Do you already have a Valentine’s gift? We spend more and more on Valentine’s Day

Romantic dinner, red roses, jewelry or a romantic weekend. Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s Day already seems to have more than become domesticated in Slovakia.

During last year's holiday of lovers, they passed ...

During last year’s holiday Slovaks spent 88 percent more in love with the couple at dinner than in the year 2017. Author: SHUTTERSTOCK

Expenses around the holiday of lovers have risen in our country since 2017 by 46 percent. The number of card transactions – ie purchases online, has increased by as much as 85 percent over this period. Research shows Love Index from Mastercard, which is based on card data transactions from 53 countries, including Slovakia.

“People increasingly prefer experiences and quality spent common time and we expect this trend to continue in the coming years as well continue to strengthen, “said the CEO of Mastercard Slovakia and Czech Republic Michal Čarný. However, according to him, it is clear from the results also the fact that Slovaks pay much more often with cards than it was after past years.

Last year, mainly romantic stays flew on Valentine’s Day. Count transactions in hotels took place with us last year during the Valentine’s Day compared to 2017 increased by almost two-fifths, the data showed Mastercard. The Slovaks passed last year for a romantic weekend a third more than in 2017.

According to the Love Index, jewelry did not fly last year. Their purchase versus in 2017 fell by a fifth. The romantic dinner became a classic last year. During last year ‘s holiday, the Slovaks missed dinner at pair by 88 percent more than in 2017.

However, there was no shortage of expenses in florists or jewelers. “On the Valentine’s Day, the overall volume and number of card payments in jewelry stores has increased more than doubled, “said Marta Spokeswoman of Slovenská sporiteľňa Garlic. Last year, the client became a recorder in the amount of expenses he bought half of the jewelry for 1,500 euros. The largest increase in non-cash However, according to Slovenská sporiteľňa, payments are made annually in florists. Here, shopping is up to seven times more frequent during Valentine’s Day compared to a normal day. The average price for a bouquet last year was 18 eur.

In 2016, when Valentine’s Day fell, Poštová’s clients passed banks up to 390 thousand euros. Already a year later, the volume of payments on that day increased by almost 600 thousand euros. They spent last February 14 people more than 1.6 million euros. “Four years ago, a client of Poštová missed banks for Valentine’s gifts, celebrations, experiences or stays on average 31 euros, last year it was already 36 euros, “said a spokeswoman for Poštová banka Lýdia Žáčková.

Romantic dinner, red roses, jewelry or a romantic weekend. Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s Day already seems to have more than become domesticated in Slovakia.

During last year's holiday of lovers, they passed ...

During last year’s holiday Slovaks spent 88 percent more in love with the couple at dinner than in the year 2017. Author: SHUTTERSTOCK

Expenses around the holiday of lovers have risen in our country since 2017 by 46 percent. The number of card transactions – ie purchases online, has increased by as much as 85 percent over this period. Research shows Love Index from Mastercard, which is based on card data transactions from 53 countries, including Slovakia.

“People increasingly prefer experiences and quality spent common time and we expect this trend to continue in the coming years as well continue to strengthen, “said the CEO of Mastercard Slovakia and Czech Republic Michal Čarný. However, according to him, it is clear from the results also the fact that Slovaks pay much more often with cards than it was after past years.

Last year, mainly romantic stays flew on Valentine’s Day. Count transactions in hotels took place with us last year during the Valentine’s Day compared to 2017 increased by almost two-fifths, the data showed Mastercard. The Slovaks passed last year for a romantic weekend a third more than in 2017.

According to the Love Index, jewelry did not fly last year. Their purchase versus in 2017 fell by a fifth. The romantic dinner became a classic last year. During last year ‘s holiday, the Slovaks missed dinner at pair by 88 percent more than in 2017.

However, there was no shortage of expenses in florists or jewelers. “On the Valentine’s Day, the overall volume and number of card payments in jewelry stores has increased more than doubled, “said Marta Spokeswoman of Slovenská sporiteľňa Garlic. Last year, the client became a recorder in the amount of expenses he bought half of the jewelry for 1,500 euros. The largest increase in non-cash However, according to Slovenská sporiteľňa, payments are made annually in florists. Here, shopping is up to seven times more frequent during Valentine’s Day compared to a normal day. The average price for a bouquet last year was 18 eur.

In 2016, when Valentine’s Day fell, Poštová’s clients passed banks up to 390 thousand euros. Already a year later, the volume of payments on that day increased by almost 600 thousand euros. They spent last February 14 people more than 1.6 million euros. “Four years ago, a client of Poštová missed banks for Valentine’s gifts, celebrations, experiences or stays on average 31 euros, last year it was already 36 euros, “said a spokeswoman for Poštová banka Lýdia Žáčková.