Clocks are hung in anticipation of Daylight Savings Time.
by John Russel Jones

The case to eliminate all this “Spring Forward/Fall Back” nonsense once and for all is gaining ground (the last time we skipped it was during the 1973-74 OPEC oil embargo), but with the jump to Daylight Savings Time almost upon us, online discounts site RetailMeNot is sponsoring its first-ever shopping event just in time for our lost hour of sleep.

According to the site, one in three consumers say they are more inclined to shop with longer days and more sunlight. The nine-day Daylight Savings Event, March 12 through March 20 will offer a wide variety of exclusive coupons, deals and cashback offers at top stores in categories ranging from fashion to electronics to travel. RetailMeNot will also pay anyone who creates an account and uses a qualifying offer during the event an extra dollar. 

“While the time change ushers in sunnier days ahead, no one likes to lose an hour of sleep or productivity. Especially when day-to-day life has become more expensive and people are feeling stretched, both mentally and financially,” says Kristin McGrath, Shopping Expert at RetailMeNot. “With the Daylight Savings event, we’re excited to give shoppers something to look forward to along with the opportunity to save money on everything they need this spring. Whether it’s a new wardrobe to shake off the winter blues or a deal to book a deferred family vacation, there will be something for everyone.”

Hundreds of offers will be available starting March 12 from participating brands and retailers from Adidas and Aeropostale to Vince Cameo and Vineyard Vines. Participating department stores include Belk, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, and Macy’s, as well as Saks Off Fifth. Consumers who would like to participate in the event should visit from March 12 through March 20. 

*As part of the Daylight Savings Event, any new user who creates an account and engages with a qualifying offer will receive $1 in their RMN wallet. You can find out more information about the specifics of the promotion at