The average person will spend about $131 to show their love. What about you?
The National Retail Federation says Valentine's Day is one of the nation's biggest commercial shopping days, with the average American expected to spend close to $131 this year to woo that someone special. “Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year, and although consumers will be conscientious with their spending, it’s great to see that millions of Americans are still looking forward to celebrating with their loved ones,” said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the Federation. According to the NACS website, Americans are willing to spend a wee bit more on romance compared to last year. The average person is expected to spend $130.97 on candy, cards, gifts and more, up from $126.03 last year. Total …
Looking for something to do this Valentine's day or the weekend before? Check out these local events.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Looking for local Valentine’s Day-related events around town? Check out these local events and businesses that will help you show the love during the next week. Go out on the town: • The Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Company J is putting on the show The Boychick Affair about a “Bar Mitzvah that puts the funk in dysfunctional.” The audience members mingle, eat, sing, and dance with the rest of the “guests,” and enjoy a Bar Mitzvah meal – including dessert – all included in the price of admission. Adults $35.00; 12 and under $25.00. Discounts for MJCCA Members and Group rates available. Shows are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • The Stage Door Players are paying tribute to Old Blue Eyes with the musical ‘My Way, a Musical Tribute to …