21 Best Mother’s Day Freebies, Discounts and Deals
Mother’s Day is a big gift-giving holiday: On average, American shoppers expect to spend just over $170 on Mother’s Day gifts this year, and $21 billion in total on Mother’s Day 2015, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The $170 price tag is pretty high, and it’s no wonder since only about one in 10 respondents said they plan to take advantage of coupons for Mother’s Day savings.
This is a big mistake, though, as GOBankingRates found an abundance of Mother’s Day deals and sales that can help you save on a gift or get mom more with your budget. With the coupons we found, shoppers can easily find savings of at least 15 percent, which on $170 would mean more than $25 extra in your pocket, and some deals can save you even more for Mother’s Day on May 10.
“Shoppers should make a point to look for ways to save on gifts for mom,” said Trae Bodge, senior editor for RetailMeNot. “Around Mother’s Day, in particular, we see offers in the 15 – 50 [percent] off range across a variety of categories such as beauty, floral, apparel, photo and general gift retailers, so it’s a great time to shop not only for mom but for grads, wedding gifts and yourself! RetailMeNot consumers report an average savings of $20 per transaction so it’s worth the few seconds it takes to check.”
To help shoppers find Mother’s Day freebies, sales and deals, GOBankingRates rounded up some of the best offers out there, with the help of deals sites CouponSherpa, DealsPlus and DealNews, and listed them below. We found plenty of deals on typical Mother’s Day gifts like flowers, sweets, jewelry and mementos. There are also many Mother’s Day sales on women’s apparel and accessories.
1-800-Baskets: Mother’s Day fruit gift baskets are 20 percent off with code SAVE20FRUIT, or save 30 percent on select Mother’s Day gifts with code 18MDAY30 through May 10.
1-800-Flowers: A selection of Mother’s Day flowers are discounted up to 40 percent, or save 20 percent on certain, regular-price orders of $49.99 or more with code MTHR49 through May 10.
Amazon: A roundup of Mother’s Day deals offer savings on gifts like jewelry, electronics and apparel.
Ashford: A selection of Mother’s Day gifts include high-end watches marked down by as much as 78 percent through May 10.
Bath & Body Works: Get 20 percent off your online purchase with coupon code S155159 through May 10. Shoppers can also get a free spring getaway tote priced at $102 for just $20 when they spend $40 or more and use code HAPPYMOM while supplies last.
Blue Nile: A Mother’s Day sale has a selection of jewelry marked down by up to 30 percent when shoppers use code MOM2015 through May 8.
Dressbarn: Through May 15, use coupon code EMOM15 to get 15 percent off your entire purchase online, or code 2552 when in store.
eBay: The Mother’s Day Event on eBay has items like Apple Watches and other tech, jewelry, handbags and more marked down by up to 80 percent, with deals changing daily.
Eddie Bauer: Get 30 percent off regular-price women’s items with code SUNSHINE, valid through May 10.
Framebridge: The coupon code Gawker20 will take 20 percent off custom framing orders, but hurry — you’ll have to order by May 4 to get it to mom by Mother’s Day, reports LifeHacker.com.
Ghirardelli Chocolate: Coupon code SPRING5 will get shoppers 5 percent off Mother’s Day gifts and other purchases through May 24.
JCPenney: Get 15 percent off home items (20 percent when paying with a JCP Credit Card) with code CHICHOME, valid through May 10.
Kay Jewelers: Through May 10, this jeweler is offering a limited selection of items discounted up to 40 percent, with prices starting at just $24.99.
Macy’s: The department store has a Mother’s Day gift guide, and is granting 25 percent off regular, sale and clearance items with code FRIEND through May 4. Order by May 6 to get free guaranteed shipping by Mother’s Day.
Mikasa: A Mother’s Day gift selection has glassware marked down by up to 70 percent through May 11.
Murad: Spend $125 or more and you’ll get a free Mother’s Day Gift Set (a $65 value) with code MURADMOM, valid through May 10.
Shari’s Berries: Buy two or more gifts and get $15 off a purchase, valid through Mother’s Day.
SUSU Handbags: Coupon code MOTHER will get shoppers 30 percent off through May 11.
Teleflora: Code AFLSMOM25 will get shoppers 25 percent off Mother’s Day flowers through May 10.
Yankee Candle: All large candles are buy one, get one 50 percent off through May 9.
York Photo: Get 50 percent off books and Mother’s Day gifts with code MOTHERS, valid through May 5.