Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

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This is a reminder that Fairmont will be bringing back its gift card promotion today, which could represent a great deal.

Fairmont’s Mother’s Day 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 EDT today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022), 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 November 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 today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022). This is a great deal if you stay at Fairmont properties with any frequency, especially given that gift cards don’t expire. If you’re interested, be sure to set an alarm for later today so you can take advantage of this offer.

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

(Tip of the hat to @LoungeLizardAir)

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  1. Dr. Moneybags Guest

    Any idea how the gift cards are coded? Would this stack with current Fairmont Amex offer?

  2. Andy Guest

    any idea if these can be used as payment for AMEX FHR or Virtuoso rate if you didn't prepay for the hotel? can't really think of any reason why not but maybe they require you to pay by credit card when booking through those portals

    1. Dr. Moneybags Guest

      I've had it go both ways with FHR. The first time I was able to pay with GCs and got no pushback, the second time I was told the reservation had to be paid with an Amex card only. Both happened at the same hotel (Fairmont Pacific Rim), so YMMV.

    2. ABG Guest

      Virtuoso yes 100% and yes to the new ACCOR STEP program that many Virtuoso members are part of. Amex is as another person commented YMMY because you are suppose to pay the entire stay on an Amex card

  3. Shyam Guest

    The last promotion in Nov21 also had £ denominated gift cards? Have they removed the same from this promotion?

  4. Matt Guest

    any aspirational fairmont properties? doesn't seem like it...

  5. jk Guest

    "Each person can only take advantage of the promotion once"

    Does this mean if I took advantage of the sale three years ago, I can't do it again this year? That sure is what it sounds like, just wanted to try and confirm.

    1. Sh Guest

      You can buy in every promotion (twice a year) and as I understand, the max amount is tied to each order. So you can use different cards at the same time and buy more.

  6. Jill Guest

    When was the last time you’ve stayed at a Fairmount property

    1. Billy Bob Guest

      2018 in Montreux to use four free nights from the Chase Fairmont card.
      A great redemption.

    2. Jill Guest

      Wait how’s that chase fairmont card

    3. Brian Guest

      Chase closed everyone's card

    4. Robert D Guest

      Meh. I’d rather book through Amex FH&R for the perks and the 5X points.

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ABG Guest

Virtuoso yes 100% and yes to the new ACCOR STEP program that many Virtuoso members are part of. Amex is as another person commented YMMY because you are suppose to pay the entire stay on an Amex card

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Dr. Moneybags Guest

I've had it go both ways with FHR. The first time I was able to pay with GCs and got no pushback, the second time I was told the reservation had to be paid with an Amex card only. Both happened at the same hotel (Fairmont Pacific Rim), so YMMV.

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Dr. Moneybags Guest

Any idea how the gift cards are coded? Would this stack with current Fairmont Amex offer?

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