With Valentine’s Day approaching, you and your partner may already have plans or maybe you are stuck wondering how to spend the day? If you don’t want to go all out and spend a lot of money on a big extravagant date, we’ve compiled a list of fun and low-key at home ideas you can do on Valentine’s Day, and earn cashback while doing them!

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The spontaneous living room picnic

Everyone knows picnics are a classic romantic pastime that can be enjoyed anywhere, be it a park, your backyard or even in your living room. As the weather can scupper plans in minutes, an indoor picnic may be just the thing you need for a fool-proof romantic evening.

If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day at home, creating a set up in your living room can help you have a fun and romantic day, without the hassle of trying to find a parking space or setting up your picnic rug. Here’s our list of picnic essentials to truly get the most out of your indoor picnic:


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Food and drink (of course)

Whether you’re looking for a gift or just a luxury picnic experience, we work with numerous food and drink retailers. For a more affordable picnic experience, earn 8% cashback on Tesco Groceries purchases.

The cosy movie night

A mainstay of at home Valentine’s Day ideas. Movie nights (or days) are classic date ideas and a low-key and fun way to spend time with your partner. Not to mention popular. After all, there’s not much better than snuggling under a blanket on the sofa while bingeing your favourite films.

Who says you need to go all out on Valentine’s Day? What’s more, we offer numerous cashback deals on several entertainment outlets, enabling you to earn cashback without even leaving your living room!


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The romantic dinner

There’s no need to spend money on a restaurant date, as there are plenty of options for Valentine’s Day meals delivered to your door. Or, if you want to make the extra effort, cooking Valentine’s Day meals at home.

If you’re really wanting to impress your partner, you could try purchasing from retailers like Naked Wines, with whom you can earn up to 11.2% cashback, or shop Waitrose and earn £3 cashback. We also offer a wide range of takeaway and delivery cashback and discount rewards.

The boozy games night

For some couples, Valentine’s Day is a low-key affair that involves a simple ‘cheers’ at midnight on the 14th, followed by a normal routine. If you want to add a bit of fun to your Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to celebrate it in a traditional or cliche way, why not try a games night?

If you’re friends with other couples, it could double as a Valentine’s Day party or gathering. When it comes to things to do on Valentine’s Day at home, a simple game night can be more fun than any of the more traditional celebrations.

The usual places where you can buy games include The Works, WHSmith and GAME, with whom you can receive exclusive cashback deals through Quidco. If you want to make your games night more fun, you can also earn 8% cashback on purchases with Craft Gin Club.

The at-home spa

Everyone loves a relaxing spa session, so why not bring the spa to you? Indulge in a bubble bath or massage and ramp up the romance on Valentine’s Day. What’s more, you can find spa essentials like oils, lotions and bubble bath at Boots, where you can also receive up to 8% cashback. Don’t miss out on our exclusive deals this Valentine’s Day.


Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

It’s said that Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian celebration honouring St Valentine, the patron saint of courtly love. It’s since become a day to celebrate love across the world.

Why do we give chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

We gift chocolates to people due to the response from our bodies when eating chocolate, namely the endorphins that are released, which promotes feelings of love and happiness. Chocolate also releases phenylethylamine and serotonin, two powerful hormones that also make us feel love.

Why is Valentine’s Day on February 14th?

Many believe this date marks the day that Saint Valentine, a Roman saint, was killed. From this date on he has been celebrated in many religions and cultures on February 14th.