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Black Friday Deals – Non-Airfare Edition – Fairmont, Marriott/Ebates, and Silvercar

Following up on this morning’s article about Black Friday/Cyber Week airfare deals, we have a few more travel-related Black Friday deals for you here. There are 2 hotel deals and 1 car rental deal, from:

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (gift card bonus promotion)
  • Marriott-family hotels (through the Ebates shopping portal only)
  • Silvercar (promo discount code)

We’ll summarize the deals below. We don’t have time to analyze each of them, but we want you to know about the deals so you can check them out and see how they fit into your plans!

Hotel Deals

Fairmont (gift card bonus promotion)

  • Purchase e-gift cards from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and receive a bonus e-gift card (eGC) worth an additional 20% on your purchase.
    • For example, if you purchase a $500 eGC, you’ll get a $100 bonus eGC for a total of $600
    • This is effectively a 16.7% discount at Fairmont
  • We don’t have a link to the actual sale site yet
  • Link: Fairmont eGC Promotion full rules and regulations
  • Sale is available for only 3 hours on Friday, November 23
    • 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm Eastern time
  • Maximum bonus eGC value is $1,000
  • This should show up as a sale directly from Fairmont, so use a card that gives you a good bonus on hotels, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x Chase UR points) or the Citi Prestige card (3x Citi ThankYou Points)

Marriott-family hotels (through the Ebates shopping portal)

  • Ebates is offering 12% cash back on reservations made for Marriott-family hotels
  • This offer was open yesterday and remains open today (Wednesday, November 21)
    • We don’t know how long it will last
  • This is the all-time high cash-back level for Marriott-family hotels (previously available on only 1 day within the past year)
  • You must go through the Ebates shopping portal to get this deal
  • Here’s Our Step-by-Step Guide – How to Use a Shopping Portal to Earn Miles or Cash Back
  • If you haven’t already joined Ebates, please use our referral link to sign up (you’ll get $10 when you spend at least $25 and we’ll get a referral bonus)
  • Should be available for all Marriott-family properties (subject to the specific exceptions discussed below), as long as you click through the Marriott International link on Ebates and then book on Marriott.com
    • Should include Courtyard, Delta Hotels, Fairfield Inn, JW Marriott, Marriott, Moxy, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and most AC Hotels
  • Former Starwood/SPG properties, Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Edition, Bvlgari, and a few other specific hotels are not eligible
  • For stays from now through January 7, 2019, this will stack with Marriott’s current Megabonus promotion, in which you can earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points on stays of 2 or more nights, plus 1,000 bonus points per brand starting with your second brand
  • We previously wrote about the similar Ebates/Marriott 12% cash back promotion here

Car Rental Deal

Silvercar (promo discount code)

  • Get 35% off your Silvercar rental
  • Use promo code SILVERSALE18
  • Must book by Tuesday, November 27
  • Rental must start and end between November 25 and December 20, 2018
  • Link: Silvercar website (promo code can be applied when you book)
  • If you haven’t already joined Silvercar, please use our referral code: IFPERLXH

We hope these Black Friday sales can save you some money on upcoming travel!


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