Costco Really Loves Your Mom, Buys Her A Coffee Machine For Mother's Day

Costco Really Loves Your Mom, Buys Her A Coffee Machine For Mother's Day

Joshua received such stunningly good customer service while shopping for a Mother’s Day gift at Costco that he had to share his story with Consumerist. He writes that he located a store that had the specific coffee machine that he wanted in stock, called the store to verify, and drove some distance to the store to pick it up. When he arrived, he learned that the store didn’t have the machine in stock after all…but it’s what happened next that makes this a true “Above and Beyond” story. [More]

FTD: How About $10 Off Those Late Mother's Day Flowers

FTD: How About $10 Off Those Late Mother's Day Flowers

Reader Greg is not thrilled with FTD’s offer of $10 off the flowers that were not delivered for Mother’s Day. Why? $10 doesn’t even cover the $18.99 in shipping and fees he was charged. [More]

How To Treat Your Mom For Free This Mother's Day

How To Treat Your Mom For Free This Mother's Day

Want to show your mom you love her this Mother’s Day (tomorrow, by the way) but can’t spend tons of money on a gift? Take her out for a freebie meal or tasty treat — while you might not be flashing the big bucks around, it’s the quality time together that counts, right? [More]

Newegg: Buy Your Mom A Hitachi Magic Wand For Mother's Day

Newegg: Buy Your Mom A Hitachi Magic Wand For Mother's Day

Newegg suggests you buy, among other things,a Hitachi Magic Wand for your Mom for Mother’s Day. Um. [More]

Moms Don't Want Stuff This Mother's Day

Moms Don't Want Stuff This Mother's Day

An entirely unscientific ABC News poll of mothers shows that they would prefer some nice time with with their families to tangible gifts. I thought this was always the case, but apparently it’s an indicator of the recession or something.

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/06/heres-a-list-of-cheap/

Here’s a list of cheap Mother’s Day gift ideas, like decorating flip-flops with rhinestones (it’s a deliberately cheap let-the-kids-help project), newsprint roses made by some girls club, and some sort of photo book through Facebook that’s free for the first 10,000 orders. [ABC News]

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/02/were-not-sure-if-this/

We’re not sure if this will work for brand new customers, but KodakGallery is offering free Mother’s Day photo cards through 5/16 with coupon code FREECARD. To ensure delivery by Mother’s Day, you have to order the card by midnight tonight. Note that you’ll still have to pay 99 cents shipping and handling. [KodakGallery]

Inappropriate Mother's Day Gifts: Bikini Perfect Deluxe

Inappropriate Mother's Day Gifts: Bikini Perfect Deluxe

No matter how close you are to your mother, a Mother’s Day gift that says, “Mom, I think your bikini line needs some help” will probably not be well received.

ProFlowers Screws Up Order But Refunds Entire Purchase

ProFlowers Screws Up Order But Refunds Entire Purchase

This Mother’s Day story is a bit of a mixed-bag—ProFlowers clearly failed to deliver the arrangement they sold to M., but they refunded him the entire amount of his purchase when he contacted them about the issue. It’s a “fail” for execution, but a perfect example of how to own up to and correct a wrong for your customer.

Lazy Employees Lose Kohl's An Easy $300 Sale

Lazy Employees Lose Kohl's An Easy $300 Sale

Royal Flowers Hikes Price After You Order Flowers For Mother's Day

Royal Flowers Hikes Price After You Order Flowers For Mother's Day

Apple Reprocesses Photo Orders So They Can Arrive Before Mother's Day

Apple Reprocesses Photo Orders So They Can Arrive Before Mother's Day

Dan writes, “Apple saved Mother’s Day!”

My daughter and I ordered a book as a Mother’s Day gift, and I was disappointed to learn it would ship late and miss the big day. I had waited until the last day of the promotion (April 30th at about 9:00 PM EST), so I didn’t want to complain. Then this landed in my inbox.

Amazon Screws Up Mother's Day Order

Amazon Screws Up Mother's Day Order

USPS Security Rule On 13-Ounce Packages Makes No Sense

USPS Security Rule On 13-Ounce Packages Makes No Sense

http://consumerist.com/2008/05/01/tcby-is-giving-away-free/

TCBY is giving away free cups and cones of frozen yogurt to Moms on Mother’s Day. [TCBY]

Mother's Day Threatened By Bad Economy

Mother's Day Threatened By Bad Economy

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Free Skype Today

Not calling home on Mother’s Day because it’s too expensive? Skype’s got you covered.

If you’re in the US or Canada, Skype’s giving you unlimited calling from 5am EST on May 13 to 4:49am EST on May 14 to ring up your mom, your sister, or just random numbers in India.

This is the perfect opportunity to practice recording calls with Skype, especially if you’re calling random numbers in India. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Get A Free Mother's Day Card From The Federal Trade Commission

Get A Free Mother's Day Card From The Federal Trade Commission

Keep your card in a safe place at home – not in your wallet or purse.