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    Former MSE Lawrence
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    The UK's cheapest dozen red roses for valentine's day.
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    • 4th Feb 08, 11:37 AM
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    The UK's cheapest dozen red roses for valentine's day. 4th Feb 08 at 11:37 AM
    Oh yes, Valentine's Day is descending upon us again, leaving thousands of men (and women) baffled and causing marketing people to gleefully rub their hands together. So, what to buy your loved one?

    If you're feeling a resolute lack of originality then you can't go wrong with the classic gift of a dozen red roses, but it's the thought that counts, so here's the cheapest deal...

    Cheapest In-store Roses At Major Retailers

    Morrisons - £2.50 (re-wrapping strongly recommended...)
    ASDA - £3 (if you can find the regular ones in red) or £8 ('extra special')
    Tesco - £4
    Sainsburys- £4.99
    Somerfield - £6

    Make supermarket roses look more special

    If you’re worried that supermarket roses don’t exactly scream romance, simply replace the packaging with some posh-looking wrapping paper, preferably more than five minutes before handing the flowers over...

    Red Roses delivered by courier

    If you want to impress with courier delivery, Asda Online has 12 red roses for £18 including delivery. Opting for tulips or 'non-red' roses cuts the cost further still.
    • ASDA - £18 (Now sold out)
    • Valueflora - £18.98 (Now sold out)
    • Tesco - £19.50 (late delivery only- up to 18th Feb)
    • M&S - £19.50 online-only offer. (Order by 5pm 13th for delivery - not guaranteed)
    • Sainsburys - £20, fairtrade roses. (Order by 3pm 13th for delivery - not guaranteed)
    • Interflora - £45
    Other Top Offers (Last order dates have now passed on these)

    I've focused on the supermarkets and main stockists above, and concentrated on delivery by courier rather than by mail. Yet there are a couple of others to consider if you don't mind catching the post.
    • Woolworths - A dozen red roses for £16, but delivered first class registered (so there's no date guarantee).
    • Waitrose Entertaining - 16 cerise roses in a pretty pink vase for £25 delivered, but must be ordered with a week's notice (so do it now!). You can also get a colossal 60 yellow roses for £30 if you order soon enough.
    Alternatives to flowers
    • Balloons By Post is a wonderful charity that offers great balloon-based presents and donates profits to help sick children.
    Can you find them cheaper?

    If you've spotted a cheaper deal, post where and how much below, and the best results will be included in next week's tip.

    MSE Lawrence

    Quick Note From Martin

    If you're looking for super-long stem or other specialist roses they're going to cost more. For the purposes of this thread, I asked Lawrence to focus on not breaking the bank rather than longevity. I'm sure some florists will come on here and berate us for doing so... if that happens please look at the title of the website and you'll understand why.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Lawrence; 12-02-2008 at 5:12 PM.
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  • alchemista
    Where is the OP getting these prices? They don't seem to be true.

    Morrison's is advertising:
    12 Roses with Gypsophila - 4.99 (from 11th February)

    The store nor the website says anything about 2.50 prices.

    Also, the Tesco price is wrong per my last email.
  • robfsg
    Couldn't find the 12 roses for 2.50 in my local Morrisons (St Albans). In fact they didn't have any bunches of roses at all, just mixed bouquets, mind you the one I bought for 4.99 was nice enough and the wrapping was OK!
    • lexie55
    • By lexie55 14th Feb 08, 9:27 AM
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    Noticed lots of red roses in Wilkinsons marked HALF PRICE, but could not see price. By the entrance...
  • jpieter
    I was in Morrisons (sidcup) at 8.40am this morning and they didnt have any roses at 2.50 just loads at 4.99, plus a small vase and a few red carnations at 2.99 or at 3.99 there was a slightly larger vase and a few more carnations.
    • brucie24
    • By brucie24 14th Feb 08, 3:40 PM
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    If you can print your own greeting cards, give her this. Hopefully she'll see the funny side.
    Originally posted by Gorf123
    Outstanding, I still haven't stopped laughing! My wife even saw the funny side of it!! Still she's just got her GP rose so I've got a few brownie points at the mo!!!

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