Sure, you'll probably do something nice for Mom, but that doesn't mean you can't save a few bucks while saying "thanks" to the woman who drove you to soccer practice and cut the crusts off your PB&Js. Here are some suggestions that should put a smile on her face without breaking the bank.
Flowers are a classic, so it's not surprising that there are lots of deals out there for Mother's Day blooms.
Customers of 1800Flowers.com can save 15% through Mother's Day and get a code for $15 off their next purchase of $49.99 or more with the coupon code TIME2014. (The $15 discount code is valid through Sept. 30.)
Buy $50 or more in online Panera Bread gift cards through May 11 and get a $10 credit to use at FTD.com through the end of the year. The offer is only good on digital, not plastic, gift cards.
PayPal is running a number of promotions for customers who pay using their PayPal account. Through Mother’s Day, FTD.com customers who pay with PayPal can get 30% off the Mother’s Day collection (or 25% off flowers, plants and gifts site-wide).
Food and Drink
Let Mom relax with a cup of tea. Get free chai when you bring Mom to Starbucks' Teavana chain on Sunday for a buy-one-get-one deal on Oprash's new brand of chai tea latte.
KFC is giving away a free family-sized cake in double chocolate chip or lemon flavors with purchase of a 10-piece (or larger) meal (deal good through May 25). It's like having your cake and... you know.
Tell Mom lunch is on you. Buy one meal, market bowl, sandwich or sandwich combo at Boston Market on Mother’s Day and get a meal for mom (of equal or lesser value) for free.
Remind Mom how cute you were and get 25% off photo books, canvas prints and calendars at Walgreens through Saturday with the coupon code ALLSAMEDAY.
Great for moms who like to lose themselves in a good story: Get $20 to $40 off different models of Amazon's Kindle Fire line through Mother's Day.
If you’ve got more than one mother figure in your life to buy for, save $3 with the promo code SAVE3 until May 12 when you buy three personalized cards at Hallmark.com and pay with PayPal.
Dyson vacuums is running a promotion until May 10th — buy a full-sized Animal vacuum and get a free $199 DC34 handheld vacuum. On second thought, maybe you should just buy this one for yourself and tell Mom you've finally mastered cleaning up after yourself.
Through Mother's Day, get 20% off a small appliance at Best Buy with this coupon or online at BestBuy.com with the coupon code MOTHERSDAY20. (We'd suggest a back massager or a wine chiller rather than a stand mixer or a bathroom scale.)