Image via my amazing friend Cassandra Eldridge
As you may have noticed on Instagram and elsewhere on the blog, Neal and I are planning an upcoming trip to Ireland in March! (EEEK!) He surprised me with plane tickets over Christmas, completely pulling the rug out from under me. I’ve never been so surprised in my life–I was sobbing and laughing all at the same time.
That being said, as you can imagine, we’re trying to save as many pennies as possible to put toward our trip. Which is tricky, because usually we look for any excuse to go all out and celebrate together. I’m determined though, that this is still possible to properly celebrate on a budget. We opted to go with a less expensive date night this year, choosing a cute Italian place in Little Italy instead of our usual fancy restaurant. I’ve also been shopping around Coupons.com and found some super easy ways to save on things we’d already be buying anyway!
For example, I’ll be taking advantage of Coupons.com’s discounts at places like Nordstrom and J.Crew for a date night outfit, great flowers from Teleflora and 1800 Flowers (cough, do you know someone who might be interested in that?), something sparkly from Amazon Jewelry (wink wink!) and some great discounts on other V-Day gifts, like a NY Times subscription, or Bath & Bodyworks goodies.
Seriously, check out this page for all the Coupons.com Valentine’s Day Deals!
The new Valentine’s Day Magazine on The Good Stuff by Coupons.com also has some awesome recipes and really fun DIY’s you can take advantage of to make your holiday extra festive on a budget! (Click through the below, they start on page 40!)
I’m also going to try my luck and enter the Share the Love Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes (Find the link to enter on Pages 2-3! They’re giving away $100 each day between now and 2/28 for one winner, and her friend!)
I’ve sworn of shopping for the most part before our Ireland trip, but because it’s a special occasion, I’m going to let myself splurge, while still keeping things under $50. Here’s some great “under $50” pink and red, festive picks below!
What are your tips and tricks for staying under budget?
This post is sponsored by Coupons.com, however, all thoughts and opinions on my own. Thanks so much for supporting the partnerships that keep GG running!