Frugal Family: Mother's Day Sales

Show mom how much she’s treasured, but don’t spend a fortune.

Mother’s Day sales are kicking into high gear this week, so get your shopping shoes on.

Target and Best Buy are your best bets for high-tech moms. You’ll find some great deals on phones, iPods, cameras and e-readers. Boscov's and JcPenney are the hot spots for jewelry, clothes and beauty supplies to make mom sparkle.

The jewels of a sale we’ve discovered include 50 percent off new styles for mom at ; 40 percent off stamps, scrapbooking albums and paper-crafting supplies at Jo-Ann Stores through May 12 and  is celebrating Scrapbooking Month with 12x12 stock paper on sale for 20¢ each or five for $1.

Pamper mom with her favorite items from . Buy three Signature Collection bath gels and lotions and get two free. Hand soaps are four for $15. Spend just $40 at Bath & Body Works and take home a tote filled with goodies valued at over $100 for only $20.

 has 20 to 50 percent off everything and the Lancôme Mother’s Day Collection is $39.50 through May 13.  

Purchase Revlon, Pro Beauty Tools, Bed Head or Vidal Sassoon hair appliances at Kmart and get $2 off a purchase of $15 to $24.99; and $5 off a purchase over $25. Get $5 off when you spend $20 or more on L’Oreal Products also at Kmart.

Please note, all deals are subject to change. Check with merchant for details.

Here are some more treasures for mom that won’t steal your fortune. Read all of it; you don’t want to miss what’s happening at the malls or the Mother’s Day meal deals we found:


Why Go: Free gift cards

Deals: iPod Touch on sale for $195, get a $25 gift card with purchase; iPod Nano for $129, get a $10 gift card with purchase; Kindle Touch on sale for $99, get a $20 gift card with purchase; Kindle Touch 3G for $149, get a $40 gift card with purchase; Nook Color on sale for $169, get a $20 gift card with purchase; Keurig B60 coffee maker, on sale for $149.99, get a $30 gift card with purchase; Keurig Vue for $249, get a $50 gift card with purchase; Canon A2200 Camera Bundle for $79.99, plus a $20 gift card with purchase; Timex Weekender Watch for $30 plus a $5 gift card with purchase; Garmin Nuvi 40 GPS for $89; Giada 10 piece tri-ply cook set for $169.99, get a free 6-piece bakeware set with purchase; Just Dance 3 for XBOX Kinect for $29.99, get The Black Eyed Peas Experience for free; Free $20 gift card with purchase of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200 on sale at $159.

Good through:  May 12

Best Buy

Why Go: Electronics; Buy online and pick up in store; Free gift cardsPerfect Match Promise*

Deals: Kindle in store only for $79.99 and get a $20 gift card with purchase; Kindle Fire for $199.99, get a $40 gift card; Nook Color for $149.99; Apple iPad 2 16GB with Wi-Fi for $399.99; Keurig Elite Brewer on sale for $119.99, get a $25 gift card; Get a free camera case when you buy a FujifilmFinePix JX520 for $79.99; Striiv Smart Pedometer $99.99; 10 percent off of select Fitness Watches; BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband on sale for $149.99; Verizon Wireless Droid Incredible 2 by HTC, $1 with 2-year activation; AT&T Motorola Atrix 2, $1 with 2-year activation: DVDs for $3.99 on sale include When Harry Met Sally, Sex and the City and Thelma and Louise

Good through: May 12

*You can’t beat Best Buy’s Perfect Match Promise — 30-day price match guarantee, 30-day unlimited phone support and 30-day hassle-free returns.


Why Go: Free gift-wrap; free Clinique tote with purchase

Deals: 30 to 70 percent off fashions for mom; 50 to 65 percent off jewelry; purchase $55 worth of Clinique merchandise and get a free purple/floral tote; all spring handbags are on sale; 50 percent off of patio cushions; 12 months no interest on patio furniture and mattresses; Rachael Ray 10-Piece Porcelain Enamel Cookware Set with Tempered Glass Lids on sale for $129.99 and get a $20 Boscov’s Bonus Card with purchase through May 12

Good through: May 12


Why Go: Jewelry

Deals: Diamond accent sterling silver pendants on sale for $40; Lab-created pink sapphire jewelry on sale for $50 to $95; personalized mom rings start at $100; personalized pendants start at $125; crystal and silver pendants on sale for $40 to $70; mom charm pendants on sale for $40; Liz Claiborne watch on sale for $40

Good through: May 12

Why Go: Free Chalkboard Mug for Mom; Come Back Cash; Jewelry

Your Rewards Members receive a free chalkboard mug for mom when spending $50 or more on clothing, accessories or fragrance, this offer ends May 12. Through May 10, $10 Come Back Cash will be awarded when spending $50 or more on clothes, intimate apparel, accessories, fragrance, cosmetics and home fashions; 75 percent off all fine jewelry; Joe Boxer fuzzy slipper socks 2 for $10; 40 percent off sunglasses/hats; $14.99 birthstone babies charms; diamond earrings on sale for $129.99; Women’s BONGO sandals, $14.99

Good Through: May 13; Free mug available while supplies last through May 12; Come Back Cash available through May 10, valid from May 13 to May 20

Online Deals:

Buy flowers for mom for only $19.99 at Proflowers.com and FTD.com

Verizonwireless.com is having a Mother’s Day Sale. HTC Rhyme, LG Enlighten and Samsung Illusion are free and the Droid RAZR is $99 through May 10. Check out their deals here.

Buy a $50 e-card for mom at Old Navy and get a $10 promo card.

Don't forget Living Social and Groupon for Mother's Day specials.

What's Happening at the Mall:

Moorestown Mall

Moms and kids can celebrate Mother’s Day at the Moorestown Mall’s Just Mom & Me Play Date on Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. in Macy’s Court. Make crafts, meet Sahara Sam’s mascot, Sam. Enjoy special treats and giveaways for all who join in on the fun. Just Mom & Me Play Dates are sponsored by the Garden State Discovery Museum.  

Dakota Watch Co. at the Moorestown Mall has shiny colorful watches on sale for two for $20.

Littman Jewelers are giving away free picture frames with purchase of their special lab created Pink Sapphire Heart "Mom" pendant with diamond in sterling silver for $79.99.

Cherry Hill Mall

Mother's Day gift wrap available at Guest Services from May 10 through May 12 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visit Cache on May 10 for Mom’s Nite Out at 5 p.m. Enjoy 30 percent off of your purchase. If you spend $100 or more, you will receive a “Love Your Style” card worth $25 off a future purchase.

Pandora has the Pandora Cherished Mother’s Gift Set for $200 which includes one Pandora clasp bracelet, two sunburst clips, the Mom Charm, and a charm valued at $35 or less.

On Saturday, May 12 from noon on, visit Lush for their “Thanks Mum at Lush!” festivities. Be one of the first through the door and mom will receive a free trial size of the new “Putty For Your Hands” hand cleanser. Limited edition Mother’s Day gifts will be available while supplies last. Call and reserve a time for a complimentary in-store face or hand treatment for you and your mom.

Mother's Day Specials at Local Restaurants:

Blue2O in Cherry Hill is featuring Chef's Mother's Day selections, regular daily selections, and a gift for mom. Visit Capital Grille in Cherry Hill for a special brunch with mimosas at $41 for adults and $18 for kids. Coriander in Voorhees has a reasonably priced Mother’s Day Brunch for $16.95. Keg and Kitchen in Haddon Township is offering a Mother's Day Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. They will be serving bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas w/entree purchase.

Dinner at Keg and Kitchen will be served from 3:30 until 10 p.m. and features a complimentary champagne cocktail for all moms with dinner entrée. The ever-popular Mother's Day brunch at  in Cinnaminson is reasonably priced at $16.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. The Mansion's fancy brunch for $29.95 has everything including a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne and live entertainment. Children eat for only $9.95. Adelphia in Deptford has a Mom’s Day brunch with everything including a chocolate fountain. It is only $19.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids.

At Braddock's in Medford you have your choice of a buffet or three-course meals for $22.95. Mom gets 50 percent off her dinner at Ralic's Steakhouse in Haddonfield on Mother’s Day. Sweet deals for your sweet mom.  

Please check with all merchants regarding deals and specials. All are subject to change. Reservations are required at most restaurants for Mother’s Day events.

Happy shopping!


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