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Treat yourself this Valentines

Perhaps a singleton’s least favourite time of year, Valentine’s Day has a nasty habit of sneaking up on us – before you know it, the stores will be filled with slushy cards and (obnoxiously) large teddy bears, all of which can serve to make those that are single feel a little bit left out.

But fear not, because there are plenty of ways to celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Even better, TOTUM, powered by NUS extra, includes all sorts of offers at a number of restaurants, high street shops and online stores - so you can still spoil your independent self this Valentine’s Day.

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with TOTUM

1. Get together with friends

Yep, getting together with fellow singleton friends on Valentine's Day is the real deal. Forget tradition and get together for a cosy evening in. Why not all bring a selection of foods to split the cost? Choose a film from the comedy section on Prime, and spend the evening with good company.

Better yet, try something a bit different and take advantage of one of the many day trips that TOTUM has to offer, including discounts on tickets for LEGOLAND, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park.

2. Treat yourself

A little bit of online shopping never hurt anybody – and what better way to say ‘I love me’ than by treating yourself to some new goodies? With TOTUM, you get up to 10% at the checkout at your favourite fashion retailers, including Miss Selfridge, New Look, ASOS and Boohoo, so treating yourself doesn’t have to break the bank.

3. Plan a day trip

Rather than hiding away from all of the romance, use the 14 February to get out and start exploring. Either set off on a solo travel trip or with a group of single friends, visiting a new city or even somewhere close to home.

Even better, TOTUM includes discount all year round with Megabus and National Express, as well as saving up to 12% on a one year 16-25 railcard.

4. Try something new

Indulge in a little bit of self-love this Valentine’s Day and try something you’ve been wanting to try out for a while, but just haven’t got round to starting. Whether it’s having a pamper day, trying out a new sporting activity (it’s never too late for New Year, New Me) or learning to cook a new dish - make today all about you.

5. Pick up a bargain

Let’s face it – 15 February is when the real fun begins. Get your hands on all of the discounted chocolate the day after Valentine’s Day and indulge knowing you didn’t have to rush out and purchase it 24 hours earlier at full-price.

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