StayVancouver Promotion For Up To C$125 Off The First Two Nights + $50 Off Each Additional Night Until September 15, 2020

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StayVancouver (formerly beVancouver) has brought back its popular seasonal promotion for up to C$125 off the first two nights and C$50 off each additional one for stays until September 15, 2020.

The stayVancouver promo is run by Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) – a group of 35+ hotels in the city and their goal is to drive more business during the low season and promote Vancouver hotels by offering these discounts.

You can access the latest stayVancouver promotion here.

The Deal:
Get a Visa Reward Card worth: $75, $100 or $125 for the first night AND another $75, $100, or $125 for the second night of your booking. PLUS a $50 Visa Reward card for each and every subsequent night booked, to a maximum stay of 5 nights total. Bookings under this promotion are cancellable up to 48 hours prior to check-in.

How to Get It:
1) Use the promo code “VISA”
2) Pick your dates
3) Select a hotel and room
4) Book your stay
5) You’re done!

The website quotes all prices in local currency plus tax and tourism surcharge:

The rates are identical to what Fairmont offers on their own website so those are definitely not inflated which makes this an honest promotion in line with how it’s been previously.

Current rates are actually quite reasonable for the summer considering it’s high season but let’s also not forget that Vancouver has no cruise season this year and that the borders are closed as well so where any demand supposed to come from? I’m actually surprised that prices aren’t significantly lower.

The rate booked through StayVancouver is prepaid through the website and there have been conflicting reports over the years how the stays are seen in terms of receiving a stay credit and points through loyalty programs. If you book one of the hotels that are part of a loyalty program I wouldn’t expect to receive points or stay credit – nice if it happens but otherwise take the gift card and see it as offset.

Note that you will get the Visa gift card ranging from $50 – $125 for each of the first two nights of your stay (value varies by class of hotel) at the beginning of your stay. You can use the gift card to pay for expenses in the city.

Even though Visa is involved in this promotion as the gift card partner you can use any other credit card to pay for the hotel. Previously their partner was Amex

Conclusion

I really like this promotion as it often reduces the daily rate substantially and the Amex gift card can be used very universally at all stores and restaurants that accept Visa Card (pretty much any). With the $125 reimbursement for the first two nights I’d have no problems changing hotels several times to maximize the promotion.

Another way to bring down the cost of your hotel is by using Virtuoso or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts as Platinum / Centurion cardholder as those usually include a $100 credit for F&B/Spa and daily breakfast.

These are the Terms & Conditions for the new promotion (Summer 2020):

The Details:
• Book through StayVancouverHotels.com using promo code “VISA”.
• Booking subsequent nights as separate reservations will be treated the same as a single reservation for multiple nights.
• The first night qualifies for the full reward amount plus $50 per subsequent night.
• Stay must be between now and September 15, 2020.
• Three bookings maximum.
• Visa card(s) will be delivered at check-in.
• Bookings can be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
• This offer is limited and may end at any time.
Free Cancellation up to 48h before check-in date [-> This is new, previously it was non-ref]
• StayVancouverHotels.com Terms & Conditions Apply.

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