Mother’s Day Roundup of Free Events, Restaurant Discounts & much more!
Mother’s Day is this weekend, Sunday May 8th, and a number of restaurants & event locations are offering special promotions & discounts to celebrate moms! We’ve got a roundup of the various deals we found for special events, restaurant deals & more! Feel free to leave a comment with details if you know of any other businesses offering special deals for moms this weekend!
We also asked the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Fans a few years ago for their best suggestions of where to take mom for Mother’s Day around the Northwest & they had some fun ideas!
Make sure to check out our big list of free or frugal events happening this weekend, too, for more ideas of where to take mom this Mother’s Day!
Also, check out Sounds Fun Mom’s list if you’re in the South Sound for some fun events happening all weekend – I found where we’re going for Mother’s Day from her list!
*As always, we recommend you call ahead to the location near you to make sure they are participating!
Restaurant & Entertainment Deals:
Denny’s – If you’re a member of Denny’s Loyalty program (make sure to sign up now), you will be sent a coupon to share a free dessert with mom with the purchase of 2 entrees. This will be valid from Friday 5/6 – Sun 5/8).
Ivars Acres of Clams – Dine at the Ivar’s Acres of Clams on the Seattle waterfront on Mother’s Day for brunch and moms will receive a FREE admission to the Seattle Aquarium for the day to use with their families. The Seattle Aquarium is open from 9:30am – 5pm. This is only valid at the full-service Ivar’s Acres of Clams restaurant. Free admission ticket will be provided at the time of the meal. You can also get 4 hours of free parking from Ivar’s, the Seattle Aquarium & other downtown businesses on Mother’s Day. Just request a free voucher from one of the participating waterfront locations to use from 10am – 7pm.
McCormick & Schmicks – Free chocolate dipped strawberry for every mother on Mother’s Day during their brunch or buffet.
MOD Pizza: One free 11-inch pizza or salad for moms from open to close on Mother’s Day. No purchase or coupon necessary. Just let them know you are a mother. There are more than 125 MOD pizza locations around the country.
Ram Restaurant – Free appetizer or dessert with purchase of an adult entree. Just show the FB post on your phone to them. Does not combine with other offers, discounts, promos, etc. It’s valid on Saturday 5/7 & Sunday 5/8, dine in only.
Starbucks – 50% off Frappucinos from May 3rd – 15th, 2016 from 3-5pm (till 6pm if you are a Starbucks Rewards member & show your card)
Zoo Discounts or Free admission for Moms – we’ve listed the local zoo discounts below for the NW, but for those of you in other areas of the country, check out this big list of zoo discounts & free admission for moms!
Center for Wooden Boats – Free Mother’s Day sail from Cama Beach State Park, Camano Is, WA, on Saturday May 7th from 10am – 4pm. You do need a Discover Pass (state park pass) to get into the State Park. Free boat rides, toy boat building, and more activities at the park.
Children’s Museum of Seattle – Free admission for moms (or mother figures) with at least 1 paid child’s admission age 10 & under). One free admission per group
Fred Meyer – Head into your local Fred Meyer on Saturday May 7th between 10am – 2pm and kids can plant a pot for mom. You buy the pot and the plants and Fred Meyer will provide the soil and decorating materials.
Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Salem, OR; Moms will get free admission on Mother’s Day at the museum (with a paid child’s admission) (This is a change from what we previously posted about dad’s getting free admission)
Haggen stores – Kids can decorate a cake for mom. Buy a Mother’s Day cake kit for $5 /ea which includes 5″ single layer cake with icing & all the items to decorate. Kids will also receive an apron & chef hat. From 11am – 3pm on Saturday 5/7
Hands On Children’s Museum – Olympia, WA -Free admission for moms & grandmas from 10am – 5pm on Mother’s Day.
Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett, WA. Moms & grandmas get in free on Mother’s Day. 11am – 5pm.
Museum of Glass – Tacoma. Moms will receive FREE admission on Sunday May 8th from 12pm – 5pm. There will be a Chihuly walking tour at 1pm as well as other workshops, etc.
Northwest Railway Museum – Snoqualmie, Sat May 7th & Sun May 8th; Moms ride FREE with a paying child (This will also be available for Father’s Day, so start planning now).
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Half price admission for moms on Saturday May 7th, 2016. There will be a number of activities all day long with special keeper talks, animal encounters & more.
Seattle Waterfront – Four hours of free parking for participating waterfront businesses between 10am – 7pm. You can use this at Ivar’s Acres of Clams, the Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises, the Great Wheel, the Crab Pot restaurant and Ye Old Curiosity Shop. Park in one of the designated lots as shown on the website & then request a free parking voucher from one of the participating businesses.
Silverwood Theme Park – Moms get in FREE on May 7th and 8th when you go to Silverwood with your family (get your tickets online or at the park directly). Plus, family members (Spouse & kids) get a discounted admission rate of $38 for general admission & $21 for youth/senior admission. Only one free mom ticket per family, not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promos or special offers. Make sure to check out our review of Silverwood & ways to save on a budget.
Washington State Parks – Free admission at all Washington State Parks on Sunday May 8th for Sunday Spring Day. Take mom out to a local state park that’s new to you to explore.
Woodland Park Zoo – Half price admission for moms on Saturday May 7th from 9:30am – 3pm. Enjoy live entertainment, zookeeper talks & more.
Let us know if you find more Mother’s Day freebies or discounts to share with all of us!