You don't need to spend a fortune to spoil your lover on Tuesday. There are plenty of Valentine's Day freebies and deals at restaurants.
Consumers are expected to spend $18.2 billion this year on Valentine's Day, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.
That figure is down from the record-high $19.7 billion that consumers spent last year.
"Valentine's Day continues to be a popular gift-giving occasion even if consumers are being more frugal this year," NRF chief Matthew Shay said in a statement. "Consumers will find that retailers recognize that their customers are looking for the best deals and will offer good bargains just as they did during the holiday season."