You’ve lined up a sitter for Valentine’s Day weekend and you and the spouse are ready to get a hotel room to enjoy a weekend full of debauchery and excess… or maybe just some extra sleep and a little cuddle time. Whatever the case may be, getting a hotel room can easily infuse a marriage with some much needed romance and excitement.

Getting away for a few days can bring the sparkle back to a union that has become a little lackluster; and with Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year, there’s no better time than now to plan that romantic getaway for you and your boo.

Before you book your hotel room though, there are a few things that you may want to consider in order for the both of you to get the most out of your stay.

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Hotel Tips…

1. Skip the discount site and book directly through the hotel website.

I know. I know. Discount sites give you the cheapest rate. Well, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “you get what you pay for”. A discounted hotel price usually equates to a “discount” hotel experience.

Hotels collect a smaller profit from reservations booked on a discount hotel site. In turn, the hotel may slate you for their worst room – The one minus the view, newer furniture, or fresh carpet.

It may sound harsh, but when you’re faced with two guests: one who chose your hotel based on quality, and the other who chose your hotel simply based on price, who would you give preferential treatment to? It makes complete sense when you look at it from a business standpoint.

2. Find out whether or not the hotel has a “couple’s” package.

I was recently brought on to help with Atlanta’s famous Artmore Hotel and their social media presence. When researching the hotel, I was surprised to find out that they offered a couple’s package called “That’s Amorè”. It includes chilled champagne, decadent sweets, roses, and breakfast for two. All for just a few dollars more!

Getting the hotel’s couple’s package will save you the time and effort of having to get all of those fun things separately. Not to mention the fact that it will make for an even more exciting time.

3. Once there, don’t be afraid to tip.

If you’ve saved up for your luxurious weekend away from the kids, don’t be afraid to go all out. Hotels still truly appreciate someone who knows how to tip.

Tipping generously will get you what you want when you want it and staffers will share your generosity with their coworkers almost guaranteeing you a prime experience. Everyone will end up working extra hard to ensure that you and your love’s needs are always met.

Here’s a tip guideline chart brought to you via USA Today:

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Now that you’re set and ready to book your hotel, I wanted to do my due diligence in helping you achieve the ultimate in “romantic-getaway-away-from-the-kids” awesomeness.

In partnership with Artmore Hotel Atlanta, enter below for your chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card from We Got Kidz!

Use it for your Valentine’s Day dinner; use it to tip your concierge; use it on whatever you and your love desire. Whatever you use it on, be smart, be safe, and have fun in your hotel room! Ohh la la.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Visa, Facebook,Twitter, Instagram or Artmore Hotel.

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60 Comments

  1. February 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    Who won? 🙂

    • February 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm — Reply

      Kristi M.!

      • kristi m
        February 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm — Reply

        just received my card today, excited to spend it !! thanks again, and keep the giveaways coming

  2. Thomas Murphy
    February 9, 2015 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    I would take my GF out to dinner.

  3. February 9, 2015 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    gO OUT AND GET A STEAK DINNER

  4. February 9, 2015 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I would go out to dinner

  5. laurie murley
    February 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    I don’t know what I will do with the money, maybe a nice dinner

  6. Joy McFalls
    February 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    go out for dinner with my family

  7. February 8, 2015 at 7:12 pm — Reply

    It would go towards Valentine’s Day.

  8. February 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    You cannot finish the Rafflecopter form, because “Let’s Shop” icons overlay (too close) the Rafflecopter form.

    • February 8, 2015 at 10:38 pm — Reply

      It has something to do with the age of the browser you may be using. My apologies for the difficulties you’re having entering.

  9. February 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    We would use it toward dinner .

  10. Katherine Riley
    February 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    We would save it to use during our vacation.

  11. richelle bowers
    February 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    put it towards a bill

  12. February 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I would buy a new pair of jeans because I recently lost 40lbs and none of my clothes fit any more. I need a new pair of jeans something terrible!

  13. Holly Thomas
    February 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    I would use it towards paying on my student loan :/

  14. February 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    I would love to take my husband to dinner without him paying.

  15. February 1, 2015 at 1:52 am — Reply

    I’d put it towards our Europe trip!

  16. Robin Wilson
    January 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    I would love to go out to dinner with my husband. It’s been too long.

  17. Karen N.
    January 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    We would go out for a dinner at our favourite restaurant.

  18. January 29, 2015 at 3:06 am — Reply

    I’d go out to dinner at nice restaurant.

  19. Jessica Herring
    January 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    Take me out to dinner and a movie…

  20. January 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    we would use it to have some fun on our cruise we are going on in may!~!!!

  21. January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    I would like to go have a nice dinner with just my husband. We haven’t been able to go out much since he started school and also, it’s hard to find a free babysitter.

  22. January 28, 2015 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Probably have a nice meal out!

  23. shirley
    January 28, 2015 at 12:22 am — Reply

    I would like to use for a dinner.

  24. Dawn Monroe
    January 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    We would probably buy some movies and beer and relax.

  25. shelly peterson
    January 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    Use it to go to a nice place for dinner.

  26. Kelly
    January 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I would use the money to buy my husband a new pasta maker. He does all the cooking, and I would love to make his life a bit easier 🙂

  27. January 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    I would use it to celebrate our anniversary which is the same day as Valentine’s Day.

  28. Alayne Langford
    January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    We would spend it on fresh strawberries dipped in dark chocolate!

  29. Jeyn Miller
    January 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Put it towards dinner & a movie

  30. January 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    We would go out to eat at Outback Steakhouse and then go to a movie

  31. Connie
    January 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    We’ve been wanting to take the train to New York so the $50 would pay for that!

  32. January 27, 2015 at 11:44 am — Reply

    We would leave the kids with my parents and go to the movies!

  33. Kellie
    January 27, 2015 at 11:23 am — Reply

    We would go to dinner and a movie!!!

  34. January 27, 2015 at 9:47 am — Reply

    we would go out to dinner and a movie

  35. Julie Wood
    January 27, 2015 at 8:38 am — Reply

    We would go out for a romantic dinner with this gift card! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  36. Christine Waddell
    January 27, 2015 at 7:57 am — Reply

    No honey here so I would spend it on myself!

  37. January 27, 2015 at 7:02 am — Reply

    I would buy groceries

  38. January 27, 2015 at 5:32 am — Reply

    We would order Chinese food!

  39. anita (ashlee)
    January 27, 2015 at 4:08 am — Reply

    Definitely a spa day!

  40. Gabrielle
    January 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm — Reply

    I’d buy a bottle of excellent champagne.

  41. Maureen
    January 26, 2015 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    I would use the money to do something fun with my family or to buy arts and craft supplies so I could make projects with my daughter!

    Maureen
    [email protected]

    • Maureen
      January 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm — Reply

      Ooops. This posted twice. I am sorry! I got an error message after I first tried to post it, so I thought that it didn’t go through.

      Maureen
      [email protected]

  42. Wendy R.
    January 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    I can’t enter either… the Rafflecopter boxes are hidden by the social media buttons. I could only submit one of the mandatory entries. This is in both Chrome and Firefox.

    • January 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm — Reply

      Okay Wendy. Thank you so much for letting me know. I’m working with a new giveaway widget so I truly appreciate your patience. I added a little space under the giveaway. See if that works for you. (You may need to clear your cache.)

      • Heather Stokes
        February 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm — Reply

        I’m in the same boat with the last 4 entries. I can’t get to those when they drop down to submit them.

        • February 3, 2015 at 12:04 am — Reply

          Sorry about that Heather. I’ve added a bit more space. Hoping it works for you now. I’ve discovered that it varies from browser to browser, version to version. Needless to say, I won’t be using this giveaway tool again. lol.

  43. steve weber
    January 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    We would use it for a movie night.

  44. January 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    I would probably go get a massage.

  45. Natalie
    January 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    We would use the money to pay off some of our debt.

  46. Brandy Davis
    January 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    I cant enter the giveaway, the buttons are on top of the entry form and wont let me enter.

    • January 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm — Reply

      Hi Brandy! So sorry you’re having problems entering. Have you tried a different web browser? Does the entry form show a “log into Facebook” or “enter through email” option at all for you? It seems to be working for others. Let me see if I can get to the route of your issue.

  47. Nancy Loring
    January 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    I would use it to get my long gray hair cut and colored. I deserve a little treat once in awhile.

  48. Nicole H.
    January 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    I’d use it treat him to his fav restaurant. Would be a great time!!

  49. erin Marie
    January 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    Have A nice meal out and bring a treat home for the kids.
    Thank you

  50. Nicole Dz
    January 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    We would use it to go out for a dinner date at our favorite restaurant.

  51. January 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    I’d use the $50 to take my kids to do something fun!

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