Treat Mom to a meal out on Mother’s Day (May 8, 2022) without breaking the family budget. Lower the bill by taking advantage of one of the many Mother’s Day freebies or deals.
To celebrate moms everywhere, many restaurants and businesses are offering Mother’s Day specials and discounts. Bonus gift cards, free food and discounted flowers are all in the mix this Mother’s Day.
Most of the discounts are only valid on Mother’s Day. However, dates vary, so be sure you review the fine print.
After you’ve settled on your Mother’s Day plans, check out our Mother’s Day gift ideas. You definitely don’t want to show up without a gift in hand.
The offers are available at participating locations, while supplies last. Limit one per person.
2022 Mother’s Day deals and freebies
Mother’s Day restaurant specials
Whether Mom wants brunch or dinner, enjoy a frugal feast with these Mother’s Day restaurant specials.
Auntie Anne’s: Get salty with Mom at Auntie Anne’s for Mother’s Day. From May 6 to 8, Pretzel Perks members enjoy a buy-one-get-one FREE pretzel product. Join the loyalty program here by downloading the app.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Let BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse make your Mother’s Day meal. The restaurant offers $40 Family Meal Deals, feeding four to six people. Choose from the following: Burger Bundle, Chicken Breast & Thighs Bundle or Pasta Feast.
Plus, for a limited time, the restaurant is offering half off large pizzas with promo code HALFOFF. The offer is only available for take-out or delivery through the website or app.
California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy slicing into a pizza with Mom at California Pizza Kitchen. On May 8, customers can order their favorite CPK pizzas on heart-shaped crispy thin crust at no additional cost — available for dine-in only.
Plus, on May 7 and 8, all dine-in customers receive a voucher good for a buy-one-get-one FREE pizza, pasta or salad, valid May 9 to 17.
Del Taco: Enjoy a frugal feast on Mother’s Day. Del Taco’s value menu offers 20 items under $2. Let Del Taco do all the work and choose from burritos, tacos and more for the perfect feast for the whole family without breaking the bank.
Denny’s: Start Mother’s Day with a big bargain breakfast. The popular diner is offering an Endless Breakfast for just $6.99, including eggs, pancakes and hashbrowns. For an extra buck, add unlimited bacon or sausage. The offer is available through June 21.
Edible Arrangements: Fresh fruit is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Edible Arrangements is offering a special Mother’s Day Chocolate & Cheesecake Platter — featuring limited rose vanilla white chocolate-dipped strawberries. Through May 6, select platters are 20% off for pick up only — use promo code PICKUP20.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Family meals are a great way to take the stress of cooking off the list on Mother’s Day. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop offers family meals with generous portions of meat, sides, fixings and more. The Taco Family Meal is available in two sizes — Regular (serves 4 to 6) for $35 and Large (serves 6 to 8) for $50.
Hamburger Stand: Take Mom out for burger and fries! On Mother’s Day, Hamburger Stand is giving moms a FREE hamburger, regular fries and small soda. Proof of “Mom-bership” required — take your kids with you, show photos of your kids or just say “Mom Life.”
Joe’s Crab Shack: There’s nothing fishy about celebrating Mother’s Day at Joe’s Crab Shack. If mom loves seafood, treat her to the seafood restaurant’s 4-course Mother’s Day Menu on May 8 — starting at $45. The menu includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert.
Marble Slab Creamery: On May 8, Slab Happy Rewards Members enjoy a buy-one-get-one FREE Regular Ice Cream. The deal is available in-store and online.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Moms can save money on dining out at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Every Sunday, including on Mother’s Day, May 8, kids (12 and under) eat FREE at all locations nationwide. Limit one complimentary kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of $6 or more.
Olive Garden: If you take Mom to Olive Garden, enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $6. Pick up enough for the whole family. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.
Pizza Hut: Everyone loves pizza, including mothers! Celebrate Mother’s Day with an inexpensive pizza party, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with Mom…plus, it’s an easy clean-up after the gathering.
Punch Bowl Social: Enjoy a little friendly competition on Mother’s Day at Punch Bowl Social. On May 8, Mom eats for FREE, if she bowls a strike. (The offer is valid for one complimentary entrée.) Plus, the eatery is a great place to bond with family and friends, thanks to the games available — including ping pong, Skeeball, karaoke and more.
Razzoo’s Cajun Café: Enjoy Cajun cuisine at Mother’s Day. When dine in with Mom at Razzoo’s Cajun Café on May 8 and enjoy two flash-fried crab cakes, get a bounce-back coupon for a FREE Le First Chomp appetizer. The coupon is redeemable within the next month. The restaurant has locations in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.
Round Table Pizza: Round out your Mother’s Day at Round Table Pizza. Save 15% on online or app orders with promo code 15OFF — from May 6 to 8.
Schlotzsky’s: Enjoy a sweet treat on Mother’s Day at Schlotzsky’s. From May 6 to 8, Schlotzsky’s Rewards members get a FREE Classic Cinnabon with an entrée purchase. To get the deal, download the Schlotzsky’s app and the offer will automatically be added into your account.
Smokey Bones: Treat Mom to any of Smokey Bones‘ smoked or fire-grilled favorites over Mother’s Day weekend and receive a $10 off $30 coupon. The coupon is valid May 9 to 22.
Sonic Drive-In: If you’re looking for an inexpensive date with Mom, check out the current deals from Sonic Drive-In. You can always stop by for the chain’s daily happy hour and enjoy half-price drinks, while catching up with her.
Subway: Get sandwiched by savings at Subway on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a buy-one-get-one FREE Footlong Sub online with this promo code. The offer runs through May 21.
TCBY: After lunch or dinner, chill out with Mom at TCBY. Mom’s first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt is FREE on Mother’s Day.
Village Inn: Mom is as sweet as pie! Text MOM to 88222 on May 7 or 8 for a FREE slice of pie with the purchase of an entrée at Village Inn — open to all customers. The coupon is valid May 9 to 15.
Wienerschnitzel: Take Mom out for hot dog and fries! On Mother’s Day, Wienerschnitzel is giving moms a FREE hamburger, regular fries and small soda. Proof of “Mom-bership” required — take your kids with you, show photos of your kids or just say “Mom Life.”
Mother’s Day gift card bonuses 2022
Many restaurants are celebrating Mom by offering gift card bonuses and discounts. Buy the gift card as a treat for Mom or a way to save on dining out with the whole family.
Most gift card bonuses are only available online. However, some are available online and in-restaurant. Before buying, be sure to confirm the bonus.
Applebee’s: Let Applebee’s make dinner for Mom. Buy a $50 gift card and the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for her — from April 11 to June 26. The bonus card expires Aug. 7.
Bonefish Grill: This isn’t just a Mother’s Day deal. In fact, the offer is available April 19 to June 19. Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus at Bonefish Grill. The $10 off coupon can be redeemed June 21 to Aug. 21.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Gather the family and enjoy a meal at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. For every $50 spent in gift cards, receive a $10 bonus — from April 19 to June 19. The $10 off coupon can be redeemed from June 21 to Aug. 21.
Chili’s: Does Mom enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? If she does, treat her to lunch or dinner at Chili’s. Buy her a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card — from April 21 to June 26. The bonus card is valid April 22 to July 31.
Del Taco: Spice up Mother’s Day at Del Taco. Buy a $25 gift card and enjoy a $5 bonus card. However, if mom really loves Del Tao, get a $100 gift card and get a $25 gift card. The online bonus offer is available March 29 to May 8. The bonus gift card is active upon receipt and expires July 12.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Need bagels for a Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed or brunch? All Einstein Bros. Bagels gift cards purchased online through June 24 are 20% off.
Flower Child: Make Mother’s Day blossom at Flower Child. Buy a $50 gift card and receive $10 bonus card — from May 1 to June 30. The bonus card is valid July 1 to Sept. 30.
Fogo de Chão: If Mom enjoys steak, Fogo de Chão can make Mother’s Day sizzle. For every $125 in gift cards purchased online, get a $25 bonus card — from April 19 to June 19. The bonus card is valid June 20 to Sept. 1.
Grand Lux Café: Treat Mom to a luxurious lunch or dinner at Grand Luxe Café. From April 28 to May 8, purchase a $50 gift card online and receive a $10 bonus card. The bonus card is valid May 9 to June 9.
IHOP: Hop over to IHOP for breakfast (or any other meal) on Mother’s Day. From April 4 to July 17, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. The bonus card expires Aug. 21.
Jamba: Get fresh and fruity for Mother’s Day at Jamba. From April 19 to June 19, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 reward code. The reward card is valid June 20 to Sept. 1.
Johnny Rockets: Rocket your way to savings on Mother’s Day at Johnny Rockets. From May 3 to June 19, get a $5 bonus card with every $25 digital gift card; $10 bonus card with every $50; $15 bonus card with every $75; and $20 bonus card with every $100. Bonus cards are valid June 20 to Aug. 31.
McAlister’s Deli: Slather on the savings on Mother’s Day at McAlister’s Deli. Receive a $5 eReward (online) or physical reward voucher (in-store) for every $25 purchased in gift cards — from April 18 to June 19. The reward is valid June 30 to Aug. 31.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Enjoy burritos and more on Mother’s Day at Moe’s Southwest Grill. For every $25 in gift cards purchased online or in-restaurant, receive $5 Moe Rewards — from April 18 to June 19. The reward code can be redeemed June 20 to Aug. 31 by unlocking it through the Moe Rewards program.
On The Border: Heat up Mother’s Day at On The Border. Through June 30, buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The bonus card is valid July 1 to 31.
Outback Steakhouse: Give Mom the Australia experience, even if just for a meal. Buy Mom a $50 gift card at Outback Steakhouse and enjoy a $10 bonus — from April 19 to June 19. The $10 off coupon is valid June 21 to Aug. 21.
Panda Express: Treat Mom to orange chicken on Mother’s Day at Panda Express. Enjoy a FREE Panda Bowl with the purchase of $30 gift card online. The bonus is available April 25 to June 30. The redemption code for the complimentary bowl expires July 31.
Panera Bread: Enjoy a fresh and hot deal for Mother’s Day from Panera Bread. Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased. The bonus offer is available April 20 to May 31. The bonus cards are valid June 1 to 30.
RA Sushi: If Mom loves sushi, get her a $60 gift card at RA Sushi and enjoy $10 promotional card. If Mom really loves sushi, buy her a $200 gift card and receive a $60 promotional card. The bonus offer is available April 4 to May 8. The promo cards are valid May 9 to June 19.
Red Lobster: There’s nothing fishy about saving money! Buy Mom a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more. The coupon is valid June 27 to Aug. 31.
Red Robin: Get a juicy deal at Red Robin. Buy a $50 gift card and get $5 Bonus Bucks. The bonus offer is available April 18 to June 19. The bucks are valid June 20 to Aug. 21.
Regal Cinemas: Take Mom to the movies for Mother’s Day at Regal Cinemas. Buy a $5o gift card and receive a $10 Concessions Bonus eCard — from May 2 to 8. The concession card is valid May 2 to June 2.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Treat Mom to an Italian feast at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Get 25% off all electronic gift cards with promo code TREATMOM — from May 2 to 8.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Treat Mom to a big, juicy steak on Mother’s Day at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Earn a $25 bonus card for every $150 in gift cards purchased — from May 2 to 8. The bonus card is valid through Aug. 31.
Schlotzsky’s: Get sandwiched by savings on Mother’s Day at Schlotzsky’s. From May 1 to June 20, buy a $25 gift card and enjoy a $5 eReward. The reward must be unlocked in the Schlotzsky’s app prior to Aug. 31, after which it will expire after 14 days.
Subway: Stop at Subway for a great deal on Mother’s Day. Get a FREE 6-inch sub with the purchase of a $25 gift card — through June 30. Limit four bonus cards per order. The complimentary sub voucher is valid July 1 to Aug. 31.
The Cheesecake Factory: Moms are always so sweet! Treat Mom to an extravagant lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. From April 28 to May 8, purchase a $50 gift card online and receive a $10 bonus card. The bonus card is valid May 9 to June 9. You could even use the gift card for a cheesecake for a Mother’s Day brunch at home.
Village Inn: Enjoy a hearty breakfast on Mother’s Day at Village Inn. From April 25 to June 19, buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card. The bonus card is valid May 9 to July 31.
Mother’s Day retail specials 2022
You can celebrate Mom with more than just food. There are also a few Mother’s Day retail specials for 2022 or review our list of frugal gift ideas.
Altitude Trampoline Park: Jump up and down on Mother’s Day. Altitude Trampoline Park is inviting moms to to jump for FREE all weekend long — May 7 and 8.
Coach: Add to Mom’s handbag collection with a gift from Coach. Save 25% on select styles with promo code SAVE25 — for a limited time.
Direct Gardening: Moms love gardens and flowers! Buy one plant at regular price and get second one for just one penny at Direct Gardening. Just send Mom a note letting her know flowers for her garden are on the way.
Groupon: Save big on gifts and flowers for Mom through Groupon. The money-saving site is offering a wide variety of deals on spa treatments, jewelry, flowers, gift baskets and more.
Massage Envy: Give Mom the gift of relaxation at Massage Envy. Through May 8, the mini-spa is offering buy-one-get-one FREE facial. The offer only applies to a 60-minute Customized Facial session purchased at non-member, non-intro rate.
Whole Food Market: Brighten up Mother’s Day with tulips. Whole Foods Market is selling a 15-stem bunch of tulips for $9.99 — from May 4 to 10. The sale is only available to Amazon Prime members.
Plus, they’re hosting a planting kit giveaway at more than 40 select across the country on May 7.
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