How are your Valentine’s Day plans shaping up? If you’re like most people, you want to squeeze in plenty of fun but don’t have a lot of extra cash to pay for it. If your Valentines Day fun needs to stick to a tight budget, check out these ideas.

Valentines Day Fun on a Budget

Look Around for Freebies and Cheapies in Your Area

Check around your area for any free events and activities or fundraising dinners that are going on around Valentine’s Day. Look for free events at your local library, at local churches, or other businesses or non-profit organizations in your area.

If an expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant is out of your budget, you can take your sweetheart to a fundraising dinner in your area. Usually these types of dinners may be held at local schools or churches and offer meals at a reduced price. The money raised goes to a charity organization or some other cause — so you’re saving money, getting a great meal, and your money is helping someone.

Visit a Local Museum or Historical Site

Do you and your sweetie enjoy history? If so, visit a local historical museum or site for Valentine’s Day. The admission fees for these types of attractions are usually very low cost so they’re great if you’re on a tight budget.

Plan a Movie Night at Home

Instead of spending money on movie tickets, popcorn, and drinks at the theater, plan a movie night at home. Rent a couple of DVDs or check them out for free at your local library, pop some homemade popcorn, then snuggle up together and watch some great flicks.

Go Roller Skating

Do you remember how to skate? Plan a fun night of skating with your sweetie. It won’t cost a lot, but imagine the fun you will have skating (or trying to skate) and reliving your younger days! Many skating rinks host special Valentine’s Day events that will be fun to participate in.

Mall Walking

Who says you have to spend money in order to have a good time? Spend Valentine’s Day strolling around your local mall doing some window shopping. Enjoy some frivolous snacks and ice cream while you people watch, window shop, and enjoy each other’s company.

Visit Antique Shops

It doesn’t cost anything to check out some local antique shops. Stroll through a few with your sweetie and reminisce together the things you see and remember. It’s free fun to share your memories of the things you both see and remember and you might even find a memento that you want to buy!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetie doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Keep in mind that the whole point is to spend quality time with the one you love. This means the possibilities are endless for inexpensive fun together. Enjoy time together and keep your budget in line for Valentine’s Day!

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