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Mother’s Day is a big gift-giving holiday: On average, American shoppers expect to spend just over $170 on Mother’s Day gifts this year, and $21 billion in total on Mother’s Day 2015, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The $170 price tag is pretty high, and it’s no wonder since only about one in 10 respondents said they plan to take advantage of coupons for Mother’s Day savings.

This is a big mistake, though, as GOBankingRates found an abundance of Mother’s Day deals and sales that can help you save on a gift or get mom more with your budget. With the coupons we found, shoppers can easily find savings of at least 15 percent, which on $170 would mean more than $25 extra in your pocket, and some deals can save you even more for Mother’s Day on May 10.

“Shoppers should make a point to look for ways to save on gifts for mom,” said Trae Bodge, senior editor for RetailMeNot. “Around Mother’s Day, in particular, we see offers in the 15 – 50 [percent] off range across a variety of categories such as beauty, floral, apparel, photo and general gift retailers, so it’s a great time to shop not only for mom but for grads, wedding gifts and yourself! RetailMeNot consumers report an average savings of $20 per transaction so it’s worth the few seconds it takes to check.”

Read: 4 Ways Moms Can Earn More Money

21 Best Mother’s Day Freebies, Sales and Deals

To help shoppers find Mother’s Day freebies, sales and deals, GOBankingRates rounded up some of the best offers out there, with the help of deals sites CouponSherpa, DealsPlus and DealNews, and listed them below. We found plenty of deals on typical Mother’s Day gifts like flowers, sweets, jewelry and mementos. There are also many Mother’s Day sales on women’s apparel and accessories. ...continue reading