You should really have your Mother's Day card in the mail by now (If you don't, sorry Mom!). And if you're lucky enough to live close to your dear mother to pick her up and take her out to a nice brunch, then it's time to make those reservations. Lucky for you, and your mother, there are plenty of brunch, lunch, and dinner spots offering freebies this Mother's Day, and even more giving out special gifts.
To make the most of your mom appreciation day, check out this list of free promotions and Mother's Day deals:
Free food deals
Beef ‘O’ Brady's
The deal: Mom gets a completely free meal (because she deserves it) as long as you purchase one meal of equal or greater value.
Billy Sims Barbecue
The deal: Hit this barbecue joint on Mother's Day and mom gets a free single meat sandwich, one side, and a collector's cup drink. If you ask nicely, maybe she'll let you keep that collector's cup.
The deal: Select locations are offering moms free single-scoop sundaes, which is extra cute, because it's Sunday,.
The deal: Hooters is giving mom a free meal off its Mother's Day menu with the purchase of a drink. And if that's not enough, select locations are also giving out coupons for a free appetizer upon mom's next visit.
The deal: If Mom's into seeing jousting for Mother's Day, she can get into Medieval Times free all weekend with the purchase of an adult ticket.
The deal: This place is giving mom options. She can choose between a free 11-inch pizza or a free salad. These are the tough choices.
The deal: If you choose Shoney's for your Mother's Day, mom can end the meal on a good note, with a free slice of Strawberry pie.
The deal: Participating locations will give mom a free entree as long as you show your server the deal, a.k.a this photo.
The deal: With proof of "Mom-bership," mom will get a free chili dog, small fries, and small soda. What proves "Mom-bership?" Apparently bringing your kid in, showing off family photos, or just telling an embarrassing story about one of your kids will do. Definitely opt for that last one.
The deal: With the purchase of a meal Bob Evans is giving away free coffee vouchers good for up to four visits, ensuring mom gets her caffeine fix.
Fleming's Steak House
The deal: With the purchase of a dinner of $75 or more, which shouldn't be too hard at a steakhouse, mom will get a free $25 gift card for her next visit between May 9 - June 6, 2016.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill
The deal: Select Ling & Louie's locations are giving away $10 off coupons with the purchase of a Mother's Day meal.
The deal: If you come in for a Mother's Day brunch at Mimi's and then share a photo of you and your mother enjoying said Mother's Day brunch on the Mimi's Facebook page, you'll get a free entree good for your next visit.
The deal: Have a Mother's Day dinner at Ruth's Chris and score a free $25 gift card good for your next visit between May 9 - June 26, 2016.
The deal: Choose this place for your Mother's Day feast and mom gets a coupon for a free lasagna or a any original recipe spaghetti good for her next visit.
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon
The deal: Dine here on Mother's Day and mom scores a free entree upon her next visit.
Know of other chains offering Mother's Day deals? Tell us and we'll add them in!
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and her mother will be getting her usual Starbucks card. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.