Thursday, September 11, 2014

American Express is offering a $100 statement credit when spending $500 at Fairmont Hotels

Not sure if this is a targeted offer  but the latest email from American Express is a great deal if you are planning any stays at Fairmont Hotels before the end of the year. The offer is similar to some we have seen from Amex in the past where they give a statement credit for spending a certain amount at a merchant (ie $10 credit for spending $20 at Tim Hortons).

This time the offer is for a $100 statement credit when you spend $500 or more in one transaction at a participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property between September 9, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Considering what most Fairmont Hotel's charge this shouldn't be too hard to achieve especially if that stay is for two or more nights and/or you include food, beverage or spa that are charged to your room. The list of eligible properties can be found here and include most if not all locations in Canada, three in Mexico and seventeen in the U.S.

The actual purchase requirements don't specify a room type or specific rate which means you should be able to tie in either a Fine Hotels & Resorts offers via The Platinum Card from American Express or take advantage of one of the awesome resident rates at select locations (ie Alberta residents rate at the Fairmont Banff Springs or Chateau Lake Louise). In fact I successfully registered both my Gold Rewards Card and Platinum Card for these offers as I tend to book both types of these rates depending on my stay requirements. Platinum Card for the FH&R benefits and Gold Card for all other rates as it earns the 2x points on travel purchases. No matter what I know I will try to take advantage of this offer as I only require 1 more night to earn Platinum Status with in the Fairmont President's Club program!

You can find out more about this offer and register your Amex card here.

Qualifying purchase for this offer:

To be eligible for a $100 (CAD) statement credit, a purchase of $500 (CAD) or more (after taxes) in one (1) transaction must be made at a participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts property during the offer period and charged to the registered Card. Stay must be completed by December 31, 2014. A qualifying purchase includes room cost and any charges billed directly to the room. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts charges that do not appear on the hotel bill but were paid separately during your stay with your American Express Card are not considered qualifying purchases. A prepaid or deposit amount that may be required at time of booking that is $500 or more (CAD), made in one (1) transaction and charged to a registered Card is considered a qualifying purchase. Bookings or transactions made through travel-related web sites and any other channels that are not made directly with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts do not qualify. Booking is subject to room availability. Cancellation policies and charges vary by property and should be confirmed at time of reservation. Advance reservations required.

American Express Gold Rewards Card
• Earn a Welcome Bonus of  25,000 Membership Rewards® points - our HIGHEST Gold Rewards Card offer - just by making $500 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership.
• No Annual Fee for the first year; $150 Annual Fee thereafter*
• That's enough for a round trip flight to almost anywhere in North America
• Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs, or 1:1 to Aeroplan®* and Avios
• Earn double points on eligible travel and everyday purchases
• Charge any travel to your Card then pay for it with points
• 1 Free Supplementary Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value*) to help you earn points faster
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now  link.
• *As a Charge Card, the balance must always be paid in full each month. 30% annual interest rate applies to balances not paid in full.
Conditions apply
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The Platinum Card from American Express
•  60,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you charge $1,000 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership. Bonus is awarded as Membership Rewards points which can be converted to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio.
• Platinum members are automatically enrolled in the Membership Rewards FirstTM Tier and earn 1.25 points for every dollar in purchases charged to the Card
• The Platinum Card gives you access to exceptional lounge benefits such as Priority Pass, the Canadian Platinum Lounge Benefit, Airport Club Program and access to the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounges and oneworld® alliance airlines Business Class lounges.
• You will also have access to elevated status with many Hotel & Car Rental loyalty programs, $200 Annual Travel Credit for Travel Bookings through Platinum Card Travel Service, lodging benefits at a collection of over 700 Fine Hotels & Resorts around the world, access to special events and unique op
portunities and a dedicated concierge team
• As a Charge Card, the balance must always be paid in full each month. 30% annual interest rate applies to balances not paid in full.

Conditions apply
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  1. They ran similar promotion last year. I got $100 by spending more than $500 in Fairmont Montreal last year.

  2. I think it's Targeted (I only got the email on my AMEX Platinum card), but who knows...
    Probably good to read the FlyerTalk thread I started last year (same promo, except $500 in 1 transaction this year I believe)