Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

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Set your alarms, because this is a reminder that later today there will be an opportunity to get a great deal on a Fairmont gift card…

Fairmont’s Black Friday gift card sale

The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For a long time, Fairmont has had a tradition of offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. Fairmont typically offers one of these promotions around Mother’s Day and one around Black Friday, and this year is no different.

Between 2PM and 5PM EST today (Friday, November 26, 2021), you’ll be able to buy a Fairmont e-gift card with a 20% bonus. Each person can only take advantage of the promotion once, though you can purchase up to $5,000 worth of gift cards under the offer, which would lead to a $1,000 bonus.

Each gift card can be worth at most $2,000, so you’d want to load your shopping cart with a few gift cards if you wanted to maximize the offer. When you go to make a purchase, be sure that the shopping cart reflects the correct bonus amount.

You can choose whether you want to buy gift cards in USD or CAD. While you can use the gift cards in currencies other than the ones they’re issued in, the conversion rates used for those purposes may be unfavorable.

Fairmont-Gift-Card

The gift cards don’t expire, and you don’t have to stay at a Fairmont hotel to use a gift card — they’re also valid for restaurant and spa purchases.

The Plaza New York, a Fairmont property

Is buying Fairmont gift cards with a bonus worth it?

In general you should put some serious thought into converting cash into a less flexible currency. However, I’d say Fairmont’s deal is among the most generous and flexible gift card opportunities out there. A few thoughts:

  • If I were a Fairmont regular I’d absolutely take advantage of this offer, because getting a 20% bonus is a significant reward
  • Even beyond that, if I had a Fairmont stay planned in the next six or so months, I’d consider taking advantage of this
  • However, keep in mind that Fairmont has consistently offered this promotion twice a year for a long time, so there’s probably no need to buy gift cards for a stay beyond May 2022 (unless the total would be more than $5,000)

A 20% bonus is huge, and I’d buy gift cards at that rate in a heartbeat with any of my preferred hotel groups.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Bottom line

Fairmont will be offering a 20% bonus on gift card purchases for a three hour period later today. This is a great deal if you stay at Fairmont properties with any frequency, especially given that gift cards don’t expire.

Do you plan to take advantage of this Fairmont gift card offer?

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  1. yyc Guest

    If you are planning to visit Fairmont properties in Canada, there's a better deal on LifeExperiences.ca (LE). Apply CYBERSALE promo code for 22% off. Note there's usually a limit when redeeming LE gift cards.

  2. deep Guest

    If you spend $1,000 on a gift card do I spend the 20% bonus on the spa or can I use $1,200 towards the hotel stay?

  3. Jamieo Guest

    I used this the last time when we stayed at The Savoy in London. It worked great. Made the cost of the stay only reasonably expensive rather than extraordinarily expensive. I would buy again if I had an upcoming stay.

  4. Jenna Guest

    I’m curious if the bonus gift card is only useable after a certain date? I’ll be staying at the Fairmont on November 26th (checking out November 29th). Do you know if I’ll be able to use the bonus towards that same stay?!

    1. Jimmy’s Travel Report Gold

      I’ve purchased this promo several times; the cards are electronically issued immediately and good for use immediately.

  5. Simon Guest

    I'm Canadian and have bought CAD Fairmont gift cards in the past for use with no problem in Canada as there is no loss from unfavourable foreign exchange rates. But we are going to the UAE to stay at a Fairmont. Would I get better forex rates with USD vs CAD gift cards. The other wrinkle is I have a forex free credit card.

  6. Ricard Guest

    Hello, Ben. Can this be combined with an Amex FHR booking? Not prepaid, to pay at the hotel, keeping FHR benefits. Thanks.

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yyc Guest

If you are planning to visit Fairmont properties in Canada, there's a better deal on LifeExperiences.ca (LE). Apply CYBERSALE promo code for 22% off. Note there's usually a limit when redeeming LE gift cards.

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deep Guest

If you spend $1,000 on a gift card do I spend the 20% bonus on the spa or can I use $1,200 towards the hotel stay?

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Jimmy’s Travel Report Gold

I’ve purchased this promo several times; the cards are electronically issued immediately and good for use immediately.

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