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Mother's Day 2014 Treat your mum with the latest restaurant, flower & beauty deals

Last updated: 25 Mar 2014
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Treating your mum needn't cost the earth. Whether it's a nice 2for1 meal or some courier-delivered flowers, here are some cheap 'n' cheerful ideas.

We aim to ensure all the deals in this section can be used by everyone. They're checked with the company's press office where possible (unless stated).

Retailers change policies regularly, so please report any issue - and remember items can be cheaper elsewhere even after the discount (compare prices). See our tips for safer shopping.

Courier-delivered 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 £25. Or in real MoneySaving style, have them delivered a day early for £20 and make it look like you're extra organised.

WARNING! Mother's Day delivery doesn't always happen. Things can also go wrong with the supply and delivery of flowers for Mothering Sunday, as has happened in previous years. There’s always a chance they won’t be delivered in time, so consider the risk.

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In-store flowers

It's got to bee ee ee ee ee ee ee, perfect, it's got to bee ee ee ee ee ee ee, worth it... so grab a cheap bunch of flowers at your nearest supermarket, add a pretty bow and some lace, and hey presto, you're guaranteed to get a big bunch of hugs and thank-yous in return.

  • £2 Pink Posy bouquet at Lidl, or Sweetheart Rose, Elegant Rose Bouquet and Pink Delight Bouquet for £3. In stores from Fri.
  • £3 Neapolitan Bouquet at Tesco. In stores from Thu.
  • £5 Thanks Mum bouquet at Morrisons. It also has £1 bunches of daffodils. In stores now.
  • £5 Miniature Gift Bags at M&S. It also has £1 bunches of daffodils. In stores from Thu.
  • £5 Gemini bouquet or Daffodil bouquet at Sainsbury's. In stores from Thu.
  • £5 Mother's Day Posy or Jam Jar of Flowers at Waitrose. In stores from Thu.
  • £5 Seasonal Mix Bouquet at Aldi. You can also get gift-wrapped plants from £3. In stores from Thu.
  • £5 Mum's Delight Bouquet or Mum's Tulips Bouquet at Asda. In stores from Wed.

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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 fulfil your pledge. It could be running her a luxurious bath, doing the washing up or letting her watch Breakfast at Tiffany's (or the movie of her choice) in peace.

How about serving up a special afternoon tea at home, complete with finger sandwiches, and scones with clotted cream and jam. Print your own Mother's Day Gift Cheques.

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Cards & gifts

Sending a card to mum on Mother's Day shows her you care/you're sorry/you're thankful (delete as appropriate!), 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. Don't feel pressured to buy pricey pressies...

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Mother's Day (Sun) restaurant vouchers

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 take-away or dine-in deal and stay in. Just make sure you do the washing up too!.

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 (usually around £3) for £1 extra or another alcoholic drink (options depend on the restaurant, some will offer a glass of wine).

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. 

Crown Carveries logoCrown Carveries kids eat 'free' on SundaysNo voucher needed, just walk in

Sundays

Every Sunday, buy an adult carvery (£7.29) at Crown Carveries, and get a kids' smaller one (usually £4.29, for little 'uns under 10) for free. This means a family of two adults and two children get both kids' meals free.

There's no voucher to print, simply walk in to get the offer. Crown says this is an ongoing offer, and it's available at all its restaurants.

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The Real Greek logoReal Greek kids eat 'free' on SundaysPrint voucher or show on smartphone, eat-in only

Sundays only
Print this Real Greek voucher and get a free kids' meal every Sunday (includes a main, drink and ice cream or sorbet) for every £7 spent by an adult, saving £6.75. Plus, there's no limit to the number you can get, so if two adults spend £7 each or one adult spends £14, two kids will eat free.

The Real Greek say the offer is ongoing and there’s no end date. Children must be under 12.
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Can't be used with any other offer or promotion.

Miller & Carter logoMiller & Carter 'free' glass of wineBuy main course and get free glass of wine (usually £3.50ish)

Every day

Sign up free to the Miller & Carter newsletter by Tue 30 Sep and get a voucher for a free 175ml glass of house wine when you buy an adult main meal (from the main menu) until Tue 7 Oct. If you don't fancy wine, you can get a selected soft drink instead.

More info

Valid at the restaurant you choose when registering only. At Cramond Brig (Edinburgh) you'll be given a Softail instead of a glass of wine.

Newbies only, so if you've already signed up, you'll have to sit this one out. One voucher needed per person and can't be used with other offers or vouchers. 

Please be Drinkaware

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Slug and Lettuce logoSlug and Lettuce kids eat for £1Just walk in any Sunday

Sundays
Kids get a main, ice cream and a drink from the under-8s menu for £1 (usually £5ish) when an adult dines from the main menu every Sunday at Slug and Lettuce. No voucher's needed, simply walk in. The offer's ongoing.
More info
Excludes the following London venues, closed on Sundays: Fetter Lane, Stoney Lane, St Mary Axe and Fenchurch Street. Can't be used with any other offer or promotion.

Toby Carvery logoToby Carvery all you can eat brekkie £4Simply walk in

Every day
Help yourself to as much food from the breakfast Carvery counter as you like - previously you were only allowed one helping. Some Carveries only serve breakfast Fri - Sun, so check the times at your nearest venue.
More info
Breakfast is served till 11am Mon-Sat and till 10.30am Sun. Can't be used with any other offer.

Crown Carveries logoCrown Carveries all you can eat brekkie £4Simply walk in, no voucher needed

Every day
Help yourself to as much bacon, sausage, eggs, toast and anything else you fancy from the breakfast counter as many times as you like. If you’re vegetarian, you can also have as many Quorn sausages as you like, though unlimited mushrooms will set you back an extra 79p.
More info
Some Carveries only serve breakfast Fri - Sun, so check the times at your nearest venue. For more info, see the Crown Carveries breakfast page. Not valid with any other offer.

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Free Days Out

Why not go somewhere for free on the day itself – there are many museums, parks and art galleries across the UK with free entrance. Here are a few suggestions:

As far as parks go, there’s also Lyme Park near the Peak District, Stanwick Lakes in Northampton and Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, although these charge for car parking.

For tons more free and cheap days out, see Free Museums and Cheap Days Out.

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.


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