Other than writing about sports all day here at DK Nation, our side job/hobby is complete travel idiots. I have 9 of his credit cards, all with zero balances and all with no annual fee or far more perks than the fees I pay. Sorry bus flights, waiting for TSA, lines at overpriced airport food courts, lots of tiny windowless hotel rooms, big dummies Dave Ramsey.
The points and miles game has a lot of depth. Because this is the best way to see the world on the cheap. And for credit cardholders, there’s no better event than the US Open. Every year at the US Open, his two biggest brands in the game compete fiercely and outdo each other.
If you have a ticket to the 2022 US Open in Queens, you can eat and drink for free all day during the tournament as long as you have the right piece of plastic. Both American Express and Chase are leveraging tennis’ toughest tournaments to appeal to New York-based customers.
Certain American Express cards, such as the Platinum and Centurion, come with many NYC-focused perks, such as memberships in Equinox and free subscriptions to the New York Times, and can be used for dining outings and special events. , 100xx zip codes often have an advantage.
But with some hospitality areas as welcoming as the speakeasy at JFK’s Centurion Lounge, no event is more demanding than the US Open. Here’s what Chase and his AmEx cardholders can expect when they arrive at his USTA National Tennis Center.
American Express at the US Open
american express cardholder suite
Upstairs, the US Open American Express Fun Experience has a suite where AmEx cardholders of all kinds can invite up to two guests. This lounge has drinks, snacks, plugs and wires to charge your phone, and of course air conditioning. However, please pay for alcohol and meals at actual cost.
Admission is free, but reservations are not required, so you may have to wait in line if it is crowded. Limited items from Ralph Lauren are also on sale.
Are you paying $695 a year in annual fees for a card that is basically a glorified coupon book (but still absolutely worth it)? Or did you pay $10,000 for the right to have a credit card with a $5,000 annual fee? Here’s a free eatery that’s not an airport terminal! lucky you!
Centurion Suites are available to Platinum and Centurion Cardholders only. It’s very luxurious and you can even bring up to two guests when you book through the AmEx owned Resy app.
- global dining access
- Serving selected cocktails and wines
- travel themed program
It seems like the perfect place for a pampering getaway from Hoipoloi and Dave Ramsey. There is also a small 1850 lounge/speakeasy, similar to JFK’s Centurion lounge. It seems like the perfect place to take a break from the action on the court.
free baggage inspection
The USTA Center has strict baggage restrictions, with a maximum allowed size of 16 x 12 x 12 inches. Locker rentals and bag checks usually cost money, but anyone with an AmEx credit card gets a free check his bag at these locations. Up to 1 per card.
A small earphone radio with ESPN broadcast of the game is available for free. It’s great for keeping up with the latest news, etc. If you’re an AmEx card, get your card here for free.
american express shop
If you need food, drink, or merchandise in a hurry in a less crowded environment, there is a store dedicated to AmEx users at the South Plaza.
$100 off $20 on US Open purchases
Pretty easy.This is from my platinum card app this morning[AmEx オファー]It was on the tab, so buy it on AmEx if you can.
Want to get in on the action but don’t have AmEx yet? Click here to apply for an AmEx card and if approved, to instantly add to Apple Pay or Google Pay on your phone. All benefits are now available.
Chase at US Open
The Chase Lounge
Any Chase credit card will give you access to the Chase Lounge at the US Open, but you must make a reservation here. If your desired time is sold out, you will need to visit the US Open Chase Center to join the waiting list. Each Chase customer can book four different time slots, and each Chase customer can bring up to three guests.
You’ll get a wristband to enter and exit, and will be provided with “extraordinary snacks, branded giveaways, and air-conditioned seating.” Another great way to escape the New York heat. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are free, but alcohol is charged.
A new spot this year, Chase Terrace “provides shaded seating, upgraded refreshments and exclusive experiences to watch the game.” It’s on a first-come, first-served basis, so be prepared to wait in line on busy days.
Benefit from reserved seating, complimentary food and beverage vouchers and more at South Plaza Booth, Chase Lounge or Chase Terrace. Vouchers are limited to the first 100 people who can register for each session, but a pass is required to unlock all other available benefits.
mobile charging free
Throughout the USTA complex there are stations where Chase cardholders can obtain portable chargers for their devices.
Want to take advantage of Chase Perks at the US Open? You can apply for a Chase Card hereto add the number to Apple Pay or Google Pay instantly. I also appreciate the $95 annual fee for Chase Sapphire Preferred. One of the best travel reward cards ever created.