Mom-is-Free Events All Over the Chicago Area

May 08, 2010

Sunday is Mother’s Day. Got your plans set? I’m sure you do, but just in case you don’t, here are some ideas for a fun day in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs where Mom can get the goods for free.


The Spring Flower Shows are a beautiful, and free, way to spend Mother's Day this weekend.

*Spring Flower Shows: Mother’s Day is the last day for the free Spring Flower Shows at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., and Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive. Contact (312) 742-7529 for more information.

*Morton Arboretum: Bring your Mom to the Arboretum Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day and she will get a free two-minute hand massage, a free sample of a luxurious lotion and an entry to win a raffle basket full of lotions and soaps. There are other events going on that day at the Arboretum, including a Mother’s Day brunch and professional family portrait taking, for a price.

*Chicago Cruises: Cruise the lake on Mother’s Day. Mom’s ticket is free with the purchase of three tickets. The ride includes food and entertainment. Reservations are required. Check out Odyssey Cruises, Mystic Blue Cruises and Spirit of Chicago for information.

*Shedd Aquarium: Mom’s admission is free on Sunday with this coupon and the purchase of an adult admission.


*IKEA: Need to shop for home furnishings? Take your Mom to a participating IKEA store on Mother’s Day and she will get a free breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and coffee.

*Champps: Print out the coupon and Mom can get a free meal on Mother’s Day weekend. Mom will also receive a special card redeemable for a free meal up to $15 each month until April of next year!

*Chinese and Sushi: Mom’s Chinese Plate entree is free with the purchase of two entrees at Koi, 624 Davis St., Evanston, and Chens, 3506 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville.

*Sable Kitchen & Bar: Moms get a free entree with the purchase of another entree at Sable, 505 N. State. St., Chicago.


*Cold Stone Creamery: Many stores will be offering Moms a free “Love It” signature ice cream sundae on Sunday. Check with your local Cold Stone Creamery for participation.

*TCBY: Find a participating TCBY and Mom can get a free frozen yogurt in a cup or cone.

*McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant: Mom gets a free dessert with any meal. The restaurant has locations in Chicago, Oak Brook, Rosemont, Schaumburg and Skokie.

*T.G.I Fridays: Mom gets a free dessert with the purchase of an entree. Check your local TGIF to make sure its participating.


*Walgreens: Get one free 8 x 10 Collage Print with coupon code GOODTHOUGHTS through May 8. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

*Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores: Jo-Ann Fabric will be hosting a free Make It-Take It event at all its stores on Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., where children can make a handmade flower bouquet or a fingerprint card for Mom.

*Michaels Arts and Crafts: This store is offering Make-It, Take-It events on Saturday, May 8: From 10 a.m. to noon, you can make a handcrafted Mother’s Day card, and from noon to 1 p.m. you can decorate a free cookie for Mom or Grandma. All while supplies last.

Whatever you do, Chicagoland Real Estate Forum wants to wish all the Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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