Free and Affordable Pittsburgh for 2/10: Valentine’s Day on a Dime

February 10, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Rachel Booth

Love is in the air as we approach one of the most romantic days of the year. Lucky for you, we’ve found lots of ways to impress your sweetie… that your wallet will love!  We’re talking about discounted couples ice skating, romantic food tours, crafty expressions of love, and more! Learn a bit more about each of these and more way to spoil your sweetie.

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Valentine Candle Light Painting
Color Me Mine
5887 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Date: Sat, February 11 or Sun, February 12
Hours: Sat 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $25 per couple, or $16 per person

Here’s a unique, creative way to spent time with your special someone! Color Me Mine, a pottery painting studio in Squirrel Hill is offering Valentine Candle Light Painting. You and your date can relax and create your very own pieces of pottery in an intimate environment. The $25 price includes refreshments, hors d’ourves, sweet punch, cute cupcakes, paints, supplies, and of course a couple of romantic hourse with your sweetie! Reservations are required.

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Valentine’s On Ice
Schenley Park Skating Rink

Overlook Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Tuesday, February 14
Hours: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $4 per couple (special 2 for 1 admission price)

Romance abounds when you take to the ice this Valentine’s Day! This Annual event at Schenley Park Skating Rink offers 2 for 1 admission at only $4 – along with chocolates and a rose to the first 200 couples, mini-massages, free salsa dance lessons, a keepsake photo with your Valentine, beverages, pizza and more! Skate to love songs with the romantic Downtown Pittsburgh skyline as your backdrop. This is an ADULTS ONLY event, so leave the kiddies at home and enjoy an evening to yourselves!

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Buy One Get One Free Valentine’s Food Tour in Brookline
Burgh Bits & Bites

Meet at Pitaland
620 Brookline Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15226


Why not enjoy a food adventure with your special someone! This one’s a great find for couples, friends or family simply looking to spend time together! Brookline is home to great eats and historic finds. You’ll learn how pita bread is made, munch on Philly-style soft pretzels, visit one of the ‘Burgh’s oldest bakeries, and taste delicious Greek treats! Best of all, enter discount code BOGO at checkout and you get TWO tickets for the price of ONE! These tours fill up quickly – but no worries! They’ll certainly run their exclusive BOG special again, and we’ll be sure to tell you all about it!

CBS Local Offer

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CBS Local offers has great deals everyday, anywhere from 50-90% off the retail value. This week, you can enjoy 50% off from Pretzel Crazy! You pay $10, and you get $20 worth of scrumptious eats. Imagine a fresh baked pretzel, smothered in delicious chocolate and caramel! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it… mmm! Sign up for this deal and more here. Hurry – these deals are limited in both time and quantity!

What We’re Talking About In Best Of

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Now’s the time to pick out that perfect gift for your Valentine! In Shopping & Style, you’ll find our Guide To Valentine’s Day Gifts In Pittsburgh, which features several great options for the guys AND the gals. Best of all, everything featured is local – from sweets to heat! Intrigued yet?

It’s as if food and love… especially chocolate, go hand in hand on Valentine’s day. What better way to say ‘I Love You’ than with a sweet confection? In Food & Drink, take a look at Sweet & Unique Treats For Your Valentine. From sweet, to salty, to spicy (yes, we said spicy) you’ll find the perfect food for your favorite foodie.

Rachel Booth and Heather Walsh are the bargainistas behind, Pittsburgh’s go-to bargain website for free, affordable & discounted events, activities, products & services. Visit Living Pittsburgh for even more great ‘Burgh bargains!

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