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Friday freebies: Mother's Day edition!

Posted May 11, 2012

Celebrate Mother's Day this weekend with a TON of great freebies including free movies, meals, desserts, craft activities and much more! You don't want to miss these! 

I have already received my free Redbox movie code and plan to sleep in, watch a movie and let the kids and hubby decide on dinner for Mother's Day.  We are celebrating with my mother-in-law on Saturday so Sunday is for me and the kids!

What are your plans for Mother's Day?

Redbox: Free Redbox rental on Mother’s Day, 5/13: Visit Redbox’s Facebook page HERE send a card to anyone who is a mom, or has a mom and they will get a free rental code! If you also give them your phone number, they will text a free movie rental code to you as well!

TCBY yogurt: Moms get a free cup or cone on Mother’s Day! There are locations in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Concord and more. Check the website HERE for more details and a list of stores.

McAlister’s Deli: Free piece of chocolate Lovin’ Spoon Pie for moms with any purchase on Mother’s Day, May 13th. The Raleigh location indicated this deal was good at the Raleigh North Hills, Chapel Hill and Durham locations. Call ahead to verify if you are going to a different location. website HERE for store locations.

Kentucky Fried Chicken: Get a Free Double Chocolate Chip cake when you buy a 10-piece meal or larger on Mother’s Day. Get more details HERE.

Firehouse Subs: Free medium sub for mom when you buy a sub, chips and medium drink on Mother’s Day. Print coupon from their Facebook page HERE.

Caribou Coffee: Buy one coffee and get another free on Sunday, May 13th. Click HERE for more information on their Facebook page.

Ruby Tuesday: Dine at Ruby Tuesday on Sunday, May 13 and get a voucher for a free Ruby Tuesday Simply Fresh cookbook. Click HERE for the details on their Facebook page.

Denny’s: Send your mom an e-card HERE and you will both get a coupon for a Free Skillet Cookie A La Mode with your entrees.

Hooter’s: Get 10 free boneless wings when you eat at Hooter’s on Mother’s Day. Click HERE for more information.

Bath & Body Works: Send mom an e-card from their Facebook page and she will also get a coupon for a free travel size item. Click HERE to send the e-card.

Pottery Barn Kids: Mother’s Day Tea Party Event, May 12 at 3 pm and 4 pm (they are offering the event at both times). Ages 4 and up. The Streets of Southpoint location is participating. You need to RSVP with them by calling 919-544-5850. There will be cookies and tea, storytime and a take home craft! Click HERE more information.

Lowes Build & Grow: Kids can build a free picture frame planter for mom on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am – 11 am. Click HERE for more details. You need to register your child for this event.

Michael’s: Free Make It and Take It Mother’s Day craft on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 2:00 pm. While supplies last, ages 3 and up. Click HERE for more information.

Imax at Marbles: Mom’s get free admission to the show To The Arctic 3D with a paying son or daughter on Mother’s Day weekend. Tickets available onsite only. Click HERE for the details.

McDonald’s: Mom’s get a free breakfast entrée when they come to breakfast with their child. Check your local McDonald’s to make sure they are participating.  Here are the details from the McDonald's marketing folks:

"Bring your mom to McDonald's on Sunday, May 13, 2012 between 7:00am and 11:00am and she'll receive a complimentary breakfast and a medium regular coffee or soda on us! This offer is valid for Dine-in customers only.
This offer is only valid at the following Richards Advantage franchise locations:
1830 Walnut Street, Cary
3494 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
1299 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
3810 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh
416 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
3710 Western Blvd., Raleigh
3508 Millbrook Road, Raleigh

We will also do the same promotion for Father's Day: FREE Breakfast at McDonald's for Dad on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 7:00am to 11:00am

For even more Mother's Day activities and events, see the long list from Sarah at Go Ask Mom at the Weekend Plans link in the box above. You'll find everything from garden walks to pick-you-own farms to various theater productions and more!

Please post any other Mother's Day freebies you find!


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  • swirlgirl027 May 12, 2012

    Sorry, meant Redbox. I clicked through the link on this page, but it was just a blank page on the Redbox FB after I "liked" them.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar May 12, 2012

    I hafta laugh at the HOOTER's one...yup...reminds me of Foxworthy's 'If you take your MAMA to HOOTERS for Mama's Day, you might be a redn*ck...'

    "But they have fantastic wings, Mama! I only go there for the food" (yeah, RIGHT!!)

  • eyeoneastsky May 11, 2012

    What ever happened to "Free"? No gimmicks, nothing else to buy, no sneaky way to get your phone number so you can get 1000 telemarketer calls @ dinner time. No signing up. Just FREE.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 11, 2012

    Rebecca - not sure what Netflix promo you are referring to. For the Redbox promo above, you have to Like them on Facbeook before they will let you send the card.

  • swirlgirl027 May 11, 2012

    why can't i get the netflix promo to work??

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 11, 2012

    Oh, TopCopWife - I am sorry. Although it's wonderful for your nephew that he is graduating, it ridiculous to plan graduation for 9 am on Mother's Day. I agree with you. Maybe you can meet them after graduation for lunch! lol I hope you can enjoy the rest of the day. Maybe you can go up to Blowing Rock for the afternoon and walk around the downtown shops, eat ice cream and enjoy the beautiful mountain air! :-)

  • TopCopWife May 11, 2012

    Well I will be in Boone watching my nephew graduate from college. 9:00am... really that is crazy... getting everyone up and there at that time will be a challenge. A bet my husband doesn't even realize that it is Mother's Day as well.