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.
Our e-gift card sale is back on November 23rd from 2-5pm EST! Purchase Fairmont and/or Willow Stream Spa e-gift cards & receive a bonus 20% e-gift card free. https://t.co/nwGH7FU18w
— Fairmont Hotels (@FairmontHotels) November 19, 2018
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.
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?