Starwood Audience Rewards: 20 Free SPG Points + A Chance at 100,000 SPG Points!

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I have been participating in the Starwood Preferred Guest Audience Rewards trivia questions ever since I learned about them thanks to InACentsThank you!  As a former NYC resident and Broadway enthusiast, I actually find the theatre-themed questions fun.  I have to admit, I usually get the answers from InACent’s website, but I feel like I am learning something in the process…..at least that is what I tell myself as I “cheat”!

Earn SPG Points via Audience Rewards Trivia:

If you haven’t played before, you usually get 2 SPG points per correct answer.  I have occasionally seen a question that was worth more points (I think around 10 points), but 2 points seems to be the norm.  This is by no means the short-cut to major points, but I’m a big believer in “every little bit” helps.  Especially when it is almost fun!  They seem to refresh the questions on a weekly basis, so you can keep coming back for more.  There are currently 10 questions up (5 new ones from today and 5 that I did last week), so you can grab a quick 20 SPG points!

Here are the answers to the ten SPG questions that are currently showing in my account:

  • In Wicked, Dr Dillamond is what kind of animal? Goat
  • The playwright of Relatively Speaking also wrote which of the following plays? The Norman Conquests
  • Where is the tour of Catch Me If You Can set to open? Providence
  • True of False?  The original choreographer of The Lion King on Broadway has not choreographed any other Broadway show? True
  • Some of the parables in Godspell are from the Gospel of Matthew, and a few are from which other gospel? Luke
  • The song “All I Ask of You” is sung where in the Phantom of the Opera? On the theatre rooftop
  • Which of the following shows did Terrence McNally NOT write the libretto or script for? Sweeney Todd
  • What year did the film version of The Lion King premiere? 1994
  • Follies was inspired by what? A New York Times Article
  • True or False? Glinda’s name is not the same for all of Wicked. True

Delta and US Airways also offer similar questions and reward 2 miles per question.  Again, not the fast-track to a free ticket, but it’s something!

Win 100,000 SPG Points via Audience Rewards:

What I really like about this promotion is the chance to win 100,000 SPG points plus four tickets to Wicked, Sister Act, The Lion King, Billy Elliot or The Addams Family.  To enter, just register your SPG number with Audience Rewards.  Registration ends on August 28th, so don’t delay too long!  You also get additional entries for each question that you answer (right or wrong), so there is some extra incentive to participate in this promo!

Earn SPG Points by Purchasing Theatre Tickets:

If you are a Broadway goer, you can earn bonus SPG points by purchasing tickets to various shows through the Audience Rewards website.  They have tickets for sale for shows in New York, Los Angeles, Charolette, Durham, San Diego, and San Jose.   As an example, you can buy tickets to The Adaams Family and receive 1,200 bonus SPG points per ticket.  That’s not bad!  Buy four tickets to Sister Act and receive 6,000 SPG points.   Hallelujah to that!  Sorry, couldn’t resist.   There are many more deals for tickets listed on the website, so check it out if you are in the market for some Broadway entertainment in the cities listed above.

Redeem SPG Points for Theatre Tickets:

In addition to being able to earn bonus points when purchasing theatre tickets, you can also redeem SPG points for theatre tickets.  Most of the redemption rates for tickets that I looked at didn’t seem too appealing.  The cost of most of the tickets just didn’t seem to justify the number of SPG points they required.  However, if you are cash poor and points rich, it might be a good option for your family.  There were some decent options, such as Mamma Mia for 1,000 SPG points + $22.  That doesn’t sound too bad to me if you are interested in seeing Mamma Mia.  Overall, this probably isn’t the best use of SPG points for most people, but it’s worth checking out if you are in the market for some theatre tickets!

I can’t wait until Little C is old enough to take to NYC to see some Broadway shows!  I really hope to instill the love of theatre in her.  She’s already a MAJOR drama queen, so I doubt it will be very difficult.  🙂   Earning some extra SPG points in the process will just make it that much more exciting.

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  1. Hi,
    I am new to the points game and just recently signed up for the SPG card (aug 22)…I have been following your blog here and on fcbk as well…and just want to say thanks for all the info! =)

    And as a broadway fan (addict) I have to say this might be one of your best posts!

    Looking forward to more of your stories and tips! =)

  2. Tisha, welcome to the points game! You picked a good card to start with. 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind
    comment, I am glad that you enjoyed the post!

    Faith, glad you liked it. I thought it was fun, too!

    Jenny, you are very welcome!

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