Saving Money on Flowers this Valentine's Day

Flowers Can Be Expensive!

Roses are red, violets are blue, pick the wrong florist and you could be ripped off too.  Okay so that was really bad, BUT before you go buying roses for your significant other this Valentine's Day, here are a few things you should keep in mind before jumping at the first dozen flowers you see.

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  • Big Box stores such as Costco, Sam’s Club and even Walmart order flowers in large quantities to keep prices at a minimum.  However, with the low prices comes the risk of poor quality.  A great question to ask is if the flowers were refrigerated during their trip from the grower to the store.  If not, they might not last as long.

  • Grocery stores tend to be a little more expensive, but with that price increase comes better quality!  When shopping, you’ll want to look for tight buds.  Tight buds mean longer lasting bouquets.  If you’re going to spend a little more money, you might as well make it count!

  • Shopping online might be the easiest option, but like the big box stores, you can’t guarantee the flowers get refrigerated when shipped.  On top of that, you’ll want to be careful of online shipping costs.  Many online florists like to pile on the fees and shipping costs! Consider yourself warned!

  • The local florist is your best bet if you are looking for good quality.  While they might be the most expensive  many of these shops are locally owned, which could give you the ability to negotiate on price.  Before you go reaching into the glass case for the prearranged stuff, try getting a smaller customized bouquet done on the cheap!

Keep these tips in mind and save yourself a few headaches this Valentine's Day.  Special thanks to MoneyTalksNews.com for the tips!  If you have any suggestions or thoughts on how to save money this Valentine's day comment below.   We’d love to hear your feedback.

Until next time,

Austin