Spoil mom with some quality time with Helen Mirren: MasterClass is having a special sale

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Helen Mirren
There's nothing like a Dame: The divine Helen Mirren takes you into the world of stage and screen. (Photo: Masterclass)

Still agonizing over what to get Mom for her big day? Trust us: She doesn't need another necklace, bottle of perfume or scarf (though, by all means, feel freel to spring for some flowers!). How about a gift that's truly inspired, and inspiring? We're talking about a subscription to Masterclass. It's a surefire way to make your last-minute agita go poof and instantly become your mom's favorite creation (if you're not already).

If you're not familiar, MasterClass is a vast buffet of smart, inspiring, beautifully produced multi-session online courses taught by experts and celebs at the top of their field, covering everything from music to leadership, style to skateboarding, mixology to politics.

And whaddaya know? They've got a killer Mother’s Day deal that you'll both love: Purchase a one-year Duo (that would be you and Mom) membership and pay just $15 per month for both. That's a 25% markdown from the usual two-person rate. Given that a single membership usually goes for $15 a month, that essentially makes this a two-for-one deal!

Incredible, right? Well, get this: If you've got multiple moms on your shopping list, a Family membership (usable on up to six devices) will run you...$15 a month. Same price! That's a 35% discount!

Here's the rub: This Mother's Day offer expires on Sunday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Pacific, so you do not want to sleep on this deal.

Hillary Clinton in a dark-pink top.
Hillary Clinton teaches a MasterClass in Resilience. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find your true purpose. (Photo: MasterClass)

$180 annually (for two memberships) $240 at MasterClass

These are not one-shot quickie events; they’re layered, thorough, well-thought-out classes with many installments. Case in point: Hillary Clinton's MasterClass in Resilience includes 16 sessions, covering a vast array of topics, from discovering your mission to organizing your life; she even shares the never-before-heard speech she would have given had she been elected president in 2016. Ringo Starr's 12-part class covers drumming technique, sure, but also creative collaboration and lyric-writing.

David Sedaris
Mom's told you enough stories over the years; here's a chance for her to hone her craft, courtesy of David Sedaris. (Photo: Masterclass)

Want to bring some erudite laughs into Mom's life? Turn her on to the inimitable David Sedaris, master of the first-person essay and, quite simply, one of the funniest — and wisest — dudes on the planet. He teaches a 24-part Masterclass on — what else? — storytelling and humor.

Serena Williams in action
Serena wants to talk to you about your serve. (Photo: MasterClass)

The list goes on and on. Think filmmaking with Martin Scorsese, tennis instruction from Serena Williams, restaurant-caliber home cooking with Gordon Ramsay, basketball with Steph Curry and creative writing with Margaret friggin' Atwood. If you got into chess over the pandemic, you can take your game to a new level studying with one of the all-time greatest players. And if you're pivoting to a new post-pandemic career, you can learn how to negotiate from a true master.

$180 annually (for two memberships) $240 at MasterClass

Shonda Rhimes’s MasterClass on TV writing is 30 parts (6.5 hours) and includes not only how to write and pitch your TV ideas but also deep analyses of scripts from Rhimes’s shows, including Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Penn & Teller have a 17-part MasterClass; it teaches the fundamentals of coin and card magic, yes, but it also delves into the psychology of creating a sense of amazement and awe.

There are classes in photography, design, politics, filmmaking, ballet—all taught by elite experts. And this is the moment to sign up. Normally a single all-access MasterClass membership goes for $180. Right now you get two memberships for that price. That breaks down to $90 per person (25 cents a day, folks) for a year of MasterClass. You can't afford not to do it.

Imagine learning about conservation and animal behavior from Jane Goodall! (Photo: MasterClass)
Who better to teach us about conservation and animal behavior than Jane Goodall? Meet your new instructor, indeed! (Photo: MasterClass)

Imagine acting class with Natalie Portman. How about Indian cooking with Madhur Jaffrey? Maybe you’re more of a naturalist. Dr. Jane Goodall offers a MasterClass in conservation. For photographers, there’s Annie Leibowitz, while Gloria Steinem leads a multi-instructor class entitled Redefining Feminism. There’s even a course in authenticity and self-expression by Ru Paul.

MasterClass is an ever-growing treasure trove of knowledge, advice, motivation and stimulation, with something to delight everyone. For $180 you can indulge in the entire array of 100+ MasterClasses yourself and present the gift of MasterClass to the Greatest Mom Ever (i.e., yours).

As Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “The world is so full of a number of things/I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” MasterClass delivers these things in abundance. It lifts your mood, ignites your brain and sparks fresh energy and enthusiasm. It's a beautiful gift to yourself and to someone you love. Unlock access while this brief sale is in effect. You’ll be so glad you did

$180 annually for two $240 at MasterClass

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