Enjoy Dinner & A Movie This Valentine’s Day – Giveaway


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With moving and the holiday season past us, it is finally time that we as a married couple spend some quality quiet time together away from the kids. With both of our older kids in school I finally have the free time to work on what I need to get done so we have extra time to do things for us.

We are finally more settled in and are planning some things to do as parents with no kids.  We like to spend time alone and like to plan out extended trips such as overnight stays or day excursions. However, finding someone to watch 3 kids including a 19 month old is not always easy. That is why when we get the chance to enjoy it, we enjoy it!

We are always looking to save money and use group buying sites, such as Groupon to save money when making plans. Whether it’s for a movie, restaurant, or resort stay we always look for ways to save or get some kind of reward. There is always money to be saved by being a savvy shopper.

Not only can you shop for deals, but we also let our credit card make money for us. Through the end of March, Discover is now offering Discover cardmembers the ability to earn5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at restaurants and movie theaters. Besides receiving Cashback Bonus, there is also the option to use the rewards for partner gift cards from several restaurants and movie theaters such as AMC Theaters, Outback Steakhouse and Red Lobster.

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Have any plans this Valentine’s Day? Leave a comment about your favorite date night and one lucky reader will win a $50 Discover gift card!

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I am a compensated brand ambassador for Discover. All opinions are my own.




  1. rich morris says

    Well, it’s just my son and I this year so I usually just cook a good steak meal for us and enjoy the time with him.

  2. maureen says

    Valentine’s Day is the day that I got engaged but as of now my husband and I do not have plans –that I know of.

  3. Cindy A. says

    No definite date plans yet. However I am planning to bake a special batch of Valentine cupcakes for my work buddies.

  4. Margaret Smith says

    No special plans, I’ll be cooking dinner for my husband and kids. I’m planning on making mini heart shaped meatloaf and a heart shaped cake.

  5. Ann Fantom says

    We don’t have any special plans for Valentine’s day. I’m probably make a red themed dinner for my husband and daughter.

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  7. Sandra says

    Valentine’s day we will spend with the whole family, I will make a special dinner. Then I am planning a Saturday date with my hubby going out on the kayak and playing disc golf, simple but he will love it!

  8. Kim Henrichs says

    This year my friends and I are planning to watch a marathon of House of Cards season two with some yummy dinner.

  9. Joanne Vanderheite says

    Our plans are to be with Family and I am having a Valentines Day tea with my Grandaughters…!

  10. Betty says

    One of those great days to stay home, watch the olympics and enjoy stress free dining at home. We’ve adapted to ignoring the hype of Valentines day as we have our anniversary 2 days later. Works out beautifully – no difficulty getting reservations or parking and eating out has so much less stress

  11. says

    It sounds like I’ll be taking my daughter to sell girl scout cookies at a local winery on Valentine’s Day…not exactly how I’d usually spend a Valentine’s Day. 😉

  12. says

    We are going to try to sneak away for lunch together while kids are in school, but 1. we have to see if we have the money and 2. There are new college recruits on campus that day, so hubby will have to get someone to fill in.

    Thats my only plan, otherwise I will be alone with the kiddos.

  13. says

    I do not have plans for Valentine’s Day yet. My husband did ask if I wanted to make reservations at The Melting Pot, which is an hour away. I am not sure what else we might do, or even if our direction will change between now and then.

  14. says

    I do not have plans for Valentine’s Day yet. My husband did ask if I wanted to make reservations at The Melting Pot, which is an hour away. I am not sure what else we might do, or even if our direction will change between now and then.

    I would love to do something a little different, but the truth is; I do not enjoy going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day with all the crowds.

  15. Denise L says

    No plans really. Our anniversary is a week after Valentine’s Day so we celebrate then instead!

  16. Rita A says

    We enjoy going to our local favorite Mexican Restaurant and then to the coast for a walk down main street by the beach

  17. Kathleen Ophelan says

    We have a new baby in the house. So we will spending Valentine’s day at home. A nice romantic family dinner!

  18. Kelsey says

    My favorite date night is going somewhere for dinner and drinks that has a live band. It is simple but I think great food and music speak to the soul and me and my baby both really enjoy these types of enjoyment. What can I say… it’s the simple things that are heavenly =)

  19. Heather B says

    I will be driving 2 hours to bring my older kids to their father’s house. Hubby will be workng so just me and the little man at home for the night.

  20. Amanda A says

    We don’t have any plans. :( My hubby has to work on Valentine’s day (life of a chef) and then on the 15th he is doing a private catered event for Firefighters. Maybe he will surprise me the evening on the 15th? I guess it says who needs one day to show how much you love someone right?

  21. Cynthia R says

    My favorite is going to dinner and spending some time cuddling on the couch watching a good movie.

  22. Christina says

    Hubby has been working out of town a lot the past month, so this year our Valentines Plans are for the family. We are going to take the kids to do something fun (haven’t decided yet, waiting to see what the weather will be like) and then we’ll either get dinner or just go out for dessert.

  23. Ashley C says

    My husband has to work so we don’t have too much planned, but we’ll be ordering pizza and I’ll probably make brownies


  24. Suzanne K says

    No plans, but I’ll probably take flowers and chocolates to my mom and spend some time with her

  25. Denise Osborn says

    we do not really have any plans for Valentines. I will probably spend the day with my granddaughters and buy them each a little box of candy.

  26. Jennifer T. says

    With two kids under 5, I’m sure it’ll be a family night in. Dinner and a movie for us all.

  27. saminder gumer says

    right now i do not have any plans. i may ask a few friends to go out to dinner or may go hang out with my dad since he will be alone that day.

  28. Rosanne says

    We’ve been together over 40 years. We don’t do anything special on that day but he always does something romantic.like flowers, candy card etc.

  29. Karen Deva says

    We probably won’t do anything special on Valentine’s Day but we’ll go out to dinner together alone on a less busy day.

  30. Wild Orchid says

    I plan to have a romantic dinner at home with my hubby! :)

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  31. Andrea v says

    Well I falls on a Friday night and my husband is working and my son has a wrestling meet. Maybe we will go out for dinner on Sunday night.

  32. Geoff K says

    We’re going on a double date with our best friends to see a movie, go to dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant, and then dancing to finish the night.

  33. natalie says

    We will be going out to dinner and taking photos in a photo booth. We’ve done the photo booth thing since we first started dating. It’s one of our few traditions, and I wouldn’t miss it for anything!

  34. Virginia Rowell says

    I start out with cooking an awesome breakfast. Then we go out to dinnner and come home and relax.

  35. Robin Wilson says

    My hubby’s b’day is the 13th, so we do a combo celebration for them.This year he is working so I will be alone for Valentine’s Day!

  36. Jennifer Reed says

    My Valentine’s Day plans are to go out to lunch with my husband and then make a heart themed dinner for my family that night.