you can choose from other multiple pendants at the final price of $99.99 (without free chocolates). The pass is also good on select fragrances.
JC Penney has a gorgeous Bee Darlin Peplum dress for $35 but guess what? There's another dress much better for the same price at JC. Page 16 in the JC Penney circular doesn't compare to page 17. Check out the T-Lace dress for, also, $35. Merge the Peplum with the T-Lace and that's one incredible dress, however, it doesn't work that way. Therefore, locals have to take what they can get and page 17 seems a better ticket. JC doesn't do Valentine's Day without a jewelry deal. Yes, lab created pendant sale. That is if you don't mind spending $48 on your Valentine. Locals do not mind spending less. Not bad JC Penney!
Dillards has a beautiful Lilly Pulitzer print make-up bag that doesn't look like much on the circular but can take a women's breath away when upfront and personal. For only $35 a woman can test the Estee Lauder waters. Which brings us to what's in this sleek sweet patterned bag that I invested in. So worth it! Advanced Night Repair, moisturizer and other goodies.
The day is still young at Kohl's but act fast. Kohl's tangos their largest gold clearance event with new markdowns. We're talking 60% - 70% with the markdown steals on select clearance items reaching a high 80% off. As a woman I enjoy the warm things in life such as socks, gloves, etc. However, it's North Carolina. Pretty much the opposite of Snow Town. So, what to purchase at Kohl's? Try springtime colors and light. Or go with cash. Cash is not like a Kohl's card. The Valentine is not locked in Kohl's completely. Meaning, they can purchase something at Kohl's and have enough to enjoy a lunch afterwards. Also, Jumping Beans, Mudd, Urban Pipeline, and etc, can be found at buy one top or bottom and get the second for a mere $1. Excludes dress shirts. Sales may end Tuesday night which means there may be special deals coming on Wednesday. Kohl's doesn't cut it for your Valentine? Try the 'other' big dogs like Macy's.
Macy's offers the purchase a Red Dress pin for $2 and take off an extra percentage of select items. Including 15% off of select jewelry. Other items can offer an extra 20% off with the Red Dress Pin purchase. The $2 goes to a good cause. Cause the American Heart Association could use the extra 100% in Red Dress pin sales towards their Go Red for Women Movement. Plus, there's a deal in it for everyone.
What if you don't have the cash nor the time to invest? That's easy. Try these Valentine's Day tactics my children have dubbed as the Sanford and Son Syndrome. Valentine, we have all been there. The worst gift ever was when I requested a journal. I ended up with a college ruled three section notebook during the marriage. My husband had money but just didn't zone in on the whole Valentine's Day meaning. Meaning, his love for me was worth about $1.50 at a quick stop in Walmart. Yes, we divorced after ten years of feeling worthless. But not everyone has money. Here's how a tight wallet can work on Valentine's Day if you just give more than five minutes of your time.
Valentine's Day freebies exist. iTunes free apps found here. Huffington Post's free Valentine's Day printouts found here to add a little cute spin to the day. Denny's offers free coffee blends on Valentine's Day. When you have an idea roll with it, contact the company and see what they offer on Valentine's Day. You may be surprised at what you find.
Doing a little Valentine's Day home on the heart shaped range? Candles, candles, candles (just don't burn the house down). Light some candles to take her breath away, or his. Make a dinner that you know they will enjoy. Not the dinner you wanted. When is the last time you cooked up some Taylor Ham Pork Roll with sides of various cheeses and a Caesar salad the size of the refrigerator itself? Where's the mango chunks and sweet scent of strawberries? There's much a person can do for the other during Valentine's Day. If you must, dust off the grill and slap on some marinaded steaks or fish.
Grocery store ads target the cook in you this Valentine's Day with sales. Take advantage of them, save the money, and turn up the heat!
No matter what you give, what you wear or what you conjure up, don't forget the importance of V-Day. To simply tell them how much you love them. For more ways to share your inner love God(dess) visit Valentine's Day Comes Early.
For quick Valentine's Day sayings and messages visit Serious, Comical, Inspiring and Conspiring Valentine's Day. You will not be disappointed.
From the heart of Carolina, Happy Valentine's Day!