BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — Hopefully you show your loved one how much you care everyday, but Valentine’s Day is the chance to go the extra mile. In your Savvy Southerner this week, I show you how to take advantage of what the Capital City has to offer without putting a dent in your pocket book.
The average adult in a relationship will shell out $196 for Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. If you consider the deals national and local businesses are offering in the Red Stick, it’s possible to have a romantic night out for about $50. Date night includes flowers, a three course dinner and a romantic post-dinner outing.
Whole Foods Market in Towne Center has two dozen roses starting at $19.99. You will need to be an Amazon Prime member to snag the deal. If you do not have a Prime account, you can always sign up for a free 30-day trial membership online. The specially priced rose bunch is valid from Feb. 7 until close of business on Feb. 14, or until supplies last.
A bouquet of flowers goes hand-in-hand with a bouquet of breadsticks. Olive Garden is, once again, offering up their special Valentine’s Day themed dinner. It includes a three course meal with a bouquet of breadsticks and an after-dinner mint box with a surprise love poem inside. The deal is $34.99.
People say the art of love is who you spend it with, so consider stepping out to the LSU Museum of Art. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday night, admission is free.