Two Free Lounge Passes With Ink Bold Lounge Club Benefit

Apr 30, 2012

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I have several Chase Ink Bold business charge cards and I love them because not only do they provide big sign-up bonuses (50,000 valuable Ultimate Rewards points after $5,000 spent within 3 months), but they have great benefits, like 5 points per dollar spent on wireless/telecommunications services, cable and satellite television and radio services, office supply stores and wholesale distributors of office supplies.

However, one of the benefits that I never noticed, but TPG reader Grant recently brought to my attention, is free membership in The Lounge Club program, which includes two free lounge visits a year. The Lounge Club is very similar to Priority Pass and after a little research, I found out that they are owned by the same company. The only difference that I found was that Priority Pass has 650 participating clubs vs. 350 with The Lounge Club since United clubs are only a part of Priority Pass. I bet they created this new brand to be able to market the service to different cardholders, since American Express Platinum already offers Priority Pass access.

You can’t normally sign-up for The Lounge Club, so you need an invite landing page, which is www.loungeclub.com/inkcard. To get the promo code, call the number on the back of your Ink Bold card.

You will see a confirmation on the enrollment page indicating the free membership and two free entries a year. You’ll then have to sign up and include credit card information so they can charge you if you use the membership for more than two visits. It doesn’t specifically state you need to use your Ink Bold card, but it did only provide Visa/MasterCard options, so they will probably crosscheck to make sure you actually have an Ink Bold card.

Upon enrollment, you and your guest can enjoy access to all participating lounges in the LOUNGE CLUB™ network worldwide. After your first two complimentary visits to participating lounges, a fee of just US$27 per person, per visit will be charged for yourself and any accompanying guest(s).

JFK locations include Oasis and Korean Airlines lounge

I checked the directory and one of my favorite airport lounges for plane watching, The Oasis Lounge at JFK, is included which is nice because it is before security at JFK, so you don’t need a boarding pass to enter. Click here to browse the full list of lounges.

Overall, I think this is a great benefit on top of a card that’s already loaded with value – especially since the reasonable $95 annual fee is waived the first year.

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