9 things to do for Valentine's Day and dinner
WHETHER you're at work or home this Valentine's Day, here are some treats from local businesses you might like to ponder.
1. GIRAFFE KISSING
SHARE a romantic smooch with a giraffe at Australia Zoo today. To check out the zoo's packed afternoon of events click here.
2. MASSAGE SPECIAL
BUDERIM'S Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Wellness Centre is offering a two-for-one special this Valentine's Day.
Buy a Marma point massage and steam today and bring a loved one for free. The one-hour technique targets Marma points, which are located where muscle, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet.
To book visit yogaayurvedacentre.com.au
3. SNAP UP SOME JEWELLERY
BUTTERFLY Silver at Sunshine Plaza has bridal jewellery and baby jewellery, with sales throughout the store today.
Spend $50 and go in the draw to go win a holiday in Brisbane worth $2000.
4. GRAB A FREEBIE FROM MOBILE HAIR SALON
ZIP Snip Mobile Hair Design by Julie has beauty products for $14 today, and has 14 gift vouchers worth $5 and $10 to give away.
To message the business click here.
5. DINNER AT GAINSBOURG
MOOLOOLABA'S Gainsbourg restaurant on Mooloolaba Esp is offering a three-course set menu for $55 each. One "feeding" only at 6.30pm.
Bookings essential - contact 5478 1498
6. BURGERS FOR YOUR VALENTINE
NOOSA burger joint Bordertown is offering an $80 per couple feast of 6 soft tacos and a cocktail each or a bottle of Spanish wine. Find it on Gympie Tce.
7. EIGHT WAYS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY ON THE COAST
FROM a seven-course degustation dinner at Noosa to a luxury floral arrangement, The Bride's Tree has some great suggestions for how to spend your night tonight.
To check out their list of 8 ways to celebrate click here.
8. PICK UP A LOCAL BREW
CELEBRATE with a six pack from your local brewery.
9. WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS
DON'T give your heart to scammers on Valentine's Day while looking for romance online today, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns.
Social media is now the most common method scammers use to contact potential victims.
In 2016, 4100 Australians contacted the ACCC's Scamwatch service to report dating and romance scams and more than $25 million was lost: the largest amount of money lost to any type of scam.
Statistics also show Facebook is a popular contact method used by romance scammers, and that those aged 45 and over are most likely to be affected.