Fairmont Hotels 20% Gift Card Bonus. A few major hotel chains sell discounted gift cards from time-to-time. Discounted gift cards are a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays.
The Faimont Hotel chain will be offering a 20% bonus on e-gift card purchases on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDT”).
You can only make one purchase but you can purchase up to $5,000 in gift cards which will result in a $1,000 bonus. If you have a stay coming up this is a great way to save approx. 16%.
Tips for using gift cards at hotels
When you check in to a hotel they will take your credit card. In the middle of the night on the day you are checking out the hotel is going to charge your credit card for the stay. If you’re departing early you should go down to the front desk in the middle of the night and have them reverse the charge and apply the gift card(s). I’ve used discounted gift cards at Hyatt’s, Marriott’s, Hilton;s and the Four Seasons and sometimes the front desk person doesn’t know how to do it! So leave enough time to check out and still make it to the airport on time.
When you receive your gift card check the value on the Fairmont website, print screen and store that with the card somewhere safe. Also register it on the Fairmont website. Before you book a hotel call the front desk and get the email address of the hotel manager. Email the manager to confirm that they accept gift cards and save the email. When checking out if you are using up a whole gift card you should ask for it back in case there is a problem later. If they won’t give it back take a picture of the card number or ask them to make a photocopy.