Celebrate mom with these 50 freebies for Mother's Day

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Hanna Horvath, CFP®

Hanna Horvath, CFP®

Managing Editor & Certified Financial Planner™

Hanna Horvath, CFP®, is a certified financial planner and former managing editor at Policygenius. Her work has also been featured in NBC News, Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, CNBC, Best Company, and HerMoney.

Published May 6, 2019 | 8 min read

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Featured Image Celebrate mom with these 50 freebies for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 12. If you don’t have any plans to spoil your mom yet, now may be the time to start planning. We’ve compiled all the discounts and deals you need to know about to celebrate on this special day.

From sweets and treats to a full spa treatment, here’s a complete list of Mother’s Day freebies.

Expecting mom? Check out our financial guide to having a baby.

1. Rewards program points

Sign up for Pampers’ rewards program and redeem points for freebies like diapers, books and toys. You get 100 points just for registering and another 100 points when you download the mobile app.

2. Baby welcome box

Expecting mother? If you choose to create your baby shower registry on Amazon, you’ll receive a welcome box filled with bottles, diapers, wipes and more — worth up to $35.

3. Sample box

The baby formula company Enfamil is giving away hundreds of dollars worth of goodies when new moms sign up for their newsletter. This giveaway includes formula samples, Belly Badges and coupons.

4. Magazine subscription

If you’re an expecting mom, you may be eligible for free magazine subscriptions to magazines like Parents, Pregnancy and Family Fun. Depending on the publication, you could get up to a year of free content.

Just make sure that subscription doesn't end up charging you later.

5. Stylish baby products

There are subscription services for everything and The Honest Co. has hopped on the train with their baby bundle subscription. The subscription lets you mix and match products, including hypoallergenic cleaning products and some of the most stylish diapers on the market. Sign up for a free trial and only pay shipping and handling.

6. Parenting kit

Moms in California can order the California First 5 Parenting Kit, which is available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese. The kit includes a tote bag, a parenting DVD, a puppy book and more.

7. Even more baby boxes

Moms who complete a free online parenting course can receive a free baby box from The Baby Box Company. Have an older child? You can get product vouchers and educational materials.

8. Breastfeeding supplies

New and expecting moms who join Medela’s The Mom’s Room can get free samples of breastfeeding supplies including breast milk storage bags, nursing pads and lanolin cream.

9. Wristband

If you’re a mom-to-be this Mother’s Day, sign up for the BabiesOnline's newsletter to get a free pregnancy wristband and let everyone know you’re expecting.

10. Money advice

Encourage Mom to stay financially fit by signing up for the Policygenius newsletter.

11. Credit reports

Remind mom she’s also entitled to a free credit report from each major credit reporting agency (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) every 12 months. She can get them at AnnualCreditReport.com. Here's why that three-digit number is so important.

12. Coupons

Expectant moms can get a free welcome kit filled with coupons and samples worth $100 after creating a baby registry at Target. You’ll need to visit a Target Guest Services to pick the kit up.

13. Formula

Gerber will send free samples to customers who sign up for the MyGerber program, and Similac does the same when you sign up for its Similac StrongMoms Rewards program.

14. Bath & body products

Get 30% off all gift sets at The Body Shop, including a limited edition Mother’s Day Filled Tote for $39 (a $69 value) featuring the brand’s best-selling bath and body supplies on Mother's Day.

If you're a mom looking for more ways to save on your regular expenses, here's our guide to finding affordable child care.

15. Beauty products

If French bath and body products are more mom’s style, she’ll be happy to know that gift sets are also 30% off at L’occitane for Mother's Day. Check out their website for more details.

16. Massages ...

Give your mother the break she deserves with a massage or facial at Hand and Stone. The spa is offering Mother’s Day deals at participating locations, so check with your local Hand and Stone for more information.

17 ... & more massages

For Mother’s Day get three 60-minute customized facial sessions for $150 from Massage Envy. Check out their website to find a location near you.

Or, you could consider getting mon (and dad!) a romantic getaway. Check out our list of best places in each state.

18. Moisturizer

Make Mom feel good with free Olay Whips, eye gel and cleansing cloths on Mother's Day.

19. Handbag

Buy mom one of Kipling’s crinkled nylon bags with 25% off any item in their Mother’s Day Shop.

20. Tote

Getting mom perfume for Mother’s Day? By spending $40 or more on fragrances at Ulta Beauty, mom can get a free tote.

21. Travel gear ...

Help mom scratch that travel itch with some discounted luggage from Samsonite.

22. ... & travel goodies

For all the moms who love jetsetting, be sure to have them check out these 50 free things you can get when traveling.

23. Clothes

All full-price dresses are 30% off at Dressbarn for Mother's Day. Set your mom up with spring or summer style both in-store and offline.

24. Books ...

Find mom her next good read while getting up to 40% off select books from Barnes and Noble for Mother's Day.

25. ... & more books

Moms in participating communities can get one free book per month until their child is five years old through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Looking for a new book? Check out our reviews of popular financial books.

26. Candle

Help freshen up around mom's house with this buy one, get one 50% off from WoodWick Candles.

27. Pictures

With the Shutterfly app, mom can get 4x6 and 4x4 prints completely free.

28. Family photo op

Take your mom to a Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s between noon and 4 p.m. for a free 4x6 Mother’s Day photo. The first 100 moms who get their photo taken get a free accessories bag and Neoprene sunglasses case.

29. Photobooks

Put those freshly-printed photos in a new DIY photobook from Mpix. You can get 25% off your first order by signing up for the Mpix newsletter.

30. Frozen yogurt

Go to participating TCBY locations on Mother’s Day and get a free treat for your mom. Freebies include a free six-ounce cup or cone.

31. Box of chocolates

Need a last minute gift for your mom? Godvia is offering 20% off on chocolate boxes in honor of Mother’s Day. Check out their website for more details.

32. Flowers

Add some flowers to that box of chocolates: ProFlowers is offering discount flower arrangements for Mother’s Day.

33. Candy

With a purchase of $50 or more you can get free shipping and a candy-filled cube at Sugarfina.

34. Cookies

Mom can get a basket of Mrs. Fields cookies for 20% off using the code MDAY2019.

35. Donuts

LaMar’s Donuts gives away a free donut and small coffee to Moms on Mother’s Day. Don't live near a LaMar's location? Check out your local bakery to see if they offer up deals for Mother's Day.

36. Ice cream cake

Surprise your mom with her favorite type of ice cream cake this year. Baskin Robbins is taking $3 off any ice cream cake with their Mother’s Day coupon.

37. Wineglass & chocolates

Visit Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York this Mother’s Day and receive a free wineglass and chocolates with any wine tasting or other purchase. Don't live in New York? Here are six other wineries that you can't miss.

38. Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements’ Mother’s Day sale is sure to add some sweetness to mom’s special day, with discounts and combo deals on select orders.

39. Ruth’s Chris gift card

Take your mom to a steakhouse dinner at Ruth’s Chris and she’ll get a $25 gift certificate. You need to order at least an entree to qualify, but that $25 goes a long way for next time.

40. A trip to Medieval Times

Your mom can feel like a queen at Medieval Times. Book a throne for the jousting tournament any time through Mother’s Day and mom gets in free.

41. Food delivery discounts

Skip the Mother’s Day brunch and dinner crowds and order delivery instead. New Seamless customers get $10 off orders over $50. (Here are some more ways to save on Seamless.)

42. KitchenAid standing mixer

For the mom who’s a maestro in the kitchen, KitchenAid is offering up to 30% off on select stand mixers for Mother's Day. Choose from a variety of colors and both modern and vintage styles.

43. Recipes

If mom loves to bake, you can get her some new recipes in this free cookbook.

44. Fresh olive oil

While you're cooking that delicious Mother's Day meal, make sure to use the freshest, most flavorful olive oil. Pay $1 to cover shipping and The Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club will send you a free bottle from their latest harvest.

45. Entry into the Exploratorium

San Francisco’s family-friendly Exploratorium museum is offering free entry for moms and their family’s this Mother’s Day.

46. Trip to the zoo ...

All moms will get free entry to the Kansas City Zoo on Mother’s Day. And in Pittsburgh, moms also get free entry at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium when they come with one or more of their children. Check your local zoo to see if they’re running a Mother’s Day special this year.

47. ... & the amusement park ...

For thrill-seeking moms, Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, just outside of Boston, is offering free entry to the park and a free lunch to all moms who come with a child this Mother’s Day.

48. Yoga

Many yoga studios offer unique classes on Mother’s Day. Some will even let moms do yoga for free.

49. A trip to the park

Most parks are free anyway, but for Mother’s Day you may be able to score some free activities, like making art or a flower bouquet. Here are some of the best trails in each state.

50. Flower vase

It’s hard to find free flowers for Mother’s Day, but some sites like UrbanStems offer free vases and delivery so you can take your flower order to the next level at no cost.

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