You need a really good reason to visit Chicago in winter, right? Here's one: You'll receive a $100 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card with a night at the luxe Fairmont Chicago.
The deal: This offer is easy to love. For starters, guests get a $100 gift card each night they stay (per room, not per person) to spend as you like. Prices start at $199 a night, excluding taxes.
For those who want to get right down to shopping, you'll find Saks at 700 N. Michigan Ave.
Added savings: Join the Fairmont President's Club program and use your membership number when you make a reservation. It's free, and you'll receive perks such as free in-room Wi-Fi and late checkout time.
When: The offer is good for stays through March 31, based on availability.
Tested: I checked this deal online and found availability Feb. 3 to 5 for a $209 room, excluding tax. That scores two gift cards ($200) and a weekend in the Windy City.
You'll pay $13.95 per 24-hour period for in-room Wi-Fi, which you can dodge by joining the loyalty program. And don't have a car if you can help it. Valet parking costs $70 a night, and there's no self-parking alternative.
Info: Fairmont Chicago, (866) 540-4408