Mother’s Day is coming, and if your mom taught you to be thrifty she won’t want you spending a fortune to celebrate her! Here are three tips for celebrating Mother’s Day on a budget.
Frugal flowers: Nothing says “I love you” quite like a vibrantly colored bouquet, but those beautiful blossoms can cost a bundle. Start your savings on mom’s flowers by doing some of the work yourself. Instead of relying on the florist to provide the perfect base for the bouquet, bring your own basket from home. Alternatively, you can pick up a cheap but pretty vase at a craft or thrift store, adding a strand of ribbon to customize it to mom’s style.
Also, consider shopping your local grocery store before visiting a florist. You might find significant savings, such as a bouquet for as little as $10. If you decide to visit a florist, be sure to call first to find out when their flowers are delivered so you get the freshest of the bunch.
Dining out (or in) for less: Of course, celebrating Mom’s special day won’t be complete without sharing a wonderful meal together. But restaurants can be expensive, so don’t book reservations without carefully considering if they are absolutely necessary. Maybe Mom would enjoy a home-cooked meal more than an evening out. You can whip up her favorite foods, set the table with long candlesticks, your finest dishes and best silverware, and enjoy a deluxe dinner at home.
If you’ve got your heart set on taking mom out to a restaurant, shop around for the best Mother’s Day deals. Once you upgrade your basic checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking with SeaComm, you will gain access to restaurant and retail gift and eGift cards that can be purchased for up to 10% off! With this exclusive checking account, you and your family will have the chance to save on travel, groceries, prescriptions and more. Visit your local SeaComm branch to enroll.
For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.
Plan ahead: It’s never too early to start saving, and it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Mother’s Day. While you obviously can’t purchase flowers that far ahead of time, shop the post-Mother’s-Day sales for fantastic deals on greeting cards, wrapping paper and gifts for 2023.