Mother’s Day 2019: Deals, Free Food and Other Discounts for Moms at National Chains
Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is right around the corner—and if you still haven’t booked the customary brunch and/or you dropped the ball on presents, know that you’re not out of options. (Yet.) Every year without fail, the food industry rallies around the holiday; we’ve seen themed cupcakes, a surprising number of heart-shaped pizzas, and discounted cookies so far, and have full confidence that even more deals will be announced in the days leading up to May 12. Check out everything that’s on offer below, and stay tuned as we update right up until Sunday. (But seriously, get moving.)
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
BJ's has several Mother's Day deals. Moms who dine at the restaurant this weekend will receive a free stemless wine glass (while supplies last, of course); if you place an order of $19.95 or more on DoorDash, delivery is free through May 12, and you'll get a free kids meal. (Just use the code THANKSMOM.) And finally, if you buy a $50 gift card online, you'll get a coupon for a free pizookie—sold.
California Pizza Kitchen
CPK’s heart-shaped pizzas are back for Mother’s Day, available between May 9 and May 12. You can order any flavor you like with no additional charge.
The Capital Grille
The restaurant offers a Mother's Day prix fixe brunch for $49 with your choice of starter, entrée, and dessert—kid's brunch is $15. You can also get a brunch cocktail (mimosa, peach bellini, or bloody mary) for $9.
The Cheesecake Factory
Now through May 12, if you send your mom a $50 e-gift card for the Cheesecake Factory, you'll get a second complimentary $10 card. (You can keep it for yourself, or give as another gift.)
Cicis has a takeout Mother’s Day deal this year. You can pick three things for $3.99 each—options include a medium one-topping pizza, 24-count cheesy bread, 20 cinnamon rolls, and 24 brownies. (Yes, please.) It's available May 11 and May 12 only, no coupon necessary.
Between May 8 and May 12, the online beer, wine, and spirits marketplace will team up with 1-800-Flowers to offer 25 percent off on your choice of three “wine-inspired” bouquets, which you can find here. Then, head to Drizly’s site to find a wine to match the flowers.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
From now through May 11, you can pre-order heart-shaped bagels for Mother's Day on the 12th.
Fogo de Chão
If you head to Fogo de Chão on Mother's Day, your mom will receive a complimentary dining card for a Churrasco lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch the next time she visits—so basically, it's like two presents in one.
If you live in California, you’re in luck—Fresh Brothers has a Mother’s Day deal that includes yet another heart-shaped pizza, plus a matching pizza cutter that says “best mom ever!” You can snag it for $16.50, whether you’re dining in or ordering out. The deal is valid on May 11 and May 12.
The Fresh Market
If you want to cook at home for Mother’s Day, the supermarket has a special $39.99 brunch package available in-store. It feeds four, and includes your choice of quiche (Quiche Lorraine or Broccoli Cheddar, 24 ounces), two pounds of Nueske’s bacon, two pounds of tropical fruit, a 16-18 ounce pound cake, a box of chocolate from House of Dorchester, and a bouquet of flowers. It's practically all of the holiday staples rolled into one.
Order any Mrs. Fields item online until May 4 to get 20 percent off (discount code is MDAY2019)—and, starting May 5, score 25 percent off on “select Mother’s Day gifts.”
The restaurant chain will offer a three-course Mother's Day brunch this year, for $29.95.
If you dine at the steakhouse during Mother’s Day weekend (May 9 to May 12), you’ll get a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more, good from May 13 through the end of the month.
On May 12, moms can visit TCBY and get their first six ounces of frozen yogurt free.
This one's for caffeine fiends—on Mother's Day, moms can go into particpating Tim Hortons and score a 52-ounce iced coffee for free. (All they have to do is ask for a "mom-sized" drink.) The deal will only be available while supplies last, so this definitely makes the case for waking up early.
Whole Foods/Amazon Prime
From May 8 through May 14, Prime members can grab a bouquet of tulips (20 flowers in each) for $10, and all customers can get one for $15. The best part? You can have them delivered right to your door.
The kitchenware and gourmet food store has several sales for Mother’s Day—we’ve seen up to 50 percent off on Nespresso coffee and espresso makers via the website, and up to 30 percent off on KitchenAid (so you can finally get her that coveted stand mixer).
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.