Whether you're surprising your mom with a bouquet of flowers or a special brunch this Mother's Day, celebrating the most important person in your life can get pricey.
This year, Mother's Day spending will top $21.2 billion, the highest amount projected in the 12-year history of the National Retail Federation's annual Mother's Day Spending Survey.
Americans will spend an average of $173 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year, according to the survey. Most consumers will get a greeting card for their mom, spending more than $786 million, and those who take mom out to brunch or dinner, will splurge a total of $3.8 billion.
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There are ways to save and still make your mom feel special. Take a look at 12 restaurants offering deals for Mother's Day:
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:
Mom’s eat free on Sunday with the purchase of another meal at equal or greater value.
Moms get a free meal on Sunday with the purchase of another meal.
Brickhouse Tavern & Tap:
Offering one free brunch entrée for mom with the purchase of another from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Moms get a free 20-piece box of OREO Biscuit Bites with the purchase of a family meal on Mother’s Day Weekend.
Corner Bakery is offering a coupon for a free 6-pack of bundts for mom with the purchase of a lunch or dinner until May 11. You can also tweet your favorite #momisms to @CornerBakery and they might send you something sweet.
Chuck E. Cheese’s:
Moms can use this coupon for a free individual thin and crispy pizza with a $29.99 purchase of a large, one topping pizza, four drinks, and 30 tokens.
Moms get a free meal (up to $10.99 value) with a drink purchase on Mother’s Day.
KFC is offering a free red velvet cake with the purchase of a 10-piece meal or larger until May 25. This deal isn't limited to moms.
McCormick & Schmick’s:
The chain will be treating moms to complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries with brunch this Mother’s Day.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt:
The chain is offering moms a free 8-ounce cup of frozen yogurt this Sunday.
Mom gets a free slice of strawberry pie this Sunday with the purchase of one Mother’s Day buffet or adult entrée.
A free strawberry lemonade and surprise gift for mom comes with the purchase of a meal.
The restaurant is selling half-priced bottles of wine for moms from May 5-10.
The Tex-Mex chain is giving moms free entrées on Mother’s Day.