Mother’s Day is right around the corner!


Mother’s Day is approaching! I did not realize this until today when I read it on Mama Kat’s blog and found the PayPal site designed to showcase moms (you should check it out, it’s really cool).

To be honest, I don’t plan much for the day that is designated  just for me.  Well, me and all the other mother’s out there.  But anyway.

In the past I have never done any planning.  I’ve left all of that up to my husband and children.  However.

I started thinking.  Perhaps it might be prudent to do a little advance planning so that the day goes as smoothly as possible and so that the gifts abound.

What better way for this to happen than:

1) To do everything myself


2) Leave very specific hints and lists around the house so that there is no confusion as to what I desire?

Just today I stumbled upon COUPONS on PAYPAL.  Not just any coupons though, good coupons.  Coupons whereby my family can buy me a cute new pair of shoes (free shipping from Zappos), along with new cosmetics AND a handbag (20% off at ebags) with which to carry them.   You see, I’m going to need them for the trip they are sending me on ($49 each way on JetBlue).  A new piece of jewelry (10 off a $100 purchase at Zales) might be a nice touch as well, don’t you think?  Oh.  Oh.  Let’s not forget flowers (25% off on FTD order).  I think I need flowers for sure.

You know, in compiling my list I realize that I don’t need to leave a list around.  I think a link to this post strategically emailed to my husband will do the trick.  Don’t you?

Now in the spirit of Mother’s Day giving, PayPal would like to give one of you a $100 gift card to BARNES AND NOBLE.

If you are interested in winning a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble, all you need to do is:

  • Visit the PayPal Shopping site here. Come back and tell which deal looks the most appealing to you.

For extra entries (separate comments, please):

  • Tweet about this contest using this line:

$100 Barnes & Noble giftcard up for grabs! @paypalshopping #ThanksMom

(each Tweet is worth one extra entry and can be tweeted up to 10 times a day for the duration of the contest, BUT, you have to leave separate comments here for each tweet.)

  • Tell @PayPalShopping why you’re saying #ThanksMom this Mother’s Day, or RT any message with #ThanksMom.  (This also enters you into a daily drawing for $100!)  Once done, come back here and leave a comment.

Contest runs from April 27nd-May 7th at 11:59 pm PDT.  Open to all readers.  Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours in order to claim prize.

PayPal sponsored this giveaway and post.

Interested in winning more $100 gift cards?  If so, be sure to hop on over to Mama’s Losin’ It, Mayhem & Moxie and Scary Mommy’s sites for more chances to win.  Each are giving out $100 gift cards as well.


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    Marilyn Wons says

    Barnes and Noble free shipping when you spend 25.00 or more looks like the best book deal to my on paypal.

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    Mother’s Day? What’s that? Oh yeah, that’s the holiday in which Jimmy once plopped a deep fryer on the bathroom floor while I was showering. Oh yeah, fond memories!

    Justine 😮 )

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    randi says

    Well, they all look amazing, but my dream gift is books! This B &n gift would be thrilling to win. Thanks

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    Jill L says

    I like the 25% off flowers at FTD. I need to get them ordered soon. This will help.

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    This is gonna be my Mother’s Day:

    We went to Disney World in March…
    Mexico in April.
    Then YOU went to Phoenix last week…

    I shan’t complain. But I do hope I get a card, at least.
    .-= Lula´s last blog ..The Nuance of Shade and Color. =-.

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    The jetblue vouchers look really nice. I’m dying for a vacation. And mothers day is also my b-day so come one, someone get me a vaction!

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    Carol says

    I am not copying prior posts, but the free shipping for Zappos rocks! My sister orders from them all the time, they ship FAST. She’s never had a problem, and let’s face it, free shipping is terrific.

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    Beth Warren says

    The deal that looks best to me is the walmart free shipping site to store, sometimes sites have things stores don’t have but don’t want to have to pay for shipping.

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    I do love B&N or any book store for that matter. Even though I spend most of my spare time on-line, I am still all about the books! As for Paypal, been a member for at least 10 years and I would probably go for the JetBlue tix to go see the grandkids!

    PS: I don’t know why, but CommentLuv actually WORKS on your site. I struggle with it on every other site – works about 50% of the time.
    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Stress Reduction for Busy Moms =-.

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    Wowzers! This is a GC I need to get my hands on! I haven’t bought myself a book in years. And you know what, if I won, I would spend the whole $100 on myself. I wouldn’t buy a single kids book, I swear I wouldn’t! 🙂

    Okay, now for the entry part… I like the having 15 dollars off of each 100 purchase because my mixer just broke and Mama can’t bake without her mixer! 🙂


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    Theresa says

    @PayPalShopping #ThanksMom for the daily phone call for parenting advice, catching up, unloading, everything a best friend does!

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    Theresa says

    Oops my twitter name is ChiefExecMom and Chi looks like he might be strange – it’s not me! I thought I auto-populated!

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    Laurie Johnson says

    Definitely the jet blue airfare- as I am sitting here looking out at the snow(I hate to say the word)/rain mix I am picturing a white sandy beach, nice blue ocean and SUN:)

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    melinda says

    like this code:
    Save $15 when you buy 2 or more Mother’s Day gifts!
    Use Code: MDAY9

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    Cheryl Greenleaf says

    This deal is the most appealing to me:
    25% Off
    Send Mom the best with flowers starting at just $19.99 from

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    Cheryl Greenleaf says

    I entered PayPal’s Thanks Mom Sweepstakes on Facebook.
    (actually I had to enter the contest before I could post a picture).

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    Kristen says

    I really like the JetBlue fares for as little as $49…too bad i don’t fly often!

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    Jaque says

    The deal I like best on the paypal shopping site is for FTD at 25% off!

    Thank you. 🙂

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    Roxanne Ellis Raymond says

    My daughter and grandbabies are in another state, so the JetBlue offer definitely gets my attention

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    Although I did look at the site, I think i would rather give a giftcard to one of the moms I know whose child is battling cancer than keep it for myself. I have everything I need.

    I am following Paypal on Facebook.

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    geekbearinggifts says

    The $15 Off $100 offer at is right up my alley. Thanks for the great offer!

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    Vicky H. says

    The deal for ten-dollar $25 gift certificates is the most appealing to me.

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    Vicky H. says

    I posted a picture and left this comment, “Thanks, omma, for teaching me to appreciate my Korean heritage in the short time we lived together. I love our phone conversations as years go by, and I can’t wait to see you next year! Saranghaeyo!” on the Thanks, Mom feature.

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    Judy Bradley says

    I like the Jet Blue coupon! I love to travel and so many places I want to go & things to see!

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    amber says

    Ooh, I love Barnes and Noble. I really like the Up to $10 off at deal. Thanks so much!

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    Kristi says

    I like the deal. I love going out to eat with my family and that would be a perfect way to spend Mother’s Day!

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    Erin Walsh says

    Told @PayPalShopping why I was saying #ThanksMom this Mother’s Day under ewalsh1

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    The “deal” that looks most appealing to me is the free shipping from (I think it’s the bright red shoes that “did” it.) 😉
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
    .-= Anita´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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    andrew b says

    i didn’t even know paypal had a shopping site, thanks for the tip.

    20% off a, that will help out the g.f

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    Julie Cutshaw says

    for sure a great deal at Give a my friends raves about it all the time so I must try that thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    Julie Cutshaw says

    I Entered PayPal’s Sweepstakes on Facebook
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    Heather says

    I posted a picture and a “thank you” to my awesome mom!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    I like the FTD deal! Maybe because I love flowers and cannot actually remember the last time I was sent some….12 years ago?
    .-= Carrie´s last blog .. =-.

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    Kate says

    The JetBlue $49 fares is appealing because I am trying to book some summer travel for the family.

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    Suzanne K says

    For me, the best deal is the 5- 15% off HDTV’s at Best Buy! We have an older set and a digital converter box and don’t even get all the channels with that. Eliminating the digital converter box would make a huge difference, to say nothing of how great it would look!

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    Jeccica Simpson says

    I like the 800 Flowers promo Save $15 when you buy 2 or more Mother’s Day gifts! Use Code: MDAY9

    thanks for a chance
    jeccica s.

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    Jeccica Simpson says

    I Enter PayPal’s Sweepstakes on Facebook

    jeccica skolfield simpson

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    Aimee W. says

    I posted a photo of my Mom & Dad and said “Thanks, Mom!” on PayPal’s website. Thanks!

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    Stacy says

    Beauty.Com deals looks great! I have some skincare & makeup on my Mother’s Day wishlist!

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    I like the eBags 20% off deal. Anything to get me closer to a new bag…
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Contests Today =-.

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    Connie Black says

    The most appealing to me is the Jet Blue…just found out I can fly from Pittsburgh to Orlando for $147.00…WOW!!

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    Connie Black says

    I just entered the Paypal sweepstakes on Facebook under Connie Cawthern Black

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    Caden Howell says

    I would definitely shop at Zappos, although I’m pretty sure that they always have free shipping– no coupon necessary! I need some new running shoes. (My feet hurt!)

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    Krista says

    The 25% off deal at – I love jewelry!

    The Jet Blue fares are awesome; too bad they don’t fly out of my airport.

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    Marcia says

    I love the Zappos site without PayPal – with PayPal it is a real treat!

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    I can’t believe it’s already here!!! I love the zales discount!!! jewelry is always good in my book! 🙂 I don’t get tweeting? I have twitter but haven’t done much with it… Any insite would be great! 🙂
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..♥ A couple of days worth… =-.

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    Wendi P says

    I like the 25% off at because there is a really cute ring that I would love to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    The coupon looks best to me-I rarely feel like cooking!
    smchester at gmail dot com
    .-= Susan C´s last blog ..Yikes =-.

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    neljo mullins says

    i liked the Get free shipping both ways on shoes at!
    Free Shipping

    dsublady at aol dot com

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    neljo mullins says

    Posted a favorite photo, along with a short note to say Thank You Mom

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    sal williams says

    I tried to post a picture on paypal but it would not accept any of 3 photos I tried to upload. They would not take the note w/o the photo.

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    Steph says

    I like the deal, I’d buy a marcasite necklace with a key I see on there!

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    Judith says

    The deal – where save $15 when you buy 2 or more Mother’s Day gifts by using code: MDAY9 – looks the most appealing to me.

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    trishden says

    Hello, the Jet Blue deals sound awsome. I could fly my daughter out from LA to NY for as little as $129 each way! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Deborah Rosen says

    The Jet Blue deal is sweet! I can travel to NYC for only $43 each way! Amazing.

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    lisa aka @clulisa says

    Whenever its time to travel or look for tickets in advance, I’m scoping out good travel deals – I’m going to make sure that add paypal to my bookmarks for travel deals.

    On a regular basis if you’re eating out at all the deals is the way to go — a gift card $25 for $10 – nice, handy how can you say no to that?!
    MY VOTE goes here!

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    lisa aka @clulisa says

    posted a Thanks Mom note and picture on PayPals site – great contest…
    emailed it to my Mom too thx

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    momznite says

    The deals on Jet Blue Flights, such as $54 each way btwn Boston and Washington DC, look good.

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    would love to win the B&N card!!! Am excited about the $49 fares on the pay pal site as we are finally planning a much waited for vacation (3 years!)

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    trishden says

    I entered the Thanks Mom Sweepstakes on PayPal’s Facebook page. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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    Carl says

    Flying from one place to another on JetBlue starting at $49(plus taxes)each way is VERY appealing to me.

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    trishden says

    I entered PayPal’s sweepstakes on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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    juau4 says

    The Best Buy deal looks great! ….ans Barnes & Noble as well.
    judy7885 at gmail dot com

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    steven lewis says

    The $49.00 Jet Blue airfare looks good,,,unfortunately they do not fly to/from Atlanta

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    Jenn S. says

    The Free Shipping at the Wine Enthusiast sounds good to me –
    Get free shipping on all Riedel glassware and decanters.

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    Terri K (@tkharmonic) says

    I like this deal: Get 20% off online orders at
    Use code: PAYPAL20 because they have some really great gifts at reasonable prices. Instant classics, and you can get them personalized.

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