You don’t have to blow your budget to treat your mom on Mother’s Day. In fact, you can show her that her money-smart ways have rubbed off on you by taking advantage of special offers that can lower the cost of doing something nice for your mom. Several restaurants, retailers and attractions will be offering freebies, deals and sweepstakes for moms on or around Mother’s Day on May 10. If you don’t find your mom’s favorite establishment listed below, check its website or Facebook page to see it it’s offering a Mother’s Day promotion.
- Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is treating moms to a free meal (up to a $15 value) on Mother’s Day with a purchase of equal or greater value. Arooga’s has nine locations in central Pennsylvania.
- Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is giving moms a free meal on Mother’s Day with a purchase of equal or greater value. The chain of sports pubs has more than 200 locations in 23 states.
- Brick House Tavern & Tap is treating moms to a free brunch entree with the purchase of an entree at participating locations. Reservations for brunch are required. Brick House has 23 locations nationwide.
- California Pizza Kitchen has a Dear Mom Sweepstakes you can enter by uploading a photo and story about mom with the hashtag #CPKDearMomSweeps on Instagram, Twitter or the restaurant chain’s Facebook page for a chance to win a weekend getaway that includes roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas, a two-night stay at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, $500 spa credit, $500 shopping spree and lunch or dinner for two at CPK Summerlin. You can enter through May 31, and a winner will be chosen June 3.
- Chuck E. Cheese’s has a coupon for a free individual thin and crispy pizza for mom with a $29.99 purchase of a large pizza, four drinks and 30 tokens. The family dining and entertainment chain has locations in 47 states.
- Corner Bakery, with 188 locations in 21 states and D.C., has a coupon for a free six-pack of bundt cakes for mom with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entree.
- Fogo de Chao Brazillian Steakhouse will give a mom who dines on Mother’s Day at one on its locations in 26 U.S. cities a complimentary lunch or dinner during her next visit.
- Hurricane Grill & Wings is offering moms a free dessert of their choice with the purchase of an entree at participating locations in 12 states.
- Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar will offer moms $5 “Momosa” drinks on Mother’s Day, and moms can take home the champagne glass (while supplies last). Lazy Dog has locations in Las Vegas and California.
- McCormick & Schmick’s is giving moms a complimentary chocolate-covered strawberry with brunch on Mother’s Day. The restaurant chain operates in 24 states.
- Museums and gardens. Admission to many public gardens across the country is free on National Public Gardens Day May 8 — and through Mother’s Day weekend. For example, The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury, N.H., is offering free admission to all May 8-10. Search for gardens near you to see if any have special offers for Mother’s Day.
- Museums, zoos and other attractions often offer free admission to moms on Mother’s Day. For example, the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery, Ala., are offering free admission for moms May 10. Check with museums in your area for similar offerings.
- Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is treating moms to a free 8-ounce cup of frozen yogurt on Mother’s Day. There are more than 300 locations in 37 states.
- Outback Steakhouse wants guests to celebrate Mother’s Day early with a downloadable coupon for 15 percent off your entire check through May 7. Plus, if you buy $50 in gift cards through June 21, you’ll receive a bonus $10 gift card.
By Cameron Huddleston