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Mother's Day 2015Treat your mum with the latest cards, flowers & gifts

Last updated: 10 Mar 2015
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Treating your mum needn’t cost the earth and don’t feel you have to spend anything at all. We’re sure you mum would appreciate breakfast in bed or dinner cooked for her, but if you are going to buy something, here are some cheap and cheerful ideas. 

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Couriered flowers

Thoughtful gifts stem from the heart, but it needn't cost you the earth (geddit?). You can get pretty bouquets delivered to your mum/nan etc on Mother's Day for £18.

WARNING! Sometimes flower deliveries go wrong. Hopefully it wonít happen, but thereís always a risk. Consider that before buying.

In-store flowers

Cards

Sending a card to mum on Mother's Day shows her you care/you're sorry/you're thankful (delete as appropriate!), but it neednít cost the earth. You can pick up a free card.

Free Mother's Day gift cheques

Thoughtfulness melts the heart far more than a pricey pressie. Our free Mother's Day gift cheques let you create vouchers for your mum. When she presents it, you fulfill your pledge.

Gifts

Don't feel pressured to buy pricey pressies for your mum, but if you're feeling flush (well, in the MoneySaving sense of the word), then a small gift could be an added surprise to the day. And buying something at a discounted price will surely please your mum more than seeing you waste your hard-earned cash.

Cath Kidston logoCath Kidston up to 40% off*Mid-season sale in stores and online. Incl clothing, bags & homeware

In stores & online

Go online to Cath Kidston* or into a store to get up up to 40% off in its mid-season sale. Delivery's £3.95 or free if you spend over £50.

Discounts we found on Mon 26 Mar including bags for £11 (were £16), card holders for £4 (were £6) and shoes for £16 (were £24).

Cath Kidston says the sale is due to end on Wed 25 Mar, but could end sooner depending on stock levels.

Restaurant, takeaway & champagne deals

If your mum's usually top chef in your household, give her the night off and treat her to a meal out or grab a takeaway or dine-in deal and stay in. Just make sure you do the washing up too!

Miller & Carter logoMiller & Carter 'free' glass of wineWhen you buy a main. New sign-ups to newsletter only

Mon-Sun

Sign up free to the Miller & Carter newsletter and get a voucher for a ‘free’ 175ml glass of house wine (usually £3.50ish) when you buy an adult main meal (from the main menu) until Fri 19 Jun. 

If you don't fancy wine, you can get a regular draught Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or lemonade soft drink instead.

You can print the voucher or show it on your smartphone. It's newbies only, so if you've already signed up, you'll have to sit this one out. 

More info

Valid at the restaurant you choose when registering only. Excludes Cramond Brig (Edinburgh) branch. 

One voucher needed per person and can't be used with other offers or vouchers. Please be Drinkaware. Must be 18 or older. 

All Bar One logoAll Bar One two courses £10No voucher or code's needed, just walk in!

Sun - Thu

Simply walk in to All Bar One from 5pm Sun - Thu and get two courses (either starter and main or main and pud) for £10.

This is an ongoing offer which could save you around £5. Excludes Birmingham Airport and it can't be used with any other offer.

All Bar One logoAll Bar One £5 off £20Either print voucher or show on smartphone. New sign-ups only

Every day

If you're not already signed up, register online with All Bar One and you'll get a voucher for £5 off your bill when you spend £20 or more. You must buy at least one food dish to qualify. 

The voucher's valid every day at all restaurants and is valid for one month after you sign up. The last date you can sign up and get this offer is Thu 30 Apr.

There's no max number of vouchers per table, but it’s one voucher per bill - so your group would have to pay separately to use more than one. The voucher's only valid at the restaurant you select when you register. 

More info

One voucher per person. New sign-ups only. Valid in food service hours only and can't be used with any other offer. 

Harvester logoHarvester meal deal £10No voucher required, just walk in

Every day

Simply walk into a Harvester any day of the week and you’ll get a selected main, unlimited salad and soft drink, plus a Sunday Best sundae for £9.99.

The unlimited salad is usually free when you buy a main meal but with some of the mains hitting £9 alone, you can save up to £5 with this offer.

Choose between six mains, plus a tea or coffee, or unlimited soft drink. If you fancy something stronger, you can get a pint of Carling or Strongbow or 175ml glass of Vinewood wine (usually around £3) for £1 extra.

Kids can also get in on the action for £5. It includes any children's main meal, unlimited salad and a kids' Sundae Best ice-cream, saving you around 30p - 70p. 

More info

Can't be used with any other offers. 

Cheap days out

While flowers and gifts are bound to make your Mum smile, few things are as priceless as spending time with the people she loves. Below are some days-out offers so you can do just that.

Bristol Zoo logoBristol Zoo 15% student discountDiscount for students with valid ID and 15 to 18-year-olds

Need valid ID

If you're a student (or aged between 15-18 years old), you can get 15% off ticket prices at Bristol Zoo. Students will need to show an NUS or ISIC card.

Without the optional donation, adult tickets are £14.53, but you can get a ticket for £12.71 with this deal.

A Place in the Sun logo20,000 FREE A Place in the Sun Live tix (norm £11)*Register for Manchester (13-15 Mar) or London (8-10 May) shows

Manc & Ldn

Interested in property abroad? Or just like the TV show and want a day out? We’ve 10,000 free one-day tickets to the Manchester: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 13 - Sun 15 Mar at Manchester Central and 10,000 free tickets to the London: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 8 - Sun 10 May at Olympia. Just sign up via the link above for the location you want. 

If you haven't heard of it before, it’s an overseas property exhibition based on the TV show, with industry experts and properties for sale. Advance tickets usually cost £10.90 each or £16.02 for two including a booking fee and on the door it's usually £12 each, so you're saving a great deal here.

It's on 10am-5pm each day at both locations and one ticket's valid for one day, so either the Fri, Sat or Sun - you don't have to choose which day on registering, just turn up on the day you want to visit. You can register for as many as you like, but as these are single tickets (not pairs) you’ll have to register again for every ticket.

The tickets are available till the last day of the event (Sun 15 Mar for Manchester and Sun 10 May for London), or before if all tickets go. Kids under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult and don't need a ticket. Tickets must be printed.

National Rail logo2for1 attractions with National RailBuy train ticket & print vch to save up to £50

Save up to £50
Buy a National Rail ticket and register 'n' print a voucher from†Days Out Guide†to get 2for1 entry to some top UK attractions, incl Drayton Manor, Madame Tussauds, Legoland, London Zoo (see the full theme park list or the zoo and wildlife list).

You need to print a voucher for the relevant attraction (follow the link above and search for it) AND have a valid rail ticket bought from National Rail on the same day. It's worth doing this even if youíre not travelling by train Ė a cheap single ticket is available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Thorpe Park is the most expensive at £50 on the gate).†

Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present both to get your 2for1. Crucially, your rail ticket must show that you have travelled to one of the stations nearest the attraction. So for Thorpe Park, you need to have a ticket with an end destination of Staines or Chertsey.

The offer's ongoing, but check the voucher for each individual attraction's restrictions, as these vary.
MSE Frederika says:

Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes gobble up your ticket, so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff to help you through.

More info
Excludes family, advance and web tickets as well as Oyster cards, and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions.

Chester Zoo logoChester Zoo up to 20% off onlineUp to 20% discount for online bookings made in advance

Book ahead

Book tickets online at Chester Zoo, at least one day before your visit, and get up to 20% off entry prices.

Without the optional donation, you can get a peak adult ticket for £18 online (£22 at the gate), and a peak child ticket for £14.72 (£18 at the gate).

Lakes Aquarium logoLakes Aquarium up to 20% off onlineAutomatic discount when you book online

Book ahead
Book online at Lakes Aquarium and get up to 20% off the gate price. Select a date up to 30 days in advance and your ticket(s) will be valid for 7 days from that date. Can't be used with other offers.

Bournemouth Oceanarium logoBournemouth Oceanarium up to 20% off onlineBook in advance to get the biggest discount

Book ahead

Book tickets online at Bournemouth Oceanarium to get up to 20% off ticket prices. The discount varies depending on how far in advance you book.

Online prices range from £7.95 to £9.95 for an adult ticket, with a family ticket for four ranging from £22.05 to £25.95.

Bournemouth Oceanarium says this is an ongoing offer.

Drusillas Park logoDrusillas Park 10% off onlineBook online to get discounted entry

Book ahead
Book online at Drusillas Park to get 10% off entry for your entire group.

You can book up till midnight the night before to get the online rate. This available online only and can't be used with any other offer.
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