Mother’s Day: Macy’s Thank-A-Mom Movement & Giveaway

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Set your calendar reminder right now, in case you already haven’t got the date marked, Mother’s Day is coming Sunday May 13th.  To help you celebrate, Macy’s has a free deal that you will want to take advantage of, both to honor your Mother and to help charity.  This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement” which celebrates mom and allows you  to select which charity you want Macy’s to donate $3 (up to a total of $400,000) to in her honor.  This is a great idea and a win for everyone.  Big props to Macy’s for incorporating giving into their campaign.

Just like last year, Macy’s has partnered with five charities in honor of mothers. To participate, simply head to through Mother’s Day and send free Mother’s Day e-cards to the special moms in your life. The Macy’s campaign allows you to select one of Macy’s five partnering charities to support simply by sending  a (free) e-card to the amazing moms in your life. Here are the five charities.

–          American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement
–          Futures Without Violence
–          Make-A-Wish Foundation®
–          National Park Foundation
–          Reading Is Fundamental

Pictured: Enter to win this gorgeous JNY wrap from Macy’s

But we don’t stop there, as Todd Rundgren says! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for  a special giveaway courtesy of Macy’s.  One lucky reader of The Recessionista (check out our new dot com address) will win a beautiful  Jones New York pashmina wrap by entering our little social media contest.  Just leave a comment to be entered telling me what you are getting yourself, or your mom, for Mother’s Day.  Share your tips for great deals.  If you follow me on my social channels, you’ll get more entries to win!  Enter to win by May 9th, midnight EST.  May the best reader of The Recessionista win!

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FTC Disclosure: Although I would’ve posted this anyway, Macy’s offered me a gorgeous  Jones New York Pashmina Wrap for my Mom as a thank-you for posting.    I’m not receiving payment, but my Mom is getting a great gift!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. nightowl

    April 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I am probably going to get my Mom flowers that she can plant, since that is what she likes the most, rather than jewelry, etc.

  2. Shana

    April 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Oddly enough, my airfare for Thanksgiving. 🙂 She'll appreciate my taking care of it so early.

    This is in addition to the funny card and gift.

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  3. Chele

    April 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I used Macy's Friends and Family discount to buy my mom some nice Ralph Lauren tops.

  4. Chele

    April 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Oops! I forgot my email.

    cspv1st at aol dot com

  5. jcwega27

    April 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

  6. tannawings

    May 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

    My Mom isn't around anymore, but I call Aunt Mary- she doesn't have children and I always try and remember her.