Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals – 2018
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 2018 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!)
Last updated: May 12th, 2018
National Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals
Cards, Crafts & Printables
Craftsy – Stream 1,300+ classes free this weekend and unlock free access to every Craftsy class! From quilting and knitting to baking and photography, watch as many Craftsy classes as you want.
Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards – Don’t want to buy a card? Check out these free printable Mother’s Day cards on TheBalance.com.
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.
Lakeshore Learning – Kids ages 3 and up can make Mom a free Fun Memories Frame on Saturday, May 12th from 11 am – 3 pm.
Shutterfly – Use the coupon code CARD4U to get a free photo card for Mom (you’ll need to pay $0.99 for shipping).
Walgreens – Save 50% on photo cards with coupon code SPRINGNOTES. A bonus: choose to pick up your order that same day in-store for free (great for procrastinators!).
York Photo – Get a free 4×6 photo magnet if you’re new to York Photo – just pay shipping.
Events & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble – Celebrate Mom with a free storytime and activities on May 12th at 11 am. They’ll read I’ve Loved You Since Forever.
Bass Pro Shops – Get a free 4×6 photo on May 12th from 12 – 5 pm or May 13th from 12 – 4 pm at Bass Pro Shops. The first 100 families to get their picture taken on May 13th will get a free accessories bag and neoprene sunglasses case. Photo packages are available for purchase, as well.
National Public Gardens Day – Many public gardens around the country are offering free or discounted admission on Friday, May 11th.
Target – Check out a Mother’s Day in-store event on May 12th from 12 – 4 pm. Enjoy demos and samples of beauty products for Mom and ask questions of their beauty experts.
Flowers & Gifts
Amazon – Check out deals on Amazon Devices starting at $29.99 (Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, Kindles, and more).
Ancestry – Save 30% on all Ancestry gift subscriptions and help your mom learn about all the moms who came before her.
Bath & Body Works – Get the limited edition Mother’s Day tote in Gold or Navy Blue for just $30 (over $117 value) with any $30 purchase with coupon code TOTELOVE while supplies last.
Canvas on Demand – Would Mom like a photo canvas? With this Groupon you’ll pay $29.99 for one 16″ x 20″ canvas, $49.99 for two ($25 each), or $69.99 for three ($23.33 each), plus free shipping. Canvas on Demand gets great reviews.
Columbia – Save 50% on select women’s styles with coupon code COL4MOM at Columbia.com. They’ve got cute jackets, shorts, shirts – even dresses! Shipping is free for Greater Rewards members (it’s free to join).
Costco – Costco members can really wow Mom with a 50-stem bouquet of Mother’s Day red roses, available for delivery on May 9th or 10th for $39.99.
DaySpring – Shop a variety of $15 – $20 gift sets and get free shipping, no coupon code required.
DiscountMags – Get a number of great magazine subscriptions for Mom at low prices through DiscountMags. Titles include The Pioneer Woman, Taste of Home, People, and more.
DSW – Get a free $10 bonus card when you spend $50 on gift cards, or get a $25 bonus card when you spend $100.
Groupon – Take an extra 20% off local deals with coupon code MOM through May 13th.
Half Price Books – Get a free $5 bonus card with each $25 gift card purchase through May 13th.
Harry & David – Enjoy a $10 bonus gift card for every $50 purchased in e-gift cards.
JCPenney Portraits – Why not update Mom’s portrait wall? This photo shoot bundle from JCPenney is $15.99 or $25.99 and includes 8 or 9 prints as well as the option to get a digital image (sitting fees included).
Julep – Save $20 off $50 or more at Julep.com with coupon code TODOLIST (exp 5/13). Plus, standard shipping is free on orders over $25.
Kohl’s – Stack a number of coupon codes to save big this weekend at Kohl’s:
- $10 off $50 women’s clothes, shoes, fashion jewelry, accessories, or home with coupon code MOMSDAY10 (exp 5/13)
20% off with coupon code YOUGET20 (exp 5/6) Plus, get $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent through May 6th.
Massage Envy – Purchase $125 in gift cards and get a free 60-minute facial service.
ProFlowers – Spend $19 for a Mother’s Day bouquet ($49.98 value) – options include multi-colored tulips, royal spring lilies, or a pink tulips/blue iris combination, all with an included vase. Shipping and handling charges are extra and start at $12.99.
Sam’s Club – Shop a variety of gift baskets and towers for Mom with prices starting at just $9.98. Plus members get free shipping; otherwise shipping varies by location and item.
Shari’s Berries – Want something besides flowers for Mom? Treat her to Shari’s Berries and pay less when you buy this Groupon for $20 for $40 or $15 for $30 worth of gourmet dipped treats (may apply toward shipping).
Target – Get a Women’s 7-Piece Mother’s Day Beauty Box for just $7 + free shipping from Target.com. This box includes seven samples as well as a Target beauty coupon.
Ulta – Get a free tote with any fragrance purchase of $40 or more.
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Restaurant Offers – Freebies
Fogo de Chao – Moms who dine in on May 13th will receive a dining card to use toward a free lunch, brunch or dinner.
Hooters – Moms get a free entree from a special menu on May 13th. Some locations offer it free with drink purchase; others are offering a buy one, get one free deal.
Long John Silver’s – Get a buy one, get one free variety platter with this coupon through May 13th.
The Melting Pot – Mom gets a free mimosa or glass of champagne at brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day weekend (promotions may vary by location).
Orange Leaf – Moms get free froyo on Mother’s Day with this coupon (up to $3.30 value).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Moms who dine in on May 12th and 13th will receive a free $25 credit to use toward a future purchase.
TCBY – Mom gets free froyo on Mother’s Day. See store for details.
Restaurant Offers – Gift Card Bonuses
In addition to these, Sam’s Club and Costco both have a number of discounted gift cards available.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Buy $50 in e-gift cards, get a $10 bonus card.
Bonefish Grill – Give $50 in gift cards and get a free $10 bonus card for yourself.
Landry’s – Buy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 reward card.
Olive Garden – Get a free $10 bonus card with every $50 in gift cards purchased.
Outback Steakhouse – Get a free $10 bonus card when you buy $50 in gift cards.
Panera Bread – Get a free $10 bonus card for every $50 of gift cards purchased.
P.F. Chang’s – Receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in e-gift cards.
Red Lobster – Spend $75 on gift cards and get two bonus gifts in return.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Save 25% on e-gift cards with coupon code TREATMOM.
Seattle Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals
Events & Entertainment
The Alki Bathhouse (Seattle) – Sign up for free fitness classes on May 11th and 12th and enter a raffle.
Artist & Craftsman Supply Seattle – Make a card for Mom at their free Mother’s Day calligraphy/card making station on May 12th from 1 – 3 pm.
Athleta (Seattle) – Stop in for a free HIIT workout with FIT4MOM on May 12th from 8 – 9 am, then enjoy smoothies, spa treatments, shopping and more.
Bellevue Botanical Garden – Check out the Mother’s Day at the Garden event from 10 am – 4 pm on Mother’s Day and tour the garden, enjoy live music, and more.
Cedar River Watershed Educational Center (Seattle) – On Mother’s Day you can bring the family to enjoy tea, coffee and snacks while strolling the grounds of the Education Center. They’re open from 10 am – 3 pm.
The Center at Norpoint (Tacoma) – All women who sign up as a passholder during the week of May 7th – 13th won’t pay a setup fee (up to $50 in savings). Plus, on Mother’s Day all women can enjoy a free day pass.
Center for Wooden Boats (Camano Island) – Come to Cama Beach for the annual Mother’s Day Saturday Sail on May 12th from 10 am – 4 pm. Sign up for free boat rides on a variety of boats, then participate in other fun activities while you wait for your ride (toy boat building, park activities, etc.).
Cirque du Soleil VOLTA – Receive free seat upgrades when you purchase your tickets through May 13th. VOLTA opens September 14th at Marymoor Park.
CrossRoads Park (Bellevue) – Take a family picture and make a Mother’s Day gift on May 12th from 9 am – 12 pm.
Country Village Shops (Bothell) – The Mother’s Day Celebration is May 12th and 13th. Mom can enter to win a special $150 Country Village shopping spree and children can create a free wind chime for Mom.
Edmonds Farmers Market – Check out the Kids Plant for Mom’s Day event on May 12th from 9 am – 2 pm. Kids can pick out a pot to decorate for Mom and then plant it with plants of their choice ($10), join the Children’s Fairy Flower Parade from the Edmonds Library, and/or make a free Mother’s Day card at C’est La Vie.
Kids Discovery Museum (Bainbridge Island) – Moms and grandmas enjoy free admission on Mother’s Day, plus kids can make a coupon flower bouquet (included with admission or membership).
KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Olympia) – All moms and grandmas get free admission on Mother’s Day. They’re open from 12 – 5 pm.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (Shoreline) – Stop by the Mother’s Day Plant Sale from May 11th – 13th. Enjoy free family activities and see the garden in bloom.
McAuliffe Park (Kirkland) – Enjoy a day of fun and free family activities focused around gardening on May 12th from 10 am – 2 pm. Make garden arts and crafts, explore the garden on a bug hunt, and more.
Meadow Park Golf Course (Tacoma) – Moms can play on their Championship 18 and Williams 9 courses for free on Mother’s Day.
Microsoft Store (Seattle) – Bring the whole family to Coding & Cupcakes on Saturday, May 12th from 11 am – 12 pm. Learn coding basics, make custom cards for Mom, and enjoy a fresh-baked cupcake.
Molbak’s (Woodinville) – Get a family portrait taken and receive a 4×6 portrait plus a digital link. No sitting fee, no appointment necessary.
The Museum of Flight (Seattle) – Moms accompanied by their kids (of any age) receive free general admission on May 13th. Kids can make an illuminated Mother’s Day project, and the first 500 moms get free chocolate.
Northwest Railway Museum (Snoqualmie) – Moms ride free with a paying child of any age on Mother’s Day weekend (May 12th and 13th).
The Outlet Collection (Auburn) – Enjoy a fun photo booth experience, arts and crafts, and more on May 12th from 10 am – 12 pm. Be one of the first 100 moms and you’ll get a special goodie bag. Kids will also have a chance to enter to win a gift for Mom.
Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique (Seattle) – The first 25 people to sign up and arrive for the Mother’s Day Tote Bag Crafting event on May 12th from 12 – 3 pm will get free craft supplies. Make something geeky for Mom.
Pacific Bonsai Museum (Federal Way) – Check out the PSBA’s free Spring Bonsai Show on May 12th and 13th from 10 am – 4 pm both days. An art station will be available to kids and adults who want to make cards for Mom.
Pacific Science Center (Seattle) – All mothers get in free on May 13th. Experience all the Seeds to Eats activities and exhibits for free; just mention the promotion when you arrive.
Pike Place Market (Seattle) – Enjoy the 10th Annual Flower Festival on May 12th and 13th. Bring the whole family to enjoy and shop for flowers, produce and specialty products.
PowellsWood Garden (Federal Way) – On May 13th you can celebrate with a Mother’s Day Tea (regular admission price of $7; kids 12 and under are free). Tea is an extra charge.
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (Federal Way) – Their Mother’s Day Weekend event is happening May 12th and 13th from 10 am – 4 pm each day. Enjoy art and science activities, family portraits, and garden tours.
Seattle Symphony – Celebrate lullabies at the Lullaby Project Celebration Concert on Mother’s Day at 11 am. They do ask that you RSVP as space is limited.
Seattle Waterfront – Receive up to four hours of free parking at select waterfront garages on Mother’s Day. You’ll need to visit a participating business (including the Seattle Aquarium) to pick up your voucher (no purchase required).
Seleušs (Seattle) – Bring Mom in for free chocolate tasting during Mother’s Day weekend.
Skate Tiffany’s (Federal Way) – Moms skate free with one paid child admission on May 12th from 7 – 10 pm. Rentals extra if needed.
Streissguth Gardens (Seattle) – Receive a free 4″ plant when you post a selfie in the garden and tag them on Facebook or Instagram on May 11th.
Trinity Parish Church (Seattle) – Enjoy a free concert of Bach cantatas on Mother’s Day from 6 – 7:30 pm.
Unexpected Productions (Seattle) – Treat Mom to an improv comedy show on May 13th from 7 – 8:30 pm. Moms get in for $5 with coupon code IMAMOM (other tickets are $12 – $15 each, plus fees).
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (Tacoma) – Save 10% in the gift shop on May 11th with this printable coupon.
Washington State Fair – Use the coupon code mothers to get $10 off any seat for select shows at the 2018 Washington State Fair until May 14th. The coupon code is eligible for the following shows:
- An Evening with Chicago
- Florida Georgia Line with Morgan Wallen
- Lauren Daigle with Zach Williams
- Boy George and Culture Club with Thomspon Twins’ Tom Bailey
- Brett Eldredge with Devin Dawson and Runaway June
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) – Moms receive half-price admission on Saturday, May 12th for the annual Mom & Me at the Zoo event.
BluWater Bistro (Seattle) – Mom gets a free mimosa during brunch on Mother’s Day.
Die Bierstube (Seattle) – Moms or any special ladies who love beer will get $2 off at the Women in Beer event from 1 – 4 pm.
Neighborhood Grills – Mothers eat free on Mother’s Day at all of their five locations.
Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub (Seattle) – Mom gets a free entree with the purchase of two or more on Mother’s Day.
Prost! Phinney Ridge (Seattle) – Moms get $1 off their bier all day long on Mother’s Day.
Super Six (Seattle) – Moms get bottomless mimosas (not sure on price) at the Mother’s Day Brunch.
Trace (Seattle) – Mom gets $1 mimosas on Mother’s Day (they’re $8 for everyone else).
What other Mother’s Day freebies or deals do you know of? Please leave a comment and we’ll add them to the list. Thanks for your help!