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. Their last such bonus that I can remember was on Black Friday (last November). Fairmont is now back with their latest offer, which will be going live in a few days.
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.
This is an especially good deal since the last two promotions offered just 15% bonuses, while this bonus is for 20%, so that’s pretty significant. 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 a good offer, and this one is especially good, as it’s a 20% bonus rather than a 15% bonus. 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 Wednesday.
Do you plan to take advantage of this Fairmont gift card offer?
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)