The old proverb states that “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Well, it seems Boston Pizza and Starbucks are making that literal this Valentine’s Day.

The Boston Pizza Valentine’s Day heart pizza isn’t new this year, but it continues to please guests and raise funds for charity. One dollar ($1) from the sale of each pizza sold on February 14 will support Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects which helps children and youth across Canada find and benefit from positive role models and mentorship. Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects proudly supports Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Help Phone, Live Different, JDRF and the Rick Hansen Foundation and raise aims to raise over $480,000 this year.

Here’s a great alternative to those heart shaped chocolate boxes that only end up melting away or causing additional conversations on extra calories – a topic not needed on Valentine’s Day. What could be more romantic than a long stem rose and a heart shaped Pizza? What if you added a latte for two?

Whether you’re in a relationship or single, the new Starbucks campaign is original and witty. Starbucks and Match are offering singles new opportunities to connect at Starbucks. With more than 3 million members already listing “coffee and conversation” as one of their interests, Match members will now be able to use the “Meet at Starbucks” feature to more easily reach out and make that first coffee date by directly sending an invitation to another member and finding a convenient location using the Starbucks store locator.

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And on Friday, February 13, in participating Starbucks locations around the world, customers are invited to join the World’s Largest Starbucks Date. This is where all you lovebirds and lovebird wannabes come in. Walk into your local store where a special pairings menu will be complemented with in-store experiences designed to facilitate connection and celebrate love, including special in-store music playlists chosen by Starbucks partners (employees), and photo props to document and share your #StarbucksDate. This will totally turn Friday the 13th from the scariest to the happiest day, unless your date ends up telling you camp stories and is named Jason.

  

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