Airport parking is often part of the traveling process, so it makes sense to earn rewards wherever you can. I usually take Uber or Lyft rides to/from the airport for longer trips if it’s cost-effective, but sometimes it can be so expensive that I’m better off driving myself to the airport, paying tolls, and parking.
For instance, a round trip Uber ride from my home in northern NJ to JFK can cost as much as $200 round trip!
While searching for airport parking for a short trip to London this weekend, I stumbled across “The Spot Club“, which is the loyalty program for The Parking Spot. The Parking Spot has parking locations in dozens of US airports, so I am very familiar with them.
It’s free to sign up, so I decided to join and learn more about the benefits. The most compelling benefit at first glance was a free day of parking on your Spot Club anniversary day, which can come in handy for a day trip, a lounge visit, or even same-day turn mileage run.
The free day on your anniversary is for Spot Club members who have qualified for a tier.
There’s also an opportunity to earn points each time you park which you can redeem for free parking (you can earn one free day of parking after as few as seven days paid), car washes, and the ability to transfer points into airline miles (United, Alaska, or JetBlue).
Only Platinum members are eligible to redeem points for airline miles (once a year). 500 Spot Club points = 500 United, Alaska, or JetBlue miles. In order to become a Platinum Spot Club member, you’ll need to stay at The Parking Spot at least 8 times and earn at least 4,500 points in the previous 12 months.
While I don’t think I’ll ever park enough to reach the Platinum level, I’m excited about the free day of parking (unfortunately I’ll have to wait a whole year for it), and I’m sure The Spot Club may come in handy to other readers who are frequent travelers.
What are your thoughts? Oh, and be sure to check to see if there are any coupons available valid at your home airport.