Do you send valentines? Ideas for college students?

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Do you send valentines? Ideas for college students?
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Sat, 02-09-2013 - 11:53am
I just bought girl scout cookies and figured I would save myself some calories by sharing all the thin mints and peanut butter cookies. What about you? do you celebrate this day at your home or with your loves?
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Tue, 02-12-2013 - 11:46am

I am also sending GS cookies to dd20. Dd22 is going to LA with her bf for Valentines Day (they just moved in together) so she doesn't need anything, lol! The dss don't do anything, but I did help younger ds make valentines for his class. Dh and I are going to see a taping of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" downtown on Thursday - dh bought the tickets for my Valentines present and I'm excited. :)

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Yes; then you print or can use a phone app to show your personal code to receive the discount at the establishment. Saves half most of the time for us. You can have it sent as a gift to someone too - you pay online and then provide the email, or you can print and send via snail mail, or print as pdf and email... Just have to be careful on expiration date and any other nuances such as some are not good on holidays, or are only for specific days of the week, or you have to spend X to get money off, etc.  We like them a lot.

Sue

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DH and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary on Feb. 13. We've always focused on that and not so much on Valentine's Day. This year we are hoping to take an Alaska Cruise during the summer, so I think Anniversary will be a card and maybe dinner out. I'll probably get him a card for V-day. Tonight I'm making cookies to send to DD20 at college. I have a cute Valentine's tin to put them in. I'll stick some Valentine's socks, some window clings and a few magazines in the box. I've waited so long to send it, the clings will be up for a day or two. I got them at Dollar Tree, so if she ends up not using them that is ok. DD23 is getting a card with a Starbucks card and maybe some sugar free candy.
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My dh gets a traditional card, game gaga. He picks a bouquet of flowers for me. We still have a box of thin mints in the freezer from last year. My husband likes them cold with ice cream. As you can see we don't eat much ice cream ;) in a year! :)
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Hi Sue, I do not know much re: groupons, do you pay their site for their coupon rate?
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I celebrate a little bit. With all the kids that lived in the house, I would get thoe little valentine paper bags and put fruit, candies and trinkets in them. All of the kids are grown and gone, except DD who I sent one to at school. I also made them up for a few of the young relatives who live in town. As for DH and I, I'll get him his traditional bag of Turtles and he'll get me some chocolate covered strawberries. If we go out, he takes a few hours off work and we do lunch, to avoid the crowds. Pretty simple for us.
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I found a restaurant that would take a groupon type thing (not groupon) on Valentines and gave it to ds20 to use on Valentine's Day with his new gf - as he's a broke college student, he's thrilled.  (He's not that into sweets)  DH and I - no clue yet; I'll probably cook and we'll then go out over the weekend when you can!

Sue