Quoted – Smart Spending: How to Save on Valentine Flowers – ABC News

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Smart Spending: How to Save on Valentine Flowers – ABC News

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that prices of red roses increase right before Valentine’s Day. But Romeos on a budget don’t have to fall prey; they just need to act fast, now that Valentine’s is only three days away.

Ordering online from sites that work directly with growers is generally the best way to save on Valentine roses. You can get up to 30 percent off — and often get fresher flowers, says Scott Testa, assistant professor of business administration at Cabrini College, in Radnor, Pa. Just remember you’ll usually have to arrange them yourself.

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Quoted – Valentine’s Day War of the Roses – How to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day – SmartMoney

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Quoted – Valentine’s Day War of the Roses – How to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day  – SmartMoney

Getting a good deal on flowers this Valentine’s Day requires that you not linger too long when you stop to smell the roses.

In times of high demand, not all flower sellers are created equal, says Scott Testa, an assistant professor of business administration at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. Before you order, read both recent consumer reviews and ones from Valentine’s Day last year. If you’re buying online, be sure to check the fine print to see if the bouquet will come pre-arranged by a local florist or shipped in a box from the grower, he says. The latter can be cheaper, but it usually entails do-it-yourself arranging and may not include a vase.

Read more: Valentine’s Day War of the Roses (Page 2 of 2) at SmartMoney.com http://www.smartmoney.com/Spending/Deals/Valentines-Day-War-of-the-Roses/?page=2#ixzz0eHuMMy1F

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