Monday, May 1, 2017

Why experts say you should order flowers for Mother’s Day before May 3

Why experts say you should order flowers for Mother’s Day before May 3
By Ellen Hoffman

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Mother's Day is by far the busiest time of the year for major flower retailers. recommends placing your Mother's Day flower order on or before Wednesday, May 3 in order to take advantage of the early bird discounts many flower retailers are offering.

Show Mom that she raised you right and plan ahead. To help, I broke down the deals you can get by ordering early at The Bouqs Company and BloomThat — two online retailers I've used and trust:

The Bouqs Company

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You might remember The Bouqs Company's "Shark Tank" pitch from 2014. Mark Cuban sure does. In February 2017, Cuban told "20/20" that The Bouqs Company is the one "Shark Tank" deal he regrets not making

The company has made a name for itself by disrupting and reinventing the flower industry's supply chain. It developed a platform that allows farmers to connect directly to consumers, which in turn enables a superior product and redefines the overall experiences for consumers and farmers alike.

Last Mother's Day, I ordered my mom flowers from The Bouqs Co. They turned out great! 

Mother's Day deals to know from The Bouqs Company:

  • The Bouqs Company is offering Insider Picks readers 20% off the Mother's Day Collection with code "INSIDER20." The offer expires after May 7.  Click here to redeem the deal.

Check out all of The Bouqs Company's Mother's Day arrangements here.


the mae collection_feature mae finalBloomThat

BloomThat understands it's easy to get overwhelmed when there are too many options — especially if you're the indecisive type. So instead of offering 100 options, it puts together a curated selection of bright, in-season blooms and fun surprises — like freshly made cookies and scented candles — designed to make you look good and the recipient feel great.

I've used BloomThat on a handful of occassions. Most recently, I sent my mom a bouquet very similar to the company's eye-popping Mae bouquet (pictured above) as a Valentine's Day surprise, and it was a huge hit. The pictures the company advertised online actually matched the ones my mom took of her bouquet and texted to me with a bunch of heart emojis.

Mother's Day deals to know from BloomThat:

There are two ways to save at BloomThat this May.

  • BloomThat is offering Insider Picks readers an exclusive 15% off with the code "BUSINSIDER15" for orders delivered by Sunday, May 14.
  • The company is also offering new customers 20% off plus a free vase and caramels for Mother's Day blooms with the code "BESTMOM20." Click here to redeem the deal. The offer is valid on all orders delivered between May 8-15. It expires on May 7.

Check out all of BloomThat's Mother's Day arrangements here.

For what it's worth

While I can't vouch for every bouquet The Bouqs Company or BloomThat has ever shipped, all of my experiences with them have been solid ones, and every bouquet I've ordered has been delivered on time. Overall, I think these two companies offer a much fresher and more varied selection than the rest of the online competition. Neither one's prices and shipping costs are outrageous either.

I recommend placing your Mother's Day flower order as soon as possible. Popular bouquets have a tendency of selling out around big holidays like this one, and there's also no guarantee your preferred delivery date will be available the longer you wait.

Having trouble figuring out what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Browse all of Insider Picks' 2017 Mother's Day gift guides here.

May 1, 2017 at 01:56PM
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