Oh no! You’ve got no time to get to a card shop for a Valentines or you’re skint and can’t afford it! No worries, Skint Dad’s got your back!
So you forgot about Valentines, or you are desperately skint! Have no fear!
Really, stop worrying! I mean, come on, you’re talking to Skint Dad here and I’m always full of ideas which means you can leave your wallet (or purse) in your pocket, and give your bank balance a breather.
I’ve found a way to master Valentine’s Day when you’re skint, have no money, or you are just a bit tight.
Obviously this is a very cheap option to pick so you need to back it up with a good foot rub or something…..!
Tesco has always been known to offer great prices in their value range. From beans to nappies, you can purchase products dead cheap compared to the branded goods they sell.
But what do Tesco’s do to help people who want to spend less during Valentine’s? Sure they sell cards and budget friendly flowers but you can get something even purse-friendlier?
Welcome the Tesco Value Valentine’s Day Card!
With just a click you can download your own version for free and print for your true love a card this year.
Click here to get your free printable Value Valentine’s Day Card.
But I’m out of ink I hear you cry – me too 😐
I know that printing does have a cost and printer ink can be expensive.
So if you don’t own a printer, and don’t want to spend 50 quid getting one – for one print out (!) here are some cheaper ways to get your own printed Valentine’s card.
Your local library
The wonderful library! Full of FREE books to read, newspapers, computers and now even eBooks to rent for nothing.
You will need to pay to use the printer in the library but you’re looking at around less than 10p for a black and white copy.
I know you’re going to lose the lovely Tesco blue but you can always get the kids to help colour in!
Do you have a print budget at work? Do you think you could slip though one extra sheet of A4?
If you have a nice boss, who realises that you haven’t had a cost of living increase of a while, they may be lenient if you print off one small black and white page for personal use.
If you don’t have a sympathetic boss, do you reckon you could rope your kids in to help?
There are loads of printers in schools and you may even be able to convince your kids into using the experience in one of their upcoming reports or projects.
Next door neighbour
Instead of popping next door to ask for a cup of sugar, or to check whether it’s normal bin day or recycling day (am I the only one who forgets?!), check politely if they have any spare ink to print off a special message for your loved one.
Remember if they do you a favour, you need to be ready and willing to return a favour to them soon.
It may mean a bit more effort as you have to venture further than the end of your street but there are print shops dotted up and down high streets of most towns and cities.
Having a quick look on Staples, it’ll set you back 19p to print one A4 black and white sheet. To be fair, that’s the same price as you can buy an actual card in some discount card shops so pick wisely!
Whether you are spending a penny, or just spending time together, being skint shouldn’t get in between a bit of romance on Valentine’s Day xx