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Shop early, check deliveries to make sure flowers make mom's smile bloom

Posted May 10

With Mother's Day approaching fast, you're running out of time to make sure mom knows how much she's loved.

If you're sending fresh flowers, there are some tips to remember to make sure they leave mom smiling ear to ear.

Websites such as ProFlowers, FTD and 1-800-Flowers will refund or replace flowers if you're not satisfied when they arrive.

If you're ordering online, be sure to ask the recipient if the flowers arrived in good shape.

Before you order, look for reviews and other customer experiences – don't just go with the latest offer in your email.

Paying with a credit card offers additional protection, especially if your arrangement never arrives or you get the wrong one.

And while it won't matter for 2017 gifts, remember that delivery costs typically rise as holidays approach.

You can save money and brighten mom's day sooner by sending flowers a few days early.

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  • Sheila Rohrbach May 10, 8:23 p.m.
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    this is so sad, when you order online,,,look at what the fees are taken out by FTD, or all the others,,,if you are ordering that way remember all the charges from the facilitator plus what they charge the florist plus what the florist charges for delivery. the arrangement might not be what you expect to be delivered,,,this is so sad what this has deteriorated to