November 23 – December 24, 2013, 11:00 am until mall closing
SF location: The Westfield San Francisco Centre, Dome level near Bloomingdale’s
NJ location: The Mall at Short Hills, located on the first floor near Macy’s and Guest Services
The VIP Lounge is open to all Chase United Credit Card members and features complimentary gift-wrapping, coat and bag check, and snacks and beverages, including fresh baked goods, packaged snacks, soda, bottle water, and coffee, plus café-style seating and flat screen TVs.
Football Sundays: Check out live game-day action every Sunday.
Toys for Tots Tuesdays: Cardmembers may bring a new, unwrapped toy in its original packaging, on the following Tuesdays, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th and you will receive one United Club pass. Bring two toys and receive two United Club passes.
-For entry, present your valid Chase United Credit Card and a valid ID.
-Each Cardmember may bring up to three guests.
-If you have recently applied for a United Card you may bring your confirmation page to the lounge, and you will be granted access for the entire duration of the VIP Lounge.
It’s obviously not worth getting a United Explorer card for a mall lounge but there are some nice perks of the card besides for the signup bonus (30K for spending $1,000 and 5K for adding an additional user):
-Expanded saver award availability is a huge benefit of being a cardholder. I’m always finding award flights that are only available to cardholders or elites. Cardholders also get last seat standard award availability, something that is capacity controlled for non-cardholders/non-elites.
-As long as you have the card your miles will never expire.
-This is one of the only cards that gives primary car rental insurance in the US. Almost every other card provides secondary coverage which means you have to file a claim with your personal car insurance. The United card covers claims without ever notifying them. Coverage is primary in every country in the world.
-No foreign exchange fees.
-If you spend $25K in a year you get a 10K mileage bonus, meaning you will have earned at least 1.4 miles per dollar on all purchases.
-Free checked luggage and priority boarding on United.
-2 annual lounge passes
-Upgrades for elite cardholders on award tickets