Feb. 10, 2005 -- -- Worried that Valentine's Day will keep you in the red this year?
Stephanie Nelson, of www.thecouponmom.com, says you don't have to blow your savings to impress the one you love.
Nelson joined ABC News' "Good Morning America" to offer tips on how to get the best deals on flowers, cards, gifts and dinners for your main squeeze.
Yearly online floral sales have increased over the last few years. As a result, many people are already familiar with ordering flowers online. Before making an order, Nelson suggests consumers visit coupon code Web sites, where you're likely to find savings for as much as $15.
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Nelsons says consumers can even save money on Valentine's Day cards with buy one, get one free online coupons on www.carltoncards.com/misc/coupons.cfm. The coupons can be used at selected American Greetings stores nationwide.
If you don't have a clue when it comes to what your sweetheart wants this Valentine's Day, a general gift certificate that can be used at up to 350 stores will probably do the trick. The gift certificate can be ordered from www.giveanything.com and you can find a coupon code for the certificate that will save you 10 percent of the purchase price. You can print the gift certificate and give it to your loved one in person, or you can e-mail it to them if it's a long-distance love affair. See coupon code Web site listings below.
Before choosing a restaurant, Nelson suggests consumers visit www.restaurant.com, where you can enter your zip code to find a list of restaurants in your area. Nelson says consumers who visit the Web site will be offered the opportunity to buy a $25 gift certificate for just $10. To save even more money, Nelson says you can use a coupon code for www.restaurant.com and that $25 gift certificate will only cost you $5. Coupon Code Web Sites:
For more information on saving money by finding and using online coupons, go to Nelson's Web site: www.thecouponmom.com