Lovebird’s splashing out on gifts this Valentine’s Day have been given an urgent warning from the Money Saving Expert.
Martin Lewis has shared the important warning to anybody spending cash on presents ahead of the big day.
Speaking out on last week’s ITV1 The Martin Lewis Money Show, the financial guru explained how people could save a great deal of money.
February 14 arrives this weekend, with couples no doubt rustling up some tasty food with lockdown still in effect.
But just because it is Valentine’s Day, Mr Lewis was keen to point out that there’s “no need to spend for Valentine’s Day”, reports Birmingham Live.
The consumer champion told viewers not to “fall to that commercial peer pressure”, as the big day draws closer.
He said: “If you are spending, a lot of things are actually cheaper to do this week rather than next week.”
He continued: “For example, couriered roses will cost you £25 at Marks and Spencer and similar prices elsewhere. You might not be able to get them next week so a little bit of planning helps.”
Sharing another piece of advice, Martin added: “We can’t always see people these days so if you want to send them a card, the Card Factory’s personalised photocards start at £1.79 including delivery.
“That’s not bad when you consider the price of a stamp, and you can put your own photo on that.”
The Martin Lewis Money Show airs each Thursday at 8.30pm with episodes available on the ITV Hub, a streaming platform provided by the broadcaster.
Mr Lewis also writes a weekly award winning MSE email to subscribers each week.
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