LOVEBIRDS hoping to impress their other half with a bunch of roses this Valentine’s Day face forking out a small fortune on the traditionally romantic blooms.
But don’t worry, we’ve got your backs and put together a guide to where you can get the cheapest bouquets – and most of the deals are under a tenner.
If you’re looking to save some cash then your best bet is to head to your nearest supermarket, but it doesn’t mean they will last the longest.
Typically, high street retailers sell short-stemmed flowers while ones with long stems are premium and considered the best.
Flowers with bigger heads also tend to be more expensive too and are generally available from florists – supermarkets tend to stock smaller “sweetheart” roses.
Surprisingly, prices actually drop on Valentine’s Day itself as supermarket try to shift surplus stocks.
But if you’re not prepared to leave it to the last minute, then these are your best bet.
What are the cheapest deals on roses?
- Aldi is selling a dozen large roses for £2, available in mixed colours or simply in red, in stores from February 3
- Morrisons is selling a single red rose for £2 or a bunch of 12 for £5, available in stores from February 11
- Sainsbury’s is stocking single red roses for £3 or a dozen for £20, in stores from February 13
- Asda is selling a bunch of 12 red roses for £5, which are available in stores from February 11
- Cancer Research has teamed up with Prestige Flowers for Valentine’s Day so that 25 per cent of the processed will go to charity. A dozen red roses costs £25 and are available to order online now
What are the best deals on bouquets?
- Aldi is stocking a box of a dozen, preserved, red roses that will last for a year, for £50, in stores from February 3 or you can pre-order them online now
- Cancer Research and Prestige Flowers are selling bouquets of 40 multi-coloured roses for £35, available to order online now
- Clare Florist on Amazon is selling a dozen white roses for £29.74, available to order now and it comes with free delivery for Prime customers
- Asda’s Extra Special Luxury Valentine’s bouquet features handpicked red roses with green and white foliage for £20, available from February 12
- Home Bargains is selling 50 roses for £15 and they don’t have the budget discounter’s name on the box either – they’re available to pre-order now
- Lidl is selling 100 red roses for £25 available in store from February 12
When buying flowers can go wrong and what to look out for
If you’re ordering your flowers online and they’re not in a good condition by the time they get to you should be able to get a full or partial refund.
TOP TIPS TO GET A REFUND FOR DAMAGED FLOWERS
HERE's what you need to do if your flowers are delivered in poor condition, according to consumer group Which?:
- 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.
In 2016, Moonpig – which sells more than one million roses a year over Valentine’s Day – was bombarded with complaints after delivering damaged flowers on Mother’s Day.
In some cases, it didn’t deliver anything at all.
If your bouquet isn’t up to scratch then the first thing you should do is take a photo of the flowers which will support your complaint.
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Complaints to the retailer must be made by the person who bought the flowers because they will need to access the order information to resolve the problem.
You’ll also be able to get a full refund for flowers that don’t arrive at all.
If you order a specific number of flowers but less are delivered to you then you are also entitled to a partial refund, according to consumer group Which?.
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