Hopefully by now you’ve purchased a gift for Mom (if not, check out our ultimate gift guide.) But if you’re still searching for ideas on places to take her this weekend, check out this list of Mother’s Day freebies. Just cause you want to pamper her doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of a bargain or two.


Denny’s isn’t just offering a deal, they are trying to force Americans to be more thoughtful. The restaurant chain will give a free dessert to Mom as long as you give her a card. Of course, not just any card will do. According to an advertisement on their Facebook page, “Use Denny’s Mother’s Day Card Maker to create a personalized card for your Mom, and you can be a hero by giving her a sweet treat – a $2 Pancake Puppies Sundae for her to enjoy.”


Walgreens is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a free 8X10 collage print through tomorrow. All you have to do is go onto their site and enter the special coupon code “GOODTHOUGHTS” when you checkout. (Thanks to WalletPop for pointing out this deal!)


No, unfortunately they are not giving away any furniture, but Ikea will be offering free breakfast and coffee to Moms this weekend at participating stores. Be careful though, the breakfast may be free but once you set foot in Ikea, it’s hard to leave without making an impulse buy.

TGI Friday’s

Moms who eat dinner at a TGI Friday’s this Sunday will also get a free dessert. On top of that, diners who have joined the restaurant’s loyalty club received a coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free entrée deal. For the rest of us, TGI Friday’s has introduced a special three-course Mother’s Day meal for just $16.99.

Tasti D-Lite

If you live on the East Coast, be sure to take Mom to Tasti D-Lite on Mother’s Day. The ice cream chain will be giving away free frozen desserts to moms. And we all know nothing says I love you like a free dessert...


This national restaurant chain is offering an incredible deal that will benefit moms in the long-term. According to Champps’ press release, “Moms that dine at any participating Champps restaurant during Mother's Day weekend will receive a reloadable card good for $15 off food purchases every month through April 2011.” This way she can enjoy some special deals until the next Mother’s Day.

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