Have you been putting off making plans for Valentine’s Day? The time for procrastination is over, because, uh it’s next week. Luckily for you, we’re here to help, with a range of ideas for the Valentine’s Day minimalist, to the seasoned professional. Whether you’d prefer to celebrate in your sweatpants watching Netflix, or with clinking glasses at one of the area’s upscale restaurants, we’ve got you covered.
Is there any greater staple of Valentine’s Day than flowers and chocolate? We didn’t think so, and at Endicott Florist, you can get both. They have a wide selection ranging from the more traditional bouquet of long-stemmed roses, to vases filled with colorful gerbera daisies and tulips. Even better? They deliver. Show that you’re a CommuniKey member, and get 15% off of your purchase. So go ahead, upgrade to the deluxe arrangement. Your partner deserves it.
If you’re looking to get out and have some fun, we highly recommend an evening of wine and painting at Uncorked Creations in Binghamton. First, stop by Leroy Package Store on the West Side and pick up a bottle (or three) of wine at 15% off for CommuniKey members. Although my normal recommendation would be “all the wine”, I believe that pinots pair well with painting. If you prefer white wine, you can’t go wrong with Voga Pinot Grigio. And if red wine is more your style, Estancia Pinot Noir is my go-to. If you can’t decide, get one of each, it’s Valentine’s Day after all. Not ready to call it a night? Head upstairs to Uncorked Wine & Chocolate Loft, and receive a free chocolate plate with the purchase of two glasses of wine. Wine and painting followed by more wine and chocolate? We’re in.
Would you rather wind down than dress up? Head over to Knead Relief on the Vestal Parkway for a couple’s massage. They offer everything from the traditional massage, or a deep tissue massage, to a hot stone massage, and even a prenatal, if you’re celebrating a little something extra this Valentine’s Day. They offer 30, 50, and 80 minute massages, and 10% off if you show your CommuniKey membership.
If you’re looking to get away (but not too-far away) this Valentine’s Day, consider a day trip to Black Bear Winery, located in Chenango Forks. They’re offering a wine and chocolate pairing on both the 13th and the 14th, and as a CommuniKey member, you’ll receive 15% off any bottles of wine you purchase. Take some home to continue the Valentine’s Day celebration, bring some to a dinner party, or give it as a gift. Wine makes a great gift, said a person who loves wine.
Number 5 and Lampy’s Mediterranean Grill offer up some of the area’s best steak and seafood, along with a great atmosphere. Show them your handy-dandy CommuniKey app, and you’ll get a free appetizer with the purchase of your entrée. We recommend the barbecue shrimp, or the honey horseradish shrimp, or the Greek stuffed mushrooms, or the fried calamari. You can’t go wrong, really.
Also, if you haven’t been to Moxie Woodfire Grill yet, you need to. Not only do they offer delicious steak and seafood, but gourmet woodfire-grilled pizzas. CommuniKey members get 50% off their second pizza (with the purchase of the first), so if you typically stick to pepperoni and cheese, go outside your comfort zone and order the Greek pizza at half-price. Also, do you know what pairs surprisingly well with pizza? Wine.
By the time you’ve finished reading this, you should have a pretty good start on those last-minute Valentine’s Day plans, but if you need further inspiration, open up your CommuniKey app and check out our full list of deals. We promise that there’s something for everyone. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day. Make that special someone swoon.
PS: We want to make your Valentine’s Day extra special, so we’re giving you a free month of CommuniKey. Just enter the promo code VALENTINES2016 (all caps) when you sign up.