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Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals 2016

Treat the moms in your life to something special on their special day without breaking the bank.

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We already know mom is the real deal on Mother’s Day (and every day). Restaurants and other venues do, too. And that’s why every year they fire up bargains for you to share with the moms in your life.

(Updated Wednesday, May 4)

Here’s what we found so far. More freebies and deals will be announced as we edge closer to Mother’s Day, which is May 8 (yes, it is earlier than last year). As always, we caution to check with your restaurant of choice to make sure it is participating in the Mother’s Day deal this year. We’ll update this list as the week progresses.

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, the nationwide chain of sports pubs, is offering moms a free Mother’s Day meal with the purchase of a meal of equal or greater value. Dine-in only.

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Eat at a Bob Evans on Mother’s Day and moms will score a voucher for free coffee that’s good for up to four visits.

Chicken Salad Chick, the Alabama chain with 52 restaurants mostly in the South, launches Mother's Day weekend Friday with a free scoop of its signature Classic Carol chicken salad to all moms.

Fogo de Chao is offering moms who dine at one of its Brazilian steakhouses on Mother’s Day a dining card good for a complimentary lunch or dinner on her next visit.

Hurricane Grill & Wings is giving away free dessert to moms on Mother’s Day with the purchase of an entrée.

McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants are once again honoring moms with a free chocolate-covered strawberry with brunch on Mother’s Day.

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Dine at Spaghetti Warehouse on Mother’s Day and mom will receive a free lasagna or spaghetti dish on her next visit.

Shoney’s restaurants are giving moms a free slice of strawberry pie on Mother’s Day, with the purchase of a buffet or entrée. There’s also a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card. Sign up on Shoney’s website.

Wineries around the country like to get in on the Mother’s Day action. You may want to check in on your favorite, but we have a couple for you: Keeler Estate Vineyard in Amity, Ore., is giving all moms an organic herb bouquet from its gardens. Gray Ghost Vineyards in Amissville, Va., is offering free wine tastings for mom and her guests on Mother’s Day.

Need something to do after Mother’s Day brunch? Take mom to a museum, zoo or similar attraction. Some are offering free admission on Mother’s Day or for the entire Mother’s Day weekend. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, N.C., for example, is offering moms free admission on Mother’s Day. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is offering free admission all weekend, as long as mom is accompanied by a paying visitor. And in Minneapolis, moms have free entry into the Children’s Museum of Minnesota on Mother’s Day and the Minnesota Zoo all weekend. Check with attractions in your area to see what’s free for moms.