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SPG Moments are a fantastic way to redeem your Starwood points for concerts, sporting events, or other unique opportunities – including some that can’t be bought anywhere else!
I’ll give you some ideas and highlight my favorites!
What Are SPG Moments?
Link: SPG Moments
Some of the experiences include VIP tickets, chances to meet your favorite sports heroes, or special seats at events. And many of them are hard to put a price tag on, because you can’t buy them anywhere else!
Some of the events are through an online auction, and the prize goes to the highest bidder. But other events cost a pre-determined amount of Starwood points. As long as you have enough points in your account, you can redeem them for SPG Moments.
There are new SPG Moments added all the time. So you should keep an eye out so you can be 1 of the 1st folks to redeem (or bid!)
Here are a few that look interesting!
New York Moments
I’ve written about how to get Big Travel with Small Money in New York. Make even more great memories with SPG Moments!
1. See the Rockettes!
Will you be in New York during the holiday season? See the world-famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall for their Christmas Spectacular.
This is a fantastic deal! Pay 20,000 Starwood points for 2 seats at the orchestra level!
You’d pay $758 for these tickets, so this is a fantastic way to make your New York trip extra special!
2. Bastille Secret Show
Fans of rock group Bastille can redeem their points to see the band play in a secret New York location for 15,000 Starwood points.
You’ll also get admission to a pre-event cocktail reception.
And, this experience is only available to Starwood Preferred Guest members. It doesn’t have a price tag, and can’t be found for sale anywhere else!
For that, I’d say 15,000 Starwood points is well worth it!
3. Billy Joel
With Starwood points, you can get in a “New York State of Mind” with Billy Joel!
This SPG Moment is sold-out, but it’s a great example of what you can get if you keep checking. Two premium seats to see Billy Joel in New York City sold for 55,000 Starwood points.
For super fans of Billy Joel, this would be a wonderful experience!
Las Vegas Moments
If you’re heading to Vegas, take a break from the slots to see these shows!
1. Celine Dion
SPG Moments often features tickets to Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show.
Watch her show at The Colosseum for 10,000 Starwood points for 2 tickets!
Considering premium seats are usually over $730, this is an amazing value, and a great way to add a fun evening to a trip to Las Vegas!
2. Britney Spears
If you’re a fan of Britney Spears, tickets to her show are available for 20,000 Starwood points for 2 tickets.
This could be a fun way to spend a night in Las Vegas, especially if you’re staying near Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip!
If these concerts aren’t your thing, you can check out the other SPG Moments available in Las Vegas. There are lots of things to do and see!
3. Sports Events
There are many SPG Moments available at sports events for folks who have a team to root for!
1. LA Clippers Games
Folks in Los Angeles can see the home team play against lots of other basketball teams.
When you redeem 35,000 Starwood points, you’ll get 2 tickets to see the LA Clippers. Watch from an SPG Luxury Suite, and enjoy lounge access, and free food and drinks. You’ll also get 20% off at the Team LA store!
I couldn’t find any more seats available, and tickets for resale are well over $700 each. So this is a great deal! Get it while you still can!
2. World Series Tickets
Want to see the World Series? Tickets are available to all the games on SPG Moments.
The value you get depends on which game you want to see. If there’s a particular game you want to attend, you can’t beat 5,000 Starwood points for 2 tickets!
Earn More Starwood Points
The fastest way to earn more Starwood points is to open an AMEX Starwood card. You’ll get:
- 25,000 Starwood points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account (personal card), or
- 25,000 Starwood points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account (small business card)
- 2X Starwood points per $1 you spend at Starwood hotels (includes Aloft, Element, Four Points, Le Meridien, Sheraton, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin and W brand hotels)
- 1X Starwood point per $1 you spend on everything else
- Unlimited use of Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots (excluding in-flight)
- For small business cardholders, access to Sheraton Club lounges (free breakfast and hors d’oeuvres) for cardholder and 1 guest staying in the same room (3rd party bookings are excluded).
- 2 stay credits or 5 night credits toward Starwood Elite Status
- $95 annual fee, waived for the 1st year
- No foreign transaction fees
- Terms & limitations apply
Note: American Express only allows folks to get the sign-up bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime on their personal cards. But you CAN get the bonus again (typically after at least 12 months) on AMEX small business cards.
Keep an eye on SPG Moments for 1-of-a-kind experiences when you travel, including tickets to concerts, live theater, sports events, and more.
Let me know if you’ve taken advantage of SPG Moments!
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