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Free and cheap deals for mom on Mother's Day
A rare Okapi calf is just one of the many animals you can see at the Lowry Park Zoo. Tribune file photo
Janine Dorsey | TBO.com
May 7, 2013
May 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Making mom feel special this holiday weekend doesn't need to cost a bundle. Spend the day with your number one fan without breaking the bank with these Mother's Day special offers.
Color Me Mine:
Mom's studio fees are waived when accompanied by a painting child at this Tampa ceramics workshop
Moms shoot for free at this gun range all day on Mother's Day. Gun rental extra if you do not have your own.
Lowry Park Zoo
: Moms get in free at the zoo all weekend with paid combo ticket to enjoy limited engagement DinoQuest2, as well as other zoo attractions.
Glazer Children's Museum:
Moms are admitted free and can relax in the "mothers only" lounge enjoying massages and mocktinis while dad takes the little ones around to visit the exhibits. Bliss.
Henry B. Plant Museum
: Moms are admitted free to the museum to enjoy "The Language of Jewelry" and antiquities from the gilded age.
Moms bowl free and get free shoe rental at these luxury lanes on Mother's Day
Boing! Jump Center
: Mothers can jump for free at this indoor trampoline facility with paid child's admission.
The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory
: Moms are admitted free to the aquarium with the purchase of a youth ticket.
The Florida Aquarium
: Moms are welcome to enjoy the undersea wonders of this downtown Tampa attraction when accompanied by a paid admission on Saturday or Sunday.
Bok Tower Gardens
: Moms can stroll through the lushly landscaped grounds of the gardens and be treated to a carillon concert at 1 and 3 p.m.; both are free.
: Mothers can skate for free, including skate rental, when accompanied by a paid child.
"The Big Wedding:"
Bring your mom to see "The Big Wedding" starring Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams and Robert De Niro with this buy-one-get-one free ticket offer.
Tampa Bay History Center
: Moms are admitted free at the Tampa Bay History Center when accompanied by a paid admission.
Beef O' Brady's:
Moms eat free (up to a $10 value) at participating locations on Mother's Day. Some menu restrictions apply. Locally, the locations on South Dale Mabry, Palma Ceia and Plant City will honor the deal. Contact your favorite location to see if they are as well.
Moms get a free combo meal of their choice with purchase of a kid's meal at PDQ, the fast-casual chicken restaurant.
Tampa Bay area moms will be treated to a free breakfast on Sunday, May 12.
Second Line Cafe:
Moms will be treated to free beignets with chocolate dipping sauce on Sunday.
Two can dine for $9.99 at Pollo Tropical with the "Mommy & Me" meal deal which includes two entrees, a side to share and two drinks.
Gift card bonus deals can make giving go further when you select from retailer that offer freebies.