How does a person celebrate Valentine’s Day and watch their budget at the same time? This year I used two methods to have fun and save money.
Wise Use of Gift Certificates – For Christmas a good friend gave me a gift certificate to an Italian restaurant. I put that gift certificate aside and saved it for Valentine’s Day.
A word of caution here, when saving gift certificates you don’t want to lose them or forget about them. I make sure that doesn’t happen by putting all of my gift certificates in one place.
Multi-Tasking Hair – Every month and a half I visit Kayla at the hair salon. She trims and colors my hair. It’s the minimum amount of maintenance needed to keep my hair looking presentable. But no one said that I couldn’t have it done on a day when I’m going out in the evening. So I made an appointment to coincide with the date of our Valentine’s Day dinner.
We’re actually going to have our Valentine’s Day dinner tonight. So we should avoid the crowds, save money and my hair will be fabulous. That’s what I call a good evening!