One of the greatest rewards as a blogger is learning that those who’s read my blog entries have learned a thing or two about traveling the world for nearly free. But it’s even a better surprise when I learn of new ways to take advantage of certain benefits, or new tricks and tips from my readers and followers.
My dear friend, Giovanna texted me. It was her birthday, so I greeted her and she told me that she and her daughter, MJ, were going to watch Maluma, a famous Colombian singer and songwriter. It was a sold out two-night concert.
Giovanna and MJ were getting ready to watch his concert at the The Forum in Los Angeles. If you’re not familiar with The Forum, it’s a huge indoor arena that was the famous home for the Los Angeles Lakers from the late 1960s to 1999.
What I didn’t know
She looked at the parking information, and that’s how she learned about the Chase Lounge. She sent me a text message, “Hey Jason, Chase Concierge! I found out about the Chase Lounge at The Forum, have you been there before?” Heck, I did not even know that. She continued, “Can I use that one just like the lounge at the airport? I want food, free food!” I don’t blame her! I want free food, too. And if she can get in there for free on her birthday, why not?
So why did Giovanna reach out to me? I did help her get a Chase Sapphire Reserve which allowed her and her family access airport lounges using Priority Pass. I wrote this entry 2-3 years ago about accessing airport lounges.
So when she heard that there was a Chase Lounge at The Forum, she immediately thought of asking me questions about it. Of course, while I didn’t have a clue at the time, I did some searching online and shared this with Giovanna.
What you need to know about Chase Lounge
I learned that the Chase Lounge is a private lounge for dedicated Chase customers.
There are 3 Chase Lounges:
- Los Angeles – The Forum
- New York City – Madison Square Garden
- Chicago – The Chicago Theatre
The Chase Lounge provides guests with:
- complimentary food
- non-alcoholic beverages
- a cash bar is also available.
At The Forum in Los Angeles, guests have access to VIP parking along with a private entry/exit to the venue. Giovanna loved this perk. She and MJ were able park close to the lounge which gave them easy access to the venue before and after the concert. They received VIP treatment and were welcomed to come back to the lounge as many times as they wanted.
How do you get FREE access to the Chase Lounge
- Click here to register and check the venues and events
- Reservations are on a first come first served basis (to avoid overcrowding)
- ALL guests must have tickets to the event
Which Chase customers are allowed in the Chase Lounge
- Use an eligible Chase debit or credit card to purchase Chase Preferred Seating tickets
- Your guests do not have to be Chase card members
What does this mean? You don’t need to be a Chase credit cardholder. As long as you have a Chase debit card, you should be able to use that register for these events. Once you register, invites are sent and they are sent on a first come, first served basis. So it is important to register. Click here to access a complete list of the Frequently Asked Questions.
So the next time you go to an event at The Forum, The Chicago Theatre, or Madison Square Garden, before you go, check and see if it’s an event where you can use the Chase Lounge. My friend Giovanna felt like a VIP, and what a great time to receive such treatment on her birthday, and to celebrate that moment with her daughter. Happy birthday again, Giovanna!!!
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