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!

Up to 40% Cash Back Automatically? Sign Us Up!

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Saving money and getting cash back on purchases always sounds like a great idea – until you completely forget to take the steps to get the savings. There are SO many ways to save money while shopping, who can remember if it’s not automatic?

Ebates (iOS or Android) can help you get cash back on everyday shopping as well as apparel, beauty, and more, automatically. With Ebates, you don’t even have to upload your receipts after your purchases. They’ll send you simple push notifications when your favorite stores increase their cash back deals or have a good sale.

Offering simple one-tap savings with no points or fees helps ensure that you get the most out of your purchases. So, before buying anything, hop into the app (iOS or Android)  to see if you can get up to 40% cash back at over 2,500 stores.

They also have an amazing referral program where you can earn $25 for each eligible friend. New members get a $10 bonus too!

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

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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 $12 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 $12 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!