Burger King Will Let You Trade a Photo of Your Ex for a Free Whopper This Valentine’s Day

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Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Valentine’s Day is almost here,

Burger King have something for you.

The fast-food branch has a special deal for those of you that are willing to trade your ex in for a greasy burger…

Valentine’s day might just be a big corporate scheme, but it doesn’t have to be.  

It’s no surprise that card and flower companies exploit Valentine’s day for all it’s worth, but the day itself happens to have a rich history. Scroll to the end to see the bizarre bouquets people have been getting for their loved ones.

It all started in the third century… With a guy called Claudius the second; he banned his people from getting married because he believed it made his soldiers weeker.

One of Claudius’ Roman priests – St. Valentine – felt this was out of order, and began marrying the soldiers behind his back.

When Claudius found out about St. Valentine’s betrayal, he was sentenced to jail. Funnily enough, this is where he met the love of his life. Ironic, right?

The love of his life turned out to be the jailer’s daughter, which was obviously forbidden.

St. Valentine was sentenced to death. It’s what he did before his execution that created the tradition of Valentine’s day.

Signed “your Valentine,” just before being executed on February the 14th.

Nowadays, it’s a way for people to express their love and gratitude for the special people in their lives. And a way for big companies to turn the holiday into a big money-making event.

According to the National Retail Federation, people are expected to spend an average of $161 on Valentine’s day.

Valentine’s day has seen many people around the world celebrate the day in wacky and wonderful ways, to show the people they love that they care. Here are just 15 of the best.

People have started traveling to different places around the world to share their love of cultures with one another. I have to admit, I’d much rather spend my money on an adventure rather than book a meal in an overcrowded restaurant.

This might not be something you want your partner to do for you, or even wear in the same room as you, but this trend of dressing up as Cupid has become quite popular at Valentine’s day parties. If you’re not really the romantic type, this could be just the thing you need.

People have started to celebrate Valentine’s day in groups with their close friends. There’s no rule that you have to spend the day with just your significant other. After all, Valentine’s day is all about showing gratitude to all the people you love in your life.

Some people are taking to the streets to offer hugs to complete strangers. Because, why not?

Some people think the best way to show you care on Valentine’s day is to buy the most expensive gift. But we guarantee if you put the effort into getting something your partner actually wants, you’re doing so much better. Even if you don’t think its particularly romantic, it shows you’ve put thought into your gift.

We don’t usually need an excuse to buy myself something, but if St. Valentine wants to give me another reason to buy myself a new handbag, then we’re not complaining. Go ahead and splurge on yourself!

It’s time to crack open the boxed wine and scour Netflix for the best chick flicks to watch with your besties. This is a cheap and fun-filled alternative to the more traditional V-Day celebrations.

This is basically a singles awareness day. It has created a space for people who are focusing on loving themselves or people who haven’t found the one yet. It’s a great idea to create a reason to give yourself the care and love you deserve. Just remember, self-care shouldn’t just be for one day. And don’t ever worry about being alone on Valentine’s day, everyone is at different points in their lives! Treat yourself to a bit of Valentine’s day love.

They have a new deal on that would easily tempt even those in relationships.

That’s right. At certain Burger King locations including ones in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston will have Birds of Prey–themed “breakup boxes.” (Birds of Prey is a new film based on Harley Quinn, for all of those of you that aren’t aware!)

And trade it in for a good ol’ burger. Who said your ex was good for nothing?!

Get on their Instagram and screenshot a picture, print it out and claim your free whopper! Happy Valentine’s Day.