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.
Fairmont typically offers one of these promotions around Mother’s Day and one around Black Friday, and this year is no different. Earlier in the month I wrote about how Fairmont would be offering this promotion for Black Friday, and this is a reminder of that, as the promotion goes live soon.
It’s worth taking a bit of time to think about whether you may have any upcoming Fairmont stays, where this could make a difference.
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 several 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 set your alarm, because the promotion will be going live this afternoon, and you’ll only have a few hours to take advantage of it.
Do you plan to take advantage of this Fairmont gift card offer?