An affordable Valentine’s Day

This coming Valentine’s Day you can look at less costly ways to celebrate the love. Valentine’s Day need not comprise of expensive gifts and moments of granduer.There are various ways in which you can share special moments with your partner whilst still going easy on your pocket.


We asked the team at, who are advocates for saving money, to give us some handy Valentine’s Day saving tips and here is what they came up with:


  1. Ditch the expensive restaurants and cook your own personal three-course Valentine’s dinner at home. Check out some easy recipes online and invite your partner to share in the cooking. Enjoy your night in with some good wine and easy conversation in-between cooking courses.
  2. Instead of booking a massage for two, get some rose petals, bubble bath and ylang-ylang massage oil and create an intimate spa moment with your partner at home.


  1. As Valentines Day takes place over the weekend this year, enjoy the outdoors by packing a picnic basket and heading off to a picnic spot at a botanical garden nearest to you. Enjoy the day relaxing in nature whilst spending uninterrupted quality time with your special someone.


  1. Dancing is a great way of rekindling the romance with your partner. Instead of paying for expensive dance classes, get an instructional dancing video and set up a romantic space in the living room where you can both be entertained and involved whilst learning a new dance together.


“While you’re in savings mode for Valentine’s day, you can also save on insurance costs by comparing insurance premiums and benefits from a range of SA insurers online, says Derek Wilson, Head of, “ offers a free to use online comparison tool where you simply enter your details once and you can get up to 15 car insurance quotes. At least least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance.”


Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427** per month on their car insurance. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of in May 2014.  Risk Profile Dependent.

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