Act Fast: Use Miles or Points to See the Baseball Championship Series Games

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Well sports fans, it looks like our hometown Houston Astros will be taking on the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series beginning tomorrow. I think there is also a National League Championship Series that is probably also going on, but let’s focus on what really matters…the Astros. Seriously though, we are pretty excited around here and I’m sure at least a handful of Yankee folks are excited, too.

 

If you don’t want to shell out the cash to attend these games, make sure to check out the SPG Moments offerings. You can go to an ALCS Game 1 on Friday night for just 25,000 SPG points for two tickets, which I think is a very good deal, especially since seats obtained via SPG Moments are usually very good. The ALCS Game 2 and 3 offerings are already sold out and the other League Championship Series packages for both divisions are currently at 45,000 points for two tickets. The Game 1 package sales currently are scheduled to end in under an hour, so I’m not sure what happens to them if they aren’t all sold by then, but I would book now if you want one.

They also have some other auction-style VIP packages available and I imagine it is just a matter of time before their World Series packages will be online. Astros, Astros, Astros!

If you prefer to use your United miles to go to an Astros playoff game, there are two packages available via an auction for both ALCS Games 1 and 2 in dugout seats with a parking pass. These auctions end in about two hours from this posting and are currently at 57,000 United miles for two seats in Section 125, Row 32, Seats 5 and 6 with the parking pass.

If you do go to a baseball game in Houston, I highly recommend the Westin Houston Downtown that is literally across the street from the ballpark and offers valet parking for hotel guests instead of having to deal with the insane parking situation during playoff games.

View of Minute Maid from Westin Downtown Houston

Will you be using any miles or points to check out a baseball postseason game?

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Comments

  1. I had purchased the Game 5 tickets for 10K for the ALDS series. Since the tickets were not needed (because Go Astros!) they refunded the points. But in doing so, an SPG Moments rep simply sent an email to all of the recipients notifying them that their points had been refunded. However, they forgot to BCC everyone on the email so just CC’d a bunch of strangers on an email. Not the end of the world, just a reminder that everyone’s human I guess… Anyway another subject, I’ll be at the ALCS Game 1!

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