Here’s the postscript from February 20, following this post about a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day: A Dozen Roses For Valentine’s Day: Lessons From An Economist Cheapskate.
Postscript: Feb 20, 2019
Even anticipating the Valentine’s Day price bump, I didn’t expect how expensive flowers would be before the holiday. Here’s what I saw on Valentine’s Day at Wegman’s (admittedly a higher-end grocery store). I was floored by the prices, which must mean I’m getting older. “Prices were reasonable in my day, sonny!”
For $25, you can get just three roses (seriously!) in a vase:
For $35, you can get the standard dozen:
And for $55, you can get the “Farmer’s Bunch” (are they free-range roses?):
No thanks! I’ll pass at these prices, economic signals notwithstanding. Instead, I opted for a custom cake and over-sized balloon that I expect to last for three months (the balloon, not the cake):
What did you get this year for your Valentine…?