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Every now and then there are some pretty cool opportunities to use points for things other than travel. The SPG Moments Program is a well known example of this, but I recently saw an opportunity using Hilton HHonors points that is worth a mention for those (like me!) who went gaga over the 2016 US Gymnastics Olympic Team in Rio.
Right now you can redeem 35,000 Hilton HHonors points for four “gold level” tickets to the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions tour in a variety of cities including:
- Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena – Thursday, September 15th at 7:30pm
- Seattle, WA – Key Arena – Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm
- San Jose, CA – SAP Center – Sunday, September 18th at 6:00pm
- Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena – Thursday, September 22nd 7:00pm
- Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center – Saturday, September 24th at 1:00pm
- Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center – Saturday, September 24th at 7:30pm
- Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – Thursday, September 29th at 7:30pm
- Houston, TX – Toyota Center – Friday, September 30th at 7:30pm
- San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – Saturday, October 1st at 7:00pm
- Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena – Sunday, October 2nd at 5:00pm
- Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena – Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00p
- St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena – Thursday, October 6th at 7:30pm
- Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm
- Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center – Saturday, October 8th at 7:00pm
- Minneapolis, MN – Target Center – Sunday, October 9th at 5:00pm
- Chicago, IL – United Center – Thursday, October 13th at 7:00pm
- Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm
- Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm
- Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena – Sunday, October 16th at 6:00pm
- Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center – Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00pm
- Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills – Thursday, October 20th at 7:30pm
- Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena – Friday, October 21st at 7:30pm
- Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00pm
- Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center – Sunday, October 23rd at 5:00pm
- Hershey, PA – Giant Center – Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00pm
- Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum – Thursday, October 27th at 7:00pm
- Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena – Friday, October 28th at 7:30pm
- Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena – Saturday, October 29th at 7:00pm
- Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena – Sunday, October 30th at 6:00pm
- Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena – Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00pm
- Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – Friday, November 4th at 7:30pm
- Hartford, CT – XL Center – Saturday, November 5th at 7:00pm
- Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center – Sunday, November 6th at 5:00pm
- Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center – Thursday, November 10th at 7:30pm
- Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – Friday, November 11th at 7:30pm
- Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena – Saturday, November 12th at 3:00pm
- Boston, MA – TD Garden – Sunday, November 13th at 1:00pm
- Boston, MA – TD Garden – Sunday, November 13th at 7:00pm
I think many would value 35,000 Hilton HHonors points at about $175, so take your own valuation into account when deciding if you want to go for this. I played around with tickets for the show in Houston and the cheapest tickets for four right now are $51 each, which takes you well over $200 when you factor in taxes/fees. I don’t know exactly what they mean by “gold level” tickets, but the best seats for sale in Houston are about $299 each. Either way, I think this is probably a pretty good redemption return for your HHonors points in many cities if you (or your kiddos!) would love to see Simone, Aly, Gabby, and more fly high in the air!
In select cities you can also bid on a VIP experience for four that includes a pre-show Chalk Talk featuring a Q&A with select members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and a guided tour of the gymnastics floor by celebrity athletes. This is an auction with the minimum bid amount starting at 80,000 Hilton HHonors points. It also includes the “gold level” tickets for four to the performance.
My parents got my sister and I tickets to see something similar many years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I also remember tickets not being cheap at that time, so being able to use points instead might be a great way to have an amazing day with your family. I’d love to hear if you decide to redeem your Hilton HHonors points for some Team USA Gymnastics fun!
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