This column will be devoted to catching the best deals every week with local businesses in Sarasota. This week, Frugal Family looked for some great deals for Valentine's Day. Date night, flowers and jewelry are the standard Valentine's Day traditions and we've researched some great deals that you and your significant other can share this holiday.
1. , 28 South Blvd. of the Presidents
Deal: Addison Craig is having a half-price sale on boots, shoes and jewelry. All sale items are marked down 50 percent.
Good through: Valentine's Day.
2. , 8220 N. Tamiami Trail
Deal: This floral shop carries many creative gifts. They offer specialized Valentine's gifts for under $35, including a small floral arrangement, Build a Bear and chocolate Bouquet.
3. , Near Main Street and North Lemon, downtown Sarasota
Deal: More than seven florists and plant vendors are here offering top quality products. A good idea if you are on a budget, can discreetly shop and keep your gift in a safe place until Valentine's Day.
4. Sarasota Acupuncture, 3615 Webber St.
Deal: While not your traditional gift, Sarasota Acupuncture is offering a Valentine's special of $10 for each treatment
Good Through: Available only Feb. 12 - 14.
5. , 8201 S. Tamiami Trail by Macy's
Deals: For a cute date on Valentine's Day, go ice skating. Sweetheart Special, wear a heart sticker or drawing on you and you both can skate for $15 for 30 minutes. Rental skates are included in price.
For larger groups or double dates, five skating sessions for the price of four (VIP Pass) or $40. This can be used anytime the rink is open. Mondays (Valentine's Day Next week) and Wednesdays, a family of four can skate for 30 minutes for $25. A family of three costs $20.
Good through: February 20, 2011