It’s time for another holiday that’s all about savings!The newly created National Use Your Gift Card Day will be celebrated by participating retailers and restaurants on Saturday, January 18, across the country. The exciting event is going to feature tons of special discounts and freebies for those who shop with gift cards on January 18.

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!

AMC Theaters – Get exclusive offers at when you pay for tickets with a gift card.

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.

Cabela’s – Maximize your gift card at the up to 50% off Cabin Fever Sale.

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.

Kohl’s – Earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend with a gift card on

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.

Adidas – Activate 10% cash back!

Adore Me – Shop and get 20% cash back on your purchases.

AmazonGet 10% cash back and fashion and apparel purchases; 12% cash back on home and garden buys; and 8% cash back on Kindle, Fire and Echo orders.

American Eagle OutfittersGet 16% cash back.

Ann TaylorActivate 14% cash back on your order.

ASOSGet 15% cash back.

Hint Water – Try this fruit-infused water, and get 40% cash back.

Macy’sActivate 12% cash back on orders.

Postmates20% cash back on all deliveries this weekend.

Tarte Cosmetics – Shop and save with 20% cash back.

Under ArmourGet 8% cash back on your online purchases this weekend.

Wine.comActivate 20% cash back on wine, Champagne and more.