Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Racing…Amazing Experiences & Easy Discounts With Your Cards!

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Most folks get into our hobby to earn miles & points for Big Travel with Small Money.  But there are also ways to save money and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences at your destination, thanks to your cards!

Here I’ll show you how to use your cards for exciting sports events such as pennant race baseball, the US Open Tennis Championship, Formula One Grand Prix racing around the world, and golfing events.

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Meet Athletes and Get Treated as a VIP at Sporting Events by Using Points, or Earn Discounts With the Right Credit Cards!

I’ll show you how to make the most of these deals!

Easy Discounts on Sporting Events and More!

1.   New York – Baseball Tickets

Link:   New York Yankees MasterCard Ticket Specials

Link:   New York Mets Citi Cardholder Ticket Specials

There are lots of ways to save money on your trip to New York City this summer.  And you can get discounted tickets to Yankees and Mets games if you have certain credit cards!

Even if you’re not a fan, these are very “New York” things to do.  The crowds at both stadiums will likely be energetic because the teams are very good this year.

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Take in a Yankees or Mets Game for Cheap When You Have Certain Cards

You can save 25% to 50% when you use your MasterCard to pay for tickets to these Yankees games.

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There Are Still a Few Games This Season Where You Can Get Discounted Tickets

And Citi cardholders can save up to $10 per ticket for Mets Sunday home games.  Plus, cardholders can get a $5 discount on post-game concert tickets.

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If You Have a Citi Card, You Can Get Discounted Mets Sunday Home Game Tickets

If you’re visiting New York, this is a good reason to explore beyond Manhattan to cheer for (or against!) the Yankees in the Bronx or the Mets in Queens.  Each stadium is easy to reach by subway.

2.   Golf

Link:   Citi Prestige

Link:   Golfmiles

Link:   Limited Time:  2,500 Airline Miles After 1st Golf Purchase

You can get 3 free rounds of golf per year if you have the Citi Prestige card (or more, if you golf in Asia!).  Book your tee time through the Citi Prestige Golfswitch site to get your free rounds!

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Free Golf! You’ll Get 3 Rounds per Year With the Citi Prestige Card

And I’ve shown you how to earn 2,500 airline miles by signing-up for Golfmiles with our link.  You’ll earn this exclusive bonus when you register (it’s free!) and play a round within 60 days of signing-up.

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Get 2,500 Miles for a Limited Time With Golfmiles – and Earn Each Time You Book Your Tee Time Through Their Service

This deal expires August 15, 2015.  But you’ll still earn airline miles every time you book your tee time through Golfmiles.

Amazing Experiences

Link:   SPG Moments

Looking for an amazing or unique experience?  Use Starwood points to bid on VIP sports tickets and more through SPG Moments!

1.   New York – US Open Tennis

Link:   SPG Moments – US Open Tennis

There are a number of opportunities for terrific VIP experiences at the US Open tennis tournament in New York City this September.

Available packages include:

  • VIP tickets (4) to the 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day including access to the SPG Luxury Suite, concert access, and meet-and-greet with performers
  • Tickets for 2 to a Grey Goose mixology seminar, including seats in the SPG Luxury Suite for evening tennis matches, and free food and beverages
  • SPG Luxury Suite seats, food and drink, and behind-the-scenes access to US Open facilities
  • Courtside seats for a day, or a courtside seat package which includes breakfast in the players’ dining room
  • A VIP package which includes courtside seats, dinner for 2, and a night at the Westin New York at Times Square
…and more!
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Enjoy VIP Treatment, Mixology Seminars, and Exclusive Access at the US Open With SPG Moments

These packages are NOT cheap.  Some auctions have reached over 100,000 Starwood points!

But if you’re looking for an extraordinary experience for yourself or your favorite tennis fan, this could be an excellent opportunity!

2.   Chicago and More – Chicago Cubs Baseball

Link:   SPG Moments – Chicago Cubs Team Manager

Link:   SPG Moments – Chicago Cubs Coming Soon

Link:   SPG Moments – Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers

Does your child love baseball?  Here’s a chance to be the Chicago Cubs honorary team manager for the day!

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Your Little Player Could Be the Chicago Cubs Team Manager for the Day!

Your child will take the field before the game, pose for photos, and present an honorary lineup card to 1 of the coaches.  And 2 tickets to the Cubs versus Atlanta Braves game are included.

The high bid on this package so far is only 5,500 Starwood points!

If you’re in Los Angeles, or traveling there, there’s also an auction for 4 tickets to see the Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 29, 2015.

You’ll also soon have the chance to use Starwood points for Cubs tickets versus the Chicago White Sox.  And to see the Cubs play the defending World Champion Giants in San Francisco!

3.   Formula One Racing Experiences – Italy, Japan, and Singapore

Link:   SPG Moments – Formula One Racing

Do you feel the need for speed?  Use your Starwood points for incredible experiences at Formula One Grand Prix races in Italy, Japan, and Singapore!

Here are some of the available packages:

  • VIP tickets including lunch, behind-the-scenes access, and gifts at the Formula One Gran Premio d’Italia 2015.  Packages are also available for qualifying and practice days
  • Exclusive access, VIP seating, meals, and more at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2015 (practice and qualifying days, too)
  • Tickets to the VIP hospitality area at the Formula One Japan Grand Prix Practice Day 2015, including food, beverages, team access, and gifts
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Be a VIP for the Day at the Formula One Grand Prix Singapore 2015

Sounds like a great reason to take an international trip!

Bottom Line

If you’re a sports fan, there are plenty of opportunities to save money on tickets, earn miles and points for golfing, or even get free rounds of golf!

And you can use Starwood points for exclusive tickets to tennis, Formula One racing, and baseball events.

If you know other ways to save money (or use miles and points) at sporting events, please share your experiences in the comments!

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