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[Updated 11/23 with More Hotel Deals] – Black Friday Deals – Non-Airfare Edition

UPDATED 11/23/2018: We’re updating our post from Wednesday with additional Black Friday hotel sales from:

  • Fairmont (sale on hotel rooms)
  • IHG
  • iPrefer (Preferred Hotels & Resorts)
  • MGM (all Las Vegas properties)
  • SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

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)
  • [DEAD NOW] 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 (sale on hotel rooms)

  • Link: Fairmont Black Friday sale
  • Save 40% off the regular Fairmont “Flexible Rate”
  • Must be a member of Le Club AccorHotels program (free to join)
  • It appears that payment must be made in advance
  • Book through Monday, November 26
  • Stay from January 1 through February 24, 2019 (through Feb 28, 2019, in the UK)

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)


  • Link: IHG Cyber Sale promo
  • Get 25% off at participating hotels
  • It appears that Cyber Sale rates are non-refundable, based on our spot-check
  • Book from now through Friday, November 30
  • Stay between November 26 and March 31, 2019
  • IHG is also running some other Cyber Week promos:
    • Earn 10,000 IHG Rewards Club bonus points if you purchase a one-year enrollment in the InterContinental Ambassador Program
      • This is actually a very interesting offer if you stay at InterContinental hotels
      • A one-year membership costs $200
      • This gives you a guaranteed room upgrade, late check-out, gold elite status in IHG Rewards Club, and a 2nd-weekend-night-free certificate
      • The bonus is worth about $50 at our baseline value of 0.5 cents per IHG point, resulting in a net cost of about $150
    • Save 15% off the cash portion of a points-plus-cash stay
      • Book by Friday, November 30
      • Stay between November 26 and December 31
    • Book a Bonus Points Package and earn 50% more bonus points
      • Book by Friday, November 30
      • Stay between November 26 and December 31

iPrefer (Preferred Hotels & Resorts)

  • Link: Preferred Hotels & Resorts Cyber Sale
  • Save up to 30% off at more than 400 hotels
  • Receive 3x iPrefer points for your stay
  • Receive a free 3-month subscription to the Journo travel journal app (first 1,000 bookers)
  • Book by Monday, November 26
  • Valid arrival dates through March 31, 2019
  • Minimum three-night stay required
  • Rate code: MKTSSA

MGM Las Vegas

  • Link: MGM Resorts Neon Friday sale
  • Sale rates at the MGM properties in Las Vegas, plus a food and beverage credit, when you stay 2 or more nights
  • Rates and F&B credits vary by property
  • Book by Monday, December 3
  • Stay from now through May 31, 2019
  • We believe this is a great deal, and we’re actually taking advantage of it

SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

  • Link: Black Friday 50% Off Suites sale
  • 50% off suites at selected SLH hotels – 162 participating hotels
  • Must pay in full at time of booking, and reservations are non-changeable and non-refundable
  • Two-night minimum stay
  • Must book by 6:59 pm Eastern time on Monday, November 26
  • Stay between January and June 2019

[DEAD NOW] 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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