National Use Your Gift Card Day is tomorrow Saturday, January 16 and the shopping holiday couldn’t come at a better time to either use forgotten gift cards or donate to someone that needs support or would appreciate a wonderful “surprise and delight.” Each year, up to $3.5 Billion worth of gift cards go unused, according to the Mercator Advisory Group.
Popular brands that want to remind consumers to use their gift cards – with some offering special deals – on www.useyourgiftcard.com:
1. Applebee’s: Use your Applebee’s gift card and enjoy menu favorites.
2. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s: Remember to use your Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s gift cards in-store and online.
3. Bolay: Free cookie when you use your gift card.
4. Bonefish Grill: Don’t forget to use your holiday bonus cards before they expire.
5. CardNow: Remember to use your gift cards from CardNow for rewards, incentives and gifting.
6. Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Don’t forget to use your holiday bonus cards before they expire.
7. Chico’s: Redeem your Chico’s gift card and receive 25% off your full-price purchase.
8. Chipotle: Use your Chipotle gift card from the comfort of your home when you order delivery or pick-up.
9. Express: Text GIFTCARD to 397-737 to sign up for Express texts and get an Instant $10* Reward.
10. Levenger: Remember to use your Levenger gift card and shop online at Levenger.com.
11. Macy’s: Use your Macy’s gift card to shop in store or on macys.com.
12. Outback Steakhouse: Don’t forget to use your holiday bonus cards before they expire.
13. PetSmart: Remember to use your PetSmart gift card and shop in-store or on Petsmart.com.
14. rue21: From 1/16-1/24 rue rewards members earn 2x points when redeeming a rue21 gift card.
15. Saks Fifth Avenue: Use your Saks Fifth Avenue gift card to shop in store or on saksfifthavenue.com and take advantage of the Designer Sale Up to 70% off.
16. Smashburger: Remember to use your Smashburger gift card when you dine in or order take out.
17. Soma: Redeem your Soma gift card and receive BOGO 50% almost everything.
18. Topgolf: Don’t forget to use your Topgolf gift card redeemable on game play, food and drinks, Lifetime Memberships, lessons and gear.
19. White House Black Market: Redeem your White House Black Market gift card and receive 25% off your full-price purchase.
Those wanting to use their gift cards for good, UseYourGiftCard.com is partnering with GiftCardBank.org, a nonprofit organization that helps consumers turn spare gift cards into meaningful positive change in their communities. Gift Card Bank aggregates gift cards for essentials and distributes them to low-income families in need. Gift cards can be donated to Gift Card Bank by clicking the DONATE link on the UseYourGiftCard.com website.