LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the game of love, sex wins. That is, at least, true for the 90 percent of American men who said that sex is the No. 1 thing they would be excited to receive for Valentine's Day this year. But American women have other ideas: They rank a romantic dinner, a weekend getaway, flowers or chocolate over sex.
This comes as part of a new survey by Swagbucks, a rewards- and loyalty-program company operated by Prodege, LLC, that examined the top gifts people want to give and receive for Valentine's Day this year. The national survey of 2,000 U.S. adults was conducted online by Prodege in January 2019.
Baby, Turn the Lights Down Low
The No. 1 gift people are planning to give? A romantic dinner, with both men (92 percent) and women (90 percent) selecting this as their top choice. Sex is a close second: 81 percent of men and 79 percent of women plan to "share the love" this Valentine's Day.
What else is on the gift list?
Men will be giving:
- Flowers — 81%
- Chocolate — 76%
- Jewelry — 61%
Women will be giving:
- Chocolate — 61%
- Weekend Getaway — 55%
- Clothes — 55%
The survey also found that three-quarters of Americans hope to receive something in return for their gift. Almost half (46 percent) are looking forward to sex, followed by a gift or dinner.
Just a Small Token of My Love
The vast majority of Americans (87 percent) agree that Valentine's Day is not when they spend the most money on their significant other, and few will be breaking the bank:
- $50 to $99 — 25%
- $25 to $49 — 22%
- $100 to $149 — 20%
They're also not expecting to receive elaborate gifts: 26 percent expect a gift costing $50 to $99 and 25 percent expect a gift in the $25 to $49 range. Almost half (49 percent) don't care if they receive a gift that cost less than the one they purchased.
"It's interesting to see how Americans choose to celebrate this romantic holiday," said Chuck Davis, CEO and chairman of Prodege, LLC. "Swagbucks recognizes the importance of rewarding moments, and we're happy to help our members earn a little extra to help celebrate in whatever way will be most meaningful to them."
Valentine's Day celebrators can use Swagbucks Local to find deals and cash back on local restaurant outings across the US. Shoppers can also earn Swagbucks on all their purchases from a wide selection of popular retailers through the Swagbucks site or by downloading the SwagButton.
Swagbucks.com is the web's most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart, or get cash back from PayPal.
Swagbucks has already paid out more than $300 million in cash and free gift cards. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Swagbucks is owned by Prodege, LLC, a leading internet and media company that operates multiple customer engagement brands.
About Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to creating rewarding moments for its members. Prodege is comprised of three consumer brands — Swagbucks, MyPoints and ShopAtHome — which deliver engaging content and valuable rewards to more than 60 million members. Our family of consumer loyalty websites and mobile apps rewards members with free gift cards or cash for the everyday things they are already doing online — like shopping, searching the web, watching videos and sharing opinions. Prodege's complementary suite of business solutions helps brands boost engagement with consumers by making it easy to gather insights, listen to their audience and gain further exposure to drive brand loyalty. Visit www.prodege.com for more information.