Mother’s Day Freebies & Deals 2016

Mother's Day Freebies & Discounts - Huge List!Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals – 2016

In case you haven’t gotten the memo, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up a big list of Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals 2016 to give you a heads up on ways to save.

Whether you’re a mom or have a mom you need to treat to a day out, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list. (And please help us and other readers out by leaving a comment if you know of any other freebies or deals – thanks in advance!)

National Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals

Cards, Crafts & Printables

Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards – Don’t want to buy a card? Check out these free printable Mother’s Day cards on


Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupons – Find a template for free printable Mother’s Day “coupons” on Zulily.

Free Printable Mother’s Day Questionnaire – Have the kiddos fill out a free printable Mother’s Day questionnaire for a unique and amusing memory-making opportunity.

Educents – Send a free $10 Educents gift card to a mom in your life.

Lakeshore Learning – Kids ages 3 and up can make Mom a free Let Love Bloom! Card for Mom on Saturday, May 7th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lowe’s – Kids can make a free Chalkboard Planter at Lowe’s on Thursday, May 5th at 7 p.m. You’ll need to register in advance as space is limited.


Shutterfly – Use the coupon code CARD4U to get a free photo card for Mom (you’ll need to pay $0.99 for shipping).

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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals 5/1 – 5/7: $1.99 Pineapple, $0.45 Tortillas + More!

Fred Meyer Weekly Ad 5/1

Here are the best deals I could find at Fred Meyer starting yesterday, Sunday, May 1st and running through Saturday, May 7th. As always, make sure to check out Fred Meyer e-coupons site for e-coupons you can load to your Rewards card!

If you are 55+, shop Tuesday for Senior Discount Day. You’ll save an extra 10% on many areas of the store. For more information, please see my post on Fred Meyer’s Senior Discount.

You might wish to check out my Ultimate Fred Meyer Shopping Guide to make sure you’re making the most of your Fred Meyer shopping trips, too!

As usual, my favorite deals have been highlighted in red.

USDA Choice Ribeye Steaks or Cooked Shrimp

Raspberries, 12 oz

Fred Meyer Milk or Orange Juice, 1/2 Gallon
$0.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

Broccoli Crowns or Cauliflower
$0.88/lb Read More…


Top 10 Target Deals: 5/1 – 5/7


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Check out this week’s Top 10 Target Deals! Every Monday we round up the best advertised and unadvertised deals of the week matched up with any applicable coupons and savings opportunities, with a special thanks to All Things Target for the highlights.

Some of these deals are also available online at for the same price, so we’ve linked to those deals where applicable in case you want to shop from the comfort of your home. Don’t forget that you can save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping when you use your REDcard to pay (credit and debit options are available)!

Love Target? Here are some other posts that may be of interest:

Free $5 Target Gift Card with Beauty & Personal Care purchase of $20 or more in-ad Target coupon (or text BEAUTY to 827438)
Hair care, hair color, hair accessories, bar soap, cosmetics & cosmetic bags, oral care, body wash, skin & sun care, deodorant, fragrance, shave care

Pantene Expert Shampoo or Conditioner $4.99 – buy 4
NYC Select Cosmetics Mascara, Liners, Nail & Concealers $1.89 – buy 1
Buy 3 Pantene, Get $5 Target Gift Card
Use in-ad Target coupon for free $5 Target Gift Card
Stack with 40% off Pantene Expert Target Cartwheel
And stack with $1/1 NYC printable coupo
And stack with $5/3 and $1/1 Pantene coupons from 5/1 P&G
Bottom line: better than FREE

Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste, 6 oz $1.04
Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes $1.47
25% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $1/2 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $0.28 each when you buy 2

Back to Nature Stoneground Crackers $2.99
$1/1 printable coupon
Plus, get $1 back from Ibotta
Bottom line: $0.99

Garnier Fructis Style $2.99
$2/1 coupon from 4/24 Red Plum
Bottom line: $0.99

Pepperidge Farm Bagged Cookies or Biscuits $2.89
Buy 5, Get $5 Target Gift Card
20% off Pepperidge Farm Dessert Shop S’mores Target Cartwheel (limit 2)
Bottom line: as low as $1.66 each when you buy 5

Freschetta Artisan Crust Pizza $5.00
20% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $3


All Fine Jewelry Boxed Gifts – 50% off (reg. $39.99)
Bottom line: $19.99
Also available online, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!


CorningWare 10-pc Bakeware Set $49.99
Buy 1, Get $20 Target Gift Card
Bottom line: $29.99
Also available online, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!


Nikon D3300 DSLR 24MP Digital Camera Bundle $499.99 (reg. $999.99)
Also available online, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!

lego dimensions

All LEGO Dimensions, Skylanders SuperChargers and Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Packs and All Sims 4 PC Games – 50% off
Also available online, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!

Be sure to head to All Things Target to find even more Target deals!


First of May Garden Update: Ladybugs, Baby Spiders, and My Favorite Plant

Gardening in the PNW

It honestly took me a little while to get going on the garden this year, but after several days of clean-up, planting, and weeding, I’m officially ready! I wanted to take some time to update you on my plans and progress.


The biggest thing I’ve noticed this year: tons of ladybugs. As in, more than I ever remember seeing in the garden! They are all over everywhere in our yard.

Ladybug on Angelica

My husband joked that maybe one of our neighbors bought and released one of those ladybug “kits.” Who knows? But I’m loving it. I haven’t detected many aphids this year, and I’m hoping with my army of ladybugs at the ready, we’ll keep it that way.

Baby Yellow Garden Spiders

For the past 5 years or so, we’ve found these clusters of baby yellow spiders in the spring. As the summer moves on, they’ll spread throughout the garden and yard, helping me keep the insects at bay. Yesterday, my daughter found two clumps of them – one on the yard waste bin, and another in a planter on our deck. Using a stick, I carefully recolated them to our honeysuckle, tomato, and gooseberry plants. Read More…


Flirty Aprons: Cute Women’s Apron for $7.98 + FREE shipping!

flirty aprons

I love perusing a good Flirty Aprons sale, and right now you can get this super cute Women’s Lindy Lavender Rose Apron for just $7.98 with coupon code LOVEMOM, plus you’ll get FREE shipping! This coupon code is only good through tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th), so don’t delay!

If another item or style catches your eye, that same LOVEMOM coupon code works for everything on the website! Here are some other deals I found:


Select Cookbooks (includes hardcover book and e-book)$29.95 (reg. $47.50)
Use the coupon code LOVEMOM
Your price: $11.98 + FREE shipping!

sadie apron

Select Girls’ Aprons: $13.95 (reg. $19.95)
Use the coupon code LOVEMOM
Your price: $5.58 + FREE shipping!

oven mitt

Select Oven Mitts: $4.95 (reg. $9.95)
Use the coupon code LOVEMOM
Your price: $1.98 + FREE shipping!

Like what you see? Head to Flirty Aprons to get started!


Shutterfly: $10 Off $10+ for all customers – cards and gifts for Mom as low as FREE + shipping

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Want to get Mom a photo gift or card? Right now all Shutterfly customers can save $10 off purchases of $10 or more with the coupon code OURFAVORITES. This coupon code is only good through Sunday, 5/1, but the good news is that if you place your order by 5/1, you’ll get it in time for Mother’s Day (with economy shipping)!

I took the time to fiddle around Shutterfly’s website and find some low-priced deals (even including shipping costs). Check it out:

photo book

Photo Books as low as $14.39 (for the 7×9 soft cover)
Use the coupon code OURFAVORITES
You pay $4.39 + $4.99 economy shipping = $9.38 total!


Folded Mother’s Day Cards for $2.07 each + $0.99 economy shipping
Use the coupon code OURFAVORITES
Price varies depending on how many you order (consider combining with the low-priced magnet deal below!)


Magnets starting at $3 + $3.99 economy shipping
Use the coupon code OURFAVORITES
Price varies depending on how many you order

shutterfly calendar

8×11 Wall Calendar for $14.99 + $6.99 economy shipping
Use the coupon code OURFAVORITES
You pay $4.99 + $6.99 economy shipping = $11.98 total!

Interested? Check out Shutterfly to see everything they have to offer!


*HOT* Keurig K250 Brewer for $54.99 + FREE Shipping After Gift Card

keurig k250 brewer

If you’ve been on the lookout for a Keurig deal, take note! Today only (Friday, April 29th), Best Buy is offering the Keurig 2.0 K250 Coffee Brewing System in Red or White for $74.99 + FREE shipping!

This is already a great price, but what makes it even better is that you’ll also get a $20 Best Buy Gift Card with your purchase! This beats the Black Friday deal we saw for this same Keurig brewer by $15!

Features of this highly rated brewer include:

  • Removable 40-oz. reservoir allows for easy refilling
  • Brew strength control lets you prepare beverages to your liking
  • Touch-screen LCD display

Remember, this deal is good today only while supplies last, so if you’re interested, head to now!


Amazon Daily Deal: Rubbermaid 22-Piece Easy Find Lid Glass Set, $29.98!

Rubbermaid Easy Find Glass, 22 Piece Set

As one of its daily deals for today (Friday, April 29th), Amazon is offering this Rubbermaid 22-piece Easy Find Lid Glass Set for just $29.98 – 33% off the regular retail price of $45. This is the lowest price this set has been on Amazon (it appears that it does in fact stay right around that $45 price point).

Here are some features about this set:

  • #1 Best selling item in lunch boxes & bags
  • Highly rated – average 4.5 star rating after 700+ customer reviews
  • BPA-free glass that’s dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe (up to 425º)
  • Includes: 3 (1.0 Cup), 3 (1.5 Cup), 3 (2.5 Cup), 1 (4 Cup), 1 (5.5 Cup), 11 Lids = 22 Piece Set

Remember, this price is good today only or while supplies last. Head to Amazon to snag it now.


Groupon: Save 50% off One Local Pizza Offer

Pizza at Garlic Jim's

Through May 1st only, you can save 50% off a local Groupon pizza offer when you use coupon code WKNDZA at checkout (maximum discount: $20).

Edited to add: This coupon code is good for new Groupon customers only (sorry about that!).

Here are some current offers for the South Sound region:

Of course, these are just a few of the many pizza options you’ll find at Groupon. Head to Groupon to find a pizza place near you. Remember, the coupon code is good through May 1st only. Please do read through the fine print carefully before purchasing as many of these vouchers are good for specific locations only.


Starbucks: 50% off Frappuccinos April 28th – May 2nd (3-6 p.m.)


From April 28th – May 2nd, Starbucks will be offering a “Happy Hour” with 50% off Frappuccinos between the hours of 3-6 p.m.! They’re also introducing a new Birthday Cake Frappuccino flavor during this time period.

Please note that this year the promotion is only open to Starbucks Rewards members who pay with their registered Starbucks Card or App – sign up here if you’re not already a Rewards member (it’s free to join). Don’t forget that Green members get Gold status by making just one purchase by May 2nd, and current Gold members get an extra year by doing the same!

Just a note: They’re advertising this as “early access” for Rewards members, which makes me think that they will open it up to everyone after May 2nd. We’ll keep tabs on that and let you know, so stay tuned!