Free Pass to New San Jose Lounge Club For Ink Bold and Ink Plus Cardholders

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Both the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards come with a variety of great perks including big sign-up bonuses (50,000 Ultimate Rewards points each when you spend $5,000 in 3 months), category spending bonuses like 5 points per dollar at office supply stores and on wireless/telecommunications services, cable and satellite television and radio services and 2 points per dollar on gas and hotels and all the benefits of being World MasterCards. You can read my detailed look at these benefits in this post.

SJC Lounge

Another little-discussed perk is that both cards also give cardholders complimentary Lounge Club membership. It’s sort of like Priority Pass membership where you pay to join and then each time you visit a lounge, you pay a day pass fee. Lounge Club has 350 VIP airport lounges worldwide and membership is priced at $150 per person per year. Ink Bold and Ink Plus cardholders get two free lounge passes per year and then after that, they will have to pay the usual $27 per person per visit fee.

Lounge Club just opened up a new lounge at the San José airport (SJC) located in Terminal A across from Gate A15 on the 3rd level, and to celebrate, Lounge Club members may bring a guest for free when visiting the new club between February 1-March 31, 2013. All you have to do is present your Lounge Club membership card at the time of entry and one of your guests will be admitted free of charge, saving you $27.

The amenities in the new lounge include snacks and beverages including beer, wine and liquor; high-speed WiFi, a selection of newspapers and magazines, televisions throughout, up-to-date flight information displays, workstations with PC’s and printers and shower facilities.

My west coast hub tends to be Los Angeles, but I know a lot of other transcontinental flyers transit through San Francisco and San José, so if your travels take you to NorCal this spring and you have either the Ink Bold or Ink Plus, might as well check out the new lounge, and report back to me!

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