Mother’s Day Is in 2 Weeks! What Will You Get for the Special Woman in Your Life?

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner (2 weeks)!

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

That’s Emily, Her Cousin, and Her Mom! Who’s the Special Mom in Your Life?

Here are 10 gift ideas that will make Mom happy.  And earn you extra points!

10 Gifts That Will Earn You Extra Brownie Points on Mother’s Day!

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your mom, mother-in-law, or partner, here are 10 that will put extra points in your account!

1.   Flowers

A bouquet of fresh flowers might make your mom feel special on Mother’s Day.  And there are a lot of promotions and shopping portal bonuses that will earn points!

Promotional Codes

The promotion codes for this deal seem to change often, but you could try code “RR22” to earn 1,000 Southwest points when you spend at least ~$30.

You can also earn 15 American Airlines miles per $1 spent using code “ADDV”.  Or 20 Alaska Air miles per $1 spent using code “AKA3″. 

But be sure you go through the shopping portal first.  That’s because you can earn points or cash back in addition to the points you earn from the Southwest promotion.

Shopping Portal Bonuses

Check evreward to  search for the best deals.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

You Could Earn 8X American Airlines Miles or 13X Marriott Points at 1-800-FLOWERS FREE

Do you have an American Express business card like the AMEX Platinum Business?  You can save 5% or get 2 extra Membership Rewards point per $1 spent at 1-800-Flowers.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Save Money on Flowers With AMEX OPEN

I also looked up shopping portal bonuses for FTD.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Buy Flowers at FTD and You Can Earn 20X United Airlines Miles or 15X American Airlines Miles

If you prefer Chase Ultimate Rewards points, here’s a look at the deals you can get through the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Earn Up to 15 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points per $1 Spent on Flowers Through the Chase Shopping Portal

Plus, you’ll still earn the usual 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point per $1 spent on your card, for a total of 16X points!

So if you spend $60 on flowers at Teleflora and used a card such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom, Chase Ink Bold (no longer available), or Chase Ink Plus card, you’d earn a total of 960 Ultimate Rewards points (16 Ultimate Rewards points X $60 spent on flowers).

If your mom doesn’t like flowers, you can also buy gift baskets, candy, and more from these stores.

2.   Restaurants

Spend extra time with your mom by treating her to a nice meal.

If you use your Chase Freedom card you’ll earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) on up to $1,500 in spending, because restaurants are a bonus category through June 30, 2015.  Remember to activate the bonus!

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

For Mother’s Day, Emily Took Her Mom and Grandmother Out for Breakfast at Her Grandmother’s Favorite Restaurant

The Discover it Cash Back card will give you 5% cash back at restaurants through June 30, 2015, when you register.

You can also use the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on dining.

Gift Cards

Give your mom a gift card and save her meal out for another time.  You’ll still earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use the Chase Freedom card to buy gift cards directly from a restaurant.

Or, you can buy restaurant gift cards at a nearby office supply store and earn 5X points per $1 spent (5% cash back) with:

  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
  • Chase Ink Bold (no longer available), Chase Ink Cash, or Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores

And if you buy restaurant gift cards from the supermarkets you can earn:

Note: You normally get 3X Membership Rewards points at US supermarkets (up to $6,000 a year) but you get 4.5X points when you make 30 purchases in 1 billing cycle, less returns and credits.

Remember you can transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to certain airlines and hotels to get Big Travel with Small Money.

3.   Travel

Do you get your sense of wanderlust from your mom?

Redeem your miles and points for a Mother’s Day weekend getaway!

If you can’t find award tickets or hotels 2 weeks out, you could splurge on travel using your Chase Sapphire Preferred or Barclaycard Arrival Plus to earn 2X points per $1 you spend.  No mom I know would refuse a vacation!

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

A Relaxing Beach Vacation Could Be Just What Your Mom Needs!

You could you use points to book travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal, at a rate of 1.25 cents per point (instead of 1 cent each for cash back).

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

When You Book Your Flights and Hotel Through Chase, Your Points Are Like Cash. So You Don’t Have to Worry About Blackout Dates and You’ll Still Earn Miles or Hotel Points During Your Trip!

4.   Home Improvement

You may not think to look at a home improvement store for Mother’s Day gifts.

But you can find lots of Mother’s Day gifts at Lowe’s and Home Depot.  And you’ll earn 5% cash back at these stores by picking up a gift card at office supply stores like Staples and paying with:

  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
  • Chase Ink Bold (no longer available), Chase Ink Cash, or Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores

If your mom enjoys gardening, you can find plants, flowers, and hanging baskets at most home improvement stores.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Moms With a Green Thumb May Enjoy Some New Plants and Flowers for the Garden

Lowe’s and Home Depot also have kitchen gadgets, patio furniture, and storage & organization solutions that mom might like.

You can also find organization, storage, and home decor items at Bed Bath & Beyond.  And pay with your Chase Freedom card to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points through June 30, 2015.

Or use the Citi Dividend card for 5% cash back at home and garden stores through June 30, 2015.

Don’t forget to shop online through a portal to earn extra points!

5.   Clothing & Accessories

A comfy robe, new shoes, earrings, or that fancy purse she’s been eyeing are all great gifts you can get at department stores.

With your Chase Freedom card, you can earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at H&M and Bed Bath & Beyond (sells robes and inexpensive jewelry).

Office supply stores carry gift cards to department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom.  So you’ll earn 5% cash back with:

  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
  • Chase Ink Bold (no longer available), Chase Ink Cash, or Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores

Use the gift card online through a shopping portal and you’ll get even more bonus points!

6.   Amazon

Does Mom like to read?  Maybe she’d enjoy new books to add to her collection or even a new Kindle.

And what I like about Amazon is, you can get just about anything there!

But 1st, earn 5X points by purchasing an Amazon gift card at an office supply store with a card like the Chase Ink Cash.  Or earn 6% cash back for buying an Amazon gift card at your local supermarket with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express,

With this trick, you’ll never pay full price at Amazon!

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Sometimes All Mom Needs Is Quiet Place and a Good Book

Overstock.com is similar to Amazon and you can earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you shop there with your Chase Freedom card through June 30, 2015.

7.   Movies

How about a movie night?

Use your Discover it cash back card for a night out at the movies and get 5% cash back through June 30, 2015.

You can buy movie theater gift cards at office supply stores (and earn 5X points with the Chase Ink Cash card).

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Just Be Sure You Let Her Choose the Movie!

You could also buy a restaurant gift card to make this a full night out!

8.   Technology, Music, and Accessories

Does your mom love all the latest gadget?   Or maybe she likes downloading music, movies, and games from iTunes or Amazon.

You can find new cameras, iTunes gift cards, and iPhone and iPad cases and accessories at office supply stores.

You’ll earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Cash, or Chase Ink Plus card.  Or use the AMEX SimplyCash card and earn 5% cash back at US office supply stores.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Your Mom Can Rock Out to The Beatles, Elvis, or Even Rent a Movie With Her iTunes Gift Card

Overstock.com also carries electronics and accessories.  You’ll earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Freedom card at Overstock.com through June 30, 2015.

9.   A Day at the Spa

Being a mom is not an easy job.  So many moms would love a day to unwind at the spa.

You can buy Spafinder gift cards at office supply stores and earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Ink Bold (no longer available), Ink Cash, or Ink Plus.  And earn 5% cash back at US office supply stores with the AMEX SimplyCash card.

That said, if you have a Costco membership, you can save ~20% on Spafinder gift cards.  You can use any AMEX card at Costco to earn points on your purchase including the AMEX Bluebird.  Or use your MasterCard or Visa to buy a Costco Cash Card on their website, then use the cash card in the store.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

Spafinder Gift Cards Can Be Used for Pedicures, Facials, Yoga Classes, and Massages

Spafinder gift cards are accepted at over 20,000 locations, but it’s a good idea to check to be sure there’s a location near your mom’s home.

10.   Magazine Subscriptions

The mom in your life might enjoy a magazine subscription.

At Magazines.com you can find topics such as entertainment, product reviews, science, and more.

Plus, there are some big shopping portal bonuses for Magazines.com and they often sell heavily-discounted subscriptions.  So you could save a lot of money and earn a lot of extra points.

Mother's Day Is In 2 Weeks What Will You Get For The Special Woman In Your Life

You Can Earn a Ton of Bonus Points From Magazines.com!

Bottom Line

Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks.  And there are lots of ways you can earn bonus points and put a smile on her face on her special day!

Remember to spend in bonus categories on cards like the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, AMEX SimplyCash, and Chase Ink Cash.  And by using shopping portals, you can save even more!

However, you should still shop around for the best price.  It isn’t worth paying more to earn a few extra bonus points!

Good luck with finding the perfect gift for Mom!

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