Valentine’s date nights on a budget

By on February 13th, 2017


You don’t need to spend a fortune to show your affections on Valentine’s Day, and everyone knows it’s the thought that counts, right?

We’ve put together the best bargain date nights to help stretch your precious student loan a bit further this Valentine’s Day, whatever your budget. Share the love!


Spell it out

Can’t muster up the courage to say how you really feel? Say it with food!

You can create this delicious ‘Love’ platter (and have plenty leftover!) for under £7.00. Get all the ingredients from ASDA:

Mini muffins (chocolate, blueberry or strawberry and white chocolate) = £1

Chocolate iced donuts = £1

Pancake batter mix = £1

Maple syrup = £1.98

Raspberries = £2


Pizza Express yourself…

Why mess with the traditional ‘wine and dine’ date night format? Especially when Pizza Express are offering a delicious Valentines set menu for £16.95 – including 2 tasty courses and a glass of Chambord Prosecco or a soft drink.

When most restaurants are hiking up their prices to meet Valentines Day demand, this is an absolute bargain – available only from 11-14th February.

Book ahead, as this offer is high in demand:


Meerkat Movies

Cuddle up over a bag of popcorn (sweet of course) at the cinema with two-for-one tickets when you buy travel insurance from

The 241 deal is available on Tuesday or Wednesday tickets, and you’re able to claim the offer once a week for a whole year, meaning you can bag yourself an amazing 52 bargain date nights!

We’ve even researched the cheapest insurance deal on the whole website, so you can spend as little as possible to receive the 241 offer. Select insurance from Top Dog: traveling within the UK, single trip, 1 night, 1 person, no medical conditions = £1.94. Simples.


You’ve got a pizza my heart

Want the pizza experience but at an even lower price? Channel your inner Nigella or Gino D’Acampo, and craft a couple of totally romantic heart-shaped pizzas at home. Everyone loves a good cook!

Get all the ingredients from Asda for only £9.00. Bargain.

ASDA easy share pizza base = £1

Napolina Tomato Sauce with herbs, pizza topping x2 = £3

Grated mozzarella = £3 for 2 packets

ASDA Italian hot pepperoni x 2 = £2


Sing your heart out

February 14th doesn’t have to be all about candlelit dinners and cuddling up. Get all of your best and loudest friends together and blast out your favourite love songs, power ballads and more, at your very own Valentines Karaoke party!

Split the cost of this plug and play Easy Karaoke machine and microphone with your mates, plug it straight into your TV and take the spotlight!

And what about a great Karaoke-compatible CD to get the party started?

Karaoke machine = £40

CD = £9.99

Split between 10 friends = £4.99 each




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