Gift cards are a popular present, but many people admittedly forget about them, and that money goes unspent. In fact, about $3 billion in gift cards is expected to go unused this year. National Use Your Gift Card Day is a great reminder to use your gift cards before they get lost in the shuffle. At RetailMeNot, we’re all about saving money, so we’re obviously all about this holiday!
The Best National Use Your Gift Card Day Deals
Many retailers and restaurants are participating in the first-ever National Use Your Gift Card Day. To help you maximize your gift card’s value, I’ve rounded up a list of the retailers running the best deals on January 18. Remember, this event is only running for one day, so get shopping!
BurgerFi – Get a free order of fresh hand-cut fries when you download the BurgerFi app and use a gift card online on January 18.
Chipotle – Join Chipotle Rewards and use a gift card to earn points towards free Chipotle.
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Use your gift card online or in stores and take advantage of the up to 75% off clearance.
Life Is Good – Get 10% off when you use a gift card online.
Red Lobster – Use your Red Lobster gift card and pick four of more than 10 craveable creations for a feast that’s all your own.
Regal – Receive one free refill with a purchase of a large soft drink and/or large popcorn on the same day of purchase when you use your gift card.
Rue21 – In stores only, get 15% off from January 18 to January 26. The coupon code for this offer is 050992.
Saks Off Fifth – Use your Saks Off 5th gift card to shop in store or online and take advantage of the “Extra Cut Clearance Event” on January 18.
Simon Malls – Pay no purchase fees when you buy American Express Simon Giftcards.
Earn 2X Cash Back This Weekend With These RetailMeNot Offers
The savings don’t stop with the above deals. We’re also running a double cash back event this weekend!
Here’s the gist: If you plan to shop at any of the below merchants, be sure to click on the accompanying cash back offer. Once you tap/activate the offer, shop as you normally would on the merchant’s site. The retailer will notify us of your purchase, and we’ll deliver your cash back reward to your RetailMeNot Wallet (typically 45 days from the date of purchase), which you can then redeem via PayPal or Venmo.