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East Texans will be celebrating Valentine's Day next Wednesday. There will be lots of flowers, cards, candy, chocolates, stuffed bears, jewelry, and 'I Love You's' exchanged between romantic couples in Tyler, Longview, and Jacksonville, Texas.

Just like Christmas, Valentine's Day can be an expensive holiday. This year it's anticipated that Americans will spend $25.8 billion will be spent on the holiday, averaging out to about $185 per person. (National Retail Federation) Valentine's can be a pretty spendy day and if you're looking to save some money you might consider some of these suggested specials from area restaurants from Retail Me Not.

While earlier in the week we suggested some of the more romantic places where you can take your spouse or date out for a nice Valentine's dinner, you might want to consider one of these deals to save some money:

Smoocho Sips are back at Applebee’s! Celebrate your loved one or your closest friends (or just opt into a good deal) and choose the Mai Tai Mocktail ($4), the Tipsy Cupid ($5), or a classic Blue Moon Belgian White ($6).

Auntie Anne’s
Auntie Anne’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day by rewarding Auntie Anne’s rewards members with three options: a BOGO deal and $5 off any pretzel bucket on Feb. 14, as well as a free original pretzel with the purchase of mini pretzel dogs and a drink now through April 30.

Ice cream to celebrate and ice cream to heal. Whatever your situation is, Baskin-Robbins’ is bringing back the Love Potion #31 flavor, which consists of white chocolate and raspberry-flavored ice cream and raspberry-filled chocolate hearts. The heart-shaped Crazy for You Cake is also back and can be customized with your favorite flavors.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
BJ’s is rolling out some new menu items just in time for the big day. Two new drinks are available, as well as the new Surf & Turf stack, giving you the best of both worlds. A Sweetheart Pizookie is the perfect dessert to end your Valentine’s Day date.

Burger King
Burger King’s Royal Perks members can get one of two deals from Feb. 12 to 17. Either get 20% off one order or get a one-time BOGO Whopper sandwich deal.

Corner Bakery Cafe
For Valentine’s Day only, guest can get a free sweet with any purchase in store and online with the code 781. Corner Bakery app users can use code 682 loyalty.

Chick-fil-A’s heart-shaped trays are back at participating restaurants. From now through Feb. 24, customers can fill their romantic trays with 30-count Chik-fil-A Nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis, 12 Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves or six Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

If the frosting isn’t the best part of Cinnabons, the new Valentine’s Day-themed sprinkles will be. From Feb. 10 through 16, Cinnabon will offer Cinnapacks with these new holiday sprinkles at select locations.

It doesn’t get more classic than chocolate-covered strawberries. Cinnaholic is offering a special range of the favorite Valentine’s Day dessert—with a twist. Choose from a variety of chocolate-covered strawberries or cinnamon rolls topped with chocolate-covered strawberries.

Whether your fuel is coffee or it’s a sweet treat, Dunkin’s season favorites have returned for this Valentine’s Day. Starting January 31, heart-shaped doughnuts will be available for order, as will two Valentine’s Day flavors: Brownie Batter and Cupid’s Choice. If your special someone is a tumbler fan, Dunkin’ is also releasing shimmery pink, red and silver tumblers and other merch at select locations nationwide.

Marco’s Pizza
Start your Valentine’s Day celebration early, because from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14, Marco’s is offering up their limited-time heart-shaped pizza for just $9.99.

McAlister’s Deli
Need a quick, easy and practical gift for Valentine’s Day—that also pays you back? Purchase $30 in gift cards from McAlister’s Deli and get a $5 reward. Deal is valid through Feb. 16.

Nekter Juice Bar
For a limited time, Nekter Juice Bar will offer a Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie. Order it online or through the app from Feb. 1 through the 14th.

Get two for the price of one, perfect for you and your significant other. From now through Feb. 15, customers who buy a pizza on Wednesdays will get another free. And if you’re looking for some dessert (and a quick gift), customers who purchase $30 in gift cards through Feb. 15 will get a code for a free Cinnabon Classic Roll.

To take advantage of any of these deals visit Retail Me Not and tap on the restaurant to get the access code or coupon.

For some, it's about the money and gifts spent, while for most it's the thought and gesture that matters more. So it's ok to be a bit thrifty as long as you show your love and appreciation to the one that you love.

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