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Last Minute Valentine’s Deals You’ll Love

By Value Guru, February 12, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

3…2…the countdown to Valentine’s Day is on. Luckily, with budget recipes and deals, it’s never too late to kiss a budget busting Valentine’s Day goodbye. Here are my top money-saving picks worth embracing:

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

RECIPES FOR ROMANCE

  • LEARN TO COOK: Seared Scallops. Scallops don’t have to be a restaurant treat when they’re this easy to make. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can prepare them impressively at home. Serve over cooked pasta or grains, or alongside steamed or grilled vegetables. (Tip: Download and print a coupon for Frozen Whole Catch® Wild Caught Sea Scallops.)
  • Cherry-Rooibos Steeped Grapefruit. Segments of sweet, tangy grapefruit and sour cherries are perfectly steeped in honey-sweetened rooibos tea. Serve as is or spoon over Greek yogurt or ice cream.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Anything. Get in the kitchen with your loved one and do this together! Let your imagination run wild dipping all manner of goodies in rich, velvety dark chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Anything

Chocolate Dipped Anything

SWEET TREATS

  • Whole Foods Market™ Assorted Chocolates. Does your Valentine dream in dark chocolate, caramel and sea salt or maybe white chocolate and vanilla buttercream? Of course they do! Premium Belgian chocolates are a Valentine’s Day must-have. With a price tag of only $9.99, ours are a can-do! Plus, you’ll get bonus points for its heart-shaped box. 14 pieces.
  • Whole Foods Market™ Tanzania Schoolhouse Project Organic Chocolate Bar. We’ve done our homework and found a chocolate bar you can feel good about giving for no more than $2.99. It's made with 72% cacao, and a portion of the proceeds helps fund the education of children in the Kyela district of Tanzania. The Whole Trade® Guarantee blends quality, environment and responsible trade. Plus, 1% of sales is donated to Whole Planet Foundation®. It’s perfect for dipping too! Dark Chocolate & Almond or Dark Chocolate. 3.5 oz

TOAST LOVE

  • Globerati wine. Globerati offers the latest and greatest wines from around the globe at just $6.99 a bottle. The Bonarda awes with red currant, black cherry and plum notes, dark chocolate and vanilla. While Gascogne Blanc offers grapefruit and juicy white peach and pairs deliciously with seared scallops. Choose from Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gascogne Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or Sangiovese and uncork savings. 750 ml*.
  • Bodegas Belgrano Malbec. This classic Argentine Malbec, deep purple with violet hues, offers bright, dark cherry aromas and delicate floral notes. You can partner with this ripe, firm and full-bodied Red for just $7.99. 750 ml*

*We are prohibited by law from selling alcohol in some of our stores. Please see our list of stores that do sell alcohol or our list of stores that do not sell alcohol.

Love savings? I’ve got a match for you. The Whole Deal value guide has 13 Sure Deals, $59+ in coupons, 12 new budget recipes and money-saving tips.

Do you have any last-minute ideas that won’t break the bank? Share in the comments below. 

 

6 Comments

Comments

cstavenhagen says ...
Please stock more Yasso frozen yogurt bars. Excellent quality and very delicious. My inquiries at the company tell me that they do make several flavors. Over these past weeks, you carry only the three fruit varieties. Thank you. I look forward to shopping at your stores in both Woburn and Arlington. CHPS
02/12/2014 4:34:12 PM CST
Jane Farady says ...
I tried the frozen scallops and the lobster tails- too salty the later and the former had a strange taste. I'll go back to my fish monger!
02/12/2014 7:05:08 PM CST
Farah says ...
I would just like to say something about Whole Foods flower department. I just purchased a last minute valentines day present on Wednesday the 12 and I specifically asked the sales women if the flowers would stay good until the 15 (at least) she said: "They should stay good for a week" so I purchased the flowers and today is the 13 and they are already shriveling! I did exactly what she said to do with them and they died! I am never purchasing flowers from there again and not to mention they were overpriced dead flowers. I hope this comment will let other people know about whole foods lousy products so called "alive flowers." If I wanted good flowers I could have picked them out of the ground myself.
02/13/2014 5:46:35 PM CST
shelleym says ...
Can someone please tell me if the surf and turf is available the Jackosn MS store and what is the price per LB on the steaks ??Have not been able to find this info.
02/13/2014 8:10:53 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FARAH - So sorry to hear about your flowers. Definitely let the store know where you purchased them, they will be happy to make this right for you!
02/14/2014 11:50:14 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SHELLEYM - I called the Jackson store and it appears that they have already sold out of the lobster tails that were part of this sale. They still have plenty of steaks in stock, you can call them at 601.608.0405 if you have additional questions.
02/14/2014 11:55:21 AM CST