We’re big fans of the Priority Pass network and its excess of 1,250 lounges across 143 countries. Last year, the network added “lounge alternatives,” granting $28 to $30 off the bill at select airport restaurants and bars for each person covered by the Priority Pass membership. This year, the network has introduced Priority Pass offers, a system of discount codes to be used at select dining, spa, and retail outlets within airports.
Given most premium cards grant cardholders complimentary Priority Pass membership and guest access, this could translate to hundreds in savings annually. Here’s what you need to know about this new perk.
What exactly are Priority Pass offers?
Priority Pass offers compose a new program of discounts for Priority Pass members beyond lounge access and lounge alternative credits. These discounts are valid on a variety of airport services along the likes of a 10% discount at certain duty-free stores or an extra five minutes of massage during an airport mini spa treatment. There are currently over 800 offers, spanning 146 airports across 32 countries.
While we don’t consider these discounts very deep, it’s an added way for Priority Pass to say thank you to its members and make the membership marginally more valuable.
How do I view different Priority Pass offers?
Offers can be viewed on the Priority Pass website and app, so you’ll need to create an online account if you still use your old-fashioned plastic card for lounge entry (versus a digital card). You can then search offers by airport. Just type in the airport name and offers can be viewed by terminal/concourse in the same manner members search for lounges by airport and terminal/concourse. For example, I am traveling out of Miami International Airport later this week. I type in Miami on the Quick Search field of the Priority Pass app homepage, select “MIA,” and then select the terminal I’ll be departing from (in my case, “Central Terminal Concourse E”). Once I have made my selection, I see there are two Priority Pass lounges/lounge alternatives to choose from in this terminal and three retail offers I can take advantage of (all three are 10% off at different Duty-Free Americas outposts). These retail offers are the Priority Pass offers.
How do I use my Priority Pass offers?
Once you have identified the offer you want to use, just click on the merchant’s logo within the Priority Pass app. You will then see a “Generate offer code” button. Push that to get a unique QR barcode, and a 12-character unique ID made up of letters and numbers. Keep that screen open or screenshot it. The code remains valid for three days, and there’s no limit to the number of codes that can be generated.
Upon check-out, first let the merchant know you have a Priority Pass offer, and then show it to him or her so the discount can be applied. Note: The offer code is specific to the individual with the Priority Pass membership.
What are some examples of Priority Pass offers?
We’ve already mentioned the most common Priority Pass offers: 10% off at hundreds of duty-free stores and an additional five minutes at XpresSpa locations when booking a 30-minute back or foot massage. Some other offers include 10% off Secure Wrap baggage wrapping services at select airport and 10% off purchases at airport retailers like Coach, Michael Kors, Mont Blanc, Kiehl’s, and Emporio Armani at locations such as within Washington Dulles International (IAD) Terminal B, New York NY JFK International (JFK) Terminal 7, and Atlanta International Terminal/Concourse F (ATL).
As a refresher, how can I get a Priority Pass card?
You can buy into this membership-based network as a Prestige member for $399 per year through the company website, but why would you do so when you can get the card for free? Almost every elite credit card comes with a complimentary version, called Priority Pass™ Select membership, with the same benefits and lounge access choices as Prestige membership. Note, however, that while this membership may be complimentary, enrollment is not always automatic. Call the 800 number on the back of your credit card to ensure your Priority Pass membership is activated (or click the link, if available, on your credit card benefits page of your online account) and your Priority Pass Select card is on its way.