Last night I had the privilege of being a guest of Starwood Amex at the US Tennis Open in New York City.  It was my first time at a major tennis match, and both the matches and the SPG Amex hospitality event were great.  I’ll share more details about that experience soon (along with a pretty great giveaway of SPG points!), but for now I wanted to share the swag bag that I received for attending with one of you.


This collection of goodies won’t be of huge interest if you aren’t into SPG and/or tennis, but I ran into some Mommy Points readers at the match (who took advantage of deals from the SPG Amex to attend!), so I know some of you guys are very much into SPG and the US Open.  By far the coolest thing included is a US Open tennis ball that I got autographed by Monica Seles while in the SPG Amex hospitality event.  I know this might be a neat thing for a tennis fan to have, so I wanted to share.  I also got a ball autographed for Little C, so it would be greedy to keep both!

My friend and I meeting Monica Seles at a SPG Cardmember event

My friend and I meeting Monica Seles at a SPG Cardmember event

Here are the full contents of the swag bag:

Autographed Monica Seles US Open Tennis Ball
GustBuster Umbrella
SPG Resort Member Favorites Hardcover Book
Two SPG iPhone Covers
SPG Sunglasses (which look perfect kids to play with!)


I’ll also throw in a Mommy Points t-shirt for the randomly selected winner.  Good luck to any tennis fans who are interested in getting a tiny piece of the US Open and SPG sent to their home!

How to enter:

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you want to enter before Sunday September 8th at 11:59PM.  Void where prohibited, must be 18+ to enter.  Good luck and I hope that everyone is enjoying the US Open whether you are watching it in person or in the comfort of your living room.

Posted by Mommy Points | 191 Comments

191 Responses to “Win My US Open Swag Bag with Autographed Tennis Ball!”

  1. Kristi says:

    I am interested in the SPG Swag Bag! Pick me!

  2. Abhishek D says:

    I want to enter!

  3. Rob says:

    Big tennis fan, would love to enter! It’s always been on my bucket list to make it to the US Open.

  4. Helixcardinal says:

    Entering as I watch the US Open on TV!

  5. Rui N. says:

    Me me me! :)

  6. Bill says:

    Count me in!

  7. scott b says:

    Sign me up; free stuff > not free stuff

  8. Danny says:

    A great gift for tennis fans. I would love to enter.

  9. Praveen R says:

    Seems like you had a blast! Lucky you…could you please enter me for the swag bag drawing…thanks!

  10. Chris says:

    Love tennis. I’d like to enter. Thanks.

  11. DW says:

    I am interested. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Mark says:

    Pick me. Pick me ….

  13. B says:

    Swag(swagger) like us –.. Thanks for the goodies.!!

  14. GetToThePoints says:

    Put me in for the Swag Bag contest!!!

  15. Neerav says:

    Count me in :)

  16. Chris L says:

    I’m in for the swag! Thanks MP!

  17. Jigar Shah says:

    I want to enter the contest. Can I get that Swag bag please?

  18. Santastico says:

    Please count me in!!!!

  19. Marvin says:

    Count me in!

  20. Mohammed says:

    Here is hoping I get it!!

  21. Vikram says:

    I would love this!

  22. Owen says:

    Count me in, please.

  23. MichaelP says:

    Count me in! Was this the 35,000 SPG points experience?

  24. Leo says:

    Pick me! If not me, then #53.

  25. Veen says:

    Looks good- maybe my daughter will like it.

  26. Count me in!! That’s awesome!!

  27. marc m says:

    This is a great giveaway!

  28. Anthony says:

    Would love to win this prize. Thanks for the opportunity.

  29. glen says:

    Pick me. Pick me ….

  30. Ankur says:

    Me as I couldn’t go to the SPG event and my arthur ashe match was washed away.

  31. gymrat says:

    Yes, I am interested in the SPG-US Open swag bag! Thanks!

  32. steve says:

    I’m a glutton for free stuff and want to enter!

  33. DP81 says:

    Seles was a phenomenal player…pick me!

  34. Jate says:

    Free SPG goodies FTW! Thank you!

  35. Blake Sunshine says:

    I would love to win!

  36. Jackie says:

    Would love to attend a US Open event sometime & would love to win the swag! Thanks!

  37. KG says:

    Would love to attend US open event ..And yes ..I would love to win ..

  38. Rich A. says:

    I definitely would like to enter. It’s very generous of you. Thanks —

  39. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to enter. My daughter would love this!

  40. Jeff says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Me! Me!

  41. Juliana says:

    Huge tennis fan!! Would love to enter!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  42. Alexis L says:

    The autographed ball would be a perfect gift for my Kim, who is a tennis fanatic!

  43. JP says:

    I love swag

  44. CatJo says:

    Yes, would love to enter and win all that swag!

  45. Ms. M says:

    Seles – wow! Hope I win.

  46. ktn says:

    Love to win all that swag!

  47. Ralph L says:

    I want to win! Pick me!

  48. Lauren says:

    Glad you had a great time!

  49. Jesse says:

    I really want to win this package, I wanted to go to the US Open, but couldn’t make it. Please give it to me.

  50. Brian says:

    I’m in!

  51. Tomt says:

    Oh oh umbrella or hard cover book pls.

  52. Andrew says:

    I’d like to enter!

  53. Josh says:

    That hat and sunglasses will be prefect for my incognito outfit!

  54. John says:

    I want to enter!

  55. Rasputin says:

    Count me in please. Thanks

  56. gomike says:

    sweet hat

  57. Sonya says:

    Would love to enter the drawing. Thank you!

  58. Madhu says:

    I want to enter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  59. applezz13 says:

    i would like to enter!

  60. Josh F says:

    Love to enter, sounds like an awesome experience

  61. Andy says:

    Monica looks great!

  62. Richard says:

    Sign me up!

  63. Vicki says:

    Love the SPG program! Please enter me in the contest

  64. Andrew says:

    Looks great! I would like to enter too.

  65. Mari says:

    Love SPG and Amex. Enter me!

  66. Jason says:

    winner winner, chicken dinner.

  67. Michael Moskowitz says:

    Would like to enter

  68. Ariosto says:

    Spg rocks

  69. Chris B says:

    I’d love to win this for my wife, thanks!

  70. Bostonwaker says:

    Try my luck

  71. Padma says:

    Def interested, can you by any chance grab rf’s autograph along the way before he leaves NYC? :)

  72. Michael says:

    I’d like to enter.

  73. James says:

    I’m in!

  74. The Masked Poster says:

    I have no interest in a swag bag, but I do want to congratulate you on how good you look without the usual sunglasses. Keep it up.

  75. Brandon says:

    Please include me!

  76. Pamela Rebitz says:

    Yes, love the SPG and M. Seles autographed tennis ball!!

  77. phxbne says:

    I want to enter!

  78. Robert says:

    Please pick me.

  79. Brian says:

    Sign me up!

  80. Jen says:

    Please sign me up! I really love tennis so I’d love to win the Monica Seles ball!!!

  81. evan says:

    I want to enter

  82. Sign me up. I had a chance to take in the Wimbledon finals a few years back and have a review of that experience here:

  83. Jean says:

    Would love that swag!!

  84. What a great prize! One of the best tennis players of my generation.

  85. Nick O says:

    Would love to be entered! Thanks!

  86. MrChu says:

    How about me? I want it!!!!

  87. Zoe says:

    Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your goodies!

  88. WB says:

    I love Monica Seles. Hope I win.

  89. Bruce says:

    I’d like to win some stuff….

  90. Barb says:

    Can’t play tennis worth diddley…so maybe can win another way!

  91. Sarah says:

    Hey….how bout me?

  92. Sam says:

    I get blisters just thinking about tennis!!

  93. Mary Carruth says:

    Count me in. I love tennis.

  94. Marc T. says:

    I’m a huge fan and it would mean so much if I could win!

  95. Frank says:

    Please enter me for a chance. I read your blog every day and though we have very different views on travel, we do share the similar views on earning points and miles.
    Keep it going.

  96. BOShappyflyer says:

    Pick me please! I’m a huge tennis fan! Even joined a tennis league over the summer! Made it to US open for the first time ever last year, couldn’t make it this year. Would love it!

  97. joel says:

    I’m in. Thanks for the giveaway.

  98. Yian says:

    Would love to win!

  99. Lisa D says:

    Sign me up! Would love some swag :)

  100. Jen says:

    I am interested!

  101. Jim says:

    I want to get it for my daughter. Thanks,

  102. slooz says:

    I would love it.

  103. Scott G says:

    Sign me up for a SPG/US Open Swag Bag!

  104. Gary says:

    Tennis? Count me in! Thanks for sharing!

  105. Som Maity says:

    I would love to win the swag bag.

  106. Vinay says:

    Looks neat…specially the autographed ball!

  107. StargoldUA says:

    I want it

  108. SC says:

    …Thanks. Hope I win.

  109. Joyce says:

    Awesome! Looks like you had a great time.

  110. Paul S says:

    Would love to win!

  111. hackertraveler says:

    looks awesome – thanks!

  112. Susan says:

    Wow, you all look great in the photo! Would love to win the swag bag!

  113. Tuan N says:

    How awesome. Looks like you had an awesome time. Would love the tennis swag.

  114. Allen says:

    thank you!

  115. Blaine says:

    I want anything called “GustBuster”!

  116. kodoma says:

    I’m in! Guess this is as close to a Grand Slam as we will get this year for a promo lol

  117. Rebecca D. says:

    I’d like to enter! Thanks!

  118. hanny says:

    Been a fan of you for long time. I would rather have the ball signed by you. Count me in please.

  119. Christina says:

    I would like to enter. woo hoo!

  120. Shawn says:

    Consider this my entry please!

  121. Matthew says:

    Great prize! I remember watching Monica in her prime. Would love to win.

  122. Amy says:

    Please pick me!

  123. Brian says:

    I am a big tennis fan and would love to win the swag bag!

  124. Hthoang says:

    I would like to enter, my boys are big tennis fans:)

  125. JeffISU says:

    Would like to enter.. thank you!

  126. Michael N. says:

    I would like to enter. Thank you!

  127. Brian says:

    I took my 9 year old daughter to the Open on Friday and we had a blast. Her one disappointment was not getting a signed ball, so perhaps we’ll win one now. If not, maybe we’ll bid on one of the SPG packages next year.

  128. Peter C says:

    How generous of you! Hoping you are having wonderful time.
    Thank you for this opportunity

  129. Nick F says:

    I’d love to enter, very jealous of the awesome seats (and swag).

  130. NatR NYC says:

    Make room for me.. Definitely would like to enter !!

  131. Dean says:

    I’m jealous! I love playing and watching tennis, and I just applied for American Express SPG. I plan to use those SPG points next year to personally see the US Open.

  132. winger13 says:

    Love to win something this year, and wouldn’t it be great if it were from my favorite family travel blogger! MP, you’re the best!

  133. stanley says:

    I would like to enter for the swag

  134. Julie P says:

    Thanks for sharing. Count me in!

  135. Rich C says:

    Count me in. Feeling lucky

  136. Eric P says:

    Wow would love to re gift this to my mom!

  137. Suzy S. says:


  138. Abhinav G. says:


  139. Jansen says:

    I want Monica Seles!!!

  140. tiffany l says:

    enter me, please!

  141. Ivan says:

    I want to enter. I’m watching US Open right now actually and it’s 12am! Tennis is my favorite sport!

  142. Ralfinho says:

    I also want to enter the contest and hope to be the lucky one.

  143. Ragini Desai says:

    I am a tennis fan and a SPG fan so count me in please.

  144. Tom says:

    Heck Ya I am interested! And, thanks for the opportunity.

  145. mm says:

    I love free swag!

  146. Phil says:

    Sign me up!

  147. Kate says:

    Wondering if you were at the Nadal match? Am so envious if you were! That’s the autograph I want!

  148. Sajer Guy says:

    I love the US Open…pick me!

  149. Yana K says:

    Just came back from US Open over the weekend. Great tennis and the atmosphere although didn’t catch any errand or autographed balls this time. :-) Would love to win the swag.

  150. Scott M. says:

    I am not a huge tennis fan, but my wife is. Please enter me in the drawing.

  151. Mark R. says:

    I want to enter!

  152. Robyn says:

    I am a big tennis fan,love your site, and would have loved to have gone last night but it was Rosh Hashannah.Winning the prize would be a great alternative.

  153. Arnold says:

    Would love to win :)

  154. Aileen says:

    Glad you had a great time

  155. Sean says:

    I want to enter the swag bag giveaway!

  156. Vik says:

    Hi, I would love to enter and would love to hear your thoughts on the event as I was hoping to go but couldn’t. Thanks

  157. David says:

    I hope I win.

  158. ASW says:

    Cool! I’ve been saving my Starpoints for a hotel stay; but after seeing your US Open experience I’m going to take a closer look at those Starwood Moments offers.

  159. Eugene says:

    Pick me pls

  160. buster says:

    I’m entering. Thanks!

  161. Amisly says:

    Please give me the swag bag, very big tennis fan, want Monica Seles autographed ball and the goodies.

  162. rich says:

    I want to enter —–

  163. Jonathan says:

    I am interested in the SPG Swag Bag!

  164. Paul V. says:

    I want to enter.

  165. Theresa says:

    This is so cool!

  166. jpgisbd says:

    Yes, Please!

  167. sam says:

    I want to enter! Thanks! :-)

  168. Kira says:

    Summer! Wow, that is awesome. I’m so jealous. I love tennis. I play and all. Glad you had a blast!

  169. Matt says:

    Very Interested In Winning This! Also Jealous That You Got To Go!

  170. Christopher Rodriguez says:

    Wow…would love the swag bag! Appreciate the opportunity to win! The munchkin will love those sunglasses!

  171. Jonathan says:

    I want to enter!

  172. Bri says:

    I am interested. Thanks.

  173. says:

    I’d love the swag. Trying my luck too. Thanks!

  174. Cory says:

    Pick me!

  175. Dave says:

    I want your shirt

  176. Andrew C. says:

    Enter me up.

  177. Bryony Grimes says:

    Devoted tennis fan here! Watching even to 4am, USOpen is full of thrills at the moment!

  178. Xavier says:

    Interested in the swag. Please enter me.

  179. Ronald B says:

    The grandkids will like this.

  180. Mary Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for thinking of your MP readers! I want to enter!

  181. Kijo says:

    Thanks for contest. Love USOpen. Went a few years ago to the ladies semis. It was great. Will have to check out spg opportunities for next year.

  182. Shashi says:

    Count me in please. Love the game!

  183. Alexis says:

    Please pick me! I’ve been watching the US Open for years from California and have always wanted to go. At 70 years of age, my opportunities to go there are diminishing, so I would dearly love to have this swag. I’m so glad you got swag for Little C. I’m sure she’ll love it as much as my grandson will when I share it with him.

  184. Ari K says:

    Went to the US Open 15 years ago with my tennis team…great memories! Swag me :)

  185. Nicole says:

    Throwing my ball in the court too!

  186. […] GCT is also where a bunch of subway lines are located and that’s the quickest and cheapest way ($2.50) to get out to The U.S. Open (which takes place in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York). I took the 7 train to Shea Stadium/Willets Point Station with my dad and travel blogger Lee Abbamonte and his guest. Lee’s a great guy and has been to every country in the world so he’s fascinating to hang out with. The other bloggers were Ben from One Mile at a Time and blogger Mommy Points. […]

  187. Pamela Rebitz says:

    Thank you.

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