Valentine's Day deals and steals

Valentine's Day giftsIf love hasn't blinded you, the abundance of romantic freebies and deals will sweep you off your feet! Coupled or not, these 16 loverly deals will make your wallet beat fast.

If you dread the holiday for loners, I mean lovers, check out these stories of Valentine's Day gone wrong.

Totally free

UPDATE: Sadly, FTD is charging a $15 "service" fee on this deal which somehow the PR rep forgot to mention. But getting a bunch of roses and chocolate delivered to your crush on V-day for $15 is not bad at all. Just not free.

PREVIOUSLY: EXCLUSIVE! Score a free bouquet of roses with chocolates from FTD when you register for the first time at eBates.com. Deal ends Feb. 11 at 11:59 PST. This is for new eBates customers only. Background: eBates is a cash rebate shopping site that sends you a check for a percentage of your online purchase about 30-90 days after the fact. The best part is you can stack coupon codes on top of eBates rebates.

Here's how the deal breaks down:
  • FTD special Valentine's Day price: $19.99
  • Rose bouquet with free chocolates: $29.99
  • 14.0% cash back from Ebates: -$2.80
  • Ebates sign up bonus: -$17.19
  • Ebates new member price: Free* (Ebates will send new members a check for $19.99, the total for the 14% cash back and sign up bonus)
Now for the rest of my fabulous Valentine deals:

Can you say make out music? Download nine free romance-inducing MP3s from Amazon.

Print your own Valentine's Day cards. Freebies4Mom has 10 different cards to choose from.

Each day until Feb. 14, 2010, ThinkMarriage.com is giving away 400 free digital love letter kits (they sell for $2) started at 10 a.m. CST.

Chocolate
Today, Feb. 10, is the last day to get free 2-day shipping from chocolate giant Ghirardelli. Order by 1p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST Feb. 10 so your sweets arrive in time. No code needed.

See's Candies has a similar offer. Get free two-day shipping when you purchase by 9 a.m. PST/ noon EST on Feb. 10. See's nuts and chews are my faaaavorite chocolate. No code needed.

Dinner
Taking your sweetie out for dinner, this weekend or later? Eat for less with this 80% off coupon code from Restaurant.com.

Waffle House restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Ohio are offering a special romantic menu when you RSVP ahead of time.

Score a free Chambord coffee press when you sign up for regular delivery of Starbucks coffee.

Cook at home with these aphrodisiac-inducing foods. They are cheaper than you think!

Jewelry

Bling bling! Jewelry is 50-70% off at Sears.

Get $50 off a purchase of $300 or more at Zales.com when you use coupon code LINKVDAYAFF. Ends Feb. 14.

Get an extra 15% off select fine jewelry from JC Penney with promo code 15HEARTS at JCPenney.com. Expires Feb. 14.

Others
Michael's has two family events to help you show your love, each $1 or less.

Overstock.com has select V-day gifts that include expedited shipping so they arrive by Feb. 13. Look for the pink rectangular heart logo that says "delivered by 2/13."

A number of blogs are reporting that you can get a free Life is PINK Deluxe Fragrance Sampler (three fragrances worth $10) at Victoria's Secret when you bring in the March issue of Seventeen or a print out of the Seventeen.com home page. Ends March 8. I was unable to verify so it's a good idea to call your local store first.

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