WASHINGTON - Mother's day is just a week away, and if you plan on hitting up the florist for a dozen long-stem roses, chances are the bill will be around $50, but it doesn't have to be.
"We've founded prices ranging from $10 to $36 at supermarkets, and from $6 to $20 a street vendors," says Robert Krughoff with Washington's Consumers' Checkbook.
Krughoff says you don't have to check for quality when buying from a vendor or at a supermarket.
Another way to save some money that will also make mom's happy is to skip paying for delivery, and to bring the flowers yourself.
Krughoff also suggests washing out a vase your already own and using that instead of buying a new one.
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