While in general my preference is to redeem airline miles for flights and hotel points for hotel stays, there are some exceptions. One of those is SPG Moments, which is Starwood’s experiences marketplace. SPG Moments allows you to redeem Starpoints for tickets to sold out events, including concerts, sporting events, cultural activities, etc.
This really isn’t a gimmick. SPG Moments not only represents a great value in many cases compared to what you’d pay for a similar experience in cash, but can also get you VIP access to otherwise sold out events. This is because SPG sponsors many events, and also has “suites” at many arenas/stadiums, which gives you almost unparalleled access to things. I’ve experienced a few SPG Moments, including the SPG Suite at the US Open, the SPG Suite at a One Direction concert, and the SPG Suite at an Adele concert.
If you’re a tennis fan, as of today SPG Moments has put up several great US Open packages. These will sell out quickly (and some have already sold out), so check out the SPG Moments sports page as soon as possible if you’re interested.
Some packages have fixed points prices, while others allow you to bid, so there are lots of options.
For example, you can redeem 35,000 Starpoints for two seats in the SPG Luxury Suite, which includes complimentary food and drinks. There are lots of options, so check them out before they sell out!
Anyone plan on redeeming Starpoints for the 2017 US Open?
(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)