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You don’t have to spend money to show you care! Free ways to be romantic

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It’s that time of year again, when the shops deck everything out in red and pink and insist you make grand gestures of declaring your love by spending money on food, drink, and treats.

Is it just me or is it all a bit nauseating? Surely showing someone you care shouldn’t come with a price tag! What if you’d rather not spend a lot of money? Or what if you’d rather show your love in a different way? The best things in life are free after all.

Let’s take a look at some simple ways you can let that special someone know that you care, all year round.

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Frugal Wooing – Valentine’s Day on the cheap

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Service station

*Not* the place to buy those romantic gifts for your loved one

One sure way to dampen passion and loving thoughts on Valentine’s Day is to think about how to do it on the cheap or go for the easy option, such as flowers from the local garage. It hardly sounds very romantic does it?

However, with the Government spending and benefit changes biting hard, and money being tight, we may have to resort to some ‘frugal spoiling’.

The best things in life are free, or so the saying goes. One thing we forget in this materialistic, spend, spend, spend world of ours is that just spending time with the one you love is free and can never be replaced.

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