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Frugal Family: Roses, Chocolate and Wine

Stock up on these goodies for your romantic dinner with a loved one at home.

This column highlights local deals that will help your family save money. After all, we're all watching our budgets these days and shopping locally is great for our community—not to mention great for us, when we uncover fantastic deals at local stores.

Please consider adding the deals you've seen around town to our comment box. Check in with Frugal Family next week to see what we've uncovered together.

This week, we've found great savings for Valentine's Day! All prices effective from Wednesday, Feb. 8 until Tuesday, Feb. 14, unless otherwide noted.

A rose is a rose, unless it's a tulip

  • has two offers on roses for Valentine's Day: a premium dozen roses case arrangement for $49.99 and market fresh dozen roses for $17.99
  • supermarkets has rose arrangements for $37.97, a dozen rose bouquet for $17.97 and an assorted bouquet for $18.97.
  • At , with a club card, a dozen roses will cost $19.99. But if you seek something different, 10 fresh stemmed tulips are $6.99, six-inch potted tulips are $8.00, a pot of orchids are $21.99 and an assorted bouquet is $9.99.
  • If you want to venture into Sunnyvale, a dozen stem-cut roses at Sprouts are only $12.99 a bunch.

Finger-licking chocolate treats

  • Pick up some Nob Hill chocolate covered apples, two for $7.99, or strawberries, four for $10. While supplies last.
  • Safeway also has chocolate covered strawberries, four for $6.99
  • Sprout has chocolate covered cherries for $5.99 a pound.
  • Hershey chocolate kisses and M&M's packs, two for $5, and heart shaped chocolate box $3.99 at . Good until Saturday, Feb. 11.
  • A boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates between $4.99 and $7.99 and Lindt and Ghirardelli chocolate pouches $4.99 at . Good until Saturday, Feb. 11.

Romancing with wine

  • Purchase Gallo Family Vineyards wine from as little as $5.99 at Rite Aid. Good until Saturday, Feb. 11.
  • Find Clos du Bois bottles for $7.99 at CVS. Good until Saturday, Feb. 11.
  • Head to and take your pick from their fine selection. Our pick? The 92 point Artesa Chardonnay Carneros '10 for $17.99 with a club car.

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