Smart Buying

Mother's Day Freebies and Deals 2013

Several establishments have special offers for moms.

Moms, you work hard and deserve to be recognized. So to honor you, several restaurants and retailers are offering freebies and special deals on and around Mother's Day, May 12. Here are nine that you might want to take advantage of on your special day.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will give mothers who eat at its locations on Mother's Day a $25 gift card for a future visit. See www.flemingssteakhouse.com for locations. The gift card must be redeemed by June 15.

I Heart Faces has three Mother's Day photo-card templates that you can download for free.

IKEA is offering a free breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes and a cup of coffee on May 12 from opening until 11 a.m.

McCormick & Schmick's is giving moms complimentary truffles with brunch or dinner on Mother's Day.

O'Charley's will offer a free slice of pie on May 12 to all mothers who dine in one of its 213 restaurants in 17 states (locations available at www.ocharleys.com/locations/).

Redbox is offering a free one-day rental when you buy an egift card for Mother's Day. You'll be sent a code on May 13 that you can use for a free rental -- and, if you're generous, you can pass the code along to your mom as a bonus gift.

Red Lobster is holding a daily sweepstakes in honor of moms. Each day in May through Mother's Day a winner will receive a $50 Red Lobster gift card plus a $100 gift card good for spa treatments, chocolates or flowers. To register go to the Red Lobster Facebook page and follow the instructions to enter the daily drawing.

TCBY will give a free frozen yogurt (up to 6 ounces) to moms on Mother's Day. Check with the store in your area to make sure it is participating.

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