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 2015 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 Kids Crafts eBook – Sign up to receive a free Kids Crafts eBook to get some ideas for Mother’s Day crafts.
Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards – Don’t want to buy a card? Check out these free printable Mother’s Day cards on About.com. If Mom is a Disney fan, these free printable Disney Mother’s Day cards from Disney Movie Rewards might do the trick, too.
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 Garden Blooms Photo Frame on Saturday, May 9 from 11am-3pm.
Orchard Supply Hardware – Kids 12 and under can make a free Paint-a-Pot for Mom on May 9 from 9am-12pm. All supplies are provided, including the plant.
Pottery Barn Kids – Stop by the week before Mother’s Day (starting May 4) to make a free tissue-paper flower craft for Mom or Grandma.
Shutterfly – Use the coupon code CARD4U to get a free photo card for Mom (you’ll need to pay $0.99 for shipping).
Walgreens – Get a free 8×10 photo enlargement with coupon code FREE2PRINT through May 9. Opt to pick up your order in-store to save on shipping.
Williams-Sonoma – Kids ages 5-13 can learn how to use some kitchen tools to make a meal for Mom, then create a delicious treat with the free Junior Chef Class this weekend.
Events & Entertainment
Free Zoo Admission – Check this list of zoos that offer free admission for moms during Mother’s Day weekend.
AMC Theatres – On May 8 only, get a 10% bonus added to your eGift Card purchase of $25 or more with coupon code LOVEYOUMOM.
Barnes & Noble – Celebrate Mom with a free storytime and activities on May 9 at 11am. They’ll read Mom School and How to Babysit a Grandma.
Fandango – VISA Signature cardholders can get a BOGO deal on movie tickets purchased on Fridays. Or use the coupon code 5MDAY to get $5 off any gift card purchase of $50 or more through May 10.
Medieval Times – Mom gets in free from May 4-10, plus you can add the Mother’s Day package with some goodies for Mom for $20.
National Public Gardens Day – Many public gardens around the country are offering free or discounted admission on May 8 (see below for locations in WA).
Redbox – Get a free Redbox rental when you text SIGNUP to 727272.
Flowers & Gifts
Discounted Gift Cards – Shoppers at Kroger (and its affiliates – Dillon’s, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, QFC, Ralph’s, and Smiths) can save on gift card purchases made in the store by loading digital coupons to their card. Right now I’m seeing the following deals:
- Aeropostale: $5 off two gift cards
- Applebee’s : $5 off two $25 gift cards
- Bath & Body Works: $5 off two $25 gift cards
- Domino’s: $4 off $20 gift card
- Fandango: $5 off $25 gift card
- Groupon: $15 off two $25 gift cards
- Michaels: $5 off two $25 gift cards
- Payless: $10 off two $25 gift cards
- Skype: $5 off $25 gift card
- SpaFinder: $10 off two $25 gift cards
1800Baskets – With this deal from Amazon Local, spend $20 for $40 to spend at 1800Baskets.com. Plus, save an extra 15% with coupon code MOMSDAY15, dropping your price to $17.
All You Magazine – Get a buy one, get one free deal on a 1-year subscription to All You magazine through May 11 (you can send an e-card to Mom to let her know a subscription is on its way).
Amazon – Get free 1-day shipping on jewelry, watches and more through May 8.
Amazon Local – Save 15% on select gifts for Mom with coupon code MOMSDAY15 (ends May 10).
The Body Shop – Get a special edition Mother’s Day tote bag for $30 (an $85 value) when you spend $30 (ends May 10). Plus, there’s a buy 3, get 3 free + free shipping deal going on May 7-10 that can help you reach that $30 threshhold pretty easily.
Easy Canvas Prints – Order an 18×24 photo on canvas print for $32 + free shipping on May 8 only. It won’t get to Mom in time for Mother’s Day, but you can still let her know it’s on its way!
FTD – Before you order, pick up a Groupon where you can spend $15 for $30 or $20 for $40 worth of flowers and gifts. This voucher is valid toward taxes and shipping/delivery fees.
Half Price Books – Get a free $5 bonus card with each $25 gift card purchase through May 10.
ProFlowers – Spend $15 for $30 to spend on fresh flowers, plants and more at ProFlowers. Even better, you can combine this voucher (which can be used toward shipping) toward Mother’s Day flowers and gifts which start at $19.99.
Sports Authority – Save 10% on your eGift Card purchase with coupon code GIFTCARD.
Teleflora – With this deal from Amazon Local, spend $20 for $40 or $25 for $50 to spend on flowers at Teleflora.com. Plus, save an extra 15% with coupon code MOMSDAY15, dropping your price to $17 (for $40) or $21.25 (for $50).
Restaurant Offers – Freebies
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Moms eat free on Mother’s Day (up to $10 value) with purchase of an equal or greater value.
Billy Sims Barbecue – Moms receive a free meal (single meat sandwich, side, and drink) on Mother’s Day.
Brick House Tavern + Tap – Moms get a free brunch entree with purchase of another entree on May 10.
Caribou Coffee – Caribou Perks members will have a BOGO deal in their account, valid May 9 or 10.
Chevys Fresh Mex – Here’s a twist: kids eat free on Mother’s Day; two free kids meals per paying adult.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Print a coupon for a free individual Thin & Crispy Pizza for Mom with a $29.99 purchase of a large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 30 tokens.
Church’s Chicken – Purchase any family meal from May 8-10 and you’ll get a free 20-piece box of Oreo Biscuit Bites.
Famous Dave’s – Guests who dine at Famous Dave’s on May 9-10 will receive a gift of $10 off their next $30 purchase.
Fogo de Chao – Moms who dine on Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit.
Hooters – Moms get a free meal (value $10.99 or less) with purchase of a drink on May 10.
LaMar’s Donuts – Every mom visiting Lamar’s on Mother’s Day will get a free handmade gourmet donut.
McCormick & Schmick’s – Mom gets a complimentary chocolate dipped strawberry on May 10; bring the family in to dine at their traditional brunch or buffet.
Orange Leaf Yogurt – All moms get up to 8 oz. of yogurt free this Mother’s Day.
PDQ – Moms get a free Combo Meal with purchase of a Kids/Combo Meal on May 10.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Buy 1 beverage and get 1 free on Mother’s Day with this printable coupon.
Rusty Bucket Restaurant + Tavern – Mom gets a treat from Cheryl’s Cookies while supplies last on Mother’s Day.
Shoney’s – All moms dining at Shoney’s on Mother’s Day get a free slice of Strawberry Pie with purchase of buffet or adult entree.
Starbucks – Get half off any Frappuccino blended beverage at Starbucks from 3-5pm through May 10 (My Starbucks Rewards members can get half off from 3-6pm).
TCBY – Moms get 3 oz. of yogurt free on Mother’s Day.
Tijuana Flats – Moms get a free entree when you show this offer on May 10.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Moms will receive a $10 Uno Appreciation Card to be used on her next visit along with valuable coupons and a free goody bag.
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt – Moms get free yogurt (up to $3.00 value) on Mother’s Day, no coupon necessary.
Restaurant Offers – Gift Card Bonuses
Applebee’s – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a free $10 bonus card.
Bakers Square – Buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 bonus card.
Bonefish Grill – Give $50 in gift cards and get a free $10 bonus card for yourself.
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana – Receive a $10 bonus gift with purchase of $50 or more in gift cards.
BRIO Tuscan Grille – Receive a $20 bonus gift with purchase of $100 or more in gift cards.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Buy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
Famous Dave’s – Receive a $5 Rewards card with every $25 in gift cards purchased.
First Watch – Give $100 in gift cards, get $20 in Bonus Bucks.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Enjoy a $20 bonus card with every $100 in gift card purchases.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Receive a $5 Bonus Buck Card for every $25 gift card purchased.
Olive Garden – Purchase $50 or more in gift cards by May 31 and you’ll receive a special bonus card to return in June and enjoy one free dessert when you buy an adult entree.
P.F. Chang’s – Receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards.
Papa John’s – Get a free 15-piece Chicken Poppers with the purchase of $25 in Papa John’s gift cards.
Pei Wei – Get a $10 Bonus Card when you purchase $50 in gift cards.
Qdoba – Load $30 or more to a gift card and get a free entree.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Receive a $5 Grazie Gift Bonus Coupon for every $25 in gift cards purchased.
Ruby Tuesday – Get a free $5 bonus gift for every $25 spent in gift cards.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill – Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 Bonus Bucks.
Tijuana Flats – Purchase $25 in gift cards, get $5 Bonus Bucks free.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Get a $5 bonus for every $25 in gift cards you buy.
Thanks to Hip2Save for some of these deals!
Seattle Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals
Events & Entertainment
Alderbrook Resort & Spa (Union) – Moms can enjoy complimentary paddling all day long on Mother’s Day at the Waterfront Center.
Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) – Get $5 admission on National Public Gardens Day (May 8) with this printable coupon.
Center for Wooden Boats (Camano Island) – Come to Cama Beach for the annual Mother’s Day Saturday Sail on May 9. 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, Mother’s Day card making, etc.).
Country Village Shops (Bothell) – The Mother’s Day Celebration is May 9 and 10. Mom can enter to win a special $150 Country Village shopping spree and children can create a free necklace for Mom.
Garfield Community Center (Seattle) – Check out the annual Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 9 from 1-3pm. This free event will feature food, live entertainment, a raffle, and Mother’s Day affirmations.
Hands On Children’s Museum (Olympia) – Mothers and grandmothers get in free on Mother’s Day.
Kids Discovery Museum (Bainbridge Island) – Moms and grandmas enjoy free admission on Mother’s Day, plus kids can make a tissue paper decoupage vase on a first-come, first-served basis (included with admission or membership).
KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue) – All moms and grandmas get free admission on Mother’s Day.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (Shoreline) – Stop by the Mother’s Day Plant Sale from May 8-10. There will be free activities for kids, free tours of the garden, and more.
Meadow Park Golf Course (Tacoma) – Moms play golf or FootGolf for free on May 10.
Museum of Glass (Tacoma) – Moms get in free on Mother’s Day, plus save 20% on jewelry in the Museum Store.
Northwest African American Museum (Seattle) – Mothers and “mother figures” get in free on May 10.
Northwest Railway Museum (Snoqualmie) – Moms ride free with a paying child of any age on Mother’s Day weekend (May 9 and 10).
Pike Place Market (Seattle) – The annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival is held on May 9 and 10 from 9am-5pm. Browse the selection of flowers and have the kids draw and decorate a card for Mom at the card-making booth.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma) – All moms receive half-off general admission on May 9 as well as half-off any Deep Forest Challenge zipline course.
PowellsWood Garden (Federal Way) – Receive 2-for-1 admission on National Public Gardens Day (May 8) with this printable coupon. On May 9-10 you can celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend (regular admission price of $5; kids 12 and under are free).
Remlinger Farms (Carnation) – Moms enjoy free admission to Remlinger Farms Family Fun Park with a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet purchase ($13.95/person, $7.97 for kids 10 and younger).
Ride the Ducks of Seattle – Purchase a full price ticket and Mom will ride with you for $10 (+ tax) on Mother’s Day. Choose ticket type “Mother’s Day” when buying tickets online for May 10 only.
Seattle Art Museum – Save 20% on new gift memberships on May 9 and 10.
Seattle Children’s Museum – Bring Mom to the museum for free admission with at least one child 10 and under who is paying regular admission. They’ll also have special art activities and story times.
Skate Tiffany’s Roller Skating & Family Fun Center (Puyallup) – Moms get free admission on Saturday night (May 9) from 7:30-10:30pm with one paid child admission.
University Village (Seattle) – Select retailers are offering a variety of Mother’s Day specials.
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (Tacoma) – Save 10% on all purchases in the gift shop on May 8 with this printable coupon.
Washington State Parks – Sunday, May 10 is a State Parks Free Day, which means that you don’t need a Discover Pass to get in to a state park.
WiggleWorks Kids (Bellevue or Puyallup) – The first 50 moms who arrive on Mother’s Day get a free gift. (Thanks, Sounds Fun Mom!)
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) – Moms receive half-price admission on Saturday, May 9 for the annual Mom & Me at the Zoo event.
Lunchbox Laboratory – Moms with tats eat free on May 10. Don’t have a tattoo? No problem – they’ll have some temporary ones for you.
The Melting Pot (Tacoma) – Receive a complimentary MOMosa when you make a reservation before 4pm on Mother’s Day.
Neighborhood Grills – Mothers eat free on Mother’s Day at these five area restaurants.
Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub – Moms eat free on May 10; limit one free entree per table with the purchase of a minimum of two or more entrees.
TASTE Restaurant (Seattle) – Mom’s get a complimentary mimosa or glass of bubbly at the Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10.
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!