Burger King Will Let You Trade a Photo of Your Ex for a Free Whopper This Valentine’s Day | 22 Words

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...

What really is the meaning behind Valentine's day?

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

It's more than that.

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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.

Who is St. Valentine?

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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.

Someone needs a hug.

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

He did him dirty.

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?

This was obviously forbidden.

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

Things escalated.

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

He sent a love letter.

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

It went on to signify the beginning of spring.

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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.

It's crazy how much people spend.

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

It doesn't just have to be a box of chocolates or a teddy bear.

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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.

Traveling with your partner.

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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.

Cupid costume.

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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.

Group date.

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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.

Free hugs.

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

Meaningful gifts.

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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.

Buying gifts for themselves.

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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!

All girls slumber party.

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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.

"Quirkyalone Day."

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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.

And Burger King decided to take the whole "alone" festivities to another level.

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

They are currently offering a free whopper in return for a photo of your ex... Yikes.

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!)

So, all you have to do is print out a photograph of your ex...

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

So get digging!

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