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Mother's Day on a budget

Once Christmas and Valentine’s Day are over and done with, that can only mean one thing - that Mother’s Day is fast approaching. And when you factor in the cost of a card, gift, and potentially even dinner, the cost of showing your mum that you care can really start to ramp up.

With this in mind, we’ve put together five top tips to help make your mum feel special this Mother’s day (without breaking the bank!)

5 tips to save money this Mother’s Day

1. Flowers

A classic, but always guaranteed to make her smile. With TOTUM, you can get 11% off bouquets, hampers, flowers and gifts at

2. Get baking

If you're short of money, baking a cake is a cost effective and thoughtful way to show how much you love her. Don’t forget you can use TOTUM at the Co-op to get 10% off your ingredients.

3. Mother's day meal

Most of the main chain restaurants will offer some sort of Mother’s Day deal, so make sure you do your research before you book a table.

From free fizz to free desserts, and even ‘Mum’s Eat Free’ deals, there are a lot of ways to save money on Mother’s Day. You could even use TOTUM to get up to 50% off the bill if you choose your restaurant wisely.

4. Last minute buyer?

We’re all culprits of leaving things to the last minute – especially when it comes to buying gifts for various holidays and birthdays throughout the year.

With TOTUM, you can get six month's Amazon Prime membership for free. This means that you could order a gift the day before, get it gift wrapped and even add a personal note, and it’ll still arrive in time to surprise your mum - perfect for those less organised amongst us!

5. DIY photo album

Print off some of your family photos from over the years and put them in a photo album. Lots of websites and apps now offer free prints, so make sure you make the most of these.

Top tip: If you have a sibling, team together to get something extra special, for example, a spa day or beauty treatment. You'll be surprised how far your money will go if you split the cost.

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