In early 2017 I picked up the Fairmont Visa card before all the sign-up links ultimately died. I had two reasons for getting it: I’d run out of all the “good” options with Chase that weren’t subject to 5/24, and I hoped the card would be converted into a Chase product that would allow me to product change one of my cards to a Chase Freedom Unlimited.
The latter turned out to be spot on (SEE: Future of the Fairmont card revealed), so getting the card was worth it just for that. But my wife and I also enjoyed using the free nights and upgrade certificates from the card immensely (SEE: How we stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs for 3 nights for $99.18).
Later, when the card was card was finally being converted to a Chase Sapphire Preferred, I spent enough on it to earn one more night at a Fairmont, which I used for a one-night at an iconic Bay Area hotel (SEE: Claremont Hotel Berkeley Review).
But wait, there’s more
There were a couple issues with our stay at the Claremont, including a room upgrade certificate that the hotel failed to apply. When I went to check the status of the certificate (I’d asked for a 6-month extension), I noticed something odd. My account still showed my Fairmont status as “Premier”, and there was whole new set of certificates! The expiration dates on everything are February of 2019, except for the room upgrade that should have been used.
Fast forward a week and I received a packet in the mail from Fairmont welcoming me as a Fairmont President’s Club Premier member. The mail even included two plastic luggage tags. You can imagine my surprise.
Now…with Fairmont President’s Club being rolled into Club Accor, I don’t know that future of my certificates. Maybe they’ll get pulled before I can use them. Maybe it’s a mistake. What I’m really curious about is if anyone else has received these and if they have been able to use them already.
If you have, please let us know in the comments. It’d be super cool if I can make one more killer Fairmont stay happen before the perks from this card are gone. Finally. For good. Or maybe it’ll be the gift that keeps on giving even more.