You’re probably familiar with private lounges at airports that require a membership to enter or a premium credit card that has a marketing arrangement allowing entry. A whole new category is springing up: VIP lounges at shopping malls, at least during the holidays.
If you carry a Chase credit card that’s linked with United Airlines—which means you earn United miles when you use it to buy things—you’ll be able to chill out during the holiday season at lounges at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey and the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
Both will be open from now until Christmas Eve.
What’s in it for you? Free Wi-fi, gift wrapping, refreshments with café seating, and bag and coat check. Personally, I really like the ability to stash packages while shopping if you’re making a major haul on a particular trip. And complimentary gift wrapping is a nice perk, too.
Oh, you can bring up to three guests in with you and football fans will be happy to know the lounges’ flat-screen TVs will be tuned to pro football games on Sundays. Drop off a new, unwrapped kids’ toy and get a one United Club pass, too