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Rather than national services, call your local florist to get the most bang for your buck on Valentine’s Day: NBC’s “Today”

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, NBC’s “Today” put three national floral delivery services to the test. The results weren’t always pretty, with “Today” concluding that what customers received didn’t always match what they ordered from the 1-800-Flowers, Teleflora and FTD websites.

In the clip above, “Today” consults with a flower expert on the subject of getting the most bang for your buck.

The takeaway? Shop a local florist.

In his introduction, “Today” correspondent Jeff Rossen said: “Here’s tip No. 1: Experts say call your local florist. Most of them deliver. You can say to them, ‘What flowers are fresh today?’ You have that personal communication, so experts say you’re more likely to get what you pay for.”

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