Mothers Day Gifts: More For Your Mom, More For Your Money

by: Amy Hannold, Frugal Living Editor

Magazine Subscriptions:

Give the gift which will delight Mom all year. She’ll think of you each month as she reads a new issue of her favorite magazine. Here are a few deals:

Go to Search for “”. They’ll give you a $5 off link. Choose from a wide array of titles.

Try – They’ll do the comparison shopping for you. You’ll immediately see where you can get the best price. Subscribe to their weekly email to be informed of their “Deal of the Day” specials. Most subscriptions are under $10. Email subscribers will receive frequent coupon code alerts.

Entertainment Books:

Now is a great time to buy these coupon-packed books. Most coupons in the book are valid through November 1 – still plenty of time to get more than your money’s worth. Here’s the “double your deal” secret: Begin at Currently, is offering a 25% refund back to you, when you begin your purchase of an Entertainment Book at For just $15, minus your 25% refund, Mom will enjoy “two-for-ones” all around town.

Other Quick, Frugal Tips:

Earn while You Shop n Surf: Be sure all of your internet searches begin at – earn Swagbucks towards gift certificates. While you’re searching, keep earning your way towards something for you!

Give the Gift of Time: Create your own coupon book, with a “gift” for each month of this next year. Choose an activity or surprise for Mom that she can look forward to: tea with you, errands done, garden weeded, lunch and beach walk, etc.

Special Gift Wrap: Utilize artwork the kids have made or brought home from school. Have them practice their letters, draw pictures of their family and pets, etc.

Make a Memory: For Grandmothers or Mothers living miles away (or any Mom), film a greeting card. Include visits to your child’s class, storytelling, songs, bits of ballet practice, or sports practice. Decorate the DVD cover with your child’s artwork, and you have a treasured gift that will be viewed time and again. Be sure to include some sentimental aspects too, like a message from you about what makes your Mom special.

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