Flower bouquetDiscount flower delivery is available from your local florist or from various floral websites. Most florists offer bouquets and arrangements in a variety of price ranges to help customers find something that suits their budget. Coupons and special discounts can also make floral delivery more affordable.

Types of discount flower delivery

There are numerous types of discounts available from florists:

Free delivery – Many florists offer free delivery if you purchase flowers online. FromYouFlowers, for example, offers free delivery with any floral purchase. The website states it is a $14.99 value.

Sale prices or discounted prices – Look for the words “limited offer” or “special value” on florists’ websites to denote lower prices on standard bouquets and arrangements. FTD’s website offers a 50 percent discount on sunflowers grown in the United States, as well as discounts on selected bouquets each day. The discounted items are displayed prominently on the home page daily.

Free gift with purchase of flowers – Some florists offer a free decorative vase, a free cachepot (decorative pot), balloons or chocolates as a gift with the purchase of flowers. ProFlowers offers a free box of chocolates with the purchase of a dozen mixed-color “birthday roses.” They also offer a colorful vase, in your choice of colors, when you purchase a bouquet of tulips or several other types of bouquets.

Discounted wedding flowers – For brides on a budget, discount flower delivery offers them a simple way to save money yet still have beautiful flowers on their special day. Blooms By the Box offers discount flower delivery when you order boxes of the same item. Each type of flower is priced per stem, with a minimum order size typically 25 to 75 stems in a box. You can create your own tabletop arrangements or simple bouquets by grouping stems together and tying them with a ribbon. Same-day shipping is available on many items.

Other ideas for discount floral delivery

Prices for floral delivery often rise during times of peak demand. For example, having a dozen roses delivered exactly on Valentine’s Day may be more expensive than having the same flowers delivered on another day. Instead of having flowers delivered exactly on a special holiday, why not time them so that they’re delivered the day before, or the day after?

Birthdays are great to celebrate with flowers or living gifts, such as a flowering plant, and since most birthdays do not fall on a busy holiday, you may save money by using discount codes, coupons or free delivery offers on your loved one’s birthday.

Lastly, try using a local florist for free same day delivery. Even if you order flowers online, many web-based companies will outsource the delivery to a local firm. The closer the florist is to the recipient, the more likely they are to offer free delivery. 1-800 Flowers offers this service on selected arrangements and bouquets available on their website.

Whether you need flowers for a birthday or a special event such as a wedding, there are many ways to find free and discount flower delivery. The money saved on delivery can even be used to buy a bigger bouquet—or send flowers again soon!

by Jeanne Grunert

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