MOTHER'S Day is just under a month away and it could be time to start planning where to buy your flowers if you haven't already.
Supermarkets and florists always fight for your cash ahead of the day, which falls on Sunday March 22 in 2020, so you don't need to spend a fortune on your bouquet.
If you're looking to get great value, think carefully about what blooms you want.
For those going for giant, colourful displays you can expect to spend at least £15, but seasonal flowers such as tulips can be great value for money.
With so many options available, we've rounded up the best deals from supermarkets, online florists and the top emergency next day delivery deals.
As we get closer to Mother's Day itself, we'll update this page with any new bargains, so keep checking back to find the best deals.
The best supermarket posies
These days, supermarkets have seriously upped their game selling affordable but beautiful flowers all year round.
Make sure you check your local store, particularly if you're seeing your mum on the day itself – you can pick up an absolute bargain.
Not all supermarkets have confirmed their Mother's Day deals yet, but here's what we know so far:
- Aldi's Mother's Day range for 2020 includes bouquets with prices between £4.99 and £14.99. They can be snapped up in stores from March 19.
- Asda has plenty of fresh flowers available online, and its Mother's Day range will roll out in stores from March 18 prices between £5 and £30.
- Lidl is yet to reveal what deals it will offer this year, but last year these included pocket money posies for £2 to bigger bouquets for £20.
- Morrisons has six bouquets available online, but no particular Mother's Day deals yet. If you buy through the supermarket, prices start from a very reasonable £6 for an Alstroemeria Bouquet.
- M&S has plenty of flowers available for delivery, but you should be able to pick up bunches much more cost-effectively in store. Unfortunately, you can't check prices online, so you'll need to pop into your local stores – it hasn't yet revealed its 2020 range.
- Sainsbury's has an extensive range of flowers available online, but hasn't yet shared any specific Mother's Day deals.
- Tesco's Mother's Day flowers include deals starting from £3 for a jug with a mini kalanchoe. The supermarket currently expects bouquets to roll out in stores from March 16.
- Waitrose also stocks freshly cut flowers in its supermarkets, but you'll have to head in to browse and check prices as they're not available yet.
What are my rights if the flowers arrive late or damaged?
IF you order flowers and they aren't in great condition, you should be able to get your money back.
Under the Consumer Rights Act, if you order flowers – just as with any other goods – and they are damaged; crushed, wilting or with browning petals, you should be entitled to a full refund, including the cost of delivery.
The rules state that items ordered must be “of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, and as described” when delivered.
If you ordered a damaged bouquet, take a picture of the flowers to prove to the retailer that they were in bad condition when you received them.
The best online florist delivery deals
If you want to send a bunch of flowers to your mother, your best bet is an online florist.
Prices vary wildly depending on the retailer you use, so it's best to shop around.
Make sure you check the delivery costs before you choose at it can add as much as £10 to the total cost.
- Amazon offers a huge range of bouquets online, with one-hour delivery available for Prime Now customers. Prices vary hugely depending on the seller, and make sure to check the reviews of each florist before you buy.
- Floom has loads of gorgeous Mother's Day flowers, but the bouquets start from a pricey £40. Keep in mind that you'll also have to pay £6.99 for regular delivery, which will arrive next day at the earliest, or you can get same-day service for £9.99.
- Flowerworld is Morrisons' dedicated flower delivery service for flowers sent as gifts. There are currently no Mother's Day deals listed online, but last year its prices started from £5.
- Interflora currently has 22 bunches of Mother's Day flowers available. The least expensive one comes in at £30 for a Mother's Day Peaches and Cream Box. Sunday delivery costs £11 though, so you may want to have them delivered early to save cash.
- M&S has plenty of Mother's Day flowers available for free delivery, with prices starting from £20 for a Pretty Mum Bouquet.
- Next is also selling a range of bouquets and plants for Mother's Day, with prices starting at £17. The retailer's offering free delivery too.
- Thorntons is perfect for mums with a sweet tooth as you'll get some chocolate along with your bouquet. There's a roses and Continental Box package for £40.
- Waitrose Florist has plenty of Mother's Day bouquets ready for order, with the cheapest option being 18 tulips for £20. Delivery typically costs £4.95 though, so make sure you factor that in when deciding how much to spend.
Alternative places to buy Mother's Day flowers
If you're worried about couriers, there are other ways to get flowers delivered.
- Shop local: Picking up a bunch from your local florist or supermarket means no delivery men to crush your gift. While local florists can be more expensive, one-day-old bouquets (which still look lovely and fresh) are often discounted
- Bike couriers: If you live in London, flower firm Petalon offers a unique bouquet delivery service. A team of buyers at the company visit the flower market each day and wrap up the bouquets for same-day delivery – by bike.
- Letterbox flowers: Bloom and Wild sends flowers by post. The flowers are packed with protective netting to keep them in perfect condition on their journey. The flowers are also sent in bud to ensure they last longer, and are sent by free next-day flower delivery via Royal Mail.
The best last minute delivery options
If you know you usually forgot about Mother's Day, don't panic.
There are plenty of retailers that will do same or next day delivery.
Some will even send your flowers within a couple of hours.
Here are the retailers that can save your bacon (and how much they'll charge you):
- Amazon has one-hour delivery available for Prime Now customers. Prices vary hugely depending on the seller.
- Bloom & Wild does free next day delivery through the letter box. You need to order before 10pm Monday to Friday the day the flowers are due.
- Floom is giving new customers free delivery, even for same day orders.
- Interflora offers same day delivery for £9 as long as you order by 3pm. You can also order express delivery, which arrives within three hours for £14.
- Thorntons offers next day delivery for £5.95 as long as you order before 4pm.
Looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift? Glossybox recently launched a limited edition Mother’s Day box worth over £100.
We've also made a round-up of the best gifts to give this year to show your mum how much you care.
Plus, we've listed a wide range of activities to do with your mum on the day.
Source: Read Full Article