Oh, you lucky New Yorkers. The airlines can’t stop throwing freebies at you.
Today (Friday, June 19th only), if you’re a SkyMiles American Express cardholder, you can swing by for complimentary lunch or dinner at the Shake Shack in Midtown East on 40th and 3rd.
The offer is only good from now until 9 p.m. Eastern time, so if you hurry you can get:
- Up to two complimentary hot items (burger, flat-top dog or fries)
- Plus one complimentary cold item (shake, frozen custard or soda)
This particular Shake Shack location seems to be open exclusively to Delta cardholders today, so you don’t have to fight the crowds that might otherwise be there.
You’re also welcome to purchase any additional items off-menu.
The offer was originally targeted to select SkyMiles credit card holders and “required” an RSVP, but per this FlyerTalk thread, which is vouched for by an events planner for Delta, no RSVP is required: you can just show up, flash your card and gain entry into burgerville.
For those of you not familiar with Shake Shack, it’s an insanely cultish (and rather pricey) burger chain based out of Manhattan that’s often favorably compared to the West Coast’s In-N-Out chain. Of course, if you’re in New York right now and able to take advantage of this offer, you probably are familiar with Shake Shack already. 😉
Like most things to come out of New York, it’s overpriced and attracts long lines. In full disclosure, I have never actually been to a Shake Shack (and I polled Ben, Tiffany and Travis, none of whom have been either), so it could be worth every penny, and plenty of people subscribe to that theory. Of course, when it’s free, it’s even better!
As a reminder, the following American Express cards will grant you free cultburgers and milkshakes today:
Of course, if you’re just signing up now, you’re probably too late for free burgers, but you’ll be prepped for the next giveaway!
(Tip of the hat to commenter Alex!)