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MLB Spring Training SPG Moments Packages from 5,000 Points!

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SPG Moments sometimes offers fantastic opportunities to use your Starwood Preferred Guest points to attend events such as the US Open, Ryder Cup, and Cubs games at Wrigley Field. Not only does the SPG Moments program get you in the gate for top notch events, but they can offer up ways to sit in otherwise largely inaccessible luxury boxes, get all access passes, and even throw out a pitch in the World Series! Via Running With Miles, they have just introduced some…

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Get Last Minute Points Deals on Houston Super Bowl Hotels

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As you may well know, the Super Bowl is just two days away here in Houston. We didn’t end up having to make any “tough” decisions about splurging on tickets or not since my husband’s team didn’t make it past the second round of the playoffs, but since I’m always fascinated by what miles and points can do when rates are really high I took a peek at hotel rooms in Houston for this upcoming weekend. Given that I’ve heard…

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Trying to Come Up With The Super Compromise to The Super Bowl

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I wrote a couple weeks ago about my internal debate on really splurging on a “once in a lifetime” experience when the price is higher than I wished. While in retrospect some experiences may indeed be priceless, the price tag they come with can be breathtaking…and not in a good way. Along those lines, my husband’s lifelong favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, are having a really good year, and making it to the Super Bowl is not outside the realm of…

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When is a Priceless Experience Too Pricey?

Attending a Chiefs game years ago

One of the cornerstones of my being is that experiences are generally worth more than things. I not only say that, but I live it both through this running this blog, the trips we take, the presents I give family members, the time we dedicate to seeing family, and more. I mean, I don’t take it to an extreme and live out of a travel backpack with a baby strapped on bouncing from city to city for months or years…

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SPG Moments Opportunities to Attend the 2016 World Series

View from the SPG Suite at Wrigley

I think most of the country (outside of perhaps Cleveland) is excited that the Chicago Cubs have made it to the World Series. I’m fairly certain that no one reading this blog was alive the last time the Cubs won the World Series as you would have to be a distinguished age of 108 to be able to claim that title. The Cubs and Wrigley Field are just pretty special, so I know who I will be rooting for starting tonight…sorry Indians.…

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SPG Moments Baseball Playoff Packages Live Now!

View from the SPG Suite at Wrigley

SPECIFIC SPG MOMENTS OFFER MENTIONED HERE HAS EXPIRED If you want to use your SPG points to catch a postsesason baseball game, then click on over to the SPG Moments site right now as some packages just went live! There are auctions, as well as fixed price packages available for various games. Some of the available packages include: 35,000 SPG points for two tickets to the 2016 National League Wild Card game on 5 October 2016 45,000 SPG points for two…

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Win 100,000 SPG Points + Use Points for MLB Post Season!

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THE SPG MOMENTS OPPORTUNITY MENTIONED HERE HAS EXPIRED It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the SPG Moments program and the opportunities it creates to use SPG points for “once in a lifetime” access to tons of different events around the world. Once such opportunity that will be opening up soon is to use your SPG points to attend a Major League Baseball playoff game. The SPG Moments program will have tickets available to the Wild Card games,…

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VIP NFL Training Camp Experience for 10,000 United Miles

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Most of the time you are best served from a value perspective using your miles and points for travel, but there are occasionally exceptions where your miles can get you access to special experiences that might otherwise be unattainable or cost prohibitive.  In the fall we used 10,000 United miles for the two of us to participate in a Houston Texan’s Field Day experience that was a ton of fun – details here. Today I saw that for 10,000 United…

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Going to the World Series for Less

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The Kansas City Royals have to win one game out of the next four tries to go to the World Series.  That’s right, the KANSAS CITY ROYALS.  They could wrap it up as early as tonight (not to jinx anything, I’m from Houston and we don’t take post-season wins for granted in these parts).  If you know a bit about my family you will know that my husband is from Kansas, and while his team of choice is the Kansas…

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