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 Mother’s Day and one around Black Friday, and this year will be no different. This actually doesn’t appear to specifically be due to the current circumstances (though we’ve seen that from other hotel groups).
Between 2PM and 5PM ET today (Wednesday, May 6, 2020) you can buy a Fairmont e-gift card with a 20% bonus.
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 a few years ago, 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.
This is a promotion that Fairmont has consistently been offering throughout the years at least twice a year, so for some people this will make sense, especially as the gift cards don’t expire.
If you’re interested, get ready, because you’ll have just a few hours to take advantage of this.
Do you plan to take advantage of this Fairmont gift card offer?