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Daily Deal: Shopping pass at Time Warner Center in New York City

May 21, 2013|By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • The Time Warner Center in New York City is at the southern edge of Central Park at Columbus Circle.
The Time Warner Center in New York City is at the southern edge of Central… (Time Warner Center )

The Time Warner Center in the curve of Columbus Circle in New York City houses markets, restaurants and shops -- what better combination of services for shopping and relaxing? A free pass is available with discounts and freebies for dining and shopping at the center as well as packages that add a massage or museum tickets.

The deal: The VIP Shopping Pass applies to the center's Shops at Columbus Circle and the Restaurant and Bar Collection. Some examples: a free appointment with a stylist at J Crew, $50 off purchase of $250 or more at C. Wonder and a free glass of wine with a reservation at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

Then there are Explore New York as an Insider packages with six themes that all come with a VIP pass. The Food, Fashion, Fun option features prix-fixe lunch for two at A Voce Columbus, two tickets to the Museum of Arts and Design and drinks for two at Porter House New York. The cost? $110 for two people. The Day of Leisure package costs $135 per person for a 50-minute massage at the nearby Spa at Equinox and a prix-fixe lunch at A Voce Columbus Circle.

When: The pass is available indefinitely; packages are good through the end of the year.

Tested: I priced the Food, Fashion, Fun package, and you save about $20 over paying for each experience individually. The package plus the pass might keep you in the black on your next visit to Manhattan.

Info: The Shops at Columbus Circle VIP Shopping Pass, Explore New York as an Insider, (212) 823-6300

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