I’ve blogged before about SPG Moments, which are some pretty cool experiences that you can redeem Starpoints for.
Starpoints are incredibly valuable, and in general I like to redeem them for hotel stays at aspirational properties, as well as for airline mileage transfers. That being said, SPG Moments can represent an amazing value as well, given that they give you access to all kinds of sold out events and unique experiences. My friend Mike recently reviewed his experience attending a Paul McCartney concert in London through SPG, and he had a great time.
The folks over at Starwood Preferred Guest reached out a few weeks ago with
the most amazing idea ever a pretty awesome opportunity for One Mile at a Time readers. They’re opening up their luxury hospitality suite for a private meet-up during a concert this fall. Just for us. I can’t even.
Space is limited, so I’ll be hosting a contest to determine which readers join me.
For your listening enjoyment while we go through the rules:
Tickets for you and a guest to join me in the SPG Luxury Suite for the One Direction concert at the O2 Arena in London on September 28th, 2015. Five sets of prizes are available.
Please do not enter the contest if you won’t be able to attend the show in London on the 28th of September.
I will of course be blogging about the event, and Starwood Preferred Guest may have press as well, so you will need to sign a media release.
You are responsible for your own transportation to London and the concert, along with any other associated travel costs.
If you need help getting to London using your miles, I will be offering complimentary award consulting services from PointsPros for the winners if needed. I will also pick up dinner/drinks before or after the show (details tbd).
Sorry, but you must be 18 or over to enter. Parents/guardians may bring a child under 18 as their guest should they win.
How to enter
All you have to do is tell me what you love about SPG and/or One Direction. That should give you a lot of material!
You have four options for entering the contest:
- Commenting on this blog post
- Tweeting using the hashtag #OMAAT1D
- Commenting on this post on the One Mile at a Time Facebook page
- Posting to Instagram using the hashtag #OMAAT1D
The more creative the better, so feel free to use words, videos, pictures, memes, sarcasm,
fanfic, or whatever medium you’d like. If you need inspiration, check out the top entries from when I ran a similar contest to Helsinki a few years back.
You may enter once in each format, and please make sure you are using a valid email address. Entries will be accepted until Friday, July 31st at 11:59PM Pacific. Late entries will not be considered.
A secret committee will pick their favorite 25 entries that weekend, and will post them for you guys to vote on. Voting will go until Friday, August 7th. The five winners (and one backup) will be announced on Sunday August 9th.
Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Entries for contest start July 19 2015 and end July 31 2015. Winner announced August 9 2015. Winner agrees not to judge Lucky for screaming like a teenage girl when he sees the band. Eligibility requirements: Open to adults age 18 or over, except where prohibited by local jurisdiction; entries can be submitted by Comments, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; one per person per medium; odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received; winners will be selected on August 9th and notified by the Email or Social account used to enter; an alternate will also be selected in case the original winner is not able to attend the event. Winners must provide their own transportation to and accommodation surrounding the event. The winner will be required to sign a release and affidavit of eligibility. Tickets are not transferable; in the event winner cannot attend, prize will be awarded to alternate contestant. Contest is sponsored by Starwood Preferred Guest, and is not affiliated with One Direction, the O2 Arena, or associated brands. I reserve the right to disqualify illegitimate entries, or those with evidence of fraudulent voting. All final determinations of winners will be made by One Mile at a Time.
Good luck, and let’s have some fun with this! This will be my first ever One Direction concert, so I’m sorta kinda stoked.