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 May 4, 2014  Posted by  Expired

Even if you don’t have time to go to the store, or hate fighting crowds, it’s not too late to order a gift that Mom will love. We’ve compiled a few offers that will get to you in plenty of time so that you can regain the position of Mom’s favorite kid. Some of these deals are on Amazon. If you’re not a member of Amazon Prime, get a free one-month membership now. You’ll get free two-day priority shipping on all eligible orders. Sign up for your free trial now.

Now that you’ve gotten that taken care of, here are a few ideas. You can order in the comfort of your home and know that you won’t be buying that last wilted bouquet from the grocery store on Sunday.

Kindle Readers: Amazon has some deals on various Kindles right now. One easy way to save about $20 is to order the kind with “special offers.” There will be unobtrusive ads on the bottom of the screen. If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you’ll have access to the Kindle owners’ lending library. Read for free, with no due date.

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Portable Cell Phone Charger: This is a really neat gadget for the mom on the go. This light-weight battery from iContact holds a full charge for a cell phone. Just bring along the USB cord for the phone. Never worry about running out of juice. Regularly $29, this portable battery is just $5.19 at the time of this posting. There are other portable batteries available too, including batteries that hold up to four full charges. Here are some to explore.

Concert or sporting event tickets: Use Scorebig to get discounted tickets to some of the biggest shows and games in town. Scorebig is kind of like the “Priceline” for tickets. It’s not a ticket broker; the venues themselves are releasing unsold tickets at lower prices. You name your price and the color on the slider tells you the likelihood of getting tickets at that price. Right now you can get an extra discount. For orders from $50 to $149.99, use the promo code LOVEMOM10 to get an extra $10 off. For orders $150 and more use the promo code LOVEMOM25 to get $25 off the discounted price.

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Ice Cream Maker: Save $80 on this sleek machine from Cuisinart that makes ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet. It’s Mother’s Day…let Mom pick the flavor of the first batch.

Jody Mace

Jody Mace is a freelance writer who has written for publications like O Magazine, Washington Post, and Parents. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two teenaged kids. Her colleagues are dogs named Harlow and Shaggy. She publishes Charlotte on the Cheap and takes the “cheap” seriously. For fun she plays mandolin and browses at her local Goodwill Store, where she is “Foursquare Mayor,” as long as that Russell G. doesn’t steal it from her again. You can see her celebration of thrift store finds at Thrift Wrecks.

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