What’s on offer this Valentine’s Day?
Centra have a deal: a a bottle of wine (San Valentino Pinot Grigio/Marques De Atillo Rioja) with a dozen roses or a bottle of wine with a romantic DVD, all for €10. The DVD selection includes lots of Matthew McConaughey, as well as Eat, Pray, Love, where a spoilt, over-privileged stabbing pain in the neck whines about how she deserves to have all her whims fulfilled, and must pursue her happiness at everyone else’s expenses, and… Sorry. I got carried away. Anyway, the selection isn’t all bad: Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are in the selection, and there’s a few decent rom-coms in the mix.
Centra also have a Valentine’s bundle: a packet of Lir Chocolate Truffles and one Valentines Day Card for €5.
Over at M&S, there’s no €12.50 deal this week. Instead, there’s a Valentine’s offer: pick up the dine in for two – starter, main, side, dessert, bottle of wine or juice, and a box of chocolates – for €25. So, due to the addition of a box of chocolates and a starter, it’s double the price.
It’s a particularly good menu this week: Coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops), prawns, crab, camembert, and antipasti among the starters; duck, steak, seabass, and lamb leg steak among the mains; lots of chocolate for dessert; and Zinfandel and Cava among the wines. So it might be worth twice the price. Full menu on the M&S website.
What do you think? Are these good deals? Should Valentine’s Day be completely ignored in the hope that it’ll go away, or are you a romantic old sucker?