VALENTINE’S Day is just days away, which means you might be starting to plan the perfect romantic date.
Roses are a Valentine’s Day classic, but with so many options it’s hard to know where to start.
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Prices range massively with small bunches starting from just £2 at Asda while Interflora’s bunch will set you back £55.
It’s well worth shopping around as you can get very similar bunches with the same number of stems and colours for different costs.
To make things even more complicated, prices vary depending on when you order your roses.
Somewhat surprisingly, they’re at their cheapest on Valentine’s Day itself as supermarkets and florists look to shift leftover stock.
The concern with this approach is that you’re relying on there being attractive bunches left on the shelf.
Being more organised means you can plan your finances better and be safe in the knowledge that your flowers will arrive on time.
If you’re looking for a great deal, supermarkets are the cheapest place to go, but you might end up compromising on quality.
High street retailers tend to sell short-stemmed “sweetheart” roses, which don’t last as long – while florists have bouquets with long stems and bigger heads.
If money is tight, don’t panic – we’ve rounded up the cheapest roses we could find online this year. Here’s our pick of the best.
Where to find the cheapest bunches of roses
- Asda – Like last year, Asda is selling bunches of roses for £2. For more Valentine’s Day ideas, the supermarket has a page you can check out.
- Sainsbury’s – is selling bunches of 10 sweetheart roses for £2.50 on its website at the moment. You can also get a dozen red roses for £5.
- Aldi – Aldi is selling a dozen roses for £3.99. This bouquet will only be available in stores from today.
- Morrisons – The only roses currently available on Morrisons at the moment are a bouquet for £5. It doesn’t say how many stems you get, but there are 13 in the product picture.
- Tesco – Tesco will be selling a dozen red roses for just £5 this year. If you want something a bit more special, you can also get 12 sparkling roses for £10. The bouquets are only available in store.
- BloomPost – BloomPost is selling letterbox roses, perfect for a romantic delivery in coronavirus times. The boxes cost £14.99 for 13 stems and come in a variety of colours.
- Funky Pigeon – Funky Pigeon also has a dozen letterbox roses available costing just £19.99.
- M&S You can pre-order a Valentine’s Dozen Red Roses bouquet which costs £25. The cheapest bunch we could find at the moment is £20 for a Spring Rose Abundance Bouquet – and that comes with a whopping 30 blooms.
- Waitrose – Waitrose has its own florist which means you’ll definitely find roses available for Valentine’s Day. At the moment, the cheapest deal available a bunch of roses and lilies for £25, delivered to your door.
- Moonpig – You can order this bunch of 12 red Roses from Moonpig for £26. You can shop the whole Valentine’s Day offers here.
- eFlorists – This online retailer is selling a Valentine’s Day Princess Bouquet for £39.99, or you can get six red roses for the same price.
- Interflora – Interflora already has a large selection of roses available for pre-order on its website. The cheapest bunch we could find of guaranteed roses costs a whopping £55 per dozen.
We will keep checking back with retailers and update this list as more Valentine’s Day deals become available.
What to do if you aren’t happy with your flowers
There’s nothing worse than disappointing flowers, but if yours aren’t at the quality you expect, you might be able to get your money back.
Consumer group Which? advises you take the following steps to get a refund:
- Take a picture as evidence of poor condition or damage to your flowers as this will help support your complaint.
- If a loved one or friend has sent you flowers that have arrived in a poor condition or late, make sure you tell them. Otherwise the retailer may say they can’t access the order information and won’t resolve the problem.
- If you order a specific number of flowers but fewer than this amount are delivered to you, you’re entitled to a partial refund for the missing flowers.
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