How to Honor Your Mom by Saving on Mother’s Day

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Your love for Mom is priceless, but if there had to be a dollar amount for Mother’s Day, it would average around $200 according to the National Retail Federation.

Mother’s Day spending has been growing consistently over the past years but this year is expected to be the highest in the 16 years they’ve done this survey.

Here’s a look at what people are planning to spend on:

If you plan on showing your love with some of the same gifts listed above, we have some ways for you to save some extra money. After all, what better way to honor your mom, then by applying her savvy shopping ways!

Get Up To 25% Cash Back for Mother’s Day (Here’s $10 To Start)

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Feel good about your Mother’s Day purchases because you can earn some useful money back.

So if you don’t already know, Ebates (iOS or Android) is one of the best places to start your shopping.

We love this cash back site for its simplicity and for the fact that you get cash back for the things you’re already purchasing. It’s pretty close to getting free money!

In fact, they’re giving our readers a $10 welcome bonus to anyone that signs up to be a member. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Membership is completely free and you earn up to 25% cash back at over 2,500+ stores including Amazon, Macy’s, 1-800-Flowers, Kohl’s, Sephora, and more. Those looking for photo gifts can save on Shutterfly! Plus, you’ll find coupons, free shipping codes, and awesome sales throughout the Ebates site.

No need to fill out any rebate forms or redeem points to get your money. You just earn cash and get paid by check or Paypal.

Ebates (iOS or Android) has pretty sweet sales that will be hard to find anywhere else too. Be sure to sign up now and grab that $10 welcome bonus. Easy!

Perfume Loving Moms Will Appreciate This Subscription (First Month Free!)

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This is a great gift for moms who love trying new fragrances but can’t afford to keep buying full-sized versions or their vanity table just doesn’t have any more space.

With Scentbird, she can try a new scent monthly as they’ll send a 30-day supply of fragrance every month for only $14.95! They partner only with authentic brands, like Versace, Gucci, Prada, and 450+ designer and niche fragrances, so she’s getting to try scents for only a fraction of a full-bottle cost, which is good news for your wallet.

BONUS: For a limited time, our readers get their first month free, with just $3 for shipping and handling! Afterward, the normal $14.95 a month + free shipping applies.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick a scent from their sneak peek list of 235+ fragrances (full list access after you subscribe)
  2. Get a 30-day supply of fragrances in a portable case (lasts 140 sprays!)
  3. You can change the frequency and number of scents you get. Or cancel anytime.

Scentbird is a great way to discover fragrances without dropping money for an entire bottle. Each vial gives you 140 sprays, which is basically 4x a day for 30 days! Your mom will be ecstatic.

Cash Back on Groceries, Restaurants, and More Just in Time for Mother’s Day Brunch

We never get tired of cash back.

Groceries, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Costco, Amazon, eBay, CVS, Sephora, Priceline, almost anywhere that’s popular. (Target and Walmart are still my favorite spots). You can get cash back on all those places.

Even restaurants and bars! Currently, there are over 750,000 locations that you can get cash back on.

That’s why it’s essential to keep the Ibotta (iOS or Android) app in your cash back arsenal, especially for Mother’s Day. With it, you can earn cash back on every purchase, whether it’s in-store or in-app. On average, active users can get up to $25 a month cash back!

And it’s simple.

  1. Add cash back offers in the Ibotta app
  2. Go shop at your fav stores, restaurants, and apps
  3. Redeem the offer via uploading picture of receipt or online
  4. Get cash back via PayPal, Venmo, or gift cards

A Facebook fan, Claudia Z. told us she’s earned $1,672.36 since using Ibotta! Teammate Kelsey B. has earned over $500 since starting too.

Ibotta (iOS or Android) is free to download and you’ll also get up to $20 in Welcome Bonuses when you sign up so stop leaving free money around and shop smarter for Mother’s Day.

Mom’s Next New Favorite Beauty Subscription For Only $10 A Month

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If your mom loves beauty products or needs an excuse to try new products, this fun subscription is like a mini monthly makeover.

Give her an ipsy membership, a monthly subscription service that includes 5 beauty items in a trendy makeup bag delivered directly to her door. Best part? It’s only $10 a month AND there’s free shipping. It’s so affordable, that you may be tempted to gift yourself one too *wink

On average, the items are valued at $45 or more! Additionally, it includes all the high-end brands that beauty addicts know and love (MAC, Smashbox, Kiehl’s, Too Faced, and more).

The products are also customized. During sign up, ipsy asks beauty questions in a quick two-minute quiz that they use to personalize beauty bags so you (and your mom) can get the items you REALLY want.

We hope this gave you some ideas on how to save on your gifts. Regardless of what you get, it’s the thought that counts and the time together that your mom will cherish. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

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