There has been no shortage of hotel stay incentives across the country due to the pandemic and we’ve covered many of those offers right here on Rewards Canada. Whether it’s Quebec City, Kingston or the ongoing offers from the various city or regional tourism boards that you’ve seen on our blog – there’s some good options out there to earn free nights or to pad your wallet with gift cards. It’s that latter one, the awarding of gift cards and rewards that we see return for stays in Edmonton. This offer from Edmonton’s Best Hotels allows savvy travellers to earn up to $225 in rewards at any one of over 50 hotels in the region.
What makes the offer from Edmonton’s Best Hotels stand out and be different from many of those other offers is that you get to pick which type of gift cards and rewards you want to receive. With this offer the rewards really stack up, the longer you stay the more rewards you receive. Have a one night stay and you’ll get a $50 reward. Add one more night to that and you get an additional $100 gift card or reward for $150 in total rewards and three or more nights? You’ll get one more $75 gift card or reward for a total of $225 in rewards!
There are over 50 hotels to choose from in the Edmonton region that are participating in this promotion. These include budget friendly locations like the Comfort Inn West Edmonton right up to some of Edmonton’s most sought after locations like the JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District and the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
The gift card rewards and options are dependent on how many nights you book for each stay at any of the participating hotels. Here is a breakdown of those options
One Night Stay Rewards – $50 gift card
If you are only needing to stay one night in Edmonton, You can pick from any one of the following three options to receive as your reward:
- One Night Reward 1: $50 Gas Card
- One Night Reward 2: $50 Prepaid Mastercard
- One Night Reward 3: $50 Ultimate Dining Card
Two Night Stay Rewards – $150 in gift cards
If you are looking to stay 2 nights you are going to rack up $150 in rewards that you can pick out of the following five options:
- Two Night Reward 1: $150 Prepaid Mastercard
- Two Night Reward 2: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card
- Two Night Reward 3: $75 Gas Card + $75 Ultimate Dining Card
- Two Night Reward 4: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Ultimate Dining Card
- Two Night Reward 5: River Valley Adventure Experience** + $75 Prepaid Mastercard
Three or more night Stay Rewards – $225 in rewards
Finally, if you are planning a three night or longer stay you’ll get an additional $75 in rewards on top the $150 already being rewarded for two nights for a total ot. These are the four $225 reward options for those stays of 3 pr more nights:
- Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
- Three Night Reward 2: $75 Gas Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + Sorrentino’s 4 Course Dinner for Two with Wine
- Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card
- Three Night Reward 4: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + River Valley Adventure Experience** + $75 Ultimate Dining Card
Here’s the thing, I think the Three Night Reward Package #2 actually works out to be worth quite a bit more than $225. After taking a quick look at Sorrentino’s menu but not performing an exact calculation, it appears a four course meal with wine for two would easily cost more than $100. Just saying… that might be the package to go for if you want to maximize your value!
How and when do you get the rewards?
To earn any of these rewards the hotel stays do have to be booked via the Edmonton’s Best Hotels website. The rewards will then be emailed to guest within 12 hours of checking in to the hotel.
Examples of the value to be had
Here is a three night stay at the Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown that works out great as they even provide discounted AAA/CAA rates via Edmonton’s Best Hotels:
In this example we chose the $225 prepaid Mastercard so technically speaking you only end up $80 out of pocket for a three night stay.
How about two nights at the Westin Edmonton?
Here you pay the same flexible rate that you would if you booked direct with Marriott without being a Marriott Bonvoy member. If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member and book direct the stay would be $509 including all fees however you wouldn’t be receiving the $150 in gift cards or rewards. I’d say it’s a good deal to pay $27 extra to receive the $150!
Wrapping it up
Whether for business or pleasure, if your travels (or staycation) are set to take you to Alberta’s capital region in the next few months this is offer from Edmonton’s Best Hotels is definitely one to consider. I know a lot of our readers have utilized and raved about the gift card promotions from StayVancouver, so if you’re familiar with that then you’ll know this Edmonton offer is just as sweet of a deal.
This post was sponsored by Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels. The views and opinions expressed in this article, however, are purely those of Rewards Canada.