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Fairmont Black Friday Gift Card Sale Returns!

Old Nov 9, 2021, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by escape4
Same as if you pay cash or with a credit card.
Great, thanks!
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Old Nov 22, 2021, 10:10 am
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And, as usual, the sale was announced on their Facebook feed.



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Old Nov 22, 2021, 5:08 pm
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Has anyone heard of a lifeexperiences.ca gift card sale happening this year?
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Old Nov 22, 2021, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by beefyT
Has anyone heard of a lifeexperiences.ca gift card sale happening this year?
I haven't seen anything yet, but it's typically 20% off for Black Friday. I would guess we'll see something come out this week from LE. I'm still mourning the loss of the 25% discount everyday at Costco.
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Old Nov 25, 2021, 9:14 am
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LifeExperience is doing 22% off with the code CYBERSALE (valid through November 29, 2021, 11:59 PM PT.), which sounds better than the Fairmont GC offer (for 3000 in value, buy 2500 worth of Fairmont GC or 2340 worth of life experience certificates), with the caveat that one can only redeem 1000 worth of life experience certificates per stay while an unlimited amount of Gift Card can be redeemed.
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Old Nov 25, 2021, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by SkyteamEP
LifeExperience is doing 22% off with the code CYBERSALE (valid through November 29, 2021, 11:59 PM PT.), which sounds better than the Fairmont GC offer (for 3000 in value, buy 2500 worth of Fairmont GC or 2340 worth of life experience certificates), with the caveat that one can only redeem 1000 worth of life experience certificates per stay while an unlimited amount of Gift Card can be redeemed.
Yes, I was very pleased when that hit my inbox this morning!

Officially, there is a limit of $1,000 LE certificates per stay, however, I find that you can sometimes push that limit, by visiting the front desk on different days throughout your stay, and dealing with different agents, and applying an additional batch. Hotels started to catch on and enforce that limit more and more in the later years. But, perhaps since Costco stopped selling them at 25% off, the volume of use has died down (I haven't used any in a long time), and with it, the attention by hotels to monitor the limits.
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by SkyteamEP
which sounds better than the Fairmont GC offer with the caveat that one can only redeem 1000 worth of life experience certificates per stay while an unlimited amount of Gift Card can be redeemed.
For me the bigger issue is that LE can only be used in Canada whereas the gift cards can be used in any Fairmont in the world, more so that the 1k limit
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 12:20 pm
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All done for another Black Friday! They've certainly ironed out all the bugs. I managed to purchase 4 shopping carts full, on 4 different credit cards. I had all gift cards delivered by e-mail within 2 minutes of completing each purchase. Whole process took less than 20 minutes.
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by CanadaDH
They've certainly ironed out all the bugs.
Well in this instance unfortunately my experience is the complete opposite - absolutely nothing works on my end. I tried different currencies of gift cards, different amounts, I changed the country of VPN connection, I changed the billing address, different credit cards... same error message every time. It is the most bug-infested sale I have ever seen. In the past it (almost) always worked on the first try for me.

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Old Nov 26, 2021, 12:32 pm
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Do you know if the gift cards count as Hotel/Travel purchases for American Express cards?
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by bellerophontes
Do you know if the gift cards count as Hotel/Travel purchases for American Express cards?
No, they do not.
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 2:28 pm
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Did anyone receive their bonus cards as of yet? I still don't have mine as 2.5 hrs post ordering
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by habshabs444
Did anyone receive their bonus cards as of yet? I still don't have mine as 2.5 hrs post ordering
My bonus cards all came at the same time as the regular cards. Within 2 minutes of the purchase. Here's what it looks like in my e-mail. The bonus card is the message that's highlighted, and it actually arrived a few seconds before the other cards.



Did you see the bonus card on your purchase before buying? You should have seen the bonus card automatically appear in your shopping cart before purchase.


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Old Nov 26, 2021, 7:03 pm
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worked good for me

i bought 2 shopping carts worth.

all emails arrived within 5 mins.
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 9:40 pm
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No issue for me either. Bought a bunch of gift cards and a life experience certificates, everything went smoothly.
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