If food and wine festivals are your thing and you'll be in the LA area from 21 to 24 Aug, then Chase has some good discounts on events via the UR portal. http://www.lafw.com/index.cfm/event...osted_by_Graham_Elliot_Fabio_Viviani_1011.htm Chase offers VIP at $175 (reg $250, non-VIP $195) http://www.lafw.com/index.cfm/event-Asian_Night_Market_Hosted_by_Iron_Chef_Morimoto_1016.htm Chase offers VIP at $155 (reg $175, non-VIP $125) Chase Sapphire Preferred Insider Perks VIP Lounge Sapphire card members will experience VIP treatment and hospitality with world-class food and wine in the Chase Sapphire Preferred Lounges. These lounges can be found at the following events Ultimate Bites of LA, Sat. & Sun. Grand Tastings, Asian Night Market and Live on Grand. Sapphire Speed Line Show your Sapphire Card and bypass the lines at the Grand Tastings and Marquee Evening Events.