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You can get a 20% bonus on Fairmont gift cards on Black Friday

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 11/10/2021 Andrew Kunesh
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The gift of a hotel stay is a gift that keeps on giving. And Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, an Accor brand, wants your gift to go even further.

On Nov. 26, Black Friday, the hotel brand is offering a 20% bonus on e-gift cards purchased during a three-hour window from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

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According to the rules and regulations of the promotion, “each brand-specific e-gift card purchase must be completed separately, up to a maximum purchase value of $5,000.” A separate e-gift card will be issued with the 20% bonus after purchase and there’s a maximum of one e-gift card per credit card, so if you want to buy multiple gift cards and receive the bonus you’ll have to use different cards for each transaction.

Related: Guide to the Accor Live Limitless program

But there’s a catch: the maximum amount allowed on an e-gift purchased online is $2,000. So, to get the full match up to $5,000, which would total out to $1,000 in extra e-gift cards, you’d have to purchase two $2,000 e-gift cards and one $1,000 e-gift card, each with a different credit card.

It’s worth noting that, historically, Fairmont offers a bonus e-gift card deal at least twice a year. Most recently, the brand offered the same 20% bonus in May of this year.


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Fairmont gift card purchases may not code as travel on your credit card, so you may not get a bonus on travel spend for your purchase. Consider paying for gift cards with a credit card that earns bonus points on everyday purchases for the highest return.

(Image courtesy of DBOX/Fairmont Century Plaza) © The Points Guy (Image courtesy of DBOX/Fairmont Century Plaza)  

If you decide to go in on an e-gift card purchase, there are plenty of great Fairmont locations around the world you can book with the help of the bonus. With winter quickly approaching, why not try Fairmont Tremblant, one of the best ski resorts in North America for families? Or, feel glamorous in Los Angeles at the iconic but newly redesigned Fairmont Century Plaza.

Bottom line

If you have plans to stay at a Fairmont property in the near future, this quick sale might be a great investment. If you don’t know how or when you might actually use the gift cards, we recommend not making an impulsive decision for a speculative purchase.

If you do have an upcoming Fairmont stay, however, mark your calendars and set an alarm — you’ve only got three hours on Black Friday.

Feature photo of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier by Gilberto Mesquita / Shutterstock.com

SPONSORED: With states reopening, enjoying a meal from a restaurant no longer just means curbside pickup.

And when you do spend on dining, you should use a credit card that will maximize your rewards and potentially even score special discounts. Thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to coronavirus, you may even be able to score a meal at your favorite restaurant for free. 

These are the best credit cards for dining out, taking out, and ordering in to maximize every meal purchase.

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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