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Frugal Calgarians Lust After Low-Cost Love this Valentine's Day

They May not be Cheapskates, but they Love CHEAP SKATES!

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- A sexy dinner of samples at Costco? Frisky fishing with your special friend? A heartwarming matinee of "Evil Dead: The Musical?" These are but a few suggestions for thrifty thrills from cost-conscious Canadians to celebrate Valentine's Day on a budget. The penny-pinching planning was the result of a recent poll by FlightNetwork.com, who launched its second annual "Price Drop Love" survey to help Canadians find great, romantic Valentine's Day date options for low or no cost.

While many believe they need to spend a lot of money on lavish dinners and candy, Calgary has no shortage of economical activities available this Valentine's Day, including free skating at Bowness or Prince's Island Park, the most popular pick for the perfect price-dropped romantic rendezvous. While the overwhelming majority - 60.3% - of respondents chose the free skate, several other inexpensive options also received some love:

--  21.2% of respondents were willing to spend $15.24 per person for some
    sexy sightseeing at the top of the Calgary Tower  
    
--  Another 6.5% are looking for love "Little Mermaid" style, paying $11 per
    person for a dip in the Village Square Leisure Centre Wave Pool 
    
--  5.6% would rather try to two-step their way into someone's heart at the
    Anti-Valentine Party at Cowboy nightclub, with a reasonable price tag of
    $19.99 per person (+HST) 
    

"Our business is focused on helping Canadians save money on travel, but we like to help them save money in their day-to-day lives as well," said Jamil al Jabri, Marketing Manager at FlightNetwork.com. "Money may be tight for many Calgarians, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to enjoy a great Valentine's Day."

Whatever romantic rendezvous you're planning, FlightNetwork.com wishes you a happy Valentine's Day!

About FlightNetwork.com (www.flightnetwork.com)

As one of Canada's leaders in online travel, FlightNetwork.com delivers the lowest airfares from the top airlines by offering consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates on cheap flights negotiated with major airlines. Its proprietary flight booking engine offers last second booking and the exclusive ability to 'mix and match' fares - the only Canadian online travel agency that allows booking on different airlines for departure and return flights to get the lowest fares possible. Backing up Flight Network's award winning online service are over 120 insightful travel specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre who ensure that customers successfully book the best travel deals.

FlightNetwork.com's Price Drop Protection plan is a unique, free program, exclusive to FlightNetwork.com customers on all economy flights, vacations and hotels. The Price Drop Deal is now unlimited on all domestic, USA and international flights, as well as vacations and hotel bookings. If you book with FlightNetwork.com, and the price drops after you book, you will get the difference credited back.

Contacts:
Pointman Public Relations
Patrick McCaully
416-855-9427 x 301
[email protected]

Pointman Public Relations
Lynn Filusch
416-855-9427 x 304
[email protected]
www.pointmanpr.com

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