Posted by William Charles on May 10, 2019
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Published on May 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] 20% Bonus on Fairmont Gift Card Purchase [2-5 pm EDT, 5/10]

Deal has expired, view more Fairmont deals by clicking here.

[Offer is now live at this link.]

The Offer

Gift Card Link

  • Fairmont Hotels runs a sale on their gift cards a couple of times each year, and they have one running on for Mother’s day starting Friday May 10th. From 2-5PM EDT only:
    • Get a 20% bonus e-card on gift cards purchased.

The Fine Print

  • Valid 2 pm EDT – 5 pm EDT on May 10th, 2019
  • Maximum $5,000 in purchases is eligible for the bonus

Our Verdict

Nice deal for those who find themselves paying cash for Fairmont stays. Keep in mind it’s not a 20% discount, more like a 16% discount. Be sure to buy everything you want in a single checkout since each person is only eligible for one bonus card.



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NT
NT

Does anyone know if we can use the Fairmont Gift Cards as a part payment during Amex FHR stays?

Grant Grimes
Grant Grimes

I have been wondering the same thing for years. Hoping you can use one for *part* of a stay, and use an Amex for the rest.

GL
GL

Yes. I have done that multiple times =)

qmc
qmc

Is there an “official” source for this? Nothing against you, doc, but I’d like to point my friend to to the link, as apparently reading is hard for him… and he’ll just be confused by the lack of verbiage and otherwise forget about it by tomorrow.

doc
doc

16.66% discount, to be more accurate.

doc
doc

Come to think of it, it should be illegal to advertise a “20% bonus” that only equates to 16.66% discount.

They should only be able to advertise the discount rate. Either that, or they could simply sell a $500 gift card, for $400. That’s 20%.

There’s no such 20%, selling a $600 gift card for $500. They would need to give $625 for $500, for it to be a 20% spread.

I don’t see a good reason why anyone can legally obfuscate simple numbers like this. Advertising gift bonuses should be required to be in dollars, not in bogus percentages.

This is why consumers need protections, because companies don’t advertise correctly unless policy forces them to be transparent. For savvy consumers, we can figure it out. But, 20% should always be 20%.

Mike
Mike

Anyone know how this codes? E.g. will CSR and Citi Prestige earn 3x on it?

GL
GL

I think the last time on Amex it coded as a non-bonused spend category.

Pam
Pam

Can you combine Fairmont GC or use multiple of them on a reservation? I’m afraid the bonus GC may become an orphan GC that’s hard to use.

Lifeisgood
Lifeisgood

I used multiple cards in conjunction with Amex fhr reservation before. Worked just fine.

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