A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 02, 2017
“I just saved a bunch of money on Valentine’s Day by switching to single”

"I just saved a bunch of money (on Valentine’s Day) by switching to single” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO” is a popular commercial. “JUST SAVED A BUNCH OF MONEY ON MY VALENTINE’S DAY BY SWITCHING TO SINGLE smile LOL” was posted on Twitter on February 13, 2009.

“Valentine’s Day” is sometimes replaced with “Christmas.” “I just saved a bunch of Money by switching to single for xmas” was posted on Twitter on December 24, 2009.


Wikipedia: GEICO advertising campaigns
Geico advertising campaigns are known for using surreal humor and satire, often featuring distinctive characters such as the company’s mascot, Chris, otherwise known as the GEICO gecko. The advertising strategy incorporates a saturation-level amount of print (primarily mail circulars) and television parody advertisements, as well as radio advertisements. A common line used by GEICO is “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.”
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“I’ve got good news”
In another ad campaign, a character would be breaking bad news to another (such as a baseball manager replacing a struggling pitcher with a reliever), but then offers helpfully, “I’ve got good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!” That news, of course, is of no immediate use at all to the other character(s). Some of the ads were parodies and/or featured celebrities including, for example, Esteban; one featured the popular anime character Speed Racer. The exchange became parodied for a time while the ads were popular. One of the most watched “I’ve got good news” spots was a soap opera parody featuring television actor Sebastian Siegel.

Twitter
MIKETIGZ
‏@MIKE_TIGZ
JUST SAVED A BUNCH OF MONEY ON MY VALENTINE’S DAY BY SWITCHING TO SINGLE smile LOL
1:16 PM - 13 Feb 2009

Twitter
Rubere Raffoul
‏@reorampage
Quote of the day: “I just saved a bunch of money on my personal life by switching to single!”
12:33 PM - 9 Jul 2009

Twitter
Jae Rapelyea
‏@ChocolateWast3d
I just saved a bunch of Money by switching to single for xmas (via jamrock) lmfao! (via @JackieSpeaks247) lol nice
11:17 AM - 24 Dec 2009

Joke All You Can
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
I just saved a bunch of money this holiday season by switching to single!

Twitter
Men’s Humor
‏@MensHumor
I just saved a bunch of money on valentines day by switching to single.
2:00 PM - 30 Jan 2014

12 February 2014, University Wire (The Eagle, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL.), “Don’t get hung up on being single this V-Day”:
Way too many people take this holiday too seriously and allow it to put value on themselves. If you don’t have a Valentine this year, who cares? Think of it as “[insert your name here] empowerment” day or “I just saved a bunch of money on Valentine’s Day by switching to single” day.

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
I just saved a bunch of money on valentines day by switching to single.
5:15 PM - 31 Jan 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Thursday, February 02, 2017 • Permalink