If you’re a Chase United MileagePlus cardmember in Short Hills, New Jersey or San Francisco this holiday season, you’re in luck. Chase is once again sponsoring VIP Lounges in your city.
San Francisco and New Jersey were pegged for the honor because they are both home to United Airlines hubs. The VIP Lounges are both open now through December 24 at the Westfield San Francisco Centre and The Mall at Short Hills.
United MileagePlus cardmembers can bring up to three guests with them to take a time-out from their holiday shopping and enjoy a slew of complimentary amenities including:
- Gift wrapping
- Bag and coat check
- Flatscreen TVs
- Café seating
- Special weekly events
The events include a celebrity chef meet and greet at Short Hills on November 28, featuring Todd English, Mark Murphy and Alex Guarnaschelli. On Monday, December 8 in Short Hills, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will give a chalk talk and greet fans. And on December 11 in San Francisco, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will also give a chalk talk and chat with fans.
“The holiday shopping season is never an easy feat and our annual holiday VIP lounges provide United MileagePlus cardmembers a break from the chaos,” said David Gold, general manager of Chase.
Special events each week
Ongoing events at the VIP Lounges include:
- Toys for Tots Tuesdays, in which cardmembers can bring new, unwrapped toys to the lounge and donate them to children in need. Everyone who donates will receive one United Club pass, entitling them to admission to one of the lounges for a day. Membership in the United Club normally comes with a $50 initiation fee and a $500 annual fee.
- Carlo’s Bakery Fridays, featuring samples of baked goods from Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bakery and star of the TV show Cake Boss.
- Guests can take a break from shopping to catch the big game on Football Sundays, when TVs in the VIP Lounge will be tuned to all the NFL matchups folks don’t want to miss.
Chase United MileagePlus cardmembers get perks such as priority boarding, free checked bags, two United Club passes per year, and the chance to earn free flights with qualifying spending and miles flown. Cardmembers also have no foreign transaction fees when using their cards overseas.