Everybody’s favorite exploding vegetable has its own special food holiday every Jan. 19. That’s right, National Popcorn Day is a thing, and theaters roll out the red carpet for the most beloved movie-watching snack. But that’s just the beginning.
We’ve found all the major national chains and retailers offer discounts on National Popcorn Day every year. But since you’re probably like us and want to munch on cheap popcorn year-round, we’ve got an up-to-the-minute current list of the best popcorn coupons available anywhere. Here’s a look back at the National Popcorn Day deals we found in 2023 and hope to see again next year. We’ll update this post as soon as the deals drop, so stay tuned!
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National Popcorn Day is always on January 19.
The next National Popcorn Day is on Friday, January 19, 2024. While the origin of this national food holiday is unclear, word is it started in the ’80s. Regardless of who introduced the holiday, we enjoy the deals it brings to movie theaters and online popcorn sellers.
Get up to 50% off popcorn at movie theaters.
In 2023, National Popcorn Day meant 50% off popcorn at these movie theaters.
The largest theater chain, AMC, gave everyone 50% off any size popcorn at all U.S. locations on National Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, 2023. You got the discount automatically, whether you were at the register or placed a mobile concession order.
You didn’t have to be an AMC Stubs loyalty member to get the discount, but if you were, you could also get a free refill on your half-off large popcorn.
Plus, AMC moviegoers could take advantage of the 2023 Classic Refillable Popcorn Bucket; Stubs members paid $20.99 and got refills all year long for $5.29 (and a same-day refill is free). Watch for these deals in 2024.
Cinemark Movie Theatres
Cinemark took 50% off their large popcorn (regularly $8) on Jan. 19, 2023 — National Popcorn Day.
The theater chain allows moviegoers to preorder snacks via smartphone or computer, and they’re delivered right to your seat. It’s called “Snacks in a Tap.” This year, Cinemark rewarded their customers who used Snacks in a Tap on National Popcorn Day by entering them in a giveaway for free popcorn and soda at the theater for the rest of 2023. Five winners were chosen.
In 2023, you also had a chance to win a free large popcorn when you followed Cinemark on Instagram, commented on their official National Popcorn Day post, and tagged three friends. Here’s hoping the 50% off and both giveaways come back next year.
All sizes of Regal Cinemas popcorn were 50% off on National Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, 2023. You didn’t even have to be a member of Regal’s loyalty program to get this deal — but specialty popcorns like Cheetos popcorn and caramel corn didn’t apply. We expect to see this deal again in 2024.
And hey, if you end up with leftover popcorn don’t pitch it, we know the best ways for how to reheat popcorn.
Online popcorn sellers offer National Popcorn Day discounts.
On Jan. 19, Garrett popcorn offered 15% savings on everything sitewide. The offer was automatically applied at checkout and was valid on snack packs, bundles, tins, and more. Here are the kind of savings you can expect in 2024:
- Garrett Mix Snack Packs, 12 ct: $25.46 (reg. $29.95)
- Build Your Own Tin, 3 flavors: $56.10 (reg. $66)
- DIY Gourmet Party Favors, 50 bags: $136.00 (reg. $160)
The Popcorn Factory
When you used the coupon code POPFS at checkout you got free shipping on select items at The Popcorn Factory on Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, 2023. Some of these select items were on sale, too, and included:
- 2-Gallon Birthday Wishes Premium Assorted Tin: $32.99 (reg. $44.99), plus free shipping
- Snack Box (6 bags): $24.49 (reg. $34.99), plus free shipping
- Winter Delight Stocking: $12.99 (reg. $29.99), plus free shipping
We asked, they replied. From Jan. 18 – 26, when you bought 40 of their mini cones, you received 20 free. Getting 60 for the price of 40 — that’s 33% off.
A pack of 60 mini cones typically costs $104.98-$134.99, but with this deal, they were only $69.99-$89.99. You didn’t even need a coupon code to get the deal. Look for this deal again in January 2024.