Great Deal: Buy Fairmont Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past few years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year.

They typically offer one of these promotions around Black Friday, and this year will be no different. Fairmont is now back with their latest offer, which will be going live in a few days.

Per a Tweet from Fairmont, you’ll be able to buy a Fairmont e-gift card with a 20% bonus on Friday, November 23, 2018, from 2PM until 5PM EST.

Historically 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.

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.


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.

I know Tiffany used this for her stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani last year, and it saved her quite a bit of money.

Bottom line

In general these Fairmont gift card deals are worthwhile, as getting a 20% bonus card represents a very nice offer. If you have some Fairmont stays coming up, then I’d seriously consider this. Since Fairmont gift cards don’t expire, it’s tough to go wrong if you stay with Fairmont at least semi-frequently.

If you’re interested, be sure you mark your calendars for Friday (and I’ll publish a reminder post as well).

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


  1. Can you use this gift card even if you book your hotel stay through an online travel agent (like or hotels,com)?

  2. Can you use these gift cards when booking rooms at the “Savers Advance Purchase Discount” rate? That rate gives you a discount of 20%, so paying with a gift card would give you nearly a 40% discount.

  3. To the above posters – basically these gift cards have to be used at check-out. So if you are booking any rate that requires prepayment, then you are out of luck. Then you will only be able to use the card for incidentials at check-out.

  4. Does it make sense to buy a Willow Stream gift card? Couldn’t I just charge the spa to my room and use the Fairmont gift card going check out?

  5. One important point I learned the hard way — if you book FHR or Signature Visa you must pay with Amex or Visa at check out. Virtuoso is ok with gift cards.

  6. Is this for REAL? I am finding several websites/links one can use to purchase these 20% offer gift cards. What is the REAL link for purchasing? Many thanks

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