By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Every year around 200 million roses are produced in preparation for Valentine's Day, according to the Society of American Florists. It seems like almost as many deals are appearing online for flower delivery services. Whether through coupon codes or daily deal vouchers, frugal shoppers wishing to send flowers to a special someone are likely to find big "deals." However, a report from Cheapism.com reveals that using an online flower delivery service is unlikely to yield the best value.
What to Expect From Online Flower Sites. First, understand that there are two prevailing ways online flower services handle deliveries. One is to fulfill orders directly; the other is to act as a broker, forwarding orders to local florists and taking fees for facilitating the transactions. When comparing the price for a dozen roses and a simple vase from companies that fit both models,Read More »from How to Get the Best Deal on Valentine’s Day Flowers