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Good, Bad, and Strange News for World Series Tickets Using Points

Starwood has updated their SPG Moments offerings this morning with some World Series ticket packages, and I have related good news, bad news, and sort of strange news. Good News First, the good news is that there are many MLB World Series packages now available ranging from a pair of tickets to one of the World Series games to even throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in games 4 or 7. Remember when Dan’s Deals won that auction last year for…

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

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…

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MLB Playoff Games From 5,000 Points Each With SPG Moments!

I recently shared that you could use your SPG points to score post-season MLB tickets, but the tough part of that offering was the points price per ticket pair was on the high side. For the current play-off round, the League Division Series, a pair of tickets was going for 35,000 SPG points. However, when I checked back today, they were now as low as 10,000 SPG points for a pair of play-off tickets! At that price, that is just…

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Use Your SPG Points to Attend MLB Postseason Games!

Great news for MLB fans who have a team heading into the postseason as the SPG Moments program now has postseason MLB ticket packages available using your SPG points all the way from the Wild Card Games to the League Championship games. The World Series packages aren’t yet live, but they will eventually have those, too. Note that most of these offerings are fixed price packages for a pair of tickets, while a few VIP experiences are auctions. Also note…

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40,000 Free Alaska Airlines 2 for 1 Discounts Available at Giants Game on Sunday!

It was recently announced that Alaska Airlines will be the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for at least the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America started in 2008. To celebrate they are not only going to fancy up an Airbus 321 with the Giants logo and team colors, have some joint Giants and Alaska Airlines offers, and launch a seasonal 2x daily flight from San Fransisco – Phoenix so that Giants fans can attend Spring Training…

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New SPG Hotel Opening in South Bend – Go Irish!

I know that hurricanes are rightfully dominating our thoughts and TVs, but in case you haven’t yet noticed, it’s also football season. I saw a few minutes of the Notre Dame game on TV last night and remembered how much fun we had heading to South Bend for a home game weekend several years ago. We went when my oldest daughter was still a baby, so she didn’t make that trip, but she will be almost nine by the time…

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Use SPG Points Now to Attend the US Open

The US Open tennis tournament in NYC each year is a widely popular event, and thankfully in each of the recent years Starwood Preferred Guest has provided opportunities for their members and cardholders to access not only tickets but some cool US Open experiences. These offerings are now up on the SPG Moments page, but be aware that these are generally very popular packages that sell out quickly. In other words, run, don’t walk if you want to have your pick…

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Use SPG Points at the US Open or to Play Ball at Wrigley Field

The SPG Moments program is one of my favorite ways to use points if you aren’t going to use them directly for travel. They offer really amazing access to events via your SPG points, and it is often the type of access you couldn’t buy with cash even if you tried. Two of the SPG events that I have really enjoyed in the past include watching a Cub’s game from the luxury box at Wrigley Field and hanging out in the hospitality…

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Now Use Your SPG Points for Wrigley Field Packages and More!

Last night I got an email alert that the SPG Moments regular season Major League Baseball opportunities are now live and available!   They have good seats available for teams and stadiums all across the country starting at fixed prices of 20,000 SPG points for a pair of tickets in the stadium, to Wrigley Field Club Box seats at 30,000 points per pair, to Wrigley Field luxury boxes from 35,000 – 40,000 SPG points per pair. There are also some MLB…

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

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…

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