The Deal: Restaurant Month and Making A Difference With the USO

Graduations, Mother’s Day and early summer vacations mean that May is a busy time for traveling through RDU. Restaurant month returns  and relaxing spa deals can be found. Also, we have good news from Africa on your donations to The Shops of RDU!

Restaurant Month

This month at select HMS Host restaurants in Terminal 2, enjoy the option of a special chef’s tasting menu items for as low as $21. The offer includes a variety of food choices not on the restaurant’s regular menus and includes an appetizer and entrée. Enjoy dessert for just $3 more.

Where to find it: 42nd St. Oyster Bar (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance), Carolina Ale House (Terminal 2, Gate C17) and Carolina Vintages (Terminal 2, Gate D3).

Receive this insulated bag free in May!
Receive this insulated bag free in May!

Insulated Travel Bags

Speaking of HMS Host Restaurants, visit any of their quick-serve locations and receive an insulated travel bag free with the purchase of any $10 menu item.

Where to find it: Brookwood Farms (Terminal 2, Gate C10), Bruegger’s Bagels (Terminal 2 Gate C18), California Pizza Kitchen (Terminal 2, Gate C10), LaTapenade Mediterranean Café (Terminal 1, Concourse Entrance)

Wellness Trio

If the business travel year has got you feeling stiff, or you’re ready for a little self-indulgence, stop into XpresSpa and relax. The in-airport spa has a Wellness Trio deal going the month of May. Receive three 10-minute spa treatments for just $60 (a $90 value).

Where to find it: XpresSpa (Terminal 2, Gate C10)

This new bag is available at Marshall-Rousso.
This new bag is available at Marshall-Rousso.

Mother’s Day Fashions

With the variety of gifts for mom in The Shops of RDU, there’s no excuse not to find her the perfect gift while traveling through RDU this month.  This includes a new style of handbag by Spartina 444, based in Hilton Head, South Carolina now available at Marshall-Rousso. While there, enjoy shopping their full line of contemporary ladies fashions and accessories at the adjacent Ruby blue.

Where to find it: Marshall-Rousso (Terminal 1, Concourse Entrance)

Cards for Grads and Mom’s

Need to find and send the perfect card for mom or your graduate this month? Greeting cards are available in Terminal 2 at Hudson Booksellers and Life is good. You can also buy stamps at 2nd Ed. Booksellers. While the U.S. Postal Service dropbox is outside security, 2nd Ed. Booksellers will happily mail it for you.

Where to find it: 2nd Ed. Booksellers (Terminal 2, Gate D10),  Hudson Booksellers (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance), Life is good (Terminal 2, Concourse Entrance)

US service members in Djibouti display travel kits donated by The Paradies Shops at RDU.
U.S. service members in Djibouti display travel kits donated by The Paradies Shops at RDU.

Good News From Djibouti

A few weeks ago, The Paradies Shops at RDU, which operates a number of the retail shops in Terminal 2, donated more than 460 travel kits, purchased by RDU travelers to the USO of N.C. RDU Center.

Those kits made their way to U.S. troops in the African nation of Djibouti. The troops there shared the kits with villagers in that nation as part of their assistance mission.

Where to purchase kits: CNBC (Terminal 2, Gate D3); OTC Drugs & More (Terminal 2, Ticketing); University Kids/University Marketplace (Terminal 2, Gate C17)