Food and Restaurants
Last year, 92 million people dined at restaurants on Mother’s Day, according to the National Restaurant Association.
This year, lots of the restaurant deals involve gift cards — apparently a reflection of what mothers have indicated is their preference, according to annual surveys about the holiday by the National Retail Federation.
With all of these restaurant promotions out there, you would do well to assume that anywhere you want to go this year will be busy — so make reservations ahead of time. That said, here’s a look at what’s on offer.
Get a $10 bonus card free with the purchase of any $50 gift card — this offer is valid through July 1, while the bonus card is redeemable through August 12.
Moms eat free on Mother’s Day when you buy a full-priced entrĂ©e of equal or greater value.
Now through May 13, save $3 on a cake order of $15 or more when you redeem the your cake order of $15 or more when you use the Mother’s Day coupon available on Baskin-Robbins’ website.
Get two free dine-in gift cards for $10 apiece when you buy a $50 gift card; the first free card is valid May 28 through July 31 and the second one is good from July 1 through August 31.
When you buy a $25 gift card (through June 17) you get a $5 bonus card that’s redeemable June 27 through August 10.
For every $25 gift card you buy, you get another free $5 gift card to use on a future visit; this offer is valid through June 30.
Moms eat for free on Mother’s Day when you purchase an entree for someone who isn’t a mother.
For every $50 worth of gift cards you buy through May 13, receive a free $10 gift card redeemable May 14 through June 17.
When you buy $20 in gift cards, you receive a coupon for a free order of fries or a shake redeemable on your next visit; valid through June 18.
The restaurant has a family-style Mother’s Day Menu from May 11 through May 13, with meals that serve five people at a time. Plus if you buy $50 worth of gift cards you’ll receive an additional $20 in free gift cards.
Bring your mom to Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at this Brazilian steakhouse and she’ll receive a free voucher for a meal valid if she comes back between May 14 and July 12.
Moms eat for free on Mother’s Day — choosing from a menu of six different entrees — with the purchase of any cocktail.
Buy $75 worth of gift cards through May 13 and receive $10 off $10 coupon that’s valid through the end of the month.
Moms receive a free doughnut and small coffee on Mother’s Day.
The restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe meal on Mother’s Day starting at 11:00 am, for $18.99 for adults and $8.99 for kids — including a beverage, appetizer, entree and dessert.
Many Olive Garden locations open earlier than usual on Mother’s Day — starting at 10:00 am. Get an additional $10 bonus added to any purchase of a $50 gift card.
For every $50 in gift cards you buy through June17, get a free $10 gift card redeemable on a subsequent visit May 14 through July 20.
For every $50 worth of gift card you buy now through May 31, get a free $10 gift card redeemable June 1 through June 30.
Moms get a free slice of strawberry pie when you dine in at a participating location.
Bring your mother to this restaurant on Mother’s Day and she’ll receive a coupon for a free lasagna on her next visit and a chance to win $1,000.
Bring your mom to the restaurant on Mother’s Day and she’ll receive a voucher for a free entree valid on her next visit.
Moms get a free six-ounce frozen yogurt on Mother’s Day.
Save up to 50% on Mother’s Day gifts and also get free shipping.
Save 20 percent on flowers when you key in the word MOM at checkout.
Promotions include 35 percent off all Nespresso barista machines through May 14; a $10 gift card bonus for every $100 in gift cards you purchase through May 14; up to $100 off Dyson products through June 9; a free $25 gift card with any purchase of Mikasa, Noritake or Lenox dinnerware through June 11; and free shipping on all orders over $29.
Save $100 on the Apple iPad Pro, $150 on a MacBook Air, and $200 on a MacBook Pro. Also, if you buy a $100 gift card now through May 12, get a $10 savings code via email that’s valid May 29 through June 11.
Get $10 off any purchase of at least $30; $20 off purchases of $55 and up; or $30 off purchases of $85 and up; the offer is valid through May 13. Additional sale items may vary by store.
Save up to 80 percent on women’s shoes marked as clearance items; other styles have savings ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent.
Save 20 percent when you key in the discount code 11M at checkout.
Select bouquets on the site are listed as up to half off.
And if you your order by May 11 the flowers you can arrange for delivery by Mother’s Day.
Save 15 percent on any order when you use the promotional code MOM15 at checkout. Save 25 percent on cheesecake sampler gifts when you key in CHEESECAKE4MOM at checkout. Both promotions are valid through May 13.
Save up to 50 percent on gifts and cards with Mother’s Day themes.
Save up to 50 percent on select personalized jewelry; plus get an additional 20 percent off when you use the code EXTRA20 at checkout.
Get a free perfumed lotion with any fragrance purchase of $95 or more.
Save 30 percent on everything in the store — and up to 50 percent off clearance items through May 13. Also save 30 percent on all personalized jewelry when you key in the code PJ30 at checkout.
Get $10 when you spend at least $50 on Mother’s Day gifts by inputting the coupon code MOMDAY10 at checkout; plus get an extra 25 percent off Under Armour apparel for women; 20 percent of women’s jewelry with the use of the code SHINE20 at checkout, and 10 percent off women’s watches with the promo code WATCHES10. All of these offers are valid through May 13.
Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $49. Save 20 to 35 percent when you key in the promo code mom at checkout.
Buy $125 worth of gift cards by May 13 and get a free 60-minute facial that’s redeemable byÂ August 11.
Spend at least $65 on the site and get two skincare products; step it up to $85 and get three freebies, while a purchase of at least $100 gets you four gifts; the first of the offers is valid through May 17 and the rest through the end of the month. Also enjoy free shipping with any order of at least $50.
About 55 different pieces of jewelry are on sale — and some of the clearance items are up to 75 percent off.
Save 20 percent on all apparel, footwear and accessories when you key in the word mom at checkout; valid through May 13.
Save 10 percent to 75 percent on gift cards and spa packages at participating spas.
Save 20 to 25 percent on women’s handbags, jewelry, picture frames, kitchenware, outdoor furniture and bluetooth speakers. Additionally,Â some women’s dresses are up to 50 percent off.
Save up to 30 percent on select Mother’s Day cards and gifts — and get free two-day shipping on many items.
Rugs and bedding are 20 percent to 60 percent off. Plus, get 25 percent off candles, diffusers, planters, terrariums and decorative accessories; and 30 percent off furniture and outdoor items.
Save up to 75 percent on spring-themed cookware, plus get free shipping on all orders of at least $49.
Save up to 50 percent across the store — and clearance items are up to 60 percent off. Plus get free shipping with no minimum order size.
The Best Mother’s Day Deals and Freebies
As you can see, choosing which are the best Mother’s Day deals and freebies is no small feat. There are more of them than you’ll ever have time to take advantage of. If you get in on one or two, your mother should be in for a great day on Sunday.
Readers, please share with us your experiences in taking advantage of the Mother’s Day deals listed above. And if you see any we’ve missed, please let us know by posting about it in the comments section beneath this post.
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