What started as a day to celebrate love, is now a prime time for businesses to mark up prices on certain items. Not to sound like the type of person who’d say things like, “Valentine’s Day, psh.Here are some common V-Day Scams that I have found:
Some women feel pressure to be extra sexy for the holiday. It’s Valentine’s Day, after all, and nothing says pure sex appeal like dressing up like a Victorian prostitute in the middle of winter. I haven’t worn lingerie so perhaps I can’t speak to how comfortable or how uncomfortable it is (I’m going to assume, based solely on the number of wires and scratchiness of the fabrics, it’s probably not too great). But look at this bit of lingerie pictured; this girl looks like a complete and total a-hole and she’s a professional model. So imagine how ridiculous your average Middle-American mother of three would look.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials
Many restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day deals, offering full meals for discounted prices. Or so they want you to think. Spending for dinner more than DOUBLES on Valentine’s Day, leaping from an average dinner-for-two cost of $70 to over $140 on Cupid’s Big Night Out. The net result, according to the National Retail Federation, is over $3.4 billion in income for the restaurant industry. Do the right things for all of us and get your money’s worth on the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster tonight. Never has diabetes and increased chances of heart failure felt so much like justice.
And last but not least
Those Disgusting Candy Hearts
If you show me a person who finds these stale, heart-shaped pieces of chalk to be a delicious treat, I’ll show you someone who should celebrate Arbor Day by eating buckets full of lead paint chips.
What do you think the biggerst waste of money is for this "LOVELY" holiday?