12 Mother’s Day Deals You Need to Share With Any Amazing Mom You Know

She raised you, gave you guidance and helped you deal throughout your rebellious teen years. No, not Oprah… I am talking about your mom.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning mom’s special day.

For those of you frantically asking Google or Siri “When is Mother’s Day?” I’ll save you the headache: It’s Sunday, May 13.

But it wouldn’t be Mother’s Day here at The Penny Hoarder without a list of places offering great deals so you can celebrate mom without going broke.

12 Penny Hoarder-Approved Mother’s Day Deals

1. Free Chili Dog and Fries at Wienerschnitzel


Moms eat free at Wienerschnitzel on Sunday, May 13. This deal includes one free chili dog, small fries and a small soda. Sorry, cheese is extra, and you cannot get a strawberry lemonade or shake as your drink.

There are 358 of these hot dog shops in the U.S., with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Washington.

2. Free Froyo at TCBY

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Make sure mom doesn’t miss out on this sweet freebie! All moms can enjoy free froyo at TCBY on Mother’s Day – and it doesn’t get any sweeter than free.

3. Free Entree at Hooters


Celebrate Mother’s Day at participating Hooters locations nationwide Sunday, May 13, and mom will get a free entree from a special Mother’s Day menu with any drink purchase.

The special menu features 10-piece boneless and traditional wings, grilled or Buffalo chicken sandwiches and salads, and Hooters burgers. Smoked wings have also been added to the Mother’s Day menu this year.

Items may vary by location and some locations may offer a buy one, get one deal instead of a free entree.

4. 2-Course Dinner at Macaroni Grill for $25

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On Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, Macaroni Grill is offering a special brunch menu and a two-course meal for $25 per person. Each meal includes an entree and dessert.

Macaroni Grill is also offering 25% off e-gift cards through May 13. Simply order an e-gift card, and use promo code TREATMOM to get the discount.

Wait! You can save even more money by stacking these deals.

Buy your e-gift card now, and use it on your Mother’s Day dinner at Macaroni Grill — you’ll essentially get the two-course meals for $18.75 each.

You’re welcome.

5. 3-Course Meal at Mimi’s for $18.99

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Enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert for just $18.99 at Mimi’s on Sunday, May 13. (Select locations honor Mother’s Day in Mexico on May 10.) There are six entrees to choose from, including slow-roasted turkey, a mushroom Brie burger and shrimp brochette skewers.

Every guest who dines in for Mother’s Day also receives a coupon for a BOGO entree on their next visit.

6. Outback Mother’s Day Menu From $18.99

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Outback will have a Mother’s Day menu available May 9-15. Prices start at $18.99, but they could vary by location.

The deal comes with an entree, two sides and a slice cheesecake with chocolate or raspberry sauce. Entree choices include filet mignon, shrimp-and-mushroom topped salmon, bone-in ribeye and slow-roasted prime rib.

7. Free Slice of Pie at Shoney’s With Meal Purchase

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Moms get a free slice of strawberry pie when they dine in during the Mother’s Day buffet featuring new menu items at Shoney’s on Sunday, May 13.

Shoney’s is also celebrating moms with a Mother’s Day sweepstakes. All you have to do is share your favorite story about your mom for a chance to win a $100 gift card. If you think your mom is the best, share your story here.

8. Free Lasagna from Spaghetti Warehouse

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With the purchase of any Mother’s Day meal Sunday, May 13, you’ll also get a coupon for a free order of Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne for mom to use on her next visit.

If you live in Columbus, Ohio, you’re out of luck — the offer is not available at this location.  

Also, if you do go to Spaghetti Warehouse on Mother’s Day, be sure to enter the Mother’s Day sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000. Read the rules here.

9. Free Combo Meal at PDQ


On Sunday, May 13, moms eat free with the purchase any meal, bowl or salad at all PDQ locations. You can find your nearest PDQ restaurant here.

10. $25 Gift Card From Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is running a tasty deal for all the steak-loving moms out there. Just take mom out to Ruth’s Chris on May 12 or 13, place an order that includes at least one entree, and she’ll get a $25 dining card for her next visit.

There are a few stipulations on this deal. Dining cards are valid for dinner (after 4 p.m.) only and are not valid on takeout. You also cannot use these cards on $9 Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl happy hour food. Finally, the dining card is valid from May 14 through July 1.

11. Free MOMosa at The Melting Pot

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The Melting Pot is celebrating moms for two days: Saturday, May 12, with a Mother’s Day brunch, and Sunday, May 13, with a Mother’s Day dinner. It doesn’t matter if you go for brunch or dinner — mom still gets a free “MOMosa” when you order from the Mother’s Day menu.

12. Medieval Dinner and Show

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Treat mom like the queen she is with dinner and a show at Medieval Times. From now until May 13, mom gets free admission with the purchase of one full-price adult ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online using coupon code MOM18. And for an additional $20, you can spoil her even more when you upgrade to the Mother’s Day package which gives mom a “Mom’s the Queen” sash, a souvenir glass of Champagne or mimosa and a framed photo of her day at the castle.

Jacquelyn Pica is a junior writer and SEO specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Editorial assistant Jessica Gray contributed to this post.