It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, everyone would do it. Thank your mom or other mother figures in your life on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 9.
Dinner, flowers, gift cards, etc. are great ways to show your appreciation this Mother’s Day. To keep with our frugal mindset, we’ve compiled a list of freebies, specials and high-value deals from restaurants and other businesses that are offering Mother’s Day discounts.
Most of the discounts are only good on Mother’s Day, but some last longer, so make sure you read the fine print.
Happy Mother’s Day Kansas City!
Mother’s Day Flower Deals in Kansas City
It’s easy to let costs creep up when you’re ordering flowers. Here are some off-the-path ideas for scoring beautiful arrangements without spending too much.
The catch is the vase is NOT included in most of these prices. No worries. Pick up your flowers and put them in a mason jar with a pretty ribbon or pick up a vase for a few dollars at a thrift shop or Goodwill store.
Aldi: Selections will vary by store, but Aldi’s has a bargain on Mother’s Day bouquets, including a 10-stem tulip bouquet for $4.89.
Price Chopper: The floral department at local Price Chopper grocery stores are offering several Mother’s Day arrangements with a few priced at $15 – $20.
Farmer’s Markets: Many vendors at farmer’s markets around Kansas City offer fresh cut flower arrangements or greenery plants at good prices. We’re partial to ferns, shrubs, herbs and other plants because they can be enjoyed longer than flowers.
Mother’s Day Dining Specials in Kansas City
Mom has made many of meals for the family so giver her a day off of kitchen duty with one or more of these restaurant specials. A few of these go a bit beyond our frugal nature, but we’ve included them because some people like to splurge on mom, especially when they can get a good deal.
Bristol Seafood: On May 8 and 9, the Bristol Leawood and Downtown KC locations are serving a $50 three-course prix-fixe (dine-in or carry out) including choice of maple plank salmon, 6 oz. filet thermidor, seared Georges Bank sea scallops, chef’s seasonal fish or 6 oz. filet + ½ lb. lobster tail (add $15). Reservations are recommended. Pre-order surf and turf carryout kits starting at $90 serving two.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Enjoy a Family Bundle with scratch-made classics at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen on Mom’s big day. Choose from select entrées, including hand-breaded chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination of these favorites — all of which include two choices of family-sized sides and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants, starting at $24.99.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Start the day off right with brunch at home. Moms get FREE Mimosa Starter Kit (includes a 16-oz. orange juice and specialty recipe card) with the purchase of a Brunch Box — from May 7 to 17. Plus, everyone can enjoy 20% off e-gift cards.
Houlihan’s: Take mom out for a four-course dinner on Mother’s Day weekend for just $24.99 at Houlihan’s. The meal comes with an appetizer (five choices), soup or salad, entrée (six choices) and dessert (two choices). There are also drink specials available.
J. Gilbert’s: Indulge in a three-course prix-fixe meal at J. Gilbert’s for $50 that includes choice of maple plank salmon, 6 oz. filet thermidor, seared Georges Bank sea scallops, 12 oz. KC strip (add $5) or 6 oz. filet + ½ lb. lobster tail (add $15). Available for dine-in or carry out. Reservations recommended. If you feel like cooking at home, pre-order carryout kids starting at $95 to serve two.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee: This Kansas City institution is giving Moms a FREE red velvet cake donut (or any donut with a hole) and small coffee at LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee.
Mimi’s Café: Families can take Mom out for brunch at Mimi’s Café. The restaurant is serving a three-course Mother’s Day menu — $19.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids.
Minsky’s Pizza: Pizza is always fun, but it’s even better when it’s heart shaped. Show mom the love with these offers from Minsky’s.
- Medium Two-Topping or Gourmet Heart Shaped Pizza: $16.99
- Boneless Wing Bouquet $17.99
- Medium Two-Topping of Gourmet Heart Shaped Pizza + a bottle of Minsky’s own “Pizza Red” wine or Minsky’s house Chardonnay: $31.99 (Wine availability is limited so call your preferred Minsky’s location to confirm)
Olive Garden: If you take Mom to Olive Garden, you can enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $5. Pick up enough for the whole family. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Stuffed Fettuccine Alfredo.
Pizza Hut: Everyone love pizza, including moms! Have an inexpensive pizza party on Mother’s Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with Mom…plus, it’s an easy clean-up after the gathering.
Sonic Drive-In: If you’re looking for a more inexpensive date with Mom, check out the current deals from Sonic Drive-In. You can always stop by for the chain’s daily happy hour and enjoy half-price drinks, while catching up with Mom.
Mother’s Day Gift Card Offers in Kansas City
Gift card bonuses and discounts are popping up at restaurants and stores around Kansas City. Buy the gift card for your mom or a way to save when you’re doing something nice for her.
Applebee’s: Let Applebee’s make dinner for Mom. Buy a $50 gift card, and the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for her.
Bonefish Grill: Here’s a deal going beyond Mother’s Day. Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card at Bonefish Grill. The offer is good through June 13. You might pick one up for Father’s Day as well.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Gather the family and enjoy a meal at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. For every $50 spent in gift cards, receive a $10 e-gift card. The bonus can be redeemed from May 17 to July 18.
Chili’s Bar & Grill: Does Mom enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? If she does, treat her to lunch or dinner at Chili’s. Buy her a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card.
Dollar General Store: Pick up gift cards for popular chains at Dollar General Store and save 15% through May 8. Brands include Cracker Barrel, IHOP, Domino’s Pizza, Chili’s, Panera and more. This is also a good place to “dress up” your gifts with inexpensive vases for fresh flowers, single stem roses for $2 each and low cost cards.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Need bagels for a Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed or brunch? All Einstein Bros. Bagels gift cards purchased online through June 21 are 20% off.
Fogo de Chão: Treat mom now and later. Dine in on Mother’s Day at Fogo de Chão and Mom gets a $25 dining card she can use on her next visit. Plus, buy a $125 electronic gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Outback Steakhouse: Buy Mom a $50 gift card at Outback Steakhouse and enjoy a $10 bonus card. The offer is valid through June 13, so you can also pick one up just before Father’s Day. Plus, the Australian steakhouse has 10 entrées for under $16 each.
RA Sushi: If Mom loves sushi, get her a $50 gift card at RA Sushi and get $10 promotional card. If Mom really loves sushi, buy her a $200 gift card and receive a $60 promotional card.
Red Lobster: Buy Mom a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more.
Red Robin: Receive a $5 Bonus Bucks card with the purchase of a $25 gift card — from April 19 to June 21.
The Cheesecake Factory: Treat Mom to an extravagant lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. From April 29 to May 9, purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card. (Both the gift and bonus card never expire.) You could even use the gift card for one of their fabulous cheesecakes at home.
Village Inn: It takes “a village” to celebrate Mother’s Day, especially if she loves Village Inn. The popular restaurant is offering a $5 bonus card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. You might consider using the gift card for one or two of the chain’s popular pies for your Mother’s Day brunch.
Happy Mother’s Day Kansas City!