This is a benefit of the Ink Bold, Ink Plus, and Ink Classic that is not very well publicized. Because of that, it is easy to forget to activate your Lounge Club Benefit. I know that I’ve had my card for a month or so, and haven’t activated it yet. I’m not sure why I remembered, but since I was activiating my membership, I thought I’d remind you to activate yours and show you how to do it in less than five minutes.
I know several of you have this new card because you’ve taken advantage of the limited time reduced minimum spend of $5,000.
What is the Lounge Club Benefit with the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards?
As a card holder, you get a free membership to the Lounge Club. As a member, you’ll get two free admissions to a participating airport lounge per year. After your two free passes, you’ll be able to enter lounges for $27 per visit, per person.
You can find eligible lounges here. Note that their US lounge coverage is minimal with better international coverage.
It’s not amazing, but it’s still a feature you’ll want to capitalize on if you are a card holder. If you want a card that gives unlimited lounge access, then you should consider the American Express Platinum. Otherwise, for infrequent travelers a couple of free loung visits can make a noticable difference on a trip.
How to Activate Your Lounge Club Benefit
When you visit the Lounge Club activation page, you’ll notice that you need an activation code.
The activation code is CHASEINK. This is the same activation code for all three cards. From there, you’ll see the full description of the benefits, and you’ll just need to click on ‘enroll now’. Notice, specifically that you get two complimentary visits, and then it is $27 per visit.
When enrolling, you’ll need to be sure to use your valid Ink Bold, Plus, or Classic as the payment method. If you do not, then you’ll likely get an error message.
When you’re done with the enrollment process, you’ll be sent a membership card within 3 days.
One thing I want to note about the program is (as stated above) you MUST have your membership card in your possession in order to visit the lounge. Last time I planned to use this benefit, I didn’t sign up for the program in time. That’s partially the reason why I’m posting this article today. If you already have an Ink Bold, Classic, or Plus card, then there’s nothing to lose by setting up your Loung Club benefit today. That way you’ll have the card ready whenever you travel.