Inside: Over 30 different businesses that offer military discounts for mothers day
I remember two things from Mothers Day last year:
- Cuddling with my baby boy
- Wondering how much my husband had spent on my gift
Pretty sad right?
To say our budget last year was tight is an understatement. It really puts a damper on things when you wonder if you can even afford that lunch with your mom or not.
Luckily this year our story has changed, we have successfully budgeted our finances to get ahead and plan for holidays. I can go ahead and enjoy that lunch and not have to worry about what my hubby gets me (I hope it’s a massage!)
After all, unless you are literally living on nothing, you can’t deprive yourself 100% of the time. You need that occasional getaway, you need that holiday splurge, and you need that extra bottle of wine when your husband is away.
The good thing about being a military family is that we have the option to use military discounts at certain locations to lighten the load of holidays and vacations. Here are some options to treat that special momma in your life this year.
Side note: Please remember that locations and discount amounts always vary. Always ask and be courteous if the location near you does not participate in military discounts.
Restaurants and dining
- Houndstooth Pub- 20% military discount
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.- 10% military discount
- Old Country Buffet- 15% military discount
- Back Yard Burgers- 20% military discount
- Texas Roadhouse- 10% military discount
- Ninty-nine- 10% military discount
- Grey Fox Grille & Public House- 10% military discount
- Hard Rock Café- 15% military discount
- Cicis Pizza- discount varies
- Fuddruckers- 15% military discount
Here’s a great option if you live far from family. These discounts are all available online and flowers can be shipped!
- Proflowers– Discounts vary, check them out here!
- Teleflora– 25% mothers day military discount
- Florists– 40% military discount, must verify using SheerID- click here to access that page
- 1-800-flowers – 20% military discount using code MILITARYUSA
Other gifts and jewelry
- Helzberg diamonds– 10% military discount
- Hickory Farms– Free APO/FPO shipping
- Yankee Candle– 10% military discount
- Harriet Carter– 10% military discount when you spend $45 or more
- Cheryls Cookies– Free shipping to military bases
- Samuels Jewelers– 10% military discount
- Kirklands– 10% military discount
- New York & Company– 15% military discount
- Banana Republic– 15% military discount
- Old Navy– 10% military discounts on Mondays (although some locations have discounts available every day)
- Beyond the Rack– $10 shopping credit when you sign up using invitation code MILITARY10 (side note: coupons.com has promo codes for Beyond the Rack for even more savings!!)
- L.L. Bean– 10% military discounts
- Rack Room Shoes– 10% military discount on Tuesdays
- Payless Shoes– 10% military discount
- Nike– 10% military discount, free shipping to APO/FPO addresses
- Steve Madden– 10% military discount
- MilsoBox– 10% off when using code MDSFRIENDS10
- Hersheys– will send free care packages to servicewomen overseas
Buying on a budget
Extras are just that; extra. I know it’s a bummer if you really can’t afford a gift, but making something handmade or spending time together can be just as special.
By the way, here’s a picture of that sweet cuddle I remember so well from last year: priceless, right?
As for next year, here are some tips for planning ahead and affording that gift:
- Look at your budget and figure out different areas you can cut to save money (like saving money on groceries!)
- Start a budget that you can stick to.
- Sell some stuff that you don’t use regularly, it’s just more to pack the next time you have to PCS anyway.
- Get a side gig! If you need extra money quickly, you can always pick up a side gig- you can even do this from home! Things like becoming a virtual assistant, freelance writing, or blogging can give you extra money every month (If you want to find out, step by step, how to create a blog- read this article… don’t worry it’s super easy!)
- Save money with military discounts all year; check out these articles and download our FREE 50+ pages of military discounts below!