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gavin_phillips Jan 9, 17 10:36 am

EWR UA terminal - Discounted/free food/gift with Chase MileagePlus credit cards
 
2 x wonderful dining experiences at Newark today...

1) The dining locations (seated, not quick serve) are offering 20% discount pre tax/gratuity if you have an MP Explorer card. Note you don't need to either have the card or use that to pay - I entered my MP number and the iPad ordering tablet looked it up from there to apply the discount

2) In an even better twist of fate, before I got to even swipe my card, the iPad informed me that as a valuable MPE cardholder they covered my check. Awesome surprise and delight experience. Only wish I'd ordered more!

TA Jan 9, 17 11:58 am

It's very nice that they have these "surprise & delight" gifts.

What would be even nicer is if they would tell cardholders in advance, so that those who would not have eaten at these locations would have a chance to be rewarded.

Meola10 Jan 9, 17 12:17 pm


Originally Posted by TA (Post 27731574)
It's very nice that they have these "surprise & delight" gifts.

What would be even nicer is if they would tell cardholders in advance, so that those who would not have eaten at these locations would have a chance to be rewarded.

...And cause a mass rush to the feeding trough.

PsiFighter37 Jan 9, 17 12:18 pm

This happened to me as well last time I ate at an OTG spot in Terminal C. Was a nice surprise, although I don't expect it to happen again anytime soon...

TA Jan 10, 17 1:47 am


Originally Posted by Meola10 (Post 27731685)
...And cause a mass rush to the feeding trough.

Well, they could still target it to individuals, just in advance, so it wouldn't be a mass offering.

ORDnHKG Jan 10, 17 4:23 pm


Originally Posted by TA (Post 27735461)
Well, they could still target it to individuals, just in advance, so it wouldn't be a mass offering.

Individuals like how many ? Unless you forgot the power of social media nowadays. There are bloggers that have a team of people search for travel deals on a daily basis, that include former frequent posters UA FTer gleff, Lucky, etc. And if the news get to TPG, then the secret is essentially over.

emcampbe Jan 10, 17 4:27 pm


Originally Posted by ORDnHKG (Post 27739486)
Individuals like how many ? Unless you forgot the power of social media nowadays. There are bloggers that have a team of people search for travel deals on a daily basis, that include former frequent posters UA FTer gleff, Lucky, etc. And if the news get to TPG, then the secret is essentially over.

its not that difficult.

Could definitelty be based on card # or MP #. Only when you put in your MP# or pay with your card will the system give you the promotional value or free meal. If you don't have that, then you can't use it.

Much like the MP promotions that get posted here, that are targeted, and when those not eligible try to register, they get a message to that effect. TPG or whoever wants can promote it to death, but will still not help those not eligible.

ORDnHKG Jan 10, 17 7:51 pm


Originally Posted by emcampbe (Post 27739513)
its not that difficult.

Could definitelty be based on card # or MP #. Only when you put in your MP# or pay with your card will the system give you the promotional value or free meal. If you don't have that, then you can't use it.

Much like the MP promotions that get posted here, that are targeted, and when those not eligible try to register, they get a message to that effect. TPG or whoever wants can promote it to death, but will still not help those not eligible.

Most of the times that even if it is targeted, there are ways to work around, like the polaris road show event.

endrond Jan 10, 17 10:32 pm

I'd much rather pay for the pre-OTG options at EWR than have a chance at a freebie at the OTG places.

JShLin Jan 18, 17 8:02 am

Just a check in that this is still ongoing, as I just got my check comped today. Also, I second the dismal opinion of the OTG experience.

Also, I don't know if this is new since the OP, but it's useful to note that the the discount apparently applies to primary cardholders only.

pseudoswede Jan 18, 17 9:25 am


Originally Posted by endrond (Post 27741114)
I'd much rather pay for the pre-OTG options at EWR than have a chance at a freebie at the OTG places.

...and use my Citi Costco Visa (3% back).

thebreezytraveler Feb 9, 17 5:49 am

Thanks for dinner Oscar!
 
I ordered a nice meal and a lovely red wine from one of the restaurants where you order via the iPad in EWR. Upon checkout, I got a message, "Thank you for being one of our most loyal MileagePlus Cardmembers. As a token of our appreciation we have paid the bill for your meal today, including your selected gratuity."

What a wonderful surprise! Anyone else have this experience?

freshairborne Feb 9, 17 6:38 am


Originally Posted by thebreezytraveler (Post 27885747)
I ordered a nice meal and a lovely red wine from one of the restaurants where you order via the iPad in EWR. Upon checkout, I got a message, "Thank you for being one of our most loyal MileagePlus Cardmembers. As a token of our appreciation we have paid the bill for your meal today, including your selected gratuity."

What a wonderful surprise! Anyone else have this experience?

.

No no such luck for me. Same crew meal deduction as ever for my crew meal on my last pay stub😜

FAB

unitedhandcuffs Feb 9, 17 6:43 am

I've had this happen at EWR

JetAway Feb 9, 17 6:43 am

Who "paid" the bill-UA or the credit card company?


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