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Valentine's Day is a holiday meant to show your love and appreciation for the special people in your life. However, some people can get a little too excited and go overboard with their expenses. This day can put a dent in your bank account if you're not careful with your plans. Thankfully, we're here to help plan the perfect day on a tight budget! Here are 5 ways to save money on Valentine's Day!

Dine-In Before Going Out - Restaurants are usually a nightmare to book on this day and it's always less romantic than it seems. Instead, whip up a nice, fancy, candlelit dinner at home before going out for a fun activity. It'll save you money and your significant other will appreciate the extra effort put into the evening.

Check Out Deals - Call ahead or do some research online before booking a restaurant. Most places will have deals or coupons you can use to help save money on your evening. There are also a lot of deals out there for movies, concerts, and shows that will contribute to cut costs on an otherwise expensive night.

Fun Cheap Activities - Some people think that splurging on an evening at a fancy restaurant and showering their date with gifts is the appropriate way to celebrate when that's not necessarily the case. The point of Valentine's Day is to show your love for someone by spending time with them. Take them on a walk through the park, out dancing, or stay in and have a game night. All are free, easy ways to have a fun time!

Get Creative - Material things eventually turn into junk that'll be thrown out, so why not put a little twist on the gifts this year? You can always make something, like a scrapbook that will be more personal or even do some chores around the house to show your love and appreciation.

Celebrate On a Planned Date - Who says that you have to celebrate Valentines Day on the actual date? Since most places will be booked or packed anyway, it would be a smart move to set a different night to celebrate. That way you'll have a stress-free evening knowing for sure that you'll get a reservation at your restaurant or a spot in the movie theater. You can also save money by taking the extra time to budget out the evening.

Before celebrating Valentine's Day, make sure that all of your insurance needs are up-to-date. Give us a call at 1-800-Thanks-Al to have an agent review your policy to confirm that your auto insurance has the right amount of coverage for your family and your needs. We can also ensure that you are getting the best rate for your policy. You might even qualify for additional discounts, especially if you have your home insured through us!